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Chef & Sommelier

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Huvilakatu 28, Helsinki 00150, Finland
+358 40 0959440
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18:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I will not be sharing photos as the visual experience of the dishes is part of the overall experience. The meal is satisfying on all levels they bake their own bread which is delicious. We shared our dishes so we can try everything and all dishes were impressive, and when the chef came over and explained what inspired his dishes... More 

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Thank Nadim C
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This tiny little restaurant tucked away in a small street in Helsinki is well worth the effort to find. Only about 20 covers it is warm and cosy. There were only 8 items on the menu so we had the tasting menu which effectively meant everything in small portions, although somehow we ended up with 9, I lost count I'm... More 

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Thank Paul W
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Twenty seats, two - three in the kitchen, one sommelier, one runner - and they create magic, five course and their recommended wines - everything to perfect taste and matching. The white fish (sik in swedish) as main course was marvellous, celery and apple soup was perfect creamy and with just an elegantly touch of sourness. These guys will have... More 

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Thank Christer C
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here whilst on a weeks trip to Tallinn, Riga and Helsinki. The food was absolutely brilliant - authentic local food with a lot of thought having gone into each dish. I am a vegetarian but that seemed easy for them. The restaurant is very small so it feels cosy and quite special. The chefs were really friendly and... More 

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Thank Debbie T
Helsinki, Finland
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

This Michelin star restaurant is quite small, which causes problems during busy hours. Quality of air is not excellent and temperature rises easily. How ever, atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Food is excellent. Pike perch was definitely best I've ever eaten. Food was stomach fulling and thus too fast service (waiting time between dishes) caused some trouble. Excellent place to... More 

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Alkmaar
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83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The served us a full vegan meal upon request - a bit in advance - they even had some wines to go with it. Extensive explanations of every single one of the courses, which were all nothing short of excellent. Nice & small setting, as well, love this place! Price level very much ok for what you get, not even... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Had a really great tasting menu here at the end of November on the recommendation of my friend's colleagues. There were some very inventive dishes suitable for vegetarians, the Finnish cheese selection was superb, and the coffee and blackcurrant palate cleanser was also unexpectedly delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed speaking to the staff and would return again in future, particularly as... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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120 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

tiny space with but managed perfectly by your 2 hosts- you are made to feel welcome and almost like dining at a master chefs house- just let them serve you food and wine pairings and you will not be disappointed in the culinary journey- they source everything as hyper locally as possible and you can tell with how bright and... More 

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Thank rogerz
Turku, Finland
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Chef & Sommelier really was a great experience. We felt very welcomed when we opened the door. Felt somehow like home. Very small and cosy restaurant with only 25 seats. We come quite late after theater and had time to enjoy a four course dinner (55 euros/pax) Wild reindeer and barley was a great start. And the homemade rye-rosemary-celery bread... More 

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Thank JuusoJT
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

It's an experience. Service, wines, food, atmosphere are all tight together in a very unique way. Love the fact that kitchen is open, staff visible and interacting with the clients. Food is mostly amazing, ingredients sometimes suprising in a very positive way.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
18:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 00:00
Thursday
18:00 - 00:00
Friday
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Huvilakatu 28, Helsinki 00150, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 40 0959440

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