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Kasarmikatu 26, Helsinki 00130, Finland
+358 45 3051211
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Sundsberg, Finland
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103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We had an early dinner on a Friday, and due to that we could only take the shorter tasting menu. It was really good as was the service throughout the evening. The rhythm of courses was adjusted to our preference and the service was very friendly and professional, Go for the matching wines!

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Thank Niko_O_S
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Went without prior expectations. Walked out not feeling disappointed! The restaurant is very intimate with maybe 20 or so seats crammed into a small room. You can almost hear the thoughts of the person at the next table. Didn't bother me but you may want to discuss sensitive matters somewhere else. Had a four course menu which, by the looks... More 

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Thank Max P
Helsinki, Finland
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Been many places but never had this good food. Excellent service and great atmosphere. Walking distance from downtown, just a few minutes from Esplanade park. Great or even greater place to eat. Had 'tasting menu'.....a lot of eating. Best wines and good gin (Napue/ Fentimans).

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Thank Mukamas
Copenhagen, Denmark
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60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Spis is an excellent restaurant which serves great new Nordic cuisine in a tiny restaurant with only five or six tables. Not only is the food interesting, with little surprises and wonderful touches, it is also perfectly executed. The price is so reasonable and service so excellent yet relaxed that there is really nothing not to like. Oh well, I... More 

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Thank Ida N
Chicago, Illinois
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105 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016

The title of this review says it all. This meal blew my mind away. The eatery is a small place with no more than 10 tables. There are two seatings a night and they offer either a four or six-course prix fixe dinner with the ability to adjust based on dietary restrictions and whether or not you're a vegetarian. The... More 

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Thank RoadWarriorDoc
London, England
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

I had an early seating at this tiny restaurant. As I was alone I had a lot of time to observe staff and clients. Everyone was enjoying themselves. I had the short menu which consisted of 4 courses with wine pairings. I had a champagne to start with, nice but nothing out of the ordinary. Amuse bouches were delicious and... More 

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Thank LondonGirl9311
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015

This is a small local restaurant that delivers an amazing dining experience based on creative interpretations of local Nordic cuisine using all local ingredients. The staff is very accomodating, knowledgable, and friendly. They truly engage with the diner regarding the food and wine being served. the sommelier even found a wine shop in New York City where we could purchase... More 

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Thank Mark O
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Don't get me wrong, I liked this place. However the hype has slightly over sold the experience. Staff were friendly but not engaging. Food was good but not great. You book one of two sittings for your evening meal and although we enjoyed it there really wasn't a 'buzz' about it. Hard to define what I mean but there are... More 

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1 Thank Razzelcat
Helsinki
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This prize-winning little restaurant is a real gem and will tickle your palate with it unique and tasty culinary creations.

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1 Thank ilmari2014
Helsinki, Finland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Me and my girlfriend went to Spis with high expectations. The restaurant itself is small and cosy and serves only menus of four or six dishes. We were hungry so ended up ordering the longer menu with wine pairings. The first three starters were fairly good and we enjoyed them a lot. The wines also matched the dishes surprisingly well.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
17:00 - 00:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kasarmikatu 26, Helsinki 00130, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 45 3051211
Description
Tasty food, fresh ingredients and cosy service. Wine prices are decent.

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