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Reviewed 21 July 2021

I have an apartment in Vuosaari to rent. There were two potential rentals, the first 1 pm and the second 2 pm. I just had the time to eat. Aurinkoranata (Sun beach) is a nice place with a swimming beach and a mrine.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

Just wondering, Friday evening and restaurant almost empty. Food (Indiana cuisine) was really good and well seasoned. Service really kind and polite.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Pepper steak was good but not great. Great Indian korma and curry. I don't have anything else to say.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is located near the sea, in a beautiful location and serves tasteful Finnish and Indian meals (also pizzas). I usually eat traditional Finnish meals like fish. And the liver meal is delicious!

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Loisto today offers great Indian food. No, not the usual fast cooked stuff for masses. These portions are made with care and it shows. The side effect is that waiting times to get your food might be around 30 but it is worth it. Service...was a bit rough and certainly an area to improve. Nice terrace with a lot of sunshine when the sun is up there.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

I was positively surprised by the owner and the food. The first mentioned was a very friendly and funny Indian guy and the latter was super tasty. Sure the sunny beach weather has something to do with the overalk feeling but still - a super...experience.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Atmosphere and service are very good. I took veggie pizza which was made of authentic foodstuffs. My friend's fish dish looked very good too.

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

This place is right next to the Vuosaari beach aurinkolahti. There is indoor seating, but there's also a nice big outdoor terrace & it'd be great for a drink with friends in the summer months when the sun is warm. I went with my girlfriend...in this season, but more in a restaurant setting which is what this review will be aimed at. The place really has 2 halves - there's the front of house staff where we were greeted by a cocky young guy who didn't seem (i) too knowledgeable about the business and (ii) too interested in being there - just for a paycheck for more bling jewelry or sunglasses etc. The waiting staff I'll include in this category - they're nice enough and can chat and smile, but for the most part are dead quiet. As a paying customer, the atmosphere the team creates neither fills you with much confidence, or causes any sense for continuing celebration if you're wanting a romantic meal etc. This could be due, I would imagine, that many of their customers could be late evening Finnish groups of young, loud guys drinking all night though - but in the daytime they do operate as a restaurant & I expected the place to feel like it. I had to explain when ordering what vegan food was & was very worried about what I'd actually be served with. The food is a strange combination - pizzas and pastas on the one hand mimicking 90% of eating places local here & disappointing to see or Indian food of the European type & far removed from the actual cuisine served in India. However, all that negativity I've presented so far is completely removed when the food arrived! The back of house staff seemed, from what I could see, fully Indian & my meal was a lovely rich chickpea curry with accompanying rice - fragrant with cardamon, citrus fruit zing & other spices mixed through it. THIS half of the restaurant know what they're doing and you can just taste the pride & love they have. THIS part is worth going back for and the reason I write this review. My meal was outstanding and my girlfriend loved the mango lassi drink. I would love to see this restaurant take off in a big way. For this to happen though, I think the front of house need to loosen up - smile & chat more and act more as a restaurant team than just bar staff - being knowledgeable about their dishes and understanding of different eating restrictions or allergies. The back of house team should be completely enabled to use their passion & cook more authentic, traditional Indian dishes - not trying to please everyone by cooking toned down, European-Indian dish versions nor having to cook Italian food which you can get in virtually any other street in Finland. There is a fantastic oppurtunity here if the owners can focus on their teams' strengths & uniqueness & not be so controlling/restrictive!More

Date of visit: July 2016
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4