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Sea Horse

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££ - £££
European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
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Kaptensgatan, Helsinki 00140, Finland
+358 9 628169
10:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 01:00
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Tuusula, Finland
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163 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here last summer and planning to go back as soon as I am back in Helsinki again. This is the place I would take a visitor to taste the real quality Finnish food. As soon as I spotted the liver on menu I had to tasted and it got my approval, it was really good and there were plenty.... More 

Thank mambochick
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant has tasty traditional Finnish food and the portions are not too small. It would be a nice place to go again if they didn't have an obligatory cloak room fee (2 euro) that you have to pay to enter the restaurant. It is a "service" that nobody needs and you feel kind of cheated by it.

Thank Tiina V
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152 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little like stepping back in time to the 1950s or 60s, Sea Horse has quite a formal feel to it, but is, in fact, very relaxed, friendly and one of the less expensive meals we ate. The food is all traditional Finnish food, and is excellent. Portions are generous, service is efficient, and a large group of us that... More 

Thank MMTMRome
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The food was average but I thoroughly enjoyed having a good meal with nice Finns. I was especially impressed with how friendly and helpful the staff was.

Thank Naji H. R
Espoo, Finland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Starter and main cource were like a eating in work canteen. Basic food without any taste. Dessert, cheesecake was at the same level as others.

Thank Pataassa68
Helsinki, Finland
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The place is a legend in Helsinki and so everyone who visits it has a reason to do so. We went for a mid-week dinner with friends and from the start the service was really good. The servers knew their products like the back of their hands and could recommend dishes even as one of our party was last weeks... More 

Thank Ville V
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We were looking for some classic Finnish comfort food and were guided to the Sea Horse. It was an easy walk from our hotel in the Design district. The staff spoke English and had helpful suggestions for us. The food was expertly prepared, the pickled beets were the best I have ever eaten, and the atmosphere was unrushed and comfortable.... More 

Thank Frederick E
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

It is like going into a time machine. Very minimalist interior with a mural of sea horses. Menu is in multiple languages. You think it is another "tourist" stop that has lost its charm, but it hasn't. Lots of interesting menu choices. There are a (very) few vegetarian dishes including the mushroom rolls (in cabbage). Like eating at grandma's! Service... More 

Thank Ruth20904
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Brought my parents and boyfriend here for dinner. Slightly disappointed with my own meal - onion steak with a bit too al dente vegetables, I tried my boyfriend's pyttipannu and thought that was a much better choice- although it felt a bit too basic for me at the time I ordered. The ambience and the history trump the quality of... More 

Thank P0cket_Knife
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Expecting great things from this recommended restaurant but very disappointed. No ambience or atmosphere, tables lined up like a cafe. My wienerschnitzel was ok but the breaded coating was so thin it broke up.Overpriced for what it was. Although a big portion, would have preferred quality not quantity. Other meals only ok. Not recommended.

Thank Malcolm B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$43
European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kaptensgatan, Helsinki 00140, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 9 628169

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