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Etelaeesplanadi 1, Helsinki 00130, Finland
+358 10 7663880
10:00 - 00:00
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Sawtell, Australia
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The restaurant is pricey but worth it. The food was great. I had the summer set menu at 48€ and wine. The steak was perfect. Medium rare and melt in your mouth perfect. My husbands fish entree was apparently delicious. From the bread to the dessert it was a pleasure. The staff were wonderful, helpful, cheerful and attentive with some... More 

Thank janenz55
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227 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The best features of this place are the central location and therefore the ample number of patrons at all times. Otherwise it's not special at all and it's getting a bit shabby.

Thank Hannu H
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best summer terrace in town. Very good price quality ratio. They serve also pure Finnish meals so I often take foreign friend visit this restaurant. Extremely beautiful also wintertime when park decorated with lights.

Thank 110erkkip
Istanbul, Turkey
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's cozy and chick place to eat or take a coffee. It's at the esplanade in Helsinki. I suggest Atlantic salmon with mushroom, it was really delicious and tasty 😋. As a starter duck breast salad👍. It's a place for fine and fusion dining but a little bit pricey. If u have something to special don't miss this place.

Thank aglott
Lemoore, California
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187 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Located on the Esplanade near famous Havis Amanda statue. Convenient to tram lines...next to harbor.

Thank Shirley R
Nurmijarvi, Finland
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190 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had my first ever dinner in Restaurant Kappeli the other Friday. The decor is really beautiful. I was surprised to see that there is also a separate section for cafe; I haven't been aware of that. The staff was friendly. The food was heavenly and wine was really nice. Unfortunately it was too cold to sit outdoors afterwards but... More 

Thank niinan2
Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is located at one end of the esplanade and despite clearly serving many tourists, it has very good food. The soup was good and the salmon was excellent. We sat in one of the round glass rooms with a view of the park and really enjoyed the experience. It's not inexpensive, but the food and views make it... More 

Thank Global_Photographer
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just had coffee here as we had only a short time visiting Helsinki. A lovely building and I especially liked the corner tables which could be closed off for aural privacy although the glass doors meant you were still part of the cafe. The coffee was excellent and the cafe fully worthy of so many great reviews.

Thank carolineguernsey2015
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Terribly welcomed after long wait by the "wait to be seated" sign but great experience from then on.

Thank Luis K
Fairfax County, Virginia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm glad we went here once, Several times when we - first time Helsinki visitors - asked for restaurant suggestions, this was the first name that popped up. It's mentioned as a place serving traditional Finnish food. And indeed it does that. I guess. The waitress suggested the reindeer steak. There was plenty of local fish on the menu. But... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Etelaeesplanadi 1, Helsinki 00130, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 10 7663880

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