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Mei Lin Chinese Restaurant

#171 of 1,142 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
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Loennrotinkatu 33-35, Helsinki 00180, Finland
+358 45 1032688
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:30
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Espoo, Finland
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I find this place "real" compared to the other Chinese restaurants in Finland. The food is delicious and succulent, the spices aren't being forgotten and the service is really welcoming. I visit here with friends roughly 6-7 times a year. Highly Recommended!

1 Thank FeuerGehirn
Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I visited this place because of good reviews and amazing pictures on Tripadvisor. And I have to say, I was TOTALLY dissapointed. First thing we tasted were the dumplings and they were brought to us in a bowl that was filled with tastless/bland buljong. Chiken noodles had a weird burnt aftertaste, eventhough they looked totally fine. Then we tried some... More 

Thank monika_tisson
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219 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This isn't your typical greasy spoon Chinese fast food place. No, although the decor is rather sparse, it looks minimalistic, stylish, cool and Nordic. The menu list does not go on for pages and pages and there are many typical Chinese fast food dishes that you won't find here. However, you'll find something much better as the dishes here are... More 

Thank Applefee
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Many people say that Mei Lin has very authentic Chinese food. I have never been in China so I can't say about this but food is great and I love this place! At least I felt like I was in China. Don't let the simple a little rugged appearance fool you, this place really is worth visiting!

Thank TobyFin
Helsinki, Finland
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I work in a Chinese company, and I very quickly learned that Mei Lin is the favourite chinese in town to all of our expats and local chinese. My first visit was a business lunch, and I've been a regular ever since! Just make sure you order all the truly traditional Sichuan food and you'll be in for a treat.... More 

Thank latelammas
Espoo, Finland
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93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I have heard good things about this "best Chinese in town" restaurant so I had to try it. First of all, this does not look like an awesome place from the outside. The decor is pretty standard and nothing fancy. Do not let that fool you though, you can get some really delicious dishes from there. Just open up the... More 

Thank Liukkis
Milan, Italy
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The authentic (I've been told) touch is very nice at Mei Lin. The decor is plain and the ample, tasty dishes, are simple as well, in the best way. There is almost a rare "homemade" feeling here.

Thank Fred G
Helsinki, Finland
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Good chinese retaurant close to the Hietaniemi market place. This place is quite full every evening, lots of oriental customers, so it has to be authentic. The menu is wide, my favourites are fried Gyozas, they have also Hot Pot. Some dishes are quite oily, but still really tasty. They love chilli also. You do not need table reservation for... More 

Thank ToniPoni
Helsinki, Finland
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99 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Had somerhing called DumDumNoodles. Thats very simple food. Three Euros would have been the right price tack

Thank Andyplusfamily
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I ordered food and asked not to have any nuts since I'm allergic. After I had eaten half of the food I found a couple of nuts from the sauce. They barely even said sorry! I could have died if I hadn't noticed the nuts.

Thank Lari H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loennrotinkatu 33-35, Helsinki 00180, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 45 1032688

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?