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US$13 - US$58
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Italian, American, Pizza, International, European, Scandinavian, Bar
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two-parted feelings: my food (breaded chicken) was excellent but our friend's entrecote steak was full of tendon and fat. It is customer's underestimation to offer such a poor steak. So choose someting else. Otherwise very good food.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a disappointment … been there many times but pandemic didn’t make it better. Service is under the average. Food want to look fancy but is just in the average. The place was half empty and as I had no reservation my choice was to...sit, apparently, in the area where no table service is offered. WTF? Strangely, I paid the same price without the service. Well, this was my last visit ever. Too bad for them, you lost one client and the advertisement to comes with.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Previous reviews say that pizzas are great. I can assure that they are not. My pizza’s cheese melted to a hard crust which was not pleasant to eat in any way. I did not try a dessert but my colleague ordered a chocolate milkshake and...it looked like 3000 calories (photo attached). Coctails are ok. Service was greatMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 13 April 2022

Restaurant is beautiful. But the food.... Both lunch and dinner have been a disappointments. Food is served cold, you need to have a hammer to cut the dry meat. Or beef. Too much hype around it but does not live up to expectations. Just drink...there, pizza is good too. So not all bad :)More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 5 March 2022 via mobile

Waiting an hour for two coka colas for the girls when people around us finish their food, even after notifying the waiter two times! What!?

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 30 January 2022 via mobile

So the brunch is a little more expensive than avarage, but otherwise I felt it was just that -avarage. The pizza deserves a special mention as that was actually exceptionally good. The service was really friendly, everything was clean and well taken care of. What...wasn't obvious to me from the website was that the restaurant is maybe a family place. Most of the customers were around 20-35 years old with small children. All in all not bad but not something I would recommend.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 1 November 2021 via mobile

I visited the restaurant over lunch. I didn't opt for the lunch manu but chose the entire ote. It was a bit pricy but for once high price made sense. The meat was very tender, tasted particularly good and the size was rather big. The...accompanying vegetables were also tasty. Very good performance! The atmosphere was a bit bland however - quite modern and not very cozy in my view. Anyway, I will be happy to visit again.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 29 June 2021 via mobile

Nice and trendy atmosphere. The location is next to Aalto University metro station and it is easy to reach also from the city center of Helsinki. Fat Lizard has its own brewery that is some hundred meters away from this restaurant - they are not...same place. Their beers are my favourite ones! My WTF (with tuna fish…) pizza was excellent. The price level is not cheap but not too expensive either.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Tiina K, Owner at Restaurant Fat Lizard Otaniemi, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2021

Hi Vahis, thank you very much for your kind and nice review. Hope to see you in Otaniemi soon again. Best regards, Tiina

Reviewed 8 May 2021 via mobile

Visited twice in early 2021. Both times had to wait a long time for drinks - and even longer for the food. There was plenty of staff , but i felt they paid more attention to their computer than customers. Food was ok - but...for such high prices I would expect more.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 22 September 2020

We have tried several times to go for dinner to Fat Lizard, for one reason because we have heard so many positive reviews and also because they serve glutenfree pizzas. We were a group of five, two pizzas, one glutenfree, steak and some seafood. The...gluten free pizza was absolutely terrible, it soaked in cheese, the bottom was over 2 cm thick and raw and there was really no taste. I can understand that sometimes the cook doesn't succeed but really, you never should bring this kind of pizzas to the table! The 'normal' pizzas were ok minus, the bottom wasn't crispy at all. The steak was the best and the two points go for the really nice interior and the servant, who was very polite.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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539tiinar, Omistaja at Restaurant Fat Lizard Otaniemi, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2020

Dear Karin P, we are sorry to hear that you had a negative experience and appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. Usually we get only positive feedback about our gluten free pizza, which our pizza master Emanuele has personally developed. So, we can...More

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Restaurant Fat Lizard Otaniemi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3