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Urho Kekkosen Katu 1 | Kamppi shopping center, 5th floor, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 40 1646160
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17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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254 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a great lunch in Hoku! The place was very full, and it seems to be that way especially on the weekends. We were slightly confused weather the restaurant is Japanese or Hawaiian.. to be honest I still have no idea, but never the less we really enjoyed the food! It was tasty and the portions were huge! Very... More 

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Thank Aino R
Monnickendam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On top floor of big shopping centre great restaurant with excellent food!big surprise! Reasonable pricing. Great food and one of the best espresso coffee's i have ever had.

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Thank Jaco v
Helsinki
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

A very nice place for lunch in the Kamppi shopping centre. The place was full when we arrived but they took our order while we waited, which only took about five minutes. I had fried chicken and my friend had salmon, both tasted very good. You also have a nice view over Helsinki if you happen to get a table... More 

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Thank TeWe
Helsinki, Finland
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469 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a new location. Excellent views from the 8th floor and the most central location. Friendly but very, very slow service at the lunch time. It was also little bit cold to sit at the window table. Wakame salad with prawns (lunch menu)was very overpriced. There was also so much smell of the frying oil in the restaurant.

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Thank AriHelsinki
Helsinki, Finland
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Location: the second uppermost floor of a mall, the front room with bigger tables open to kitchen and via a big door to the mall, the back part wit h 2 pers. tables a more quiet place. A party of 4, all having starters, main and dessert. okonomiyaki, pork belly, bi bim bap and seafood &lup cheong stuffed kuha i.e.... More 

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Southwest Finland, Finland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

A lunch of salmon teriyaki was thoroughly enjoyed by the three of us. The ordering and paying in advance was a bit odd, but it works! The lunch time turnover is impressive for such a small establishment. Trip Advisor reviews enticed us to this place tucked away on the 5th floor of Kamppi. We were not disappointed! Thank you fellow... More 

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Milano
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Small restaurant but really a nice surprise. High quality food. Fantastic Salmon teriyaki and interesting plates to taste. Staff really polite. I'll be back for sure.

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Thank filifilo
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Good Japanese food, well worth a try. We were there on wappu with a couple of friends and it suited us well. Nicely prepared food.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Hoku is a tiny place, sparsely furnished, but with a menu packed with flavor and variety. I liked the way to order and pay at the same time, because it saves any hassle at the end of your meal. It is quite a small place and so you are quite close to other tables, but that seems to be common... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Oh, what a perfect ending to a great vacation! The food was superb, the waitresses kind and helpful, with a cozy atmosphere and great wine. What more can one ask for? Definitely recommended for everyone who want an adventure trip for your tastebuds!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Urho Kekkosen Katu 1 | Kamppi shopping center, 5th floor, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 40 1646160
Description
HOKU is a casual restaurant located in the Helsinki Kamppi district started by Ryan Shibuya. Ryan was born and raised in Hawaii and wanted to share some of the great foods from back home. Nothing fancy, just good food in a casual environment.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?