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Mei Lin Chinese Restaurant

#182 of 1,169 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Loennrotinkatu 33-35, Helsinki 00180, Finland
+358 45 1032688
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12:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:30
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Central Florida
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105 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in on a cloudy Sunday for some vittles and am glad I did. Staff were friendly and the restaurant was quiet. Had the spring rolls and the "Deep fried Beef with Chilies in Chongqing style". The spring roles were nice (different than the ones I'm used to, but with a nice sweet chili sauce). The beef was good, but... More 

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Alyth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Fair choice of dishes though not the choice that we are used to in the U.K. Definitely authentic with the place full of Asians. Quick service depending on what you order. My pork meal was nearly finished before my companions got their prawn dishes!

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Espoo, Finland
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

First ever visit and immediately fell in love with the restaurant. Had an early dinner and chose three courses (gong pao chicken, pork and shrimps) and one starter (spring rolls). Beautiful seasoning with pure taste with all of them. Rise served freshly which tells about owners' commitment to quality. Highly recommended!

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London, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Followed reviewers and went today al lunch. Very 'scandinavian' minimalistic furniture but lots of asians, which is always a good sign. waitress didn't speak english but menus were (written in) so all good and easy. had bowl of dumplings with chili broth and beef with vegetables and steamed rice. truly big portions. paid €27, nothing in Helsinki. i liked it.... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I find this place "real" compared to the other Chinese restaurants in Finland. The food is delicious and succulent, the spices aren't being forgotten and the service is really welcoming. I visit here with friends roughly 6-7 times a year. Highly Recommended!

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1 Thank FeuerGehirn
Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I visited this place because of good reviews and amazing pictures on Tripadvisor. And I have to say, I was TOTALLY dissapointed. First thing we tasted were the dumplings and they were brought to us in a bowl that was filled with tastless/bland buljong. Chiken noodles had a weird burnt aftertaste, eventhough they looked totally fine. Then we tried some... More 

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Estonia
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233 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

This isn't your typical greasy spoon Chinese fast food place. No, although the decor is rather sparse, it looks minimalistic, stylish, cool and Nordic. The menu list does not go on for pages and pages and there are many typical Chinese fast food dishes that you won't find here. However, you'll find something much better as the dishes here are... More 

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Thank Applefee
Finland
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Many people say that Mei Lin has very authentic Chinese food. I have never been in China so I can't say about this but food is great and I love this place! At least I felt like I was in China. Don't let the simple a little rugged appearance fool you, this place really is worth visiting!

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Helsinki, Finland
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I work in a Chinese company, and I very quickly learned that Mei Lin is the favourite chinese in town to all of our expats and local chinese. My first visit was a business lunch, and I've been a regular ever since! Just make sure you order all the truly traditional Sichuan food and you'll be in for a treat.... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I have heard good things about this "best Chinese in town" restaurant so I had to try it. First of all, this does not look like an awesome place from the outside. The decor is pretty standard and nothing fancy. Do not let that fool you though, you can get some really delicious dishes from there. Just open up the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loennrotinkatu 33-35, Helsinki 00180, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 45 1032688

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