Haikaranpesä

Haikaranpesä

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 18:00
Mon
11:00 - 16:00
Tue
11:00 - 16:00
Wed
11:00 - 16:00
Thu
11:00 - 16:00
Fri
11:00 - 16:00
Sat
12:00 - 18:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.2 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Seafood, European, Scandinavian
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
features
Can a gluten free person get a good meal at this restaurant?
About
Legendary Restaurant Haikaranpesä located in Haukilahti Water Tower is an experience for all senses.
CUISINES
Seafood, European, Scandinavian
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles157 reviews
Excellent
48
Very good
67
Average
27
Poor
10
Terrible
5
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

691sebastiann
Espoo230 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 family
Took advantage of the ”children eat for free with adults” campaign and everyone left with a smile on their face. The starter buffet table is insanely good! Especially the seafood side is not to be missed. For the main course salmon or a steak was offered today, both disappointing afyer the starters. Ending on a high note, the desert buffet is just fantastic. Views are excellent as expected, but with clear skies only.
Written 20 February 2020
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heleatsnoora
Hi Sebastian! Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the starter and dessert buffet. You are warmly welcome back anytime! Best regards, Maestro Noora
Written 24 February 2020
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Romanw871
Redwood City2043 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 business
We went for a business lunch (4 people). We had a reservation. Upon arrival we were promptly seated. This place has great views of Espoo and Helsinki. Atmosphere was nice, place is not loud, so it was easy to hold a conversation. Self served lunch buffet had good choices of cold and warm appetizers, about three choices for a main course and good selection of deserts. All food was tasting great.
Written 4 June 2024
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Juhani M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 friends
We had a 70 year celebration party in the restaurant. Arrangements were exactly as promised during the reservation we made several weeks earlier. Food was just excellent and very tasty. There was a wide variety of startes (fish, salads, beef, etc). Also the main course was very well made and tasty. Special arrangements for one vegan reservation had been taken into account as promised. There was also a wide selection of desserts available for every taste. The 360 degree view was amazing.
Written 15 April 2023
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Maestro Markus
Hi there! Thank you a lot for taking the time to write such an extensive review. We are happy to hear the party went well. All the best, Maestro Markus
Written 27 April 2023
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rikutm
Singapore73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 couples
360 degrees view, great fish & salads & desserts in the lunch buffet. Buffet was value for money in price point of 53 euro for one person.
Written 20 May 2023
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Maestro Markus
Hi Riku! Thank you for your review. Glad to see all went well and you enjoyed the overall experience. All the best, Maestro Markus
Written 16 July 2023
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Stalevar
Espoo771 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 none
Named as "stork's nest", nice old UFO-style watertower, reworked into the restaurant, but still working as a watertower in the city of Espoo, on the top of cliff with a wood. We managed to book the special Christmas buffet there and are happy that made that. Very nice atmosphere, kind staff and various menu, mostly focused on fish and sea food. Impressive. Nice deserts, icecream and coffee/tea. Fabulous 360 view from the outer terrace of the restaurant. If the weather is sunny - one can enjoy fabulous view on sea and eat outside on terrace. Big parking helps a lot to come for guests. not easy to come - only reservations and a lot of timeslots booked - should book beforehand. But it worth to do so. Prices are reasonably high, but the VFM of the place is high as well. For special cases and just to have a meeting with partners or guests - 100% yes. Trully recommended, especially for tourists!
Written 23 December 2022
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HeleaterMarkus
Hi Stanislav! Thank you a lot for your kind review. Very descriptive and we are happy to hear so many good things about your visit. Welcome back any time! Regards, Maestro Markus
Written 29 January 2023
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tonis32
Vantaa134 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 business
Amazing view, excellent food and service. Definitely something different and unique. Well worth a visit. Lunch is buffet, but really good one.
Written 26 November 2021
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Markus V
Thank you a lot for your kind review. Regards, Maestro Markus
Written 6 February 2022
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Jussi R
75 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
This is one of the more interesting tall buildings in the Helsinki area: a water tower on a hill, looking like a huge three-legged UFO, rising up to 76 meters. One can see the surrounding western suburbs of Helsinki (which mostly look like forest), the sea, and dozens of islands in the Gulf of Finland. Very nice in summer and in good weather. The restaurant focuses on buffet lunches (and you can book the whole place for your event or function for the evening.) The buffet seems to stay roughly the same day to day and year to year. There is a selection of appetizers (all cold): several types of fish and seafood, salads, roast beef, roast duck, breads. This is followed by mains, of which there are only two: beef sirloin in red wine sauce, and oven-baked salmon with steamed veggies and oven-baked creamy sliced potatoes on the side. And finally there are desserts: two types of ice cream, cakes, fruit, mousse chocolat, some other pastry. All the food was good and relatively well made. The only thing to complain was that nothing was really outstanding. If you have taken the cruise ships that shuttle between Helsinki and Stockholm, and have taken the dinner buffet there, this is roughly the same thing (but with a far more narrow selection of dishes.) There is nothing wrong with this, and if you are after the setting with great views over Espoo, you might be quite happy with your experience. But I would not come here for the food only! If you are not interested in the views, you could go to any of a number of higher-end restaurants in the center of Helsinki and get much more exciting food for the same amount of money. So I don't think this restaurant has many repeat customers. I came here for a family event, and also the rest of the parties seemed to be there for some special occasion (weddings is my guess). Outside the summer vacation period there might be some business types having lunch with their clients. The place was only half full on a beautiful July afternoon. I last visited in 1994 or 1995. And might visit again in the 2030ies.
