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US$6 - US$36
European, Scandinavian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 November 2020 via mobile

I was lucky to find a place for dinner in the area. In this difficult time of pandemic... Kannas is nice pub opened till 23:00 and kitchen was working till 22:00. Serving tasty food and, as far as I understood, very popular among locals. Would...like to suggest do not order a big portion of Salmon Soup if you wish to try a main dish. I made a mistake. The soup was so big and nice... place for second course was not remained. However, Grilled Liver was perfectly cooked and place was found. Further, have to mention that in this pub you will be surprised by a reasonable prices for food and drinks.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 4 October 2020 via mobile

My wife picked this restaurant for my birthday. Well she doesn't have good track record for picking us a place to eat but this time i was pleasantly surprised. Pepper steak I took was excellent and so darn tasty. Cosy pub type of atmosphere and...not crowded but we are now living different times than before. Service was top notch. I can easily recommend it to everyone. Will go there again. I'm sure of it.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 23 August 2020 via mobile

The food is the best in town. Portions are satisfying and the place is romantic and cosy. It is usually quite crowded, so I suggest to book in advance.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 15 July 2020

I have been visiting this restaurant for several times during the last five years. The food and service have been generally very good and satisfactory, yet there has been some fluctuations. Yesterday (Tuesday 14.7.2020) we booked our table for three at 8 pm. The restaurant...was less than half full and there were two waiters. One waiter brought us drinks and some bread, which is usually a sign of some delay in the kitchen. It took a bit more than hour to get the food on the table and the family with a little child next to us needed to wait more than us. This time the food wasn´t nicely served nor had sophisticated flavours in it. My chicken was dry and there was barely no sauce at all. It was definitely not worth the money. We all got disappointed. Although I have had some fluctuations with this restaurant before, this was certainly the lowest point.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 26 February 2020 via mobile

Traditional food, good service, normal prices for Helsinki. Starters are around 10 euros, mains 20 euros and desserts 8 euros, with a large beer around 6 euros. Service was attentive enough to be friendly but not over familiar. Atmosphere was quite chilled with a 80’s/90’s...retro vibe which is quite common throughout Europe. Fish starter was fresh, flavoursome and a good size. Meatballs main course was composed of three large meatballs in a creamy pepper sauce which was served on mashed potatoes, which were over seasoned to my taste, bearing in mind the pepper in the sauce. Dessert was a standard pancake affair and the local beer was good.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 9 January 2020

Restaurant Kannas offers a good selection of classic meat dishes and other quite traditional meals. I ordered a medium tenderloin steak in red wine sauce with potato wedges. The steak was perfectly medium and tasted great. The sauce and potato wedges were also very good....The service was friendly and fast. One of us ordered the dish without sauce, but ended up getting the sauce. However, the staff handled their mistake very well and we got the correct dish quickly. We all enjoyed the food a lot. The restaurant has a long history (founded in 1939). It used to be a popular place among sailors and harbour workers in the middle of 1900 century. The interior reflects the long history and gives this restaurant a cozy, pub-like atmosphere. I recommend this restaurant if you want to enjoy a traditional classic meat/fish dish and get a glimpse of Helsinki’s history.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 29 December 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed a family meal here. An easy walk from Radisson Seaside and we had a range of dishes, the fish plate, Kannas Pan, fish and chips and the beef in peppercorn sauce. All were completely enjoyed.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 18 December 2019

This legendary 80-year old restaurant used to be popular amongst seamen and dockworkers of the Hietalahti harbor. The food was quite average starting from the bread. The house wine was reasonably priced and excellent. The service was friendly.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 7 November 2019 via mobile

My family and I had a good time there, the food, which was local, was tasty and affordable for Helsinki. I cannot recommend the herring enough. Go there if you have a chance!

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 4 November 2019

Nice bar, restaurant. Mainly locals with a few travelers. Good local beers. Excellent local foods. Very nostalgic for a Scandinavian descent midwest american, the best of holiday foods.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Booking always guarantees a table. But should be good without.
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Restaurant Kannas is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4