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Dong Bei Hu

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Vuorikatu 20 00100 Helsinki, Helsinki 00130, Finland
+358 9 495098
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 14:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Helsinki, Finland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The first time I had been to Dong Bei Hu since it moved from the (rather more pleasant) previous location off Esplanaadi, but the food was still excellent. Very subtle, clean flavours in our choices (aubergine with pork, fried broccoli in garlic and dumplings), and a far cry from the greasy 70s interpretation of Chinese food you usually get in... More 

Thank Wallyde84
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 November 2016

I was told that from here I can find the authentic Chinese food. I must say that the food was too spicy and expensive. Mao's pork was apparently popular, but it was in my opinion only sweet and fat meat. It was also expensive and take long time to arrive. Rice was not hot either. The restaurant's decor was also... More 

Thank Jimmy W
Helsinki, Finland
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487 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is quite authentic chinese restaurant. It is spicy also - more like sichuan style. The place is not so chinese and the air-conditioning is not good. Food is different than in other chinese restaurants in Helsinki.

Thank AriHelsinki
Helsinki, Finland
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

The food is good but not mind-blowing. Everything is ok and the service is good but there could be more flavor in everything. Food is prepared quite fast and I haven't had trouble getting a table without a reservation.

Thank mapsukka
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Always patient and not any stiff upper lip. Been there several times now, never ever to be disappointed.

Thank Vidar V
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Skip this place and go to Mei Lin instead. No comparison. I'm Chinese and the food was not good. Too sweet and too oily. I don't mind spending money for good food, but it's not worth the money at all.

Thank TopCatWaWa
Beijing, Beijing, China
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

I would say they had the best Chinese in town. Closer to Cantonese flavour. Must try are the lamb with cumin seeds and a fried chicken drumsticks. Tram 9 stops right outside the place. Great for families and business lunches. Staff are Chinese and they are very friendly.

Thank rahulsuri100
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60 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Been a very regular visitor here since 2009, and been "hobbying" chinese food everywhere I go. I still keep Dong bei hu as one of the top5 sichuan restaurant i've ever experienced in the whole world. Ask for specialities, ask for recommendations:)

Thank nikok769
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Among my favorite and top Chinese places in Helsinki. I was told by a friend who spent few years in China that the food here is more closer to food in north of China. Great service.

Thank Tojo E
Reading, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Sunday in Helsinki for restaurants doesn't offer the greatest choice, that said Dong Bei Hu gives a good impression and serves up decent food. Personally i didn't think it was expensive (£94 for 4 people, including two beers, coke and green tea). The recommendation for the starter wasn't all that, should've stuck with choice of spring rolls, but mains were... More 

Thank Rob B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
14:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vuorikatu 20 00100 Helsinki, Helsinki 00130, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 9 495098

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