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Pikkalankatu 5, Helsinki 00700, Finland
+358 50 5958400
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun 10:30 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri 10:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always lovely food and very friendly service. Excellent quality and reasonable prices. Have never been disappointed. Very popular during lunch hours.

Thank Elli_josefiina
Helsinki, Finland
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171 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This place is really a hidden gem. Located in the not-so-fancy suburb of Malmi one wouldn't expect to find the best Nepalese restaurant in the whole city. Only Himalaya in Kaartinkaupunki can compete with Makalu. I had minced lamb meat balls in a fantastic spicy herbal sauce (Bhendo kofta). Just great. The restaurant was totally full at lunch time on... More 

Thank Kai J
Helsinki, Finland
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

If you want tasty nepalese food for good price, visit this restaurant and you will not leave hungry. Two persons can enjoy meals with soft drinks for 30 euros total, which is fairly cheap. Don't bother with starters unless you are extremely hungry, because the main courses are quite large and the rise and naan bread will make you feel... More 

Thank Tommi H
Helsinki, Finland
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Malmin paras ruokaravintola. Erittäin kohtuullinen hintataso. Lounaalla usein niin täyttä ettei löydy kuin yksi vapaa pöytä mutta annokset tulevat keittiöstä aina muutamassa minuutissa. Käyty useasti jo parin-kolmen vuoden ajan ja joka kerta laatu yhtä hyvä. Best place for lunch and dinner in Malmi. Price level is very reasonable, lunch can be even called as cheap. Lunch time there can be... More 

Thank Miika P
Tammisaari, Finland
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57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

By how many people are there all the time, food must good! Very cosy, food is excellent. Location in Malmi center is good. Lunch is very very good

Thank kaisanuppu
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

This is a very standard "Nepalese" restaurant in Helsinki. Their offering is similar to all the other "Nepalese" restaurants in Finland, but every now and then the quality of the food is clearly above expectations. The quality varies somewhat, but is always at least on par with the norm for this kind of restaurants. So having a family dinner here... More 

2 Thank TravelingHannu
Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

The food is very good and worth the price but the service wasn't amazing. Good enough but not very welcoming and happy. I normally rather take the food and eat at home. But definitely try this place for its food!

Thank omppuliini
Espoo, Finland
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Have been eating here allready 4 times and food is allways good and fresh. Service is fast and nice also. I definitely go again

Thank J0nttu
Helsinki, Finland
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015

One of the best what I have eaten in Finland. This restaurant have excellent food, nice athmosphere and friendly stuff.

Thank toster1
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015

I have visited this restaurant a number of times and have always been very pleased with my experience. The food is well priced, and it's very tasty. Have always had lamb and I've loved it. The restaurant itself is not too big, but nicely decorated and never too busy or noisy. The wait staff are really polite and attentive. Definitely... More 

Thank Camilla L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Nepalese, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pikkalankatu 5, Helsinki 00700, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 50 5958400

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