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“Good food, young atmosphere, but service not always great”
Review of Blanko

Blanko
Ranked #6 of 343 Restaurants in Turku
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $36
Cuisines: Fusion
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Restaurants Blanko & Tintå closing temporarily for renovations: Due to massive HVAC, piping and electricity renovations that take place in the over 200 years old Bassi building, Blanko is forced to close its doors for the winter on October 16th, and Tintå for the rest of the year on October 23rd. We are truly sorry for the inconvenience and thank all our customers for their patience. You are all warmly welcome once we open Tintå again in the beginning of the year and Blanko in spring 2018! Meanwhile, our sister restaurant Nerå keeps on serving you at Läntinen Rantakatu 37 (www.nera.fi).
Reviewed August 18, 2014

Blanko is actually one of the places we end up going most of the times.
We always find a seat for 2 though we have not booked and the food is good. Last weekend it was 6 of us and we got a booked table inside at the rear of the room.

In all we ordered 2 starters: hummous and giant prawns with mango salad and 4 different types of mains. The hummous was Ok, though not super tasty in my opinion; the prawns were decent, but the mango salad was the tastiest bit of that dish.
What comes to the main dishes the lamb pasta was according to our guest tasty and had proper bits of meat in it, the burger was good, the lankkupihvi good but a bit too salty and the ahven fish dish was also too salty.

All in all the food was good, what was not great was the service. It´s always the same guy actually who seems to forget the things you asked for like no extra butter on the meat and 2 extra spoons. Plus he has a bit bad manners. Cuts the path of customers when walking, carries bottles of wines in his armpits, etc... plus sounds confident when asked about wines, but according to his advices seems to have no clue:).

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Reviewed August 6, 2014

The food is tasty and the menu is quite versatile. Worth the money. However the service is notoriusly bad, it has always been so and yet they are packed every day.

About the chairs outside... well once you have sat there in the sun (maybe the sunnyest terrance in Turku?!) for about 5-10 minutes you know what I mean. Take a towel and sit on it, you will need it!

Thank Jani S
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Reviewed July 13, 2014

Blanko has been able to keep its position as a very popular place to have lunch or a light dinner. I do not wonder why - the menu is versatile and everything is well prepared.
We had the strawberry & haloumi salad and fish after that, fresh and tasty.
Excellent choice.

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Thank TravelerMUPU
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

I love this restaurant for several reasons:
1. Location is outstanding; by the canal in Turku, close to downtown
2. Staff extremely helpful and friendly and they all speak several languages
3. Excellent food: served in large plates, greatly decorated, and most importantly: delicious.

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Thank John N
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

Well made dishes with good selection and everything is done to meet the highest quality criteria. Also suitable for family dinners.

Thank Jiimies
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