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Mt. Everest: Nepalese

This is a really nice, clean and average priced Nepalease reastaurant. The staff is very friendly!

Favorite Dish: There are so many good choices, from chicken tikka to chicken curry and many more. The joghurt and mint sauces are excellent!

Address: Lapinlahdenkatu 17

Comparison: about average

Directions: in Kamppi

Phone: (09) 68315450

Price: US$11-20

Rating: 5

Theme: Indian

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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Farouge: Lebanese

This restaurant is excellent and the staff is just outrageous!!! :-) This is a family run restaurant, quite intimate and small, altough there is two floors.

There is lunch at 11.30 - 15 and the main courses starts from 18 ?.

Favorite Dish: Appetizers: farouge meza definitely! It contains hummus, tabbuli, baba ghannouge, laban bikhiar, falafel, warakq inab, moussaka, fitr, sambusik, lahme, kibbe, makanek and kafta. This is for 4 person but when we orered it we had 5 persons and we didn't eat all (price 92 ?).

There is one very intresting appetizer which is frog legs (9 ?). I haven't tasted yet.

Address: Yrjonkatu 6

Comparison: more expensive than average

Price: US$41 and up

Rating: 5

Theme: Middle Eastern

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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G.W.Sundmans: Very expensive and very good

Very elegant interior. This is the upscale restaurant and you have to dress up. Startes about 20 €, main courses around 30 € and desserts 14 €. You can also choose between 3 menus costing 45-75 €.

This is the best place in Helsinki where I have ever eaten. I don't like so much steak/meat but here it was so delicious that I really enjoyed it.

It has one Michelin star.

Favorite Dish: I think everything is good!

Address: Eteläranta 16

Comparison: most expensive

Directions: Near Market Square and Old Market hall

Phone: 09-622 64 10

Price: US$41 and up

Rating: 5

Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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Milk Bar (Maitobaari) - Helsinki
Valion baari: Milk Bar (Maitobaari)

It's been long since last Valio milk bar but now finally we got it again! As they say in their homepage "happy days are here again!"

Wanna try Milkmaids' kiss or a cinnamon bun flavor milkshake (2,80 € in August 2005)? Small ball of ice cream is 2,20 € and large ball is 3 €. All ice cream dishes are 4,90 €.

The seats are limited but you can just order a strawberry milkshake to go.

The website is also in English.

Favorite Dish: Haven't tried yet but I think I would like Aura blue cheese and beetroot on rye (3,80 €) which contains Valio Hovi cream cheese, Natural, mustard, sunflower seeds, iceberg lettuce, Valio beetroot steak, Valio Aura blue cheese and chocolate milkshake for a drink. Sounds yummy!

Address: Kamppi complex

Comparison: about average

Directions: in Kamppi Shopping mall

Price: less than US$10

Rating: 4

Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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Cafe Esplanad: Best coffee, desserts and people watching

This is a very popular cafe so you might have to wait in line for some time to give your order. There you can find great fresh salads and also big and tasty and also quite cheap bakery products (carrot cake and strawberry pastry are my favourites). The terrace is nice place to watch the shoppers and other pass-byers.

The lunch is at 11-15.

Favorite Dish: Their own coffee and a carrot cake. Some salad are also ok.

Address: Pohjoisesplanadi 37

Comparison: about average

Directions: In the city

Phone: (09) 665 496

Price: less than US$10

Rating: 5

Theme: Coffeehouse

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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Cafe Strindberg: Great terrace

The cafe has a very central location at the corner of Pohjoisesplanadi and Mikonkatu. It offers a Parisian-style café terrace where you can find Finnish celebrities such as politicians. This is a place for gazing and glances! There is also a restaurant upstairs.

Favorite Dish: Some cake or salad.

Address: Pohjoisesplanadi 33

Comparison: more expensive than average

Directions: In the city centre, the Esplanadi park

Phone: (09) 681 2030

Rating: 3

Theme: Coffeehouse

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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Food from Belgium - Helsinki
Belge Bar & Bistro: Food from Belgium

Great food and great beer. Also excellent place to relax. after work.. Common among lawyers.

You can try some belgian specialities such as white sausages (never tried myself).

There are some starters which sound tasty. Next time I will try snails on toast with garlic butter and green salad (8,50 €).

Favorite Dish: Chicken breast with goat cheese, tomato sauce, baked vegetables and swiss potato cake, cost 14,50 €.

Address: Kluuvikatu 5

Comparison: about average

Directions: In the city center, near Aleksanterinkatu in Kluuvi

Price: US$11-20

Rating: 4

Theme: Other

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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Helsinki Ice Cream Factory: Best ice cream

Whan can I say...? This is the best ice cream you can get in Helsinki. There are five locations where you can find this delicious and creamy ice cream: Forum Shopping Centre (first floor), three kiosks in Kaivopuisto (one near Carusel, the other near Silja Line terminal and the third is near "mattolaituri" a place where people wash their carpets) and one in Taivallahti (quite near Hietsu beach).

One scoop/ball is 2,50 € and two are 3,20 €. In Forum location you can have all (but not Marachino) the flavours also made as a soft ice.

Favorite Dish: Maraschino or blueberry or....

Address: Kaivopuisto and Forum shopping centre

Comparison: more expensive than average

Price: less than US$10

Rating: 5

Theme: Dessert

Website: http://www.helsinginjaatelotehdas.fi/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 7, 2005
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Sevilla from outside - Helsinki

Sevilla from outside

Sevilla: Spanish

Great big tapas plates at very affordable prices. You can order a big tapas plate (tapas assortments) or select your own favourites and make your own tapas selection. There are cold and hot tapas and also soups, salads, something from the grill and pastas.

Be aware that those tapas that you can yourself choose to (hot and cold tapas) are quite large portions. I ordered five of them and it was too much for me. I think four portions would suit me best.

The menu in English:
http://www.ravintolasevilla.fi/tapas_eng.htm

Favorite Dish: My favourites are Urgelia cheese and cantaloupe melon (1,50 €), roasted sweet pepper and eggplant (1,50 €) and garlic chicken (2,50 €). These are really yummy!

Address: Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 4

Comparison: about average

Directions: Near Kamppi bus terminal, inside Sokos Hotel Presidentti

Phone: 020-1234 608

Price: US$11-20

Rating: 5

Theme: Other

Website: http://www.ravintolasevilla.fi/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 7, 2005
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Mezes - Helsinki

Mezes

Meze Point: Turkish Mezes

Their motto is "Eat healthy, eat meze" and I think they are right. The meze is like Spanish tapas or antipasti. Mezes are served in small portions and they taste so good!

I higly recommend visiting Meze Point at lunch time. Take the 7 mezes selection and you won't starve after eating them, at least I didn't. It will cost 10,20 €. The best thing is that they have lunch at Saturdays and Sundays also. I don't know any other restaurant in Helsinki serving lunch at weekends.

If you are visiting Meze Point outside lunch hours, I suggest that you check their webpage first because there is a picture of their glass plate containing 9 mezes (costs 13,50 €). The smaller meze plate containing 5 mezes costs 5,50 €.

Favorite Dish: My favourite mezes are borek, tabbouleh and manca.

Address: Mikonkatu 8

Comparison: about average

Directions: In the center

Phone: (09) 6222 625

Price: US$11-20

Rating: 5

Theme: Other

Website: http://www.meze.fi

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 7, 2005
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