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Vironkatu 8, Helsinki 00170, Finland
+358 40 5818100
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 13:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 8-course dinner turned out to be 14 times experiece with kitchen greetings. Innovative presentation and well thought serving made all courses a story of their own. The choice is easy with one menu and matching wines. Friendly service and good team work. Reserve min 3 hrs and also reserve table beforehand.

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Thank Ismo A
Stockholm, Sweden
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply outstanding food. The reindeer tartar dish with hazelnut shavings was one of the most amazing things I've ever tasted. I've eaten at loads of Michelin starred places all over Europe and this was definitely better than most. Service was impeccable as well. Can't recommend it enough!

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Thank BenParisi
Helsinki, Finland
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a dinner with friends. Our exceptations were high but they were totally surpassed! The set menu was amazing - from smoked pidgeon surprise pre starter to sugared beetroots as last sweet bit - the changing tastes and textures can not be described with anything else than superb! The chefs bring out the food themselves and with polite... More 

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Thank Kati S
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We came here for lunch having been referred by the team at another restaurant in the area. We had the drinks course too - a lot of thought has gone into the pairing - truly brilliant. Food was excellent - especially the cheese course - and staff super sweet. Very highly recommended - intimate little restaurant.

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Thank Debbie T
San Francisco, California
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29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

The service was excellent; the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The space was cute and felt very local. I liked that the beverage pairing option was not all wine, but a mix of wine, beer, cider, and other options. The food was nicely presented and the usual portion size for a tasting menu of this size. It was also a... More 

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Thank altruista6
Hong Kong, China
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Booked 3 months in advance and arrived with high expectations. Restaurant seats 22 people. Menu is the mystery of understatement - looks like 7 courses and turns out to be 15. Service is perfect. Food is exceptional. Experience sublime. Best restaurant in the world? Masterclass. Thank you.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The service was excellent and elegant; the staff was all very nice and knowledge. The space is cute and felt very local. That said, the food was very plain and exceptionally bland. As someone who very frequently tries Michelin Star restaurants all around the world, this was perhaps one of the plainest and simplest and least interesting tasting food I've... More 

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1 Thank Eric T
Melbourne, Australia
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119 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This was our second visit since we live on the other side of the world, otherwise we would have come more often. The restaurant is too small for there to be one large table of what appeared to be American conferees, mixed in with all the other diners, who were couples like us trying to have an enjoyable evening meal.... More 

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1 Thank Rex06
Espoo, Finland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Me and my wife had a dinner at restaurant Ask to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The dinner was a nice experience. The menu was based on locally produced food and the dishes were of high quality, also visually. I remember especially the dish with elk tartar and hazelnut, seasoned with hay smoke, that was an unforgettable taste combination! The bewerages... More 

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Thank Fredi779
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely awful experience, tasteless food,pretentious silly restaurant and when food was untouched just removed it with no remark and had to be reminded that they should - I was allowed another beetroot when. I asked for it so maybe that's why it's called Ask.......don't bother....:(

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Scandinavian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
18:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 00:00
Thursday
18:00 - 00:00
Friday
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 13:00
Saturday
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vironkatu 8, Helsinki 00170, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 40 5818100

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?