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European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
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Mannerheimintie 20, Helsinki, Finland
+358 10 7664550
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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282 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Located on a very busy street connected to a massive mall, Kaarna would be very easy to miss. Which we initially did. Even with the menu posted outside. But on another pass we noticed the menu and we were hooked. The dining area is upstairs. And while not stunning views, sit by the window. The restaurant was not very busy.... More 

Thank Allen R
Helsinki, Finland
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I have visited this place many times to have a coffee or a glass of wine and the service has usually been very polite. However, this time was totally different. The woman waitress at the bar (street level) was very impolite and not at all willing to serve. I was there with my international guests who were especially shocked about... More 

Thank culinaristanddecolov
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The view to the mainstreet of Helsinki (Mannerheimintie) is just great. I recommend to reserve a table beforehand to make sure you get a table beside the window. The food is usually very good, typical Finnish tastes in each dish and the service is friendly and fast. It's not the best Finnish or Scandinavian cuisine in Helsinki but quite good... More 

Thank Esko H
Havant, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I was looking for a restaurant in the city centre, serving quality Finnish cuisine in a quiet atmosphere and without paying the earth - and Kaarna fitted the bill nicely. There was a good range of interesting dishes - I had the elk steak which was fine - and they helpfully recommend some Finnish beers to accompany each meal. Service... More 

Thank leonetraveller
Elmhurst, Illinois
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101 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Kaarna is on the second floor of the Forum mall, so sitting at the window we had a great view of Mannerheimintie. I opted for comfort food: meatballs, potatoes and lingonberries. My husband had three "snaps" (like tapas): wild boar, surface-smoked reindeer with reindeer mousse, and squeaky cheese, along with a basket of delicious bread. He drank a local beer,... More 

Thank salcal73
Guangzhou, China
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has a lovely streetside bar, where you can have a drink and something to eat, or try get a window side table upstairs for a street view. Good atmosphere and the staff were helpful and friendly. Their beer special was good, and I had the herring starter which was delicous. The winner though was the elk steak done... More 

Thank Kevin C
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

In a place packed with trendy restaurants, Kaarna has often proved to be a great choice. Providing a much needed mid-range selection of Finnish food. I'm happy to have a place I can recommend to visitors straight off the plane for local food, at non-absurd prices. Better to offer them something locally inspired rather than insipid and expensive attempts at... More 

Thank Bilyxa
Helsinki, Finland
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

It was rainy day in Helsinki and me and my wife were looking nice place for lunch. We knew Kaarna as one of the best alternatives in Forum shopping centre, so we picked that. Restaurant was pretty full when we arrived around 2 PM, but waiters told us that waiting time should be normal. Normal turned out to be 1... More 

Thank Vesa J
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

The starters -mushroom salad and meat assortment- were good. Chicken with chanterelle sauce - tasteless. Meatballs were just fine , not bad , but just fine. Overall dull experience. Not worth it.

Thank Irina H
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Our whole dinner was a disaster. We had a group of 9 people, which was also a business dinner. We reserved the table beforehand. When we arrived one of us did go and asked that the waiter would come and take our order. The waitress was really rude and said that "she can't take our order yet because our party... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mannerheimintie 20, Helsinki, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighbourhood: Kampinmalmi
  • Phone Number: +358 10 7664550

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