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Kappeli

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$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Food in Helsinki
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Etelaeesplanadi 1, Helsinki 00130, Finland
+358 10 7663880
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for dinner with my husband. Looked quite pricey but was well worth it in our opinion. The portion sizes were just right so that you can sample all courses and the quality of food is superb. Taste of Finland and the fish selection were both excellent starters, my husband enjoyed the lamb immensely and the beetroot risotto was... More 

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Thank SasJackson
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've dined in Kappeli ca 5 times. Always found the food impeccable. Staff ok but not exceptionally friendly (well, I guess that's the normal Finnish way so should not even mention it...). I love the old building and the idea that there was a restaurant in this building already in 1867. Also once had Christmas lunch in Kappeli. Very elegant... More 

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Thank Eva_Krist
Helsinki, Finland
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74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place for drinks! Christmas decorations are wonderful, and at summertime the whole restaurant and café is full of light. The terrace is extremely popular so it may happen that you can't find a place. Keep it simple and have something to drink, pastry is not that special.

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Thank elinast2016
Oulu, Finland
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301 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The surroundings are excellent and the building is very traditional.The food there was reasonably good, but quite expensive vs the quality. Tables there are too close to each other, it's difficult to move without disturbing other tables.

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Thank ExpTravellerOulu
HOKElantoRavintolat, Johtaja at Kappeli, responded to this review

Thank You for the feedback. We are sorry that your visit was not a total success. We will continue working on those issues mentioned. Due to the fact that kappeli is fully booked almost every evening the dining hall can sometimes feel crowded. Hope to see you again as our guest. More 

Castries, St. Lucia
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food! Exceptional service! We enjoyed the a la carte and afterward realised that there was also buffet on the other side. But we had no regrets. This was elegant dining at regular prices

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Thank blackbeauty1951
Paris, France
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A talent to prepare seasonal products, mostly local, in style, with the full delicatesse of flavors and the aesthetics of plate dressing. In a classic 19th century setting on the most chic of Helsinki avenues. Enjoy !

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Thank Jean-Pierre B
HOKElantoRavintolat, Johtaja at Kappeli, responded to this review

Thank You for your comments and hope to see you here again soon. More 

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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an old restaurant and while it has become a bit of a tourist attraction, it is still good and worth visiting.

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Thank 733aaler
HOKElantoRavintolat, Johtaja at Kappeli, responded to this review

Kappeli will be 150 years old next year and is one of the oldest restaurants in Helsinki. We are glad you liked it. Hope to see you here again soon. More 

Brussels, Belgium
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved going to Kappeli for dinner! It is better to book a table in advance as it can be quite full in the evening. The restaurant is in a little park in the center of Helsinki, in the shopping district (not far from Kamp hotel). The restaurant is classy, service is good and food is really great - salmon... More 

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Thank Amelie_Tomoko
HOKElantoRavintolat, Johtaja at Kappeli, responded to this review

Thank You for the feedback. We are very happy that you had a great visit. More 

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47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is walking distance from Market Square and many of the classic sites. It serves continuously until midnight and is a cafe, a lounge and a restaurant all within one venue. I chose to dine in the restaurant and the salmon entree was excellent. The chocolate fondant for dessert was worth the calories.

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Thank Jose T
HOKElantoRavintolat, Johtaja at Kappeli, responded to this review

Thank You for the feedback. Hope to see you here again soon. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We arrived very late, but enjoyed good and quick service with nice attitude, but without a single smile.

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Thank jukka t
HOKElantoRavintolat, Johtaja at Kappeli, responded to this review

Thank You for the feedback and sorry for the lack of smile. We will work on that! More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 00:00
Thursday
10:00 - 00:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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?