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Chef & Sommelier

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Huvilakatu 28, Helsinki 00150, Finland
+358 40 0959440
18:00 - 00:00
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was through a recommendation in a guide book that we tried to make a reservation approx. 2 weeks before going to Helsinki. We received a confirmation for the waiting list and then one day before the final ok. The food is very nice, very creative and also unusual in its combinations. For slow food lovers it's fabulous. Go there... More 

Thank Dirk V
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71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate there on a saturday evening. The food was amazing, though not the best Michelin-guide food i have had. What surprised us most was the laid back mood of the restaurant, which fitted the style of the food very well. Best dish was probably the 'Arctic char tartar', though the desert with juniper ice cream is a strong contender.

Thank Andreas S
Detroit, Michigan
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the first call to make a reservation to the farewell when leaving, this place was a wonderful surprise. As a Michelin started place, it is often difficult to get a reservation, but luckily A place was available. The owner answered the phone, and though I could hear a busy place in the background he was able to take the... More 

1 Thank FrancisX2013
Copenhagen, Denmark
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331 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This more than very good restaurant a short walk south of the city center has a well deserved Michelin star. We had the 7 course Chefs menu and the 4 glass wine menu. Service was competent, friendly and quick. The food is original and to a high degree local with some special twists. Most of the food-wine matches were excellent.... More 

Thank Gunnar G
Helsinki, Finland
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had seven course menu a'la Sasu Laukkonen with well selected wines. There was a surprise after suprise during the menu! e.g Potato soup with caviar. Have you ever tasted juniper icecream with blacberries sauce? You should! Thanks Sasu and Chef & Sommelier team!

Thank KariKatainen
Ellmau, Austria
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the seven course menu with the wine package. Wonderful tastes created to a big degree from local forrest based ingredients. Symphony of tastes with very friendly service. Both Chef and Sommelier had time to tell about the food and wines. Go and try it yourself.

Thank Hiihtopummi
Helsinki, Finland
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is a small and cosy fine dining restaurant which has had one Michelin star for some years. We had a set six course dinner. The chef Sasu is known for "experimenting" with tastes of different kinds from the nature which you certainly don't get in many places. Most stuff is from local small producers. He was also very good... More 

Thank kgrona
Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
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284 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant, showcasing modern Finnish cuisine, all cooked from locally sourced ingredients. Quite good value for money, and very laid back atmosphere for a Michelin-stared restaurant. Excellent wine list a well! One of the best places to eat in Helsinki, definitely!

Thank teturtia
Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This restaurant is mind blowing! From the service to the food to the simple clean room, no wonder it's a Michelin Star. The chef spent time with each and every table, taking the time to know why we were there. The sommelier spent time understanding our palettes and how he could surprise us. The food was spectacular. Local for everything... More 

Thank clairesadventure
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I will not be sharing photos as the visual experience of the dishes is part of the overall experience. The meal is satisfying on all levels they bake their own bread which is delicious. We shared our dishes so we can try everything and all dishes were impressive, and when the chef came over and explained what inspired his dishes... More 

Thank Nadim C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Huvilakatu 28, Helsinki 00150, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 40 0959440

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