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“Terrific Finnish cuisine in a neighborhood gem” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ravintola Kuu

Ravintola Kuu
Ranked #6 of 1,453 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$45
Cuisines: European, Scandinavian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Taka-Töölö
Chicago, Illinois
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Terrific Finnish cuisine in a neighborhood gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

One of the best meals we've had on our month-log Scandinavian adventure. Loved the easy and casual ambiance of Ravintola Kuu, and would love to have a place like this in my neighborhood back in Chicago! The salmon soup starter was outstanding, and my husband enjoyed a divine reindeer steak main course, while I delighted in the Arctic char. Our friend tried the flank steak, which was perfect. Pleasant and friendly service and easy street parking. Highly recommend.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AnneLRooney
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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138 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good honest Finnish food but poor ambiance.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

Recommended by our hotel, we visited Kuu. The exterior and interior are very basic and dated, but the food was really good. Especially the salmon soup and the rendeer steak were excellent. The service was ok.
For a good Finnish meal this is a fine restaurant. Not for an full evening out as the ambiance is too old and not real entertaining.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alfred B
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good Finnish cuisine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

Located behind Crowne Plaza hotel Helsinki. Must try the salmon soup for starter and reindeer as main course.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank hui88
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Madrid, Spain
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great eating experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

I had dinner at the Ravintola Kuu two times, one with some friends and the other one with my parents. I am vegetarian and even if the restaurant is finnish cousine, so fish and reindeer mostly, it always offer one vegetarian options for the starters and the main course. I took the goat cheese salad for starter both times, which was really good a mushrooms quiche as main course the first time and a broccoli risotto the second time. The quiche was nice and the risotto simply amazing. My parents also enjoyed their fish choices, salmon soup and arctic char. When I went with my friends they all ordered reindeer, which from their comments was very good. Also the desserts were excellent.
Great service, nice atmosphere and amazing food.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Andrea B
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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Finnish Fare with a modern twist”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

If you think Finnish food is bland or stodgy, think again. This restaurant serves highly flavoursome food in good sized portions (not too big, not too small) using the freshest of ingredients , all served with an eye to presentation.

Yes, it us a 25 minute walk from downtown (or take no. 2 tram) and from the outside it looks very ordinary, but once inside you will enjoy a memorable meal. Wines by the glass complement the 4 course set menus at around €50 but this is really good food for the price.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Helen W
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