HOKU

HOKU

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Hours
Mon
11:00 - 15:0017:00 - 21:00
Tue
11:00 - 15:0017:00 - 21:00
Wed
11:00 - 15:0017:00 - 21:00
Thu
11:00 - 15:0017:00 - 21:00
Fri
11:00 - 15:0017:00 - 22:00
Sat
12:00 - 15:0017:00 - 22:00
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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.
CUISINES
Japanese, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles392 reviews
Excellent
219
Very good
127
Average
31
Poor
10
Terrible
5
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

wilhelmina
Tampere24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 couples
We had lunch with husband during rush hour. This place is quite busy and there’s a constant qeue. Some of the tables overlook the Kämppi square so you have a nice view. The food was a positive surprise. Lunch is very affordable considering the large portions of protein. The meals also include veg in different forms. Overall this felt like health food but in a very tasty way. Will definitely visit again when in Helsinki!
Written 21 July 2020
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Sinth
Espoo29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 friends
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.
Written 4 June 2022
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masu
Helsinki4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 family
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.
Written 8 April 2022
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epigramic
Singapore1026 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 family
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.
Written 11 June 2022
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Rumpari
Oulu184 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 couples
Hoku at 'Kamppi' offers an exceptional Japanese dining experience. The menu features delectable sushi, sashimi, and izakaya-style plates, all prepared with the utmost care and attention to detail. The service is attentive and the staff is knowledgeable about the cuisine. Whether you're a Japanese food enthusiast or simply looking to explore the rich Asian flavors, Hoku is a must-visit restaurant.
Written 10 July 2024
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ammappate
Milan74 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
I might be wrong but when at the menu the restaurant mention grilled chicken I mean a grilled chicken, not a chicken breast. But who knows, maybe it’s my fault. What do I dislike it’s the fact that this idea to put everything together in a dish makes the dish good, which I think it’s a big mistake. Salad at the button, noodles and chicken breast they fight a bit together. But well, maybe it’s just my taste that is weird.
Written 2 November 2023
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Paula B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 friends
Both the appetizer and the main course were fantastic. I ate salmon and it was really tasty and fresh. The portions were generous and definitely worth the money. The restaurant has a nice feeling. If you get a seat next to the window wall, you don't even remember that you are in a shopping center. Although Hoku is furthest away from the hustle and bustle of people.
Written 3 April 2023
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ldiscovers
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 friends
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.
Written 13 February 2021
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Chris A
Kingston-upon-Hull118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 family
What a superb restaurant this is. Located on the top floor of Kamppi shopping centre, it is perfectly placed. The service was excellent and the food out of this world. The crispy belly pork was just fabulous. Had a slight problem with the online booking but an email swiftly sorted this out. We had such a lovely evening we re-booked for another visit for our last night in Helsinki. Unfortunately, due to bad weather, the trams let us down so we were unable to attend. We were so disappointed but that just means we will have to return to Helsinki! Would not hesitate to recommend,
Written 22 January 2024
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ldiscovers
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 friends
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!
Written 6 October 2020
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Madelfuns
Hyvinkaa5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 friends
I´ve been coming here for several years and lately the restaurant has introduced some changes that turned the experience for the worse.
Written 23 June 2024
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EnglishTripHead
London79 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 friends
Misleading and dangerous menu items exposing guests to food allergens. When I arrived and were seated I informed the server that I have an allergy. He showed me that the "G" on the menu were all items made gluten-free and asked if I was OK with one ingredient. I said, no, as that ingredient (unless otherwise stated) is a wheat constituent. He seated me anyway and we proceed to order water and look over the menu. When it came to ordering, we both ordered with a new server, who again asked if I was ok consuming one ingredient which contains wheat and therefore gluten. I said, no. Of course not, that has gluten in it. I was then informed that there actually was not anything on the menu that was gluten-free. I said, yes there is... you have marked them here "G" for gluten-free. They explained that those items were actually NOT gluten-free and contained an ingredient which has gluten in it. They offered to grill me some plain fish, but I was beyond shocked. How irresponsible to deliberately include a "G" label when you know you will put gluten in that dish. And now for the kicker. I had the same exact experience 18 months ago. When I first arrived in Helsinki with my parents. At the time I made an official compliant and explained to the manager that this is misleading and incredibly dangerous. Similar to putting "NUT FREE" and then deliberately including nuts because "most people dont mind". Which means, HOKU has been informed about this before and not rectified the issue. I will go back in a month to see if this has been changed, and if not, I will be reporting the business to the government as a food safety violation and false advertising.
Written 16 April 2024
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Ben B
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 solo
Loved it. Warm, friendly atmosphere. The food was inventive, interesting and really delicious. Lovely views of the city. Will be returning next time I am in Helsinki.
Written 9 October 2023
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Lasse L
Sweden277 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
Had a lunch here and was pleased with the friendly service and quality of the food. The tuna steak was beautifully prepared as well as the sides. Overall a nice and fairly priced experience with views over Helsinki.
Written 6 September 2023
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Oliver222
Hamburg303 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
What a great start to our 2 days in Helsinki. Great salmon, delicious yellow tail tuna, creamy tom yum soup and great king prawn / pork soup.
Written 10 August 2023
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