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“Excellent salad buffet, otherwise nothing special”
Review of Ravintola Lasipalatsi - CLOSED

Ravintola Lasipalatsi
Price range: $25 - $60
Cuisines: Scandinavian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi
Description: The Lasipalatsi building was originally built in the 1930s to serve as a temporary bazaar. After years of glory and some years of degradation, Lasipalatsi underwent a complete renovation and reopened its doors last autumn. The architects restored the original funtionalist style of the building with pure white walls, large windows, interiors with warm colours and delighful little details. Neon lights on the wall outside have been characteristic of the building right from the beginning. Nowadays Lasipalatsi hosts a movie theatre, a library, a TV studio, a media centre, a restaurant and three cafés amongst others. The legendary Lasipalatsi restaurant is situated on the first floor of the Lasipalatsi building. The restaurant seats 250; it also has a bar, two cabinets, and a Winter Garden which is rufurnished to its 1930s style with live palm trees. The à la carte menu reveals Finnish traditions with fresh domestic raw materials, combined with international influences.
Helsinki, Finland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Excellent salad buffet, otherwise nothing special”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

Their salad buffet is one of the best in Helsinki. This is why I go there, if I go there. In the summer time the terrace is also OK. Sunny and protected from the wind. But otherwise the cafe is kind of old style, and not so good old style in my opinion.....

Visited August 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Helsinki, Finland
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant with atmosphere and Finnish gourmet dishes”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

I had a business lunch in Lasipalatsi last week. Service was excellent as usual, and me and my host were both very satisfied with our selections. Lasipalatsi - the Glass Palace - is located very conveniently in the middle of the city of Helsinki, and you can reserve table also via internet before your arrival.
The wine list includes also Finnish sweet berry wines, which are delicious with Finnish cheese or berry deserts.
I have visited Lasipalatsi many times over the years, both privately, and sometimes with a big group. I have never left the place hungry or not satisfied. Even though the place is quite expensive, you get value for your money.

  • Visited December 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Accidental gem”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

We walked into this place at random after wandering up from the main railway station and the Christmas set menu on offer was excellent, the standard of the food and wine for every course was wonderful. The staff very professional and the meals came out quickly. I wish I could eat there every night. With the price this probably qualifies as fine dining.

Visited December 2012
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Great 1930s building shame about the expensive and poor food and wine”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

Went for lunch and had a large soup at 15 euros that consisted of lots of solid potatoes a little sauce maybe an expresso cup's worth and a couple of pieces of overcooked salmon
mediocre wine at 16 euros per glass
grumpy service
Go in to view - have a coffee and leave would be my recommendation

  • Visited November 2012
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Southern Finland, Finland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Been there twice and the food is excellent.
Great location, nice atmosphere.
Quite expensive but you do get value for your money. It's not quite those fine dining places so the portions are big enough to fill you.

Visited November 2011
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