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Restaurant Karljohan

) #85 of 1,207 Restaurants in Helsinki $$ - $$$ European, , Vegetarian Friendly
Yrjoenkatu 21, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 9 6121121
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours
European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Yrjoenkatu 21, Helsinki 00100, Finland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We discovered this little gem after searching for a traditional restaurant close to our hotel Glo Art in central Helsinki. Fabulous service and guidance on enjoying your local beers and mouthwatering foods beautifully presented with daily changing menu - we loved it enough to return...More

Thank Rosie T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having just arrived in Helsinki after a much-delayed flight, we were pretty tired and in need of some good food, preferably without having to go too far from our hotel to find it. Restaurant Karljohan was just around the corner, wasn't too busy and looked...More

Thank Phil H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly staff and the olive spread is fantastic. The escargot and goose appetizers were great. The Vorschmack is great as was the reindeer.

Thank John G
Reviewed 29 June 2017

I have now and then visited this restaurant when in Helsinki. Now it is renovated and really fresh. The athmosphere is relaxed and you feel welcome entering the place. The service is friendly and fast. I had the pike perch with asparagus and cauli flower....More

Thank dag007
Reviewed 1 June 2017

A restaurant in the center of Helsinki we hadn't visited. Shame of us. This smallish place is just across the street to Hotel Torni. A block away from department store Stockmann. More or less a genuine local menu. Adding to that an every day changing...More

Thank sedelma
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I'm glad the restaurant is open again. Had very nice lunch (risotto with asparagus) and even nicer wine. Friendly staff to chat with.

Thank elinast2016
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Our dinner with asparagus risotto and a bottle of Jansz made our day perfect. Everything was just simply good!

Thank Rina P
Reviewed 6 May 2017

A bit hidden location, space for, say 24 quests, the style is traditional as well as the list: no pulled oats, bulgur or that kind of bull...t. A warm welcome, a couble of menu choises, meat, fish, veg. We were four, ending to four starters,...More

Thank HaraldDiver
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I had a dinner for two at the classic restaurant Karljohan. The place has been around for a long time and was recently renovated with a more modern look. It's a popular lunch restaurant and was only half full in the evening of our visit....More

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Karl Johan has excellent lunch and dinner menu. Some Finnish and international classic food with high standards. Family owned and run for 30 years already. Restaurant just had the renovation and it is looking very nice too.

Thank ammietti
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 37 - USD 147
European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yrjoenkatu 21, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighbourhood: Kampinmalmi
  • Phone Number: +358 9 6121121
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