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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, European, Soups, Scandinavian
As featured in Best Food in Helsinki
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Etelaeesplanadi 1, Helsinki 00130, Finland
+358 10 7663880
10:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to eat here on a Tuesday evening and quite late so the restaurant was almost empty. It is a beautiful setting in Esplanadi park and we really enjoyed the setting although I imagine it is very busy during peak times. We had the Finnish tasting set menu which came with well matched wines. The food was outstanding, the... More 

Thank Matt_thompson_87
Helsinki, Finland
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant Kappeli is one of the oldest restaurants in Helsinki. It's beautifully situated in the Esplanade park by the Market place. That said, that's about the only reason to dine here. The restaurant is packed with tables - it feels as if they want to squeeze in as many customers as possible. Keep this in mind as a private discussion... More 

Thank Kristiina A
Worcestershire, UK
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139 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take yourself out to Kappeli's, treat yourself. An indulgence you need to encounter with the crystal chandeliers and sumptuous soft furnishings, you can't miss it along the main walk through Helsinki with orangery.

Thank MB201065
Florence, Italy
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170 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is no other word for this restaurant: excellent. The best ambience in town. In one of the nicer places. Good menu and very good food quality. Service is fast and professional but nevertheless you have enough time from one course to the next.

Thank CriticallyMe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the set menu "Modigliani" which come with a ticket for the art show at the Ateneum included. Very nice risotto or beef and starter and reasonably priced. Very busy place - you may have to queue. Very friendly and helpful staff....

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Hong Kong, China
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We passed by the restaurant and attracted by the atmosphere and decoration, hence decided to go for a dinner. We had a few drinks at the bar before getting a table at the restaurant, better reserve in advance as it is a busy restaurant. We had salmon soup and lentil soup as starter and the mains are cod fish and... More 

Thank fulton m
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a big entourage, around 30 petosms, elderly people and small children. We had made a reservation beforehand and started arriving at six by six twenty everyone was present and that wad when the waitress approached to take our drink orders. She didn't take the food orders at the same time, although we were ready to order and asked... More 

1 Thank keisarinna
Espoo, Finland
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104 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are quite a number of years since the last visit in this very nice restaurant close to the harbour and just in the center of Helsinki. The old charm, friendly service and, the most important, good food were present. A young lady served our table with joy, friendly and fast. We enjoed The Art Menu and can recommend that... More 

Thank ekuvita
Espoo, Finland
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had to book the place in advance for the celebration date, as it is very popular. It is in the outmost center of Helsinki, what already makes it very special. The service was very good and the food exceptional. We have tried one of the art menus. The place is wonderful, and it was a pleasure!

Thank Xenami
Helsinki, Finland
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The place is just next to the city market and sea- actually in the city park esplanade. You really can enjoy summer and spring from the terrace with unfortunately over-prized drinks. The multiplier is quite typical Finnish one- 5..6 times the shop price. You can also have a reasonable but again over-prized lunch or dinner inside. Your only enjoyable issue... More 

Thank Pentti Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, Soups, Scandinavian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Etelaeesplanadi 1, Helsinki 00130, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 10 7663880

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