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“Un bel posto nel mezzo del niente” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Medicin Man

Cafe Medicin Man
Ranked #12 of 23 Restaurants in Hyvinkaa
Price range: $19 - $40
Cuisines: Bar, European, Pub
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Un bel posto nel mezzo del niente”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

The city itself offers basically nothing but this place has it all : nice atmosfere and people, cheap prices (considering the average price of Finland) and delicious dishes with so much choice between fish and meat. Approved!!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Marta M
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28 reviews from our community

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    Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Kansas City, Missouri
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96 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Pretty good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

The food was good.. not overwhelmingly filling. Service was average. All the dishes were lacking on the meat aspect.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Becky K
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Aledo, Illinois
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Enjoyed the Choice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised at the setting once inside. I thought the outside was a little rough. I'm not a bar scene guy and the street level dining room in the bar. I wondered if I was going somewhere I really did not want to go. The edge was taken off when I saw a ~6yr old girl coming up the stairs with her parents from the basement. If it was family friendly for a 6yr and family, I'd be fine!
The basement also has a bar, but asking the tender if I came to the right level confirmed I was where I wanted. The restaurant is in the basement. There were 3 parties in a narrow horse-shoe shaped, segmented dining room. The room I sat in, the 'main' room by the entry, is moderately lit, artfully decorated, and had no heavy smells. Indeed each table was set with a premuim paper napkin, stem-ware glasses and a real, maroon tulip in a glass vase.
I suppose the translation of the menu to english was perhaps a bit short, but honestly how would I know!? I had to ask if the menu dinners came with anything or just the one item. The menu is extensive steak, fish, chicken, pasta, vegetarian, sandwiches, etc.
I had an open face sandwich. Presentation was superb. Portions were more than enough to simply replenish; I was completely full! Price was right were I'd expect for the dish in a similar American establishment. But this is in Finland were the McD value menu is a 2 euro menu. Therefore, I have to say I nearly stole my food: 16+euro for the large sandwich, a side and a Pepsi. Steaks were 20e for 150g or ~25e for 250g. Fish was between 18 and 22, chicken mainly 16-22 with one plate at 12 (April 2013).
I went ~3:30 in the afternoon on a Sunday. Wait time for my food was 5 mins. OK, I didn't count, but it was surprisingly short, that is the point. By the time I left, the dinner patrons were starting to arrive. It was good to see more folks in the restaraut with me.
The only negatives are minor, a small chip in the base of the stemware and I got the only table with the table lamp that was not on.
The restaraunt was moderately recommended to me by a local. As a foreigner, I would definitely recommend it to other foreigners; on a business trip, with friends, with a "significant" friend or for a stylish family evening out.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank OccasionalTravelman
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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246 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“great place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

I can see by the review numbers the people of hyvinkaa are shy and yes they are, i have been coming here since 1988 on and off and i visited again january and i still find it very good, there is a great array of beers from around the world, the bar staff are friendly and the restaurant downstairs is great, so come on you spoiled people of hyvinkaa, get writing

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank BOBHAM5114
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Hyvinkaa, Finland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Medicin Man”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2012

In front of the door, there is cafe, or, what it looks like, a bar. There's a nice restaurant in the cellar. Foods of the menu are from popular finnish TV shows. The menu is wide-ranging and there's everything from pasta to sandwiches.

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