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“An old and amazing classic”
Review of Kappeli

Kappeli
Ranked #16 of 1,489 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, European, Soups, Scandinavian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Helsinki, Finland
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“An old and amazing classic”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

Restaurant Kappeli is a good choice for those who want to experience a great dinner on a great restaurant at a great place. It is an old classic with a history back to 1867. I would say that the location can't be better. It is situated at the south end of the Esplanade in downtown Helsinki (observe, on the esplanade, not beside it, where a lot of other restaurants are located). It's a very famous restaurant and it is a fancy one. If we go back a few years, you weren't allowed to enter it if you didn't wore a suit or something else luxury. I have actually never eaten at Kappeli myself, but I have been inside it once, with my mother, when she wanted to show me that awesome place where she has eaten many years ago. The decor is very beautiful. The prices depends of course on what you eat, if it's a salad or a meat dish. I really recommend you, who want something special, to visit this restaurang. It will be worth it, enjoy!

  • Visited September 2013
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Plano, Texas
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193 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Arctic Char Pot Pie and Baked Alaska!”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

This restaurant is in a cool historical building. The waitstaff can be a bit direct, but once you see what they are handling, you realize it is an art form! And the food was truly spectacular. If you don't mind splurging a bit, I feel you will come away feeling that you got your money's worth, and a meal you won't forget. The Arctic Char stew is like a pot pie, with a tasty croissant like crust on top of a delicious stew. I had the smoked salmon which was also very tasty and we shared a Baked Alaska for dessert. We had a wonderful time and it was one of the most memorable meals in Helsinki. It was also one of the few worthwhile places to catch a dinner past 8 p.m. on a Sunday evening. However, you should try to make reservations if at all possible, otherwise you might end up in their cafe which is a good option since many places are not open late.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank George M
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Espoo, Finland
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258 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Terrible soup!”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

The building itself is quite nice and historical, but the goulash soup was almost inedible. The taste was generic, carrots were tasteless (probably from frozen veg?) and meat fatty. This place used to be quite good, but lately the standard has dropped a lot. There are better choices to eat in Helsinki...

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Jellona
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Moscow, Russia
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102 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Ravintola Kappelli impressions”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

Nice looking restaurant at the Helsinki's Explanade park. Easy to find as it is at the very impressive Art Deco pavilion. Food is good, but in my view a bit expensive. Not cost-effective. But to sit a bit with a glass of dark beer - it is a pleasure.

  • Visited November 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Transparent walls and ceiling, very open feeling.”
Reviewed November 16, 2013

High class restaurant, excellent food and service. Most special is that I had a feeling of being very close to the outside environment while eating inside because of the glass walls and ceiling. You have an enormous view of the sky and outside while eating inside.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank ytfu
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