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European, Scandinavian
As featured in Best Food in Helsinki
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Luoto, Helsinki 00140, Finland
+358 9 74255590
17:00 - 23:00
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248 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This place is located on a small island. The restaurant organizes the ferry trip of just a couple of minutes. Food is good, but noet outstanding,

Thank Hans N
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59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This is, in my opinion, the most special restaurant in Helsinki. Super beautiful art nouveau building on an islet in the Helsinki bay. Great food and superior atmosphere. Perfect for a special occasion.

Thank RobinLocksley
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386 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We had a corporative dinner at Saaristo. It all began great – short boat travel to the island, admiring beautiful city views, very atmospheric building of the restaurant itself. Starters with quite a good bubbly and delicious snacks were nice. However, the dinner itself was a surprising of great, mediocre and almost bad. Chanterelle soup with caramelized pork was enchanting.... More 

Thank acorna
Helsinki, Finland
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This was a treat from my cousin who had won the evening in a lottery so I am not taking into account the pricing. Nevertheless, we were four women starting our crayfish season and what a treat we got! This was the first time in years that I did not get my fingers itchy from peeling the crayfish as they... More 

Thank ennaelina2015
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

The restaurant is located on Klippan island, next to the sea near Kaivopuisto. This made this restaurant unique compared to other restaurants in town as it has a good sea view. Bare in mind that connection boat fee (€6) is automatically added to the bill. The restaurant interior is beautiful, a Scandinavia/Nordic design. The waitress gave us a brief introduction... More 

Thank KJLim
Vantaa, Finland
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109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

The restaurant Saaristo is located on a small island called Klippan and hence the restaurant is also commonly called as Klippan. You have to take a one-minute ride in with a boat to get to the island. The price of return ticket of 6€ per person is automatically added to your bill in the restaurant. Due to the special location... More 

1 Thank Kallukka
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130 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

If you go to Helsinki in August you cannot miss cray fish dinner. Excellent place, perfect location abd great food. Price in line with other restaurant

1 Thank Xx-_Mau_-xX
Melbourne, Australia
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681 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

We were part of a group of 20 Australians travelling Scandinavia and Iceland with the Sydney-based tour company Academy Travel. Our first meal together was lunch at Saaristo. It proved to be one of the best meals of the tour. To get to the restaurant, which is on Lyoto Island, you must take a five minute ride on a small... More 

1 Thank nocatnow
Carrara, Italy
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157 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2015

I've been there for a social dinner, so all the dinner was organised and the menu fixed before. The location is very beautiful and characteristic. The main dining room is wide. Furniture needs a renovation. The view on the city and the lagoon from the inside is very suggestive. Staff is kind and the food is very good and well... More 

Thank shade F
London, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2015

I'm a but behind on updating my travel reviews, but thought better late than never.. Had a very disappointing lunch at Saaristo. This place has a lot of potential, but is being wasted by incompetent and / or uncaring management. The boat ride over is lovely, but the boat itself is old and dirty. At €8 for the 5 minute... More 

3 Thank EmiliaS

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Scandinavian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Luoto, Helsinki 00140, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 9 74255590

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