We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Restaurant Sarkanlinna

$$$$
Scandinavian, French, European
As featured in Best Food in Helsinki
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Sarkansaari, Helsinki 00130, Finland
+358 9 13456756
Website
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 26: English reviews
Switzerland
Level Contributor
29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Thank you so much for an amazing experience! We had a fantastic team dinner and my birthday turned out to be a wonderful evening with great food, nice company and fantastic service-minded waiters. Great food - good wine and the view to the sea and sunset. Definitely worth a revisit!!

Helpful?
Thank Anne R
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Overpriced, and the food is not anything special, the service could be friendlier. Great location, wonderful views but far too pricey for what you get.

Helpful?
Thank TiinaChrista
Raisio, Finland
Level Contributor
38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Restaurant Särkänlinna is one of many summer restaurants in the coast of Helsinki, and you should visit at least one them if you stay in town in summertime. Särkänlinna is situated in an island, not far away from the mainland, and you can take the boat there from Merisatama (Kaivopuisto quay). The restaurant has been established on the historic fortress... More 

Helpful?
Thank MsQuality
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Surraunding was amazing, unique space in Helsinki. Food was plated beautifully and it tasted good, but not excellent. Prices were expensive comparing to the quality of service. Wouldn't go there if paying myself. Enjoyed a nice evening on business. The floor was funny, it wasn't level.

Helpful?
Thank 453katis
Espoo, Finland
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 June 2015

The atmosphere of the place is fantastic. The service was incredibly slow and unprofessional; we were at the restaurant trip for 4 hours, waiting for the next course to arrive or waiting the service or check. No poring of wines nore water, some of the food were not the ones we orderd. The waitress trying to invoice the wines that... More 

Helpful?
Thank Matkustanympari
Level Contributor
83 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2015

We had a group dinner in business here. Service was excellent and very polite. Food was good, but nothing extraordinary or breathtaking. I would still recommend the place during summer as the location is fantastic.

Helpful?
Thank Sasuto
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2014

Särkänlinna is located on iland. Just 5 minutes with boat. Incredible location for restaurant. The restaurant itself is in old gunpowder warehouse. The food is absolutely grate at the service is excellent. This is must to see restaurant at summer times.

Helpful?
Thank Arska-FI
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level Contributor
60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Enjoyed a delicious business dinner in a wonderful location. The restaurant is located on a small island, which in itselft is very nice. The food is vey nice - and while it is not cheap, it is good value for money. The combinations are advanced, and brings out especially wonderful nordic fish flavours. Acoustics are not well suited for complex... More 

Helpful?
Thank AndersBB
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2014

We had the chef's menu for two, and this turned out to be one of the most interesting dinners we ever had. The chef for this summer prepared very special courses, with sometimes surprising combinations of ingredients that worked very well together. Among the five + two extra dishes especially memorable were a cold soup combining manna porridge with cucumber... More 

Helpful?
Thank knordlun
York
Level Contributor
29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2014

The concierge at the Fabian Hotel suggested this restaurant. He said it was somewhere he took his wife every five years! And we now know why it's such a treat. Getting there on the boat was a nice little adventure to start the evening , and walking up to the old prison past the resident geese and their chicks was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Welburn

Travellers who viewed Restaurant Sarkanlinna also viewed

Helsinki, Uusimaa
Helsinki, Uusimaa
 
Helsinki, Uusimaa
 
Helsinki, Uusimaa
 

Been to Restaurant Sarkanlinna? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Scandinavian, French, European
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
17:00 - 00:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sarkansaari, Helsinki 00130, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 9 13456756
Description
Särkänlinna provides a magnificent premise for any kind of function from elegant weddings, private parties to romantic island dinners in Helsinki.The Sarkanlinna menu is influenced by Nordic cuisine, and you can taste the best seasonal Finnish ingredients in the dishes of this summer restaurant especially famous for its traditional crayfish parties.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Restaurant Sarkanlinna staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?