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European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
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Mannerheimintie 20, Helsinki, Finland
+358 10 7664550
11:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Espoo, Finland
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207 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tiny bar at street level with sparkling wine for 3.5e each. Very nice waiter and amazing to watch people passing the spot.

Thank henri_s
London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We wanted to sample some genuine Finnish food whilst in Helsinki and chose this place because of its location and its menu. The menu includes a wide range of Finnish specialities, both as starters and mains, and offers an excellent choice at reasonable prices (by Scandinavian standards). Our reindeer and wild boar and red deer mains were very enjoyable. The... More 

Thank Bill D
Helsinki, Finland
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Kyrö Distillery's cranberry & rosemary long drink was a perfect appetizer, much better than original long drinks they sell in Finnish supermarkets. House red wine was good. I had surface-smoked salmon with chanterelle sauce and new potatoes for main course. It was a disappointment - the chanterelles were chopped to little pieces and the potatoes were dull. Also the dessert... More 

Thank hannatalonen
Moscow, Russia
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192 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

You can start from Champagne witch is not expensive here or some good finish beer. Than you can try some tapas from wild meat or fish. And don't forget about salmon soup and finish meatballs.) Use free wifi to wright something about this place for travelers!

Thank Pavel V
Helsinki, Finland
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

If you're visiting in Helsinki and want to learn about Finnish food culture... you must definitely visit this restaurant. Interesting menu, good food and great service.

Thank Wheires
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The menu is very inviting (elk burger, reindeer, baltic herring, wild board etc.) but the quality is average. Service comes with a smile but is rough around the edges and very slow. Prices are pretty good for Helsinki standards though.

Thank MegaTraveller295424
Chicago, Illinois
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270 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Located on a very busy street connected to a massive mall, Kaarna would be very easy to miss. Which we initially did. Even with the menu posted outside. But on another pass we noticed the menu and we were hooked. The dining area is upstairs. And while not stunning views, sit by the window. The restaurant was not very busy.... More 

Thank Allen R
Helsinki, Finland
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I have visited this place many times to have a coffee or a glass of wine and the service has usually been very polite. However, this time was totally different. The woman waitress at the bar (street level) was very impolite and not at all willing to serve. I was there with my international guests who were especially shocked about... More 

Thank culinaristanddecolov
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The view to the mainstreet of Helsinki (Mannerheimintie) is just great. I recommend to reserve a table beforehand to make sure you get a table beside the window. The food is usually very good, typical Finnish tastes in each dish and the service is friendly and fast. It's not the best Finnish or Scandinavian cuisine in Helsinki but quite good... More 

Thank Esko H
Havant, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I was looking for a restaurant in the city centre, serving quality Finnish cuisine in a quiet atmosphere and without paying the earth - and Kaarna fitted the bill nicely. There was a good range of interesting dishes - I had the elk steak which was fine - and they helpfully recommend some Finnish beers to accompany each meal. Service... More 

Thank leonetraveller

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mannerheimintie 20, Helsinki, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighbourhood: Kampinmalmi
  • Phone Number: +358 10 7664550

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?