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Mannerheimintie 20, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 10 7664550
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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102 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

It was a pleasure to have traditional Finnish fish, muikku, (vendace, a fish that looks like sardine, but belongs to the Salmon family) as appetizer. Although Salmon is something that you get all over the world the main course with different types of Salmon was delicious. The wine selection is broad and at least I could find something to complement... More 

Thank LinenBank
United Kingdom
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260 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

Had an evening meal here this week. Wild duck starter was wonderful followed by a reindeer flatbread which was excellent. Service was great and not over attentive. Pricing is pretty good for a capital city. No hesitation in recommending anyone who wants good Finnish food to eat here.

Thank jeffswork
Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

Lovely moderate price restaurant offering a good selection of Finnish food. We were recommended this place by our apartment hotel people - good call. It's not as cheap as a cafe, but not expensive considering standard of food and presentation. With a wine, beer, two children's menus two mains two starters two dessert bill came to 80e. We had absolutely... More 

Thank Daniel F
Changwon, South Korea
1 review
Reviewed 3 October 2015

No smile at all, most of them just ignore us when they saw us staning to be seated and when we were in need for help!!! They seemed that they don't care about their customers!!!(then, why are they working here?) I'm not good at 'Finnish food' but, I'm sure that I travelled around a lot and tried so many foods,... More 

Thank snowyone12
Wyndham Vale, Australia
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69 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Arrived here, as part of a travel group, and the commendation of our tour leader, I must say that the food was fantastic, but thats all the good I can say about this restaurant. The restaurant wasn't that full, but the service was very slow, waited almost an hour to receive my main course after ordering, and while the food... More 

4 Thank hotel90
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Stumbled on this restaurant through TripAdvisor... Good location on the second floor. The menu has some typical Finnish (and other Scandinavian) dishes and offers excellent value for money. The atmosphere and decor in the restaurant is really nice and the service was first class : Quick, efficient and friendly without imposing. Quality of the food and the presentation leaves nothing... More 

Thank James W
Gosport, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Nice restaurant,located in the Forum shopping centre but also accessible from the main road, serving Finnish snacks and meals. Often have offers including a meal and access to exhibitions at local museums/galleries.

Thank Jeremy K
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157 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Kaarna was not a bad restaurant. But our expectations had been raised very high after two weeks of outstanding meals all around Finland and we felt a bit let down. Desserts were the highlight - both the milk chocolate brulee and the rhubarb pie were fine. The snapas (starters) were not bad, but not great either - fish platter (white... More 

Thank Ashok-Seenu
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

If you're eager to try some traditional Finnish food in a creative way, GO HERE. It's quite easy to find and is only a 5 minute walk away from the train station. Here you'll find very relaxing ambiance and very kind wait staff. TRY THE REINDEER SIRLOIN

Thank simbelmyn
Oxford, United Kingdom
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239 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Good for sharing Finnish tapas of reindeer and various fish dishes (about 5-6 euros each), but the food was not that great. Lack of atmosphere due to shopping mall location.

Thank Irene L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mannerheimintie 20, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighbourhood: Kampinmalmi
  • Phone Number: +358 10 7664550

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