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Restaurant Karljohan - TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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$$ - $$$
Kampinmalmi
European, Scandinavian
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Yrjoenkatu 21, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 9 6121121
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Helsinki, Finland
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74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This restaurant is very happily situated. Its style is Scandinavian and I'd say smart casual, not too fine dining. Lunch and dinner have been great, and I love their Austrian white wines.

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Sydney, Australia
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151 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Enjoyed a wonderful 3 course set menu here. Turned up without a booking on a Monday night requesting a large table, catching the staff by surprise but they were very helpful and we enjoyed a lovely evening. The three course set menu was great value the food delicious, each course generous size. our table had a mixture of the Karljohan... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Been there with a colleague for a dinner and had the celebration menu consisting of 5 beautiful courses at the price of 55 euros. From the first until the last course evert single bite was amazing. Very creative and at the same time traditional with an innovative touch to vommon Finnish recipes and ingredients. A true gem and at a... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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975 reviews
420 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 590 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

We had a really nice lunch here and found the restaurant to be very friendly. At lunchtime, there is a board with the choices and you also get a light salad and bread to help yourself to beforehand. I had Schnitzel and my fiancée had reindeer - both were delicious and really plentiful. We found our lunch with beers to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

We had a recommendation from a resident about this Restaurant and very glad that we followed up. We had a delicious meal in a comfortable room. My braised lamb neck with spelt and shiitake mushrooms was excellent.

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Thank 2wiseib
Helsinki, Finland
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104 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Karjohan is something of an old school restaurant with the waiter updating the blackboard menu with chalk (if I interpreted correctly, certain ingredient was finished and they modified a dish accordingly). The food is mainly Nordic/European with various classics such as meatloaf and salmon soup etc. Some vegetarian options are available. The prices are above average. Service is very polite... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Nice place for a enjoyable dinner really in city center. Very nice food and good service. I will be for sure back.

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Thank Jan G
Kristiansand, Norway
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

We stumbled over this restaurant and had a very tasty dinner here. The service was very good and the fish delicious. A nice experience.

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Thank Svala
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Recommended in Lonely Planet. Located not far from the station. 3 course meal costs around EUR 45. Good taste.

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Thrapston, England, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Very traditional in appearance and was empty except for the 5 of us. We were looking for a traditional experience and some real Finnish food and that is what we had in part. Polite and quick service. It did seem expensive though.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37 - US$147
Cuisine
European, Scandinavian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yrjoenkatu 21, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighbourhood: Kampinmalmi
  • Phone Number: +358 9 6121121
Description
Temporarily closed for renovations - estimated reopening will be in January 2017.

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