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Restaurant Merimakasiini

#103 of 1,134 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Scandinavian, International, European, Soups, Seafood
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Hietalahdenranta 14, Helsinki 00180, Finland
+358 3 589607299
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 13:00 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 13:00 - 23:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The restaurant was very close to the hotel we were staying in so thought we would give it a try and very happy we did. Our server was very helpful and knowledgeable of the menu and advised us with reference to our first try of oysters (which were delicious). The bill was quite expensive in the end but for the... More 

Thank Nicola052012
York, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Masterchef presentation and the food was nice but £5 for one prawn? Really?! We spent £80 and left still hungry so went to K-Mart for a sandwich afterwards. Very disappointed.

Thank A W
Helsinki, Finland
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

A nice location and a nice set of seafood offered by this little restaurant. The location overlooking the harbour and the shipyard is quite nice and special. City centre + seaside + shipyard mixture.

Thank _nykanen_timo
Helsinki, Finland
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158 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Weekday evening at Merimakasiini was very quiet. We had their seafood tapas for starter and mussels for main. Seafood tapas plate consisted of 5 different small dishes, all fresh and delicious. Mussels were - well, mussels - and the creamy broth was very rich and tasty. Service was friendly. Will come again!

Thank Purjelentaja
Ledbury, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Although it was dark the booth by the window overlooking the harbour felt very special, the whole ambience was smart but cosy. We went for the seafood and were not disappointed. I had the salmon and potato soup, creamy but light and my wife the mixed starter platter, tasty mouthfuls. For mains a delicious seafood risotto and a whitefish dish... More 

Thank pgc150
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

A nice seefood restrurant on the harbor in Helsinki. Excallent fresh seafood, oysters, mussels and fish. Friendly helpful staff. Very good meal, gets busy as the locals get off work. Worth the effort to find.

Thank Kirby U
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

A friend took shrimps but they where full of eggs.When she asked the waitress if it normal she replied that it is. I have never had a dish of shrimps with eggs in my LIFE. No taste at all. I had a risoto. It was so little that I had to order another dish. We came one month ago and... More 

Thank billy s
Shanghai, China
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

My second time here in a few months, and I would certainly return. Love the salmon soup. Good fish course to follow and finished off with a cheeky Lapland liqueur.

Thank BlueNeal
Moscow, Russia
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

If were to name a restorant that is absorbed with genuine Finnish soul, I would definetely name Merimakasiini. And barabes soup is really amazing

Thank 973elena
Geneva, Switzerland
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135 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is THE place to be in Helsinki for seafood! Some dishes seemed a little too Nordic for my taste on the menu but the food I ordered was very nice and the service was very good. I strongly recommend this place for anyone who loves king crab legs !

Thank acm0608

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$106
Scandinavian, International, European, Soups, Seafood
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hietalahdenranta 14, Helsinki 00180, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighbourhood: Kampinmalmi
  • Phone Number: +358 3 589607299

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