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HOKU is a casual restaurant located in the Helsinki Kamppi district started by Ryan Shibuya. Ryan was born and raised in Hawaii and wanted to share some of the great foods from back home. Nothing fancy, just good food in a casual environment.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Japanese, Asian
FEATURES
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Love this place, the atmosphere is great, tofu is well cooked silken inside, crispy on the outside and the portions are big 😊

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place for lunch. Kitchen seems clean and well-run. Really a good place for lunch and decent Asian-Hawaiian food.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 11 November 2022 via mobile

His signature dish teriyaki salmon got a rival Tom Yum. The best in town. Hoku is my favorite lunch restaurant since more than 8 years - and his teriyaki salmon is unbeaten. Untill now. Tom Yum soup is new on the list for lunch. If...you order a small salat as a side instead of the rice - its the best keto lunch! Its just so good - and its big - lots of salmon and tiger shrimps.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 21 July 2022 via mobile

The food here is average. I had the highly regarded teriyaki salmon. This is a thick piece of salmon cooked with teriaky sauce. It's a very average dish. The pork belly is better, but not great.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 11 June 2022 via mobile

The breathtaking view from the bright and airy dining room is surpassed by the exceptional fusion food served. The combination was natural and the flavours blended well together. Every dish was a delight. Enjoyed the mocktails too.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 June 2022 via mobile

I have gone for lunch in Hoku every single time I visit in Helsinki and every time I have had a perfect lunch. Hoku is the best lunch restaurant in Finland and their Teriayki Salmon is a legendary, unmatched lunch dish. I have recommended Hoku...to my family, friends and anyone who asks for a lunch place in Helsinki. If I had to choose one restaurant to get married with, it would be Hoku.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 16 May 2022

I ate fried chicken and it was great. Nicely glaced and crispy. Lots of people and a queue for lunch, but I recommend this.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 8 April 2022 via mobile

I went for a family dinner to Hoku. The place is quite nice, but the tables were really close to each other, which a bit bothered me in case the person sitting behind me would’ve stood up. There were plenty of drink choices to choose...from. To eat, I chose the whitefish with crab and it came in a shape of a small cake with beurre blanc sauce. I am not 100 sure if that was the best sauce choice for the dish, but the food was good! I would go there again for it, so thumbs up for that. Service was very good and our waitress was really nice from the moment we came in to the moment we left. Thanks for that! 3.5/5, would go again but not to the top of my list.More

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

Extremely family friendly, we felt very welcome with our baby. She even was served with her own rice cup and some cucumber, so nice! I had treiyaki salmon with potato salad and it was amazing. Will defenitely come here again!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 14 October 2021 via mobile

Good, friendly service and tasty, beautifully set food. Only tiny minus, that there were very little, If any hints of Hawaii in the food. So if you get there expecting for something extraordinary, best be prepared to get good Korean style food.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 20 July 2021 via mobile

Really friendly and welcoming staff, cozy atmosphere and extremely good lunch. Luckily we got a table with a view and that was a cherry on top

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 13 February 2021 via mobile

Once again delicious food with excellent service! I booked a table with Veera. She was lovely and professional and I thank her for going the extra mile to organize us a table by the window. She called me back to tell me she was able...to book a table by window at desirable time. At restaurant curly haired waiter was helpful and professional! Also, vegan salad dressing was updated which was a nice improvement.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 18 January 2021

We went there to eat for our anniversary. Setting was modern and casual. The drinks were good and tasty. Starters were truly great. Main course left nothing to complain. Service was friendly.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 6 October 2020 via mobile

Food was delicious! Service was very good too! Best Asian-Hawaiian fusion restaurant in Helsinki. Portion size is huge compared to prices. Beautiful view to Helsinki city centre from window table. I will definitely recommend this to my friends and come here again. Thank you!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 4 October 2020

Wonderful lunch, had pork with rice and oddly the best part was the delicious potato salad with spices I don't usually encounter in potato salad. Portion had maybe too much pork, but otherwise good stuff.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Yes, HOKU offers takeaway services.

HOKU is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4