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Kasarmikatu 26, Helsinki 00130, Finland
+358 45 3051211
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Generosity of spirit is rarely mixed with skill and perfection, but Spis pulls of the trick of mixing courses, wines and enthusiasm without being intrusive or patronising. But overall, the generosity was what comes away. Ingredients are wide-ranging and delicious, when whizzed up into a froth or what would be contrived in other hands, they remain fresh and original. One... More 

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Thank Andrew1963v
Helsinki, Finland
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

A small and intimate restaurant that serves Finnish ingredients & tastes in a whole new way. Voted Restaurant of the year 2015. On the menu is a choice of a long meny or a short meny. I suggest come with plenty on time and go for the long menu. Take also the wine package that is designed for the meny.... More 

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Thank 266ollipekkan
Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Had a dinner with my husband and a 20 months old son. I was worried how our family with a toddler would be received in a small culinary place like this. Well, perfectly. We ate the tasting menu, and loved it. Our son ate a fish course, dessert, and a lot more. The waiter was perfect and knew the product... More 

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Thank EerikaRinne
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Very interesting food - we took the long taster menu. The accompanying wines were excellent but unusual. The portions are well paced, so that even after six courses you don't feel too full. The restaurant is very small, simply but tastefully decorated. The service is friendly and personal.

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Small, cute location, excellent menu, great service. Very limited space, so you should book early. Very innovative kitchen, just perfect

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Thank golfjunkie99
Helsinki, Finland
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We have been here several times – and enjoyed every time. What makes Spis so special is the combination of excellent food, interesting wines and relaxed & friendly service. It’s always a surprise menu – you can choose the short or long version and they match each dish with a different wine. Wines are mainly from small producers in France,... More 

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Thank SusaMasa
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Had a few dinners here - never disappointed, they cook a tasting menu from seasonal nordic ingredients. As long as you are OK with strong flavors (herring, beets etc), you will have a great meal. Not a fine dining restaurant, but a comfy hip little eatery. I love this place.

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Thank Mikko T
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6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We reserved a table in Spis restaurant for to celebrate both of ours birthdays. We did read before hand that most of the tasting menu foods were vegans but we were suprised about the sizes and the accual content of the meals. We got two creatings from the chef which we both thought wete a joke, it was so ridiculous.... More 

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Thank Heidi K
Brooklyn, New York
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249 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This intimate, casual restaurant excels in contemporary Nordic cuisine. The tasting menu is artful, beautiful, and delicious. We had a cucumber dill soup with chanterelle cream, puréed nettles with puffed barley on top of a custard-like eff yoke, pike fish three ways with a lettuce topped by pike mayo, lamp three ways (belly, shoulder, and loin) with a fava bean... More 

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Thank Comandante-of-Fun
Oxford
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The food at this place is very good, the waiters are attentive, and it is small and intimate. However the decor is more "shabby chic" cafe or wine bar, not for,as it turns out, an expensive dining "experience". The six course tasting menu was interesting, and very well cooked and presented, with imaginative food combinations, but the wines were both... More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
17:00 - 00:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kasarmikatu 26, Helsinki 00130, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 45 3051211
Description
Tasty food, fresh ingredients and cosy service. Wine prices are decent.

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