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Restaurant Karljohan

Yrjoenkatu 21, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 9 6121121
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours
European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Yrjoenkatu 21, Helsinki 00100, Finland
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

I initially visited Karl Johan for lunch, based on the good reviews and reasonable prices. The restaurant offers 8 or so lunch options that change daily--the website seems to be updated very diligently with the next days lunch specials, albeit in Finnish only (Google Translate...More

1  Thank Candace P
Reviewed 3 January 2014

I was searching around Helsinki for a good local place to eat and not touristy. Stumbled upon this place based on TripAdvisor recommendations and it didn't disappoint. Food was excellent and the tasting menus were set a three difference price levels. Good representation of Finnish...More

Thank Locovore
Reviewed 10 December 2013 via mobile

Yes let's a write my experience. The dishes would like to seem dishes from super restaurant, with this small portion and good presentation but the taste is completely another thing. No savour at all. It is not worth a menu for 50 bucks. Not good.

Thank millyxxx
Reviewed 26 November 2013 via mobile

Used trip advisor to find my best option near where i was at the time and this very local gem came up. Blackboard menu in finnish (but the staff speak english as well) refreshed me enough to continue sightseeing in zero degrees.

Thank danigre
Reviewed 2 October 2013

I had just one afternoon and evening to roam around the central part of Helsinki near the railway station. While walking around, early in the afternoon, I noticed Karl Johan restaurant (and guessed from so many other signs that "Ravintola" must mean restaurant :-) The...More

Thank lnbtravels
Reviewed 25 September 2013 via mobile

Had a very early dinner here (before 6pm) and was very impressed with the food. The best meal I had in Helsinki. Not much more to say really. Definitely worth a meal there. I'd recommend booking as there were already tables occupied at the unseemly...More

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 19 August 2013

We arrived late on Saturday night with no reservation the staff were very accomodating and found us a table very quickly. We opted for the chef's 5 course tasting menu was amazing. The chef was adapted the menu to suit our friend who has a...More

Thank Gordon W
Reviewed 14 July 2013

We have been living in Helsinki for quite a while. Thanks to Trip advisor we tried it out 2 years ago. Since then we come back every couple of weeks. The food is just outstanding and cooked with love. Everything is fresh and not only...More

Thank MarcelSwitzerland
Reviewed 8 July 2013

We stumbled on this place for lunch and persuaded ourselves that it was "authentic" given that the menu was only in Finnish. DInner was different, with the menu in English, more clearly geared towards tourists, but that's OK; the food was still delicious and the...More

1  Thank LEB123
Reviewed 4 June 2013

Restaurant is an easy walk from the train station area, but it is on a small side street so not one a person is likely to find by chance. It is quiet with simple decor, just a few tables but not crowded. Menu changes with...More

Thank Kamainatraveler
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$37 - US$147
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yrjoenkatu 21, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighbourhood: Kampinmalmi
  • Phone Number: +358 9 6121121
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