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Rahapajankatu 3, Helsinki 00160, Finland
+358 9 179560
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 13:00 - 23:00
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Oulu, Finland
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331 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was really good: can recommend bear, blinis and steak Novgorod (it was so soft that you could cut it with a spoon). I would have given 4/5 points, but: narrow vodka selection, weak espresso and service without smiles. There was only one wine from ex-Russia, Georgian Saperavi, that is worth a try.

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Davison, Michigan
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Bellevue for a dinner with colleagues. The environment was warm and inviting. We had the Russian starter plate with about 10 specialty appetizers which were very tasty. Two of us had the stroganoff which was the best I ever had, and one colleague ordered the beetroot steak which he said was fantastic. Unfortunately we were too full... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This place is probably the first Russian type among 3 - 4 other Russian type of restaurants in Helsinki. Today I would say that Bellevue is the best in town in this category. Ma favorite is their Stroganoff which is really good and not so expensive. Ideal place for romantic purposes.

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Thank Juhani H
Helsinki, Finland
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Really good russian restaurant in Helsinki. Blini menu exellent. Good service, reasonable priced and nice interior.

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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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330 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We came here for dinner. The place is nice and well kept, seems to be in another era, but more you stay in this restaurant and more you think: "why didn't they do it a bit better?". Let's talk about food. Food was good and very tasty, everyone of us got different things and we were all satisfied. At the... More 

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Kuopio
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Best in Helsinki. Great dinner! Good russian food. Table reservation recommended. I could come here again

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Friendly service, good traditional Russian cuisine and, yes, the Chicken Kiev is good. Wander past the Russian Orthodox cathedral on the way back to complete the evening.

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Oslo, Norway
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48 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This hidden gem of a restaurant has been in the business of serving excellent Russian food for 100 years in 2017 - as old as Finland itself as an independent country. The cuisine is traditional Russian and the style is old-worldly. We found the shashlik and the pheasant excellent and served with a smooth Georgian red wine, it was a... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The restaurant turns 100 years 2017! Could use some refurbishment but the russian food is excellent. Very friendly personel also.

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Thank Sailor6009
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

When you feel like tasting a piece of history... Go to Bellevue, take the big tasting platter to share and order some vodka! If you're still hungry after the tasting platter, order some blinis. Strong recommendations.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 22 - USD 27
Cuisine
European, Russian, Eastern European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rahapajankatu 3, Helsinki 00160, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 9 179560
Description
Bellevue is the oldest Russian restaurant in Helsinki, founded in 1917 and has ever since been known for its good food and unique atmosphere. The old and valuable paintings, chairs and chandeliers take you back to the days of the Czar. The authentic Russian atmosphere is completed by classical Russian music in the background. Also the menu brings old Russian cuisine to you. The chefs are flexible and highly professional, so if one of your favorite classic Russian dishes is not on the menu, it is always worthwhile asking for it. There are also three private rooms in the restaurants.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?