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“A unique experience ”
Review of Olo Ravintola

Olo Ravintola
Ranked #2 of 1,562 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$65 - US$133
Cuisines: Scandinavian
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Restaurant Olo treats you to a gastronomic journey filled with Nordic influence. It's all about the best ingredients and clear, modern flavors. Naturally wine plays an integral part in the dining experience. Our cellars are filled with interesting wines, including wines that are exclusively available at Olo. In our restaurant, you can feel the passion for work and food. Everyone in Olo shares that same feeling - love for food. That love and genuine warmth we want you also to feel as our guest. We have been awarded in Michelin Guide with one star since 2011. Welcome to enjoy!
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I had to admit that when I first heard about their "Journey" tasting menu, I thought the name a bit pretentious. But it's only pretension if they can't deliver, and at this point I can only say that it was truly an incredible experiential journey. My wife and I had the Journey with prestige wine pairings.

Olo has done a masterful job of selecting complementary and blending flavors throughout the extensive experience they offer. There were many nice touches throughout the evening -- for instance, a fine vintage port and an aged Bordeaux served in minute (literally eye-dropper) quantities, just to contribute a burst of flavor perfectly complementing their respective courses.

Every surprise -- and there were many -- was a pleasant one. Michelin, where is the second star??

Thank Yesod
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

On the night we visited, only their 16 course tasting menu was available. 16 courses may sound like a lot, but they were mostly small and manageable. Although the courses were relatively small, we certainly did leave the restaurant feeling full and hugely satisfied with one of the most wonderful meals I have ever had. The bread course in particular is noteworthy and is one of the best. I won't describe it here because of the fun and surprise that awaits, but suffice to say I and my companions have never had such wonderful bread. Although the whole experience took around 3 hours, we never felt like we were bored or left alone too long. Many of the courses were unusual, either with respect to ingredients or preparation. All were visually appealing and photogenic. Of course, you cannot eat a picture, and the best part was that every course was positively wonderful and tasty. Such culinary excellence does not come cheap, and with two bottles of wine, the total came to around $200 per person. Nonetheless, our dinner at Olo represented one of the best meals we have ever had!

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1  Thank ajgeb
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Set in a substantial mansion overlooking the magnificent harbour and within walking distance of the hub of the cit, Olo is both modern, Scandinavian chic and nouvelle vague. Be warned that their so-called 'Journey' will take about 4 hours, but be well assured that it is well worth it simply for the variety of food served, the novel way it is both cooked and presented and the attention to detail made by both kitchen and the manner in which it is served. Not for the faint-hearted and it ain't cheap. At the end of the four hours you will have tasted and hopefully fully appreciated no less than 16/17 very special dishes, but you won't feel bloated, simply sated both physically and a little bit emotionally. It is an exceptional experience, certainly not an every day occurrence - except for those preparing it and serving it. And they too show their appreciation.

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1  Thank Blaxhall
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent fine dining i Helsinki. In Helsinki city center. Please reserve table in advance, and time to enjoy the dinner

Thank ninaliemola
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

What an extraordinary experience! And thoroughly grounded in the natural beauty of Finland, melding remarkable flavours with remarkable beauty and a strong connection to nature. As the four of us wended our way through the longer-version Journey, conversations emerged with a depth, potency, and sense of intimacy tapped by the quiet, deep rhythms that unfolded.

Probably the best dinner of my 63-year life.

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Thank Katherine L
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