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Etelaeesplanadi 1, Helsinki 00130, Finland
+358 10 7663880
10:00 - 00:00
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New York City, New York
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83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is really a stunning restaurant, it looks like a giant green house and it has been amazingly preserved ( it is 140 years old ). Knowing that Sibelius used to dine here we decided to give it a try. Well.... maybe at the time of Sibelius the cuisine used to be better because nowadays it is just ( barely... More 

Thank Kvnyusa
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been recommended this restaurant at our hotel. Middle of the cold week, we made a nice walk through the city center, which seemed pretty deserted. Ended up in the middle part of the Kappeli, as the restaurant part was busy (big touristic group ). Less windows, but very pleasant part of the restaurant. We had mule/seafood soup and... More 

Thank Brunon B
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely place. Too expensive though. Nice view from the table by the window. Staff is not quite friendly.

Thank josh1985travel
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a nice little restaurant rounded by glass in the center town on the esplanade you will enjoy a very nice lunch or diner in a very comfortable environment.

Thank Francesco R
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

4 of us booked for dinner, and it was superb. Beautiful food and efficient service, it was as good as any other restaurant in Helsinki. Not cheap, but very memorable.

Thank Colin R
Ankara, Turkey
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Self service cafe. Can choose your deserts. Wine measured into glasses from two different sized tumblers. Very nice atmosphere. Could not try the creme brulee as it was served only in the restaurant part

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

So we went there with big group (19 people) and we did have reservation. Service was quit messy so it didn't go easily. I think food was just ok, we were expecting more with their fame and prices. There is so much more what went wrong, but I dont have energy to write it all. Anyways we paid the bills... More 

Thank TravelerQ1
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Helsinki is expensive so the prices in Kappeli didn't shock. The quality of food is excellent, the service of a very high standard and location is wow. A must do when in Helsinki.

Thank Patrick B
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Initially I've walked by this place, as it did look overly fancy to begin with. However I thought I'd give it a try, and so glad that I did! The decor is very nice, one side being a cafe and another as a restaurant. I think there's also a bar space as well. There were a few dishes that seemed... More 

Thank A_Rod_Burns_
Paris, France
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98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is a bit pricey but definitely worth it. The Finnish fishes plate as a starter was very good, the beef filet was cooked to perfection. The decor is absolutely lovely, with the cafe on the left and the restaurant on the right under two Art Deco style pavilions. Perfectly located at the beginning of the Esplanadi, Kappeli is... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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?