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Koskelantie 52, Helsinki 00610, Finland
+358 9 7573861
12:00 - 21:00
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Decided to pay a visit after I saw some great reviews on tripadvisor, I must say that the kebab was delicious. The experience and knowledge put into making the food really came through once I had a taste. The owner was very kind and explained the menu for me (only in Suomi). I would revisit if I'm able!

1 Thank Niko M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

Great food and excellent service. Our 7 year old enjoyed very much playing with owner family's children.

1 Thank Salla K
Lohja, Finland
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127 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015

this place has a great home atmosphere. the owners are very friendly and speak english. this is not fancy, but i prefer family feeling to that everyday. we took the eggplant and falafel plate: best eggplant and falafel i've ever had! and everything of course made to order. only set back is that its a bit high priced for the... More 

Thank bluesfrogg
Helsinki, Finland
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

Well they told me the pizza will take about 30 minutes, when I got there they were starting to prepare them, so I had to wait there about 10 minutes, so the prices are the normal prices you get in Helsinki for pizza, but when I open my pizza I realize that it was very little, maybe little less than... More 

1 Thank Andres Mauricio A
Helsinki, Finland
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

El Karim has been there for ages. Always maintaing the consistent quality, no fine dining but you get plenty of honest food. The service is on the slow side. I had shish kebab which was just what you'd expect, served with a tasty sauce that was a tad too salty for my taste.

2 Thank sakarika
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138 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

We had lunch here with the family. Order made beforehand. Food was excellent. My favourite food is falafel and fool. Service was bit on slowly side but the place was backed. So good place but no fast food here.

1 Thank ScandinavianHelsinki
Helsinki, Finland
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103 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Yes I was a victim of reviews and stopped by for lunch. Well they do not have lunch, everything is prepared to order, which seems good. But, because the meat took so long to cook I ended up for vegetarian. So expensive that it ruined the experience, or lets say price - quality ration was just nothing. Half price or... More 

2 Thank Andyplusfamily
Helsinki, Finland
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2013

Best Egyptian food in the world. Food is great: everything is hand-made and bread is baked after you order it. Tastes are plane, not too spicy, but delicious. My favorites are falafels, fuul and hawawshi bread. Service is very good and the owner/chef will tell you anything about the cooking if you just dare to ask.

1 Thank NellaFromHelsinki
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2012

We bumped into this restaurant by chance, driving around (public connection to get here is not bad either, though) and decided we had to give it a try. They cook EVERYTHING in their kitchen (even the bread!) and it's all worth tasting (we'll have to come back!) from appetizers to desserts. It's not a very big restaurant (i guess it... More 

2 Thank JAUI
Helsinki, Finland
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62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2012

The food is excellent, service is straightforward... Visited here many times. The fifth star is lacking because the restaurant is sometimes noisy and smoky :) The Egyptian meals are perfect and the portions are huge.

1 Thank V_l_x_x

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Egyptian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Koskelantie 52, Helsinki 00610, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 9 7573861

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