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US$29 - US$61
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French, European, Central European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent preparation of Atlantic Char, similar to a large fresh trout with lemon and herbs. Good value. Excellent service. Classic French quality.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 27 August 2020 via mobile

Wonderful french-style restaurant in a nice neighbourhood. Small, but very delicate menu with veggie-and fish options. Wine pairing was excellent and the atmosphere really nice. Will definately go again. Be sure to book a table, it was full of guests on the Wednesday we went....And perhaps best of all, great value for the bucks!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 28 June 2022 via mobile

We ended up at Pastis as it was right opposite our hotel Lilla Robert’s. It’s maybe more of a date kind of place but we had two kids with us and that was fine too. Got a table outside on a gorgeous summer night. Food...was very nice. I had a steak tartare to start and fish of the day which was mackerel. Kids shared tiny and very tasty pasta and a Croque Monsieur (strange on a white table cloth dinner menu). The latter had very spicy (English?) mustard in it which was an eye-watering surprise. My husband’s salmon ceviche was a hit but pork was mostly fat. The baked new potatoes and aioli were the highlight of our dinner, although everything was nice. Everything was very garlicky so so avoid if you’re opposed to garlic! Would definitely go back. Probably need to book - we went on a Monday and it was quite busy!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 29 April 2022

Went with friends to eat at Pastis. The food is good, I had first the scallops, the juice was a little bit too sweet for me, my main course was the fried pulpa. The main course gets five points from me, the taste was perfect!...I only have to give three points to the whole experiene, because the male waiter was really not friendly. I wanted to have a red wine from the Rhone valley but by mistake showed a white wine on the list. When he brought the wine, which still was in the bottle, I appologized, but he just took off very unpolitely and did not listen to me. Afterwards he made no eye contact and acted very strange at least to me. The female waiter was on the other hand super nice. Still I don’t understand that kind of customer service., sorry.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 12 March 2022 via mobile

Perfectly grilled meat with fresh sides worked nicely. Portion sizes were reasonable. Good service in cozy little restaurant. Will visit again.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 5 March 2022 via mobile

Very average food, vine set okay except mediacore red vine. Main course meat taste but alk the side dishes missing. Cheese set good but cery poir dessert ( ice cream on top of ’pulla’)

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 19 January 2022 via mobile

What a charming small bistro with a good food. My first time here and absolutely loved it. Very very very good service, nice atmosphere, good food, authentic music and excellent wine selection. What more you can expect? Menu was quite small but enough. Felt like...France.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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MypaTytöt, General Manager at Restaurant Pastis, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2022

Thank you for your feedback and so glad to hear that your visit was succesful. Hope to see you soon again! Kr, Pastis

Reviewed 8 July 2021 via mobile

I was celebrating my 18th birthday in Pastis with my parents. The experience was exquisite. I ordered bouillabaisse and white fish. The courses were elegantly served and the flavours were on point. I felt as if I had been somewhere on holiday although it was...a wet and dark day in Finnish November in the middle of the pandemic.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 25 April 2021 via mobile

Very lovely and cozy small restaurant. Menu is not that big but there is definitely something for everyone. For appetizers we ate tartar and fish. Tartar was a nice sized portion with acidic components, flounder dish was very fresh and smoky. For entrees we had...pheasant with foie gras, could not recommend more. Fries with the truffle mayonnaise is worth a try. Same with the rhubarb pie with ice cream. Wine list is filled with selection and the staff is eager to help you pick. Very reasonable prices!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 16 July 2020 via mobile

Restaurant was full on a Wednesday evening. We enjoyed their 4 course meal. Fish starter and main meat were very good. Cheese with their apple chutney was a good combo and dessert champagne mousse with strawberries a nice ending for the dinner. Service friendly with...good timing. Would visit here again.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Maria_Pastis, General Manager at Restaurant Pastis, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2020

Hi, thank you for your kind words. Happy to hear that all things we hold close to our heart with food and service have reached you and created an successful evening! Hope to see you soon again.

Reviewed 29 June 2020

It's been almost a year since I was at Pastis and we were quick to book an early sunny dinner on the terrace once the restaurant was fully up and running following the corona shutdowns. The wine list continues to impress - so much variety...and good stuff at very agreeable prices - and the food is faithful and top quality french bistro fare. Tip for timing: try and get a table on the terrace between 17:00-18:30 in the summer as that is peak sunshine! Otherwise you'll be in the shade (which in fairness might be preferable if temperatures get to 30°C again!).More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Maria_Pastis, General Manager at Restaurant Pastis, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2020

Hi, Thank you for your kind words on this challenging year. We are glad to hear our wine and food are top-notch. We hope to see you soon again! Couple of good terrace weeks hopefully left.

Reviewed 5 June 2020

The restaurants in Helsinki have re-opened with special coronavirus conditions on 1 June 2020. We had lunch in Pastis. We all three chose the three-course menu of the day for 31 €. Asparagus soup, chicken on vegetable bed and a pannacotta. Personally I would have...liked something milder than pickled morels in the asparagus soup. The personnel are friendly and professional. The wines are quite pricey.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Maria_Pastis, General Manager at Restaurant Pastis, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2020

Hi, Thank you for your kind review. Just opened again for lunch and continue our great Menu du Jour tue-fri. Always happy to receive constructive criticism so that we can became even better. Hope to see you soon again!

Reviewed 21 May 2020 via mobile

In the realm of classic French gastronomy, this restaurant is focused on heartier meat dishes with brilliant accompaniments. I had a rack of lamb, cooked perfectly rare/medium-rare with grilled endive, truffle fries, and foie gras. Very rich, but also balanced well with an interesting selection...of wines. Like other fine dining restaurants in Helsinki, it isn't a budget friendly meal, but if you can make an allowance for Pastis you will be in for a treat.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Maria_Pastis, General Manager at Restaurant Pastis, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2020

Hi, Thank you for your kind words. We are happy and proud to fly the flag for french country style cuisine. Our sommelier has done a great job with our wine list, earning us a Wine spectator prize second year in a row. Hope to...More

Reviewed 16 February 2020 via mobile

Had the chef's menu with matching wines, and a pastis aperitif. We were very happy everything, food was tasty and dishes well presented, and especially the wines were delicious! There was a lively "Parisian" atmosphere and we enjoyed the evening. The restaurant is popular, so...make a reservation a few weeks ahead!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Maria_Pastis, Manager at Restaurant Pastis, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2020

Hi, Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased to hear that our Little Paris created a successful evening for you. We take great pride in our food and wine and happy to hear pairings worked to your taste. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 20 January 2020 via mobile

We had a large group dinner at the private room. Everything worked well. Starter, main course and dessert were all very good ones. Nice wines to finish the positive outcome.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Maria_Pastis, Manager at Restaurant Pastis, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2020

Hi, Thank you for your kind words. We are happy to hear that our Le Petit Pastis suited your needs and food was delicious. Hope to see you soon again!

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