We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Restaurant Karljohan

Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
European, Scandinavian
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Yrjoenkatu 21, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 9 6121121
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

181 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 133: English reviews
Level Contributor
45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

Had a lovely meal here on my last evening. We chose it for the reindeer on the menu - we were not disappointed!

Thank londonN7boy
Kirkkonummi, Finland
Level Contributor
43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2012

I did not even know this restaurant existed when I went there for company dinner. The place is small but not cramped. The starters (what even they were, some fish) were very good, felt like fine dining with lot's of good experiences to taste buds. The main course was meat, a steak. A bit too raw to my taste, but... More 

Thank diidu
Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
Level Contributor
280 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2012

Very well located restaurant, right in the centre of Helsinki. They do a pretty good lunch. But the place feels a bit like a canteen - so I wouldn't come here for a romantic dinner, for example.

Thank teturtia
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2012

Food was really good. One of the best dinners I have eaten. Restaurant is small and cozy. Don't have anything bad to say about this place.

Thank Perttu V
Rethymnon, Greece
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2012

It was a good restaurant, but I was expecting even more. The atmosphere and the service was quite good. Prices are normal for Helsinki but certainly not cheap. Me and my girlfriend paid near 100 EUR for full dinner. Tastes and quality were good , but quantity a bit small. If that restaurant was in my home city I would... More 

Thank Dimitris P
Paris, France
Level Contributor
37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2012

Good Restaurant, avoid the meat, prefer the soups and the local dishes. They warm up the restaurant a lot, and at the same time they keep the airconditioned on... strange way to keep your carbonic print low.

Thank Matteo L
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2012

Dinner here was a treat during our trip to Helsinki. We usually eat oriental or Italian food when in Finland as quality Finnish food is quite expensive but I wanted to try this place about which I'd heard good things. The food was great, very seasonal and full of flavour, altho' my husband(unreconstructed northerner) felt his reindeer was a bit... More 

1 Thank wanderingclaire
Level Contributor
344 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

Offers 3 set menus as well as a la carte - at 42-56 euro – meat, fish or gourmand. Excellent fish on the menu (arctic char - i.e. a sort of salmon) and service. Wine is pricey, as usual in Scandinavia, but well chosen. I went without a reservation on a Friday evening. At about 8.00 p.m. it was only... More 

Thank IanAberdeen
Level Contributor
186 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2012

Karljohan is a centrally situated little restaurant with delicious lunch (the meatloaf is a must try!) and diner options. The service is great and is it an easy place to drop-by.

Thank Lasse L
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
92 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2012

It was a Friday night that we had a late reservation to Karljohan. After reading praised comments and reviews I had high expectation. Which Karljohan did meet. I started with chanterelle soup with sherry foam. Delicious is the only word to describe it. Grilled reindeer with mixed root vegetables as main. I do not know was I hungry or was... More 

Thank Kirsti P

Travellers who viewed Restaurant Karljohan also viewed

Helsinki, Uusimaa
Helsinki, Uusimaa

Been to Restaurant Karljohan? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yrjoenkatu 21, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighbourhood: Kampinmalmi
  • Phone Number: +358 9 6121121

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Restaurant Karljohan staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?