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Ravintola Oiva

$$ - $$$
Scandinavian, European, Pub, Diner
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Porthaninkatu 5, Helsinki 00530, Finland
10:00 - 02:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Tue 10:30 - 00:00
Wed - Thu 10:30 - 01:00
Fri 10:30 - 02:00
Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
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287 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This place is quite a typical restaurant in Kallio, with its retro decoration, and pretty loyal clientèle. We came here for a pretty decent and reasonably priced buffet lunch.

Thank teturtia
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

For about 10 € we had good homemade type food from a buffet, there was meat soup, a variety of sallad as well as hot dishes to choose from. The meat-califlower cratine was good as well was the steak.

Thank Kaj L
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69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Oiva has unique history of restaurant in helsinki. Daily buffet is awesome with lot of different dishes 2-3 warm meals soup and salad and bread table.

Thank jnir
Vantaa, Finland
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

If you are in a hungry, go to Oiva! They offer a nice lunch for 10 euros which is tasty, but also quite heavy. Yes, you don't have to eat that much. The usually have better than average dessert. Atmosphere - well, look around carefully ;-). I have heard good reviews for their brunch and try to visit.

Thank kilroyr
Helsinki, Finland
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

This is a very old and well known bar in Kallio district, in the heart of Kallio. Mainly people visit there for singing the karaoke. The karaoke hosts sing very well too. Self service from the counter. Lunch also available, but never tried that.

Thank Hannukka364
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Buffet -style lunch for 10€, good value for the price. Good selection of salads, warm meats (also vegetarian options available) and side dishes sidessides.Alsvegetarian o

Thank Timo P
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

From Oiva you can get the best bruch in the town!!! Typical Finnish breakfust + little bit more. You are not hungry in hole day! It is good to make table reservation.

Thank Rea T
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Nice and plenty brunch on Saturday noon. Too bad I only had 30 minutes to enjoy it. I could easily have spent 1½ hours there with my friends.

Thank Juliina
Stockholm, Sweden
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133 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2015

This is a very nice, typical Finnish lunch restaurant/pub close to Hakaniemi Square and the Market Hall. We didn't eat there, but found some interesting brands of beer. Over all, this seems to be a very popular place to have a good lunch at a very reasonable price. Menu changes every day, and you can choose from at least three... More 

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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2015

I´ve only been to Oiva for family brunch, and for that purpose it is a lovely place. The setting is comfortable and cosy. Kids found several choices suitable for them (croissants they seemed to love most, and also the traditional Karelian pastry, karjalanpiirakka), which is not always self evident on a brunch buffet. All four grown ups in our company... More 

3 Thank FinnFtraveller

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Scandinavian, European, Pub, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Porthaninkatu 5, Helsinki 00530, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: 0102192980

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