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Moroccan, Mediterranean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Buffet, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 7 January 2020

Arrived at the Sandro on a wet evening at six o'clock and was met by a lone waitress who was very welcoming and friendly. Being early evening there were few customers at this time, but I have heard that the Sandro can get rather busy...later on in the evening. The waitress explained the menu and we decided to take a mixed mezze, although she had told us that the individual portions were quite small, actually in the end they were the right amount for us. In the end we had Makodous Mezze, Zater lamb Mezze, Tsatziki dip, Sizzling tiger mezze, Saffron mussels mezze all excellent. For dessert we had Apricot-temric and orange-cardamon ice-cream as with our main, very good indeed. The only slight complaint we had was that we felt there was not enough bread to enjoy the sauces which came with each dish. Along with a pot of mint tea and a bottle of Happy organic cider we paid 73 euros in total. We would come again.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 23 November 2019

Popped in for a quick lunch and ended up having a brunch (as no lunch served on weekends). The cold food / salad table was of excellent quality, hot dishes not so hot and had been on display for quite some time already (rice partly...dry), desserts again excellent. Nice variety and consistent level of quality. Recommended for a Mediterranean food lover for real tastes and reasonable prices.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 25 September 2019 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this restaurant and it was a good recommendation. We went here with 4 colleagues; 1 person had the burger and 3 shared the tofu tagine, pistachio and avocado dip, strawberry halloumi salad and prawns. All the dishes were delicious and looked nice....Setting is informal, but that was exactly what we were looking for. The owner is very kind and happy to explain about the dishes. When we wanted to pay, he even gave us a discount, because he felt he had been too busy to give us enough attention. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 30 June 2019

Excellent food, smiling staff and lovely atmosphere. Food is simple but tasty. The fatteh I ate was superb.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 28 June 2019 via mobile

At first glance the menu doesn't offer a lot of variety which was disappointing but after settling on an entree and a main I was very impressed with the quality and quantity of the food. I was in a group of 6 and we all...loved our meals.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 9 June 2019 via mobile

I ordered the Fatteh, described as ‘crispy Lebanese bread, chickpeas, lentils, cumin and garlic yogurt, roasted almonds and spicy rice’. What I was served was a very large plate of hummus, a centimetre or more thick, covering the entire plate. Buried underneath was the ‘bread’....Scattered amongst the hummus were the chickpeas, almonds and lentils. The dish was tasty, but an 500 gram tub of hummus spread over some thin biscuit soon grows tiresome. At 19 euro, it was an expensive disappointment. To make matters worse, the rice didn’t go with the main dish at all. Otherwise the restaurant was fine, with a very pleasant server. I’d go again, but avoid the fatteh.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 13 December 2018

We, me and Mrs. Kumiankka, have been big fans of the Sandro chain. Until the revamp of their menu in November -18 anyway. What happened then. The new menu is shorter, easier, faster and more economic. Even the service is somehow more "efficient". Missing nearly...all the creative elements, which made Sandro THE restaurant to visit. Sorry guys, you have lost a regular.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Karoliina_Sandro, Sandro crew at Sandro Kallio, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

Thank you for being loyal fans of Sandro and this review! We love feedback it's one of the best ways to help us to improve. I'm sorry to hear you haven't enjoyed our new menu which is now a mix up from the old Sandro...More

Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Delicious and tasty brunch but perhaps a bit overpriced (24,90€) without mimosa or sparkling wine. Polite and welcoming staff.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

Sandro is in Kallio, close to Helsinki City Theatre giving a nice atmosphere to an early dinner before theatre. We had no reservation but luckliy we were given a table. Nice restautant with very friendly staff, the food was also good eventhough the format was...not what I expected. The problem with our food was handled very friendly and nice way. If you plan to go in the evening might be wise to make a reservation in their net pages.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Visites Sandro on a busy saturday evening. Service was friedly a bit slow due to business. They even apolodized for beeing a bit slow on serving the food. Tje food itself should have had a bit more taste, I waited for more spicy / tasty...food. I took kabab and my companion took lemon veef. Also the fries were just standard fries, waited for something different. Nice location and athmosphere.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

Lovely dinner date in this place. Food was very tasty and the atmosphere very friendly. We suggested that perhaps something else than fries and salad would go better with the main dishes though - the only small minus of the whole evening.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Karoliina K, Sandro crew at Sandro Kallio, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Hi Marcin, Thank you so much for visiting Sandro Kallio and your kind words! We love feedback, it's the only way to improve. We'll go your feedback through with our kitchen development team, but mostly we're more than happy to hear that everything else wowed...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We were having a family dinner at Sandro’s. The atmosphere is very nice and the staff is very nice and friendly! The starters were very promising and good. ... But the a la carte food. It was a disaster. We have been eating at Sandro’s...buffet before and it is always very good! The a la carte food was very different - it was dry as a desert and, sad to say, very boring. The main course included cold, wet fries, dry octopus, and couscous without any sauce or seasoning. For vegetarians the octopus was replaced with cauliflower without any protein source. Plus the food was very expencive! So if you go to Sandro’s, I really recommend the buffet in stead of a la carte.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Karoliina K, Sandro crew at Sandro Kallio, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Hi RinaMari, Thank you for visiting Sandro Kallio and your feedback! We're so glad to hear that our atmosphere and crew has charmed your family. We love feedback and it's the only way for us to improve! My sincere apologies for the food, the quality...More

Reviewed 21 August 2018

This friendly restaurant can be recommended. The food is inventive and tasty, and you don´t have to walk away hungry. The wine list is short but well adapted to the menu. Cocktails are nice too, but perhaps a bit on the sweet side. The best...thing with this place is, however, the efficient and friendly staff. Good service in a relaxed way, not something that you can always take for granted.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Karoliina K, Sandro crew at Sandro Kallio, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Hello winetraveller01, Thank you so much for visiting Sandro Kallio and your lovely words! We love to get all the feedback from our guests and friends, it's the only way to help us to improve. We're so happy to hear that you've experienced the true...More

Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Sandro has never disappointed us. We had a nice Sunday brunch there yesterday, with great variety of dishes, mostly Mediterranean. The full brunch (29,90€) was good value, including a buffet with desserts and coffee, and other drinks. You have 2 hrs to enjoy the brunch,...which is more than enough. Great setup, friendly staff, and it was great to go for a walk to the Töölö-bay to digest and and just enjoy the sun. Go and enjoy!More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

I have heard many good things about Sandro so I guess I entered with high hopes. We were very nicely welcomed by a male waitress who also introduced the menu for us and brought us our beverages. Flatbreads as starters and then mezze and hot...plate which a bit surprisingly were served at the same time. I only had an espresso and a Fernet for dessert. The food was tasty but there was way too much of it. In facthe Mezze could have sufficed as a main course in itself. The weather was very warm and there was no air conditioning inside which added to the "Middle Eastern" feeling. I we heard that the restaurant is quite cold in wintertime!! This should be fixed asap!More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Sandro Kallio is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5