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Kasarmikatu 26, Helsinki 00130, Finland
+358 45 3051211
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Whilst focusing mostly on vegetarian/vegan food this restaurant also serves meat and fish. The restaurant seats 18 so make sure to make a reservation! Food is tasty and the way of using fresh ingredients is absolutely delightful. We opted for 6 course dinner but with complimentaries from the chef it ended up being a 10 course meal. I recommend you... More 

Thank Aally_H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

A nice & tiny place with a great service! Portions are in "Fine&Dine" sizes but delicious. Wine recommendations were great but a bit too pricy though..

Thank Hannu E
Helsinki, Finland
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46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This is small restaurant located couple of blocks away from the Esplanade Park. There are available only surprice menus: vegeterian and non-vegeterian. We went there on late Saturday afternoon and both decided try the non-vegeterian 4 course menu. All the portions were very delicious with mix of excellent pure tastes, adventure combinations meat and fish combined Finnish vegetables. The whole... More 

Thank Esa K K
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Generosity of spirit is rarely mixed with skill and perfection, but Spis pulls of the trick of mixing courses, wines and enthusiasm without being intrusive or patronising. But overall, the generosity was what comes away. Ingredients are wide-ranging and delicious, when whizzed up into a froth or what would be contrived in other hands, they remain fresh and original. One... More 

Thank Andrew1963v
Helsinki, Finland
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

A small and intimate restaurant that serves Finnish ingredients & tastes in a whole new way. Voted Restaurant of the year 2015. On the menu is a choice of a long meny or a short meny. I suggest come with plenty on time and go for the long menu. Take also the wine package that is designed for the meny.... More 

Thank 266ollipekkan
Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Had a dinner with my husband and a 20 months old son. I was worried how our family with a toddler would be received in a small culinary place like this. Well, perfectly. We ate the tasting menu, and loved it. Our son ate a fish course, dessert, and a lot more. The waiter was perfect and knew the product... More 

1 Thank EerikaRinne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Very interesting food - we took the long taster menu. The accompanying wines were excellent but unusual. The portions are well paced, so that even after six courses you don't feel too full. The restaurant is very small, simply but tastefully decorated. The service is friendly and personal.

1 Thank John S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Small, cute location, excellent menu, great service. Very limited space, so you should book early. Very innovative kitchen, just perfect

Thank golfjunkie99
Helsinki, Finland
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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We have been here several times – and enjoyed every time. What makes Spis so special is the combination of excellent food, interesting wines and relaxed & friendly service. It’s always a surprise menu – you can choose the short or long version and they match each dish with a different wine. Wines are mainly from small producers in France,... More 

1 Thank SusaMasa
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Had a few dinners here - never disappointed, they cook a tasting menu from seasonal nordic ingredients. As long as you are OK with strong flavors (herring, beets etc), you will have a great meal. Not a fine dining restaurant, but a comfy hip little eatery. I love this place.

Thank Mikko T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kasarmikatu 26, Helsinki 00130, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 45 3051211
Tasty food, fresh ingredients and cosy service. Wine prices are decent.

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