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Restaurant Karljohan

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European, Scandinavian
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Yrjoenkatu 21, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 9 6121121
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Karl Johan has excellent lunch and dinner menu. Some Finnish and international classic food with high standards. Family owned and run for 30 years already. Restaurant just had the renovation and it is looking very nice too.

Thank ammietti
Auckland, New Zealand
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198 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We popped in for lunch on Saturday. The menu was somewhat limited and quite different to the weekday buffet they offer. The service was great and I ordered the minced elk with mashed potatoe, which was tasty. It came with beetroot, which I loved was well presented. Thoroughly good lunch.

Thank Kevinfrancis65
Melbourne, Australia
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147 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Very well located, newly renovated. Great restaurant with excellent food and fantastic customer service. I highly recommend it.

Thank XMOS69
Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

The interior of Karljohan promises sophistication and elegance - and the food does not disappoint. It boasts classic dishes, cooked perfectly. My main was a pike fillet and was absolutely delicious. Perhaps the only thing that didn't blow us away was the chocolate fondant for dessert. Our waiter was attentive and pleasant. Price wise, my dining companion and I considered... More 

Thank Ais135
Helsinki, Finland
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88 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This restaurant is very happily situated. Its style is Scandinavian and I'd say smart casual, not too fine dining. Lunch and dinner have been great, and I love their Austrian white wines.

Thank elinast2016
Sydney, Australia
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155 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Enjoyed a wonderful 3 course set menu here. Turned up without a booking on a Monday night requesting a large table, catching the staff by surprise but they were very helpful and we enjoyed a lovely evening. The three course set menu was great value the food delicious, each course generous size. our table had a mixture of the Karljohan... More 

Thank Tiztraveller
London, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Been there with a colleague for a dinner and had the celebration menu consisting of 5 beautiful courses at the price of 55 euros. From the first until the last course evert single bite was amazing. Very creative and at the same time traditional with an innovative touch to vommon Finnish recipes and ingredients. A true gem and at a... More 

Thank dionysos1986
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

We had a really nice lunch here and found the restaurant to be very friendly. At lunchtime, there is a board with the choices and you also get a light salad and bread to help yourself to beforehand. I had Schnitzel and my fiancée had reindeer - both were delicious and really plentiful. We found our lunch with beers to... More 

Thank George M
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

We had a recommendation from a resident about this Restaurant and very glad that we followed up. We had a delicious meal in a comfortable room. My braised lamb neck with spelt and shiitake mushrooms was excellent.

Thank 2wiseib
Helsinki, Finland
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88 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Karjohan is something of an old school restaurant with the waiter updating the blackboard menu with chalk (if I interpreted correctly, certain ingredient was finished and they modified a dish accordingly). The food is mainly Nordic/European with various classics such as meatloaf and salmon soup etc. Some vegetarian options are available. The prices are above average. Service is very polite... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 37 - US$ 147
European, Scandinavian
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yrjoenkatu 21, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighbourhood: Kampinmalmi
  • Phone Number: +358 9 6121121

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?