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Restaurant Karljohan

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, Scandinavian
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Yrjoenkatu 21, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 9 6121121
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Melbourne, Australia
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81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

My mother and I ate dinner here and were thoroughly impressed. We ordered beetroot soup with blue cheese foam to start off, then the arctic char for her and the cep risotto for me, capped off with the chocolate marquis with sea buckthorn berry sorbet. Oh and, their complimentary bread with olive tapenade is delicious too! Amazing ingredients (a good... More 

Thank geigerin91
Helsinki, Finland
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70 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

We were four, two had the green salad and the Black Angus entrecoté, two the Vitello tonnato and the fish. Everything was very tasty, well prepared and the main courses were hot when served. Then we couldn't resist the Chocolate marquis - mmm, just right to top it all off. Service was impeccable. The interior is intimate and just right... More 

Thank Mirja T
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

I went for the gratinated snails for starter and the artic char for main course. Both was more than perfect! Would definetly rate this place to one of the best spots to eat in town. I like the quiet atmosphere.

Thank ThorstenRPunkt
Helsinki Finland
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268 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Restaurant Karljohan is situated right in the center of Helsinki, around the corner, so to say. Veeeery good food, made with high-quality raw-materials. Good homely-type of service, traditional atmosphere. Highly recommended!

Thank theblond
Boston, MA
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231 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

Less expensive than Aino, and we thought better. I had "sautéed reindeer." I expected slices, but it was slivered and on mashed potatoes, very good. He had Arctic char with potatoes. Marinated whitefish with roe to start. Nice atmosphere, friendly and casual.

1 Thank jeanfrombos2n
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

Consistently amazing quality. I eat there casual business lunches mostly. Usually take fish of the day which I recommend especially if you are looking for a Finnish dish at its (simple and tasty) glory. Today I had lemon risotto with scallops. That was the second best risotto I have ever had, and I have been around Italy few times. The... More 

2 Thank pekontom
Melbourne, Australia
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89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Great place in the middle of Helsinki. Great local Finnish food. Customer service is good. Warm atmosphere. A good experience.

Thank XMOS69
Copenhagen, Denmark
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

Finnish/French food of good quality. I had a trout with chantarelles and a licorice lemon desert which both were very nice.

Thank AndersBB
Sydney, Australia
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266 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

A group of 3 ate here on a quiet Saturday evening. The service was friendly, efficient, helpful and multi-lingual. I tried the Finnish dishes including Reindeer and they were all excellent. There are some decent wines on the list (at typically high Finland prices) but their snaps recommendations worked really well for me. The décor is clean, modern and Scandinavian.... More 

Thank Peter G
Helsinki, Finland
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

This restaurant offers home made cooking style meals that are tasty and reasonably priced. Staff is friendly and try to accommodate the guests even when the place is full.

Thank jtr9

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 37 - USD 147
European, Scandinavian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?