Written 10 July 2020
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heleatsnoora
Hi Jussi and thank you for the very profound review. During summertime we have a light version of our legendary scandinavian buffet lunch available. Main courses do vary and we take seasonalities into account in our buffet menu. Welcome to try out our full buffet menu in late August. Best regards, Maestro Noora
Written 27 July 2020
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sst
Oslo102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 friends
Delicious buffet in the height! A superb panorama restaurant with lovely food, friendly staff and a breathtaking view. Nice terrace. Must be an excellent place to stay for open air lunch in the summer!
Written 5 October 2019
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heleatsnoora
Hei! Kiitos mukavasta palautteestasi! Parhain terveisin, Maestro Noora
Written 1 November 2019
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Guy D
Beersel258 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 none
Excellent fish and meat buffet. I enjoyed the fish very much (the salmon was delicious), good red and white wine. Quality service. To go up you can choose between the elevator or the stairs (over 200 steps). The view during the day must be super.
Written 30 September 2019
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heleatsnoora
Hei! Kiitos palautteestasi ja toivottavasti näemme uudelleenkin! Parhain terveisin, Maestro Noora
Written 1 November 2019
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harrisirpa
Finland58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 friends
Great view at the same time when you eat ” food table”,in which is btw a huge variation of fish, meat and vegetables and also after dinner you can choose coffee /Tea and cakes, icecream, cheese...50€ per person. The place is ex water tower and the restaurant is at the top, where you can see the sea and even to Tallin if the weather is clear. You can go outside to walk around
Written 14 April 2019
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Elli O
Thank you for your review! We appreciate it! Hope to see again!
Written 7 May 2019
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adviser987
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 family
Not worth the price. The entree course is ok, the dessert is ok - nothing made really there I imagine. But the main course variety is just ridiculous, for a "fine" restaurant. Potatoes, beef, fish, vegetables. Really low cost offering. If you get a sunny/warm day you can enjoy the view from the tower. Which we didn't, it was rainy and cold. Not the restaurant's fault of course. But since they ask you to leave all your warm clothes downstairs there's no way you can't even enjoy 5 minutes outside in the terrace, so you leave the place with even a more unpleasant feeling. They could at least have thought of that. So not worth the price, you'll eat better or at least the same in a "normal" restaurant a la carte usally for less than half the price for sure.
Written 31 March 2019
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Elli O
Hi! Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback. We are sorry that our dish did not meet our quality standards this time. We hope that otherwise your experience was great and that you will give us second change at some point. If you have anything else, do not hesitate to contact via email! Thanks, Elli
Written 4 April 2019
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Mary Frances L
Washington DC49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 friends
The food is buffet style and extremely high quality. I was fortunate to have a Finnish speaker with me because he could translate the labeled items for me! I don't think I could have picked anything bad, regardless! Ambience is quiet and the view is fabulous, of course (you're on top of a water tower!) There is an outer terrace area where one can go to take photos, but it was bitterly cold the day we were there, so I didn't make it to that point.
Written 31 March 2019
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Elli O
Hi! Thank you for your awesome review! We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Elli
Written 2 June 2019
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Ricadelon
19 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 family
I have never had such appouling and outright rude service as we experienced today by my entire family by a menber of staff called Mr Jouni Puustelli who insisted on on 1 minute past 17:00 that you cannot have anything else we are closed (to keep it short an civil).
Written 24 March 2019
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Elli O
Hi! Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback. We are sorry that we did not meet our quality standards this time. We hope that you will give us second change at some point. If you have anything else, do not hesitate to contact via email! Thanks, Elli
Written 4 April 2019
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Peter S
620 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 business
Sorry to say but When we entered the restaurant no one was interested in us, finally after we asked, someone was kind enough to show os our table No service, all the waiters had something to do, to run around Finally, after 7-8 minutes where lucky to get one waiter to order the drinks. They came fast and taste was good (Finnish glög), but after that we where not asked a single time what we would like to drink Lucky it was a buffet, so we did get the x-mas buffet, which was ok, except the meet (cold meet, not even ok) Even here no one did care how the buffet did look like. In my opinion you should look after the setting... Any way, I must say, we all where disappointed Hoping next year the service will be on the same levels as before
Written 11 December 2018
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Elli O
Hi, many thanks for your review. Next time we'll do our utmost to aim for 5 stars. Thanks, Elli
Written 4 April 2019
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Someday dot Bike
Espoo52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 business
Located on the top of Haukilahti water tower you are sure to have a view! If you wish to have a sea view, remember to mention it when booking. In any case you will have a nice view over Espoo and it is possible to walk around the top of the tower outside! The food is good with plenty of choice. Stables include Finnish traditional cuisine, salmon and herring in different forms, traditional meats, cold cuts and salads, etc. A couple of warm dishes to choose from and finally a traditional dessert table. A bit pricy but a very nice overall experience
Written 15 October 2018
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Elli O
Hi! Thank you for your review! 😊 Thanks, Elli
Written 4 April 2019
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