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Sea Horse

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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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State College, Pennsylvania
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318 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Classic Finnish fare, pricey. Don't go for the cheapest item on the menu, try something that you have not had before if you are a Helsinki visitor. I liked the atmosphere, but it is not "nice" in a trivial sense of this word. The service is good but not overly "smiley". My waiter was not terribly helpful. She just told... More 

Thank Dmitri K
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seahorse eli Sikala on klassikko joka ei muutu koskaan. Meininki on aina samanlaista ja hyvällä tavalla. The Seahorse is a timeless classic. This place never changes and you can be shore to get all the Finnish classic delicacies here.

Thank fatimd2017
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

This restaurant is family run and the food is wholesome and hearty. It offers traditional finish fare as well as other choices. We enjoyed our meal.

Thank Barb G
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Step in 50years back in time. This restaurant is over 80 years old and still lots of people every night. I ate the best liver ever. Try also fryed fish "silakat" . Cousy, traditional, easy. You can have easily some extra drinks too. Relax atmosphere.

Thank pekka r
Berlin, Germany
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The atmosphere is always pleasant but different from elswhere. You enetr the restaurant and the portier asks you if you are going to have dinner. Than you are seated and showed to a table usually by a waiter who is not very friendly. After a while comes a waiter who in turn is friendly and you start. I have had... More 

Thank jolli2016
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127 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Sea Horse is a classic. They also have their classic dish on the menu, but at lunch hour there's a changing offer. No pea soup today, that's for Thursdays. Today, working at a customer nearby, I decided to revisit this old familiar place for lunch. There was plenty of room, compared to the other newer places nearby. Good for me!... More 

Thank Kintus P
Tuusula, Finland
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187 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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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162 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

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

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?