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My wife and I visited Nokka for a celebration dinner on a chilly winter night and had a fantastic meal. My first time back to Nokka in a few years and I was very happy to see how high the standards were. Service was enthusiastic,...the location and interior are unique and full of character, decent wine list, and some of the dishes are definitely michelin star quality. The Finnish grouse Chef's special was the best poultry dish I can remember having in Finland, but even better was the starter selection of charcuterie (elk, pork and duck)... unbelievable. I would have had a whole meal just of that!More
We enjoyed very nice good food and service with a group of close colleagues. Evening was enjoyable, starting from the terrass where we had the aperitifs while enjoying the nice view and sun. Our evening continued inside where we all had the set menu with...recommended wines.
I can recommend Nokka.More
We have been coming to this place for years. Nokka is surely one of the best restaurants in Helsinki, if not THE best! Sophisticated food (including crayfish and catch of the day) with some very unexpected ingredient combinations. Wine options are very well chosen. Also,...their seasonal menus are extremely good! The decor is stylish, yet not over the top. So five stars!More
Excuisitely prepared food, made of local and domestic ingredients. We had the 4-course menu. It was simply delicious. The wines paired beautifully with the food. A special mention to the smoked bream with cucumber and dill - it was one of the best dishes I’ve...eaten for a long time.
So what are you waiting for? Go eat now, I guarantee you’ll be veeery pleased and happy. Highly recommended.More
One of several restaurants just north of the Russian Orthodox cathedral, close to the harbour.
We chose the tasting menu with five dishes. My husband also opted for the wine pairing.
The dishes were fresh and tasty. The wines were a good match. Nice, informal...atmosphere. Knowledgable waiters. It sounded as many of the guests were locals.More
Date of visit: July 2020
RavintolaNokka, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Nokka, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2020
It's nice that you found your way to our restaurant and we're happy to hear you had a pleasant dining experience. Have a great rest of the summer!
Nokka has been one of our favorite restaurants in Helsinki over the years, and we were not disappointed this time either. Recommended especially if you like fish cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. We enjoyed the bream mousse, small "farm" delicacies (that were in fact...Finnish fish tapas) and the main course which featured the fish of the day, which was pike perch, our favorite fish in Finland.
There is of course also meat and vegetarian options, but eating fish on a sunny terrace next to a yacht harbour conveyed an almost Mediterranean feel with a Finnish twist.
While the food was great, service did not live up to a fine dining standard, especially given you are paying fairly high prices. However, given that the restaurant had just recently reopened after the COVID-19 break, I think there was some new staff around and the team had not yet gotten their act quite together. No major problems, just a few small mistakes and some lapses in attention. Still, I think the food and the surroundings more than made up for the slight glitches in service.
If the weather is good in summer, I do recommend the terrace as it is one of the few in Helsinki where you can actually enjoy the evening sun between about 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. before it sets behind the Kruununhaka houses. This area of the Katajanokka waterfront has also seen tremendous change in the past years, with the beautiful old red brick storehouse converted to several wine bars and pubs.More
Date of visit: June 2020
RavintolaNokka, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Nokka, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2020
Hello Mr. Harme! Thank you for your kind words and I am really glad you have enjoyed dining at Nokka. I am sorry we didn't come up to your expectations concerning the service. It is true the start of the season was suprisingly busy and...More
I've had the pleasure of eating here twice, and on both occasions chose the tasting menu (the 2nd time with paired drinks, which were perfectly matched). Scallops were excellent, as was haddock.
This restaurant is on the expensive side but you get what you pay...for - the service was outstanding, very attentive and more than willing to field all of the questions we had and then some. Decor and ambience is subdued but elegant, with a nice view out into the harbour area. I would absolutely recommend this as somewhere to take a partner when you want to impress, whether romantic or business.More
Excellent Menu, Fantastic service by the lovely Rikka , each course was explained with passion and pride, Gluten free on all 7 courses, had the set menu and a number of additional specialities, courtesy of the chef were amazing. First time in Helsinki but the...Nokka was an amazing place with beautