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US$14 - US$41
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been visiting Savonlinna for years and eating in many restaurants there and I would say that Sarastro is the best one. Every summer it has a short but interesting menu and the staff is always great. From the summer 2021 menu I would...especially recommend the smoked vendace taco starter and the roasted cauliflower main course. The desserts this year were nothing special though, hoping for something more interesting next year. But special diets are very well covered (as in the rest of the menu) with all the desserts being lactose- and gluten free and a couple of them also being vegan).More

Date of visit: July 2021
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minikai, Owner at Street Bar & Restaurant Sarastro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much MikkaPikka for your visit and very informative review. We are very happy that you place Sarastro as #1!!! Our head chef Ville Tuunanen has been directing Sarastro's menu towards, exactly as you put it, short but interesting carefully combining tastes and...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited today during our day trip to Savonlinna. We ordered the deer steak with parsnip & carrot purée + red wine sauce, a cocktail and chocolate cake. The deer dish was fantastic! All the tastes were really good and I wish I could learn to...make this at home, 10/10! The cocktail (nettle collins) was okay, a bit tasteless, have had better, 4/10. The chocolate cake dessert was again amazing, 10/10! Staff was friendly and prompt.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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minikai, Owner at Street Bar & Restaurant Sarastro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your nice words and the important 5 bubbles. Our staff is the pride and joy of Sarastro. Our head chef Ville Tuunanen and his team have really come up with some amazing combinations for this season. Welcome again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was fresh fish from local waters. Location was nice on the water front. Service was friendly. Nice place to eat in summer.

Date of visit: June 2021
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minikai, Owner at Street Bar & Restaurant Sarastro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Petsku83, Thank you so much for your visit and great review. We are so happy that you appreciate local products and our friendly staff. Welcome again when in Savonlinna. Have a wonderful summer. Br Mini/Sarastro

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, friendly service. Shrimp pasta was excellent and the option of half portions for half prices from the adult menu makes it fun for the kids.

Date of visit: July 2021
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minikai, Owner at Street Bar & Restaurant Sarastro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and fabulous review. We are thrilled that your children enjoyed dining "adult-style". Wishing you a wonderful summer!

Reviewed 29 July 2020

One of Savonlinna’s better restaurants we found. Good location close to the Olavinlinna Castle Opera. All outdoor seating but well covered with warming lamps even on a rainy day. Friendly effecient staff. Starter fish soup was a dissapointment but the sallads were very nice.

Date of visit: July 2020
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minikai, Omistaja at Street Bar & Restaurant Sarastro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2020

Thank you for your visit in our garden restaurant. We are happy to hear thet you enjoyed the location and our salads. Sorry for the fish soup as you did not find it delicious. Have a wonderful rest of the summer!

Reviewed 22 July 2020 via mobile

Me and my spuose took salads, which had the opinion to select the main filling. I took goat cheese and my spouse shrimps. The salads were quite poor and had only little amount of the main filling, definitely one of the worst salads we've had....The salads were also 18 euros each, which is really expensive, amd I epuld expect quite high quality and big salad with that amount. I wouldnt recommend this place. Also once again no vegan options.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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minikai, Omistaja at Street Bar & Restaurant Sarastro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2020

Dear Roosa, Thank you for your visit. We are sorry that you found our salads too poor/small. Sarastro offers Spring Cabbage Slaw as a starter and Whole Roasted Sweet Potetoes (with gremolata lentils, tahini yogurt, toasted cashew nuts and pickled chili) as a main course...More

Reviewed 4 August 2019 via mobile

We went to Sarastro which is right next to the castle for a pre-opera bite intending to have their burgers. But instead, we opted for their summer salad special (given the lovely hot summer afternoon) which, like their burgers, offered both a veggie and non-veggie...version. The food and service were both excellent and the place had a really nice vibe.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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minikai, Omistaja at Street Bar & Restaurant Sarastro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2019

Dear RobinO912, Thank you for your visit and fantastic review. We are happy that you enjoyed our food and service. Sarastro indeed has a special "vibe" as you put it. This is due to lovely clientele and a team of high spirited professionals who enjoy...More

Reviewed 6 July 2019 via mobile

Food was ok, but nothing spectacular. I took vegeburger, that had tasty berry sauce with sweet potatoes, but burger itself was bit dry. Also others in our party had similar comments I.e. ok food, but have had better. It took also pretty long time to...get the food. Staff was nice.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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minikai, Omistaja at Street Bar & Restaurant Sarastro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2019

Hello! Thank you for your visit and comments. Wishing you a nice stay in Savonlinna.

Reviewed 2 August 2018

This is a very good place to have supper after you've seen an opera in the Olavinlinna. Restaurant is right next to the castle and it's terrace is quite well shielded even if it would be cold. Food is good and drinks are tasty. Not...a fine dining place but a place to have an honest meal. Have come and would come again.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

The salads we had were full of fresh fruit (especially the cantaloupe!) and veg. The shrimp were delicate and sweet. I topped my meal off with a delicious Basil Vodka Fizz.

Date of visit: July 2018
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minikai, Omistaja at Street Bar & Restaurant Sarastro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2018

Thank you Chris H for your visit, nice words and a great review. We are blessed with wonderful staff and amazing suppliers. Welcome back soon!

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Street Bar & Restaurant Sarastro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4