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Faro Channelside Bar & Restaurant

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PRICE RANGE
US$18 - US$47
CUISINES
European, Scandinavian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Kampinmalmi
1.4 km from Temppeliaukio Church
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 25/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 25/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 18 November 2021

Whilst staying in Helsinki visiting family we had a takeaway delivered. We all had fish and chips. The food was nice and had a lot of fish included. We especially liked the homemade tartare sauce that came with it.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 24 June 2021

A very nice location next to the Ruoholahti channel. You sit right by the water for drinks or food. The food however was not anything special, but quite average. Pricing was on the high side though.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 29 November 2020 via mobile

Very beautiful panorama on the channel and tasty sea food. The mussels are a must in this restaurant, top three in Helsinki. The Skagen bread could be upgrade with a ticker bread but it was tasteful. Musta pastaa was also very good. Good service and...nice atmosphere in the restaurant and also a very good quality/price ratio.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 28 July 2020

This restaurant is located by the Ruoholahti Canal. It has a pleasant terrace. We had a drink stop here on our way to Lauttasaari. The service was friendly.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 27 June 2020 via mobile

5/5 for the food; we had chicken and pork and a cake and an ice cream to share. Friendly service and staff. Great location with a view!

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 5 November 2019 via mobile

Took a short walk from the holiday and found this restaurant, which is nicely located at a smal channel. Menu was quite limited in the main course selections but I found what I wanted, a Salmon and it was fresh and nicely prepared. Fast service...and the waiter recommended a nice wine with the fish as well. Potty it was cold and dark but would be lovely to come again when you could eat outside at the terass.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 5 November 2019 via mobile

Service great, but the food is Amazing!! Is a must in the neighbourhood!! Decent wines selection and the view of the channel is great.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 28 September 2019 via mobile

Nice weather proved to be an issue: me and my guest had a table next to sea front, and the wall is basically one large window. With the nice sunshine it got first warm, then too hot. The waitress reported the curtains are as low...as possible - which meant we did not have the view but still got the sunshine on our bodies, which were shortly getting sweaty. First the jackets came off, then we rolled up our sleeves and finally between courses we changed seats to be bit further out from the window. The business menu was three courses. My guest made a mistake and realised he will not eat the seafood based appetizer only when it was served. Upon asking for a choice to fix the issue the waitress suggested my guest to pick up soup from lunch buffet although then agreed to deliver it to our table. The courses themselves were quite nice although could be better, perhaps more focus on quality and less volume. Mixed feelings.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 25 September 2019

The neighbourhood is dead at evenings, but don't let it scare you; when first inside the restaurant, the view is beautiful and their menu offers quite a selection of well prepared and nicely tasting dishes, from vegetarian to meat and fish. The wine list may...need a fresh-up since it was hardly any bio- or eco-wines there, but that did not stop us from having something else in our glasses. The service was warm and smily, and we were lucky enough to experience a live band with everything from the 80-hits to dark, Finnish tango on their repertoire.. nice....!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 20 September 2019

The best part of Faro is its location right on the channel. During our bar visit, service was amicable, and beverage selection decent (while modest).

Date of visit: August 2019
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Faro Channelside Bar & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5