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Restaurant Karljohan

Yrjoenkatu 21, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 9 6121121
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“arctic char” (13 reviews)
“meatloaf” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Yrjoenkatu 21, Helsinki 00100, Finland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Karljohan is a true friend! It is there as it has been always. The warm friendliness and delicious food - a good reason to visit often. The menu has all the loved traditional meals and also something new. Try their Wiener schnitzel and be happy!

Thank HanneleH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in here after a long sightseeing walk around Helsinki. Greeted by a lovely lady who translated the blackboard menu for us. We chose out dishes before sitting down at our table. Complimentary salad bar and bread. Arctic char with mushroom sauce and mashed potatoes...More

Thank sam7lea
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Arrived in Helsinki after a long journey from the UK and found this lovely boutique restaurant just down the road from my hotel. Staff were helpful and friendly. Had a delicious trout fillet on risotto with grilled cauliflower from the special menu followed by an...More

Thank SouthamptonStarlight
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We went there in july for a dinner. Nice and friendly service in a good atmosphere. The dinner was good as the suggested wine.

Thank Uffe38
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Just kitty corner from our hotel. We had the evening specials, the braised reindeer with mash, and the arctic char on a pillow of pea risotto and saffron foam. Both very tasty. There was a beer tasting for a local brewery while we were there...More

Thank meann2
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We discovered this little gem after searching for a traditional restaurant close to our hotel Glo Art in central Helsinki. Fabulous service and guidance on enjoying your local beers and mouthwatering foods beautifully presented with daily changing menu - we loved it enough to return...More

Thank Rosie T
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Having just arrived in Helsinki after a much-delayed flight, we were pretty tired and in need of some good food, preferably without having to go too far from our hotel to find it. Restaurant Karljohan was just around the corner, wasn't too busy and looked...More

Thank Phil H
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Very friendly staff and the olive spread is fantastic. The escargot and goose appetizers were great. The Vorschmack is great as was the reindeer.

Thank John G
Reviewed 29 June 2017

I have now and then visited this restaurant when in Helsinki. Now it is renovated and really fresh. The athmosphere is relaxed and you feel welcome entering the place. The service is friendly and fast. I had the pike perch with asparagus and cauli flower....More

Thank dag007
Reviewed 1 June 2017

A restaurant in the center of Helsinki we hadn't visited. Shame of us. This smallish place is just across the street to Hotel Torni. A block away from department store Stockmann. More or less a genuine local menu. Adding to that an every day changing...More

Thank sedelma
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$37 - US$147
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yrjoenkatu 21, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighbourhood: Kampinmalmi
  • Phone Number: +358 9 6121121
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