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Ravintola Wanha Lyhty

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Scandinavian, European
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Kokkola, Finland
+358 6 8680188
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Helsinki, Finland
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you feel lonely go here and have a drink. You will find the best personel in the world, and talkative people too. Food is good and you feel like home.

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Thank ZolloPaa
Helsinki, Finland
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121 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We can copy a lot from our previous review for this new review. The interior was cosy and food quality was high but the service did not reach the same level. During our visit they had in their menu smoked reindeer as a flavor both in their sherry tasted smoked reindeer-chantarelle soup and blue-cheese escalope. Both courses were tasty, but... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Food was okay, salmon and new potatoes. Dessert was good, cheesecake and strawberrysauce. I had a glass of chardonnay but it tasted like the bottle had been open for days.. Quite expensive glass of wine I almost couldn't drink. Others liked their red wine. Service was a bit slow because there was only one waitress serving customers. They don't have... More 

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Thank Heta Ä
Finland
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Recommended. Very atmospheric cellar/basement milieau and great food! Restaurant staff also very friendly.

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Thank MarkoJ
Helsinki, Finland
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121 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

This was our third visit within a year. We had a feeling that their menu had remained very similar during these visits. Actually it did not matter very much, since it was several months since our previous visit. The restaurant is situated in nice basement premises which originally have been used as storages. The stairs down are a slight challenge... More 

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Thank kariheikki
Kokkola, Finland
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Wanha Lyhty (Kellari) is a great place to eat. Restaurant is located in two levels. Wanha Lyhty on the street level and Kellari (Cellar) in the cellar. Recommend to go the cellar due to it's great atmosphere. Menu is quite small, but everything on it is awesome! Staff is also very friendly. Best restaurant in Kokkola (although a bit expensive).

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Thank Kyde1982
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015

We ate here on our vacation. Location was near our hotel in downtown Kokkola. It is in a basement-like dark setting, which is an interesting mood. The restaurant seems a little on the older side but service and food were both good. We both had the steak (most expensive item on the menu) and it was very tasty. Wine listing... More 

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Thank D6846LQjennifer
Kokkola, Finland
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2013

It´s a small cosy restaurant in an old salt store in the basement, at streetlevel you can also enjoy your meal in a more publike/livingroom environment. They also have a good selection of beers. It´s in the center of Kokkola(founded in 1620) Finland. In the surroundings of Kokkola about 70% of leisureboats in Finland are built, for example: Swan and... More 

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Thank Johan B
Helsinki, Finland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2012

Very charming and harmful "old fashion" restaurant. The food was very good and athmophere was nice for every ages.

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Thank JaTa155
Paris, France
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2011

Atmosphere is good: pleasant cellar with warm decoration. Enough room for big dinner party, separated tables for more privacy. Service is minimum. Expect nothing more than average politeness. Not especially fast. Food is rather plain. Meat is as usual overcooked and not of the best quality. Sauces are mostly processed, especially salad sauces. Overall it makes the restaurant quite expensive... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$29 - US$37
Cuisine
Scandinavian, European
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kokkola, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Central Ostrobothnia  >  Kokkola
  • Phone Number: +358 6 8680188

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