We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Message from Tripadvisor: This business is temporarily closed until 31/08/2022

Ratings and reviews



US$10 - US$14
European, Scandinavian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
View all details
meals, features, about
Reviews (168)
Filter reviews
72 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews lunch salad pancakes potatoes chicken hot buffet bit hidden aleksanterinkatu desert euros sides
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed 28 February 2020

I discovered this place ca 6 years ago and it was a good experience. I can not remember when was my last visit but now I was back. It is still a good place to have a lunch in the middle of Helsinki. Location at...Aleksanterinkatu (an elevator or stairs take you to the 5th floor) is very good. Food selection is very good and tasty. From free beverages I really like "kotikalja" - tastes really good (NB! Be careful if you drink it too much - I was drinking 4 big glasses and after ca an hour I had a hurry to the toilet :)). Buffet price is 10,5 eur. They close at 3p.m. I think.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 8 February 2020 via mobile

Our experience in Helsinki was that restaurants are generally quite expensive. This being said, Ravintola Factory was a welcomed surprise. Sure, it looks more like a canteen, but its self-service buffet offers plenty of carnivore and vegetarian options, with soup, starters, sides, deserts and café....All this for less than 11€ by the time of writing. How amazing is that?! Can only recommend and would gladly return.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 13 January 2020 via mobile

went in for the lunchtime buffet and friendly staff guided me through the process - when you walk in you go to the register at the back and choose from if you want a sides/salad buffet (coleslaw, potato salads, there were around 50 various options!)...or the hot lunch buffet with had a handful of salads and 2-3 meat mains and same amount of vegetarian mains. you pay and serve yourself for buffet and sides buffet a staff will be behind the counter to get it for you. I went with the hot buffet and the price came with coffee/tea/juice/soup and dessert (also self serve stations) They even had to go coffee cups. The price to quality ratio was incredible only 11 euros! i also thought it was a positive sign that on their lunch break that the staff would serve themselves the food they put out for customers showing they have confidence in their food. wish we had this back home!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 8 January 2020

We came late (lunch buffet closes shortly before 3) so we had to take all the dishes at the same time. The price is very good, the choice is a decent one. Would definitely recommend for a good meal (multiple servings possible). Not really a...nice atmosphere in the restaurant however.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 4 January 2020 via mobile

The potato, chicken and the soup are amazing! Love the diverse salad bar too. Staff are friendly, she asked me if I knew how it works and explained it to me patiently.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 2 December 2019 via mobile

Best salad buffet in town Huge selection of different add one for the salad What ever you want, they have it Great desert, Thursday is the best in my opinion. Pancake with Eis Buffer is also available but no experience about it.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 13 November 2019 via mobile

Location is great and their salads are very tasty. You can choose from different categories and at least our portions were big enough to get us filled with delicious taste. It’s a bit hidden so you need to know where to go. But for a...tasty and quick lunch, go there.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 7 October 2019

food was good quality and reasonable priced but there was no flavor in basically anything... I'm not a person to add salt into food but now I just had to so I could actually eat it.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 19 August 2019 via mobile

Good salad bar during evenings, very quiet. Staff is professional and friendly. The salmon soupy was excellent.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 29 July 2019

This is absolutely the best sald bar in town. You have plenty to choose from (fish, chicken, fruits, etc..) The portions are big enough and you have a differed dessert every day of the week,,,from icecream to pancakes...with coffee or tee. And of course you...can choose the buffet if your not for an sald. As it is really a faworite pleace, its usually full, so i would avoid the tome between 11-12.30. After that is much less crowded and less noicy. The biggest minus is the noise in there.... It also a little bit difficult to find as it is on the 5th floor, and not really seen from the street (good so, other wise it would be even more crowded I recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2019
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
GLO Hotel Kluuvi Helsinki
2,413 reviews
.06 km away
Hotel Kamp
1,925 reviews
.13 km away
Hotel Midpoint Helsinki
275 reviews
.24 km away
Scandic Kaisaniemi
243 reviews
.31 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Karl Fazer Cafe
2,047 reviews
.08 km away
Friends & Brgrs Helsinki (Aikatalo)
600 reviews
.09 km away
Fazer Cafe Citycenter
102 reviews
.09 km away
80 reviews
.08 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Helsinki Tram System
1,764 reviews
.10 km away
The Esplanadi Park
2,780 reviews
.18 km away
Kamp Galleria
27 reviews
.11 km away
Fazer Rooster
14 reviews
.10 km away
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Ravintola Factory Aleksi

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