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“Good food, Better ambiance”
Review of Restaurant Lappi

Restaurant Lappi
Ranked #12 of 1,537 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Scandinavian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Kampinmalmi
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good food, Better ambiance”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Restaurant is on the agenda of most visitors to Helsinki thanks to its reputation for serving traditional Lappland menu. I tried the Salmon Soup and the Sauteed Reindeer. Observations
1. Food is good - salmon soup was very good, reindeer was decent
2. Portions are healthy
3. The ambience of the traditional Lappland log hut is perhaps the best part of the visit although the location bang in the middle of the city means that you should not look too much towards the window
4. You might be able to get better food in Helsinki for the same price

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank travelust72
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  • Finnish first
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English first
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Lapland food”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Wanted to eat reindeer meat on reaching helsinki trip advisor forums helped me to finalise which one this resturant was excellent. Very nondiscprit on the outside was standing in front of the resturant but had difficulty finding it but once inside looked a perfect Finnish village home food was good

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Docpravin
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Kansas City, Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Traditional Lapp food”
Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

We at dinner at Lappi during our visit to Helsinki. My husband and I shared the reindeer dinner. They split the food in the kitchen and it was more than enough to fill us both. It came with mashed potatoes and lingonberries. It was delicious and our service was great!

Visited April 2014
Thank SraMcRoth
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Level 6 Contributor
243 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Pleasant local dinner - not for repeating”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

The decor was funky rustic country clutter, Finnish style. I enjoyed looking it all over. The staff were friendly in a reserved way and dressed in traditional outfits. Service was prompt but not rushed. By American standards it was expensive but it was average for what I saw in Helsinki. I had a starter drink called Reindeer's Tear, and a tasty meal of Reindeer Shank accompanied with a local beer. Farm cheese with cinnamon cream is not going to be a favorite dessert but I am glad I tried that too. I went at a quiet time which was partly encroached by a group of American Doctors who were - in a few words - conceited and tasteless. They were getting loud when I made a comment about something that had been said. They didn't realize another American was listening to their prattle. After that they shut up! Overall, I enjoyed the experience and was glad that I came here, but it wasn't brilliant enough to draw me back.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank traveltode
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Authentic traditional Finnish cuisine”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

If you are looking to experience the best of authentic Finnish cuisine in a traditional Lapland setting in the heart of Helsinki - you have arrived in the right place ! We had dinner with family members at Lappi Restaurant and had truly one of the most memorable experiences in the wonderful world of culinary excellence. As you enter the restaurant, it is as if you walked into a restaurant in the most Northern part of Finland. The bar has a rock style beer tap and the atmosphere is rustic with all wooden decor. There is a wood burning oven and candles as natural light. The staff is dressed in traditional Finnish National costumes and are most welcoming and genuinely caring about creating a great dining experience. The menu includes traditional Finnish reindeer and elk dishes along with many other options such as seafood . The food is superb- highly recommend the Lappish game selection for two and you can not miss the Lappish farm cheese in cinnamon cream ! We ended our meal with coffee served with Koskenkorva Viina (Finnish rye vodka) served in wooden cups called Kuksa - made out of one solid piece of wood. This restaurant is truly a gem and also suitable for business occasions - a great representation of the Finnish cuisine !!!!

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Flyfinn21
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