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Empire Plaza

$$ - $$$
Kampinmalmi
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Urho Kekkosen katu 1, Helsinki, Finland
+358 9 3280328
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Finland
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a great Chinese food - continue looking. This is not the place for you. Midweek evening visit, and the place was practically empty. The food was very generic 'asian', catered for the westerners. No authentic flavours or textures here, and service was somewhat lacking in hospitality and friendliness. One of those places where you just... More 

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Thank 607jonna
Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has taken a turb for the worst since my last visit. It used to be my favourite chinese restaurant, and turned out to be a major disappointment, and probably the last time I will be there again. I came during early evening and ordered vegetarian dumplings for starters, and hoisin pork for a main course. The waiter looked... More 

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Thank TML1189934
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

On one of our latest visits to Helsinki we were looking for a quick bite in or around Kamppi. We are always in the mood for Chinese food, so the Empire Plaza seemed convenient. The restaurant seats quite many customers, however the buffet area is a little small. The selection is ok, but for this size restaurant I would have... More 

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Thank NomadEpicureans
Kirkkonummi, Finland
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Even if I haven't got hardly any experience of Chinese food, I really enjoyed it. The environment is calm, the noise from Kamppi is well isolated. Nice atmosphere, decent service, no complaints.

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Thank 88emilie1212
Stockholm, Sweden
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

This is usually a good chinese place with a large and delicious menu. Summertime boasts a very good outdoors area. Stopped by tonight for a pre-movie dinner, was shown to a table and then abandoned. No service. Not a waiter in sight. Restaurant not even half-filled. I did what I sometimes do on such occasions, stood up took my coat... More 

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Thank Morris2002
Boulder, Colorado
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124 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Between walking tours of the city, we found ourselves in the Kamppi shopping center and saw this restaurant's placard for an all you can eat Chinese lunch buffet. This turned out to be a good choice for us. Because it was a well-stocked buffet, with a European style salad bar, it was easy to set our own pace and be... More 

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Thank Boulder11
Aylesbury, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We had a great meal here on one rainy night in Helsinki. There is an excellent choice on the menu and the service is excellent. Our meal came out in no time at all but the restaurant was only half full to be fair. The meal was full of flavour and well presented. I would visit here again.

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Thank Ian O
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Stumbled across this place and had a quick drink on a lunch time and went back the next night. Good food; LARGE portions too.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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499 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This evening I ate at this restaurant. I sat inside and it was nicely decorated. I had a seafood casserole, which had lots of vegetables and seafood. It had good flavor, but was not spicy. Service was good. Overall it was a good experience,

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Thank Jim_atl
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

First time in this restaurant , very busy lunch time, but they take also orders from Ala carte. Good quality portions, and enough quality ,--according to this price level in Helsinki. Waitress is half Chinese and half Finnish, deco is little bit old but quite stylish. Cantonese style food is main in the menu, no sushi available.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$74
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Urho Kekkosen katu 1, Helsinki, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighbourhood: Kampinmalmi
  • Phone Number: +358 9 3280328

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