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Jokikatu 8, Porvoo 06100, Finland
+358 40 1369285
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Had an early dinner with wife. We had 44eur menus where the starters (cold beef flank) were excellent, main course (fish plate) was nothing but excellent and sweets were again excellent. Place is as nice as it gets and service was friendy but a bit messy. So, what can I say? Have really mixed feelings.

Thank Henri K
Tampere, Finland
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

This was excellent choice for the lunch at sunny summer day. We ate salads and they were big and tasty! Great location, nice terrace.

Thank Mari P
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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We were told by the waitress that half of the menu was not available but only after we had received our drinks. The fish platter consisted of a few pieces of herring, pike (cold smoked) which didn't taste so good, salmon (salt cured) and some new potatoes on the side. The dish was not good and highly overpriced. We got... More 

Thank Fredrik P
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1,018 reviews
457 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 635 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Nowhere in Porvoo is what you would call 'cheap' and you can see why. But here, we got to eat in one of the cute red riverside cabins and had nice food and local beer. So we were very happy. The burgers were really nice and something a little different to the average kind. However, for the money, they could... More 

Thank George M
Clarkesville, Georgia
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65 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

I'm almost ashamed to rate a restaurant where I didn't eat a meal. It is in a beautiful location -- right on the river. We had to search for a bench that wasn't wet (it had rained the day before and this was about 12:30). But that was understandable. What really caused us to politely leave was the price: 44... More 

Thank travelnutGeorgiaUSA
Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

The food was delicious, the service excellent and the setting ideal for our last day in Finland. This restaurant is in a garden overlooking the river.

Thank cgbradbeer
Helsinki, Finland
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Pricy and ridiculously small portions. (Salmon) A burger seemed to be ok. Take the money and run style of place.

Thank Tanssi
Moscow, Russia
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115 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Nothing to add, it's all good! Meat, salmon, burgers - everything is fresh and tasty. Very nice terrace with the river view. Service was also excellent. My special thanks to Nina, beautiful lady, who helped me to choose meals.

Thank Evgeny_Maltsev
McKinney, Texas
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

While doing a tour of Porvoo with Tour with Locals we stopped for lunch at Johans. I had an excellent Mushroom and Stilton Quiche with a side salad and beer. We sat out on the patio near the river enjoying the beautiful day. Johans is only steps away from old town Porvoo.

Thank Car0l27
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

It's just the sort of Porvoo experience we were looking for. Tucked away behind the old quarter alley with a view to the river. The salmon salad was tasty yet pricey (17 e)

Thank Jukka K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, Scandinavian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jokikatu 8, Porvoo 06100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Porvoo
  • Phone Number: +358 40 1369285
Summer Restaurant Johans is situated in the old neighborhood of Finland’s national poet J. L. Runeberg and his family. Johans lies on the the idyllic Porvoo riverbed. In the summer restaurant Johans traditional Finnish food culture is brought into the 21st century.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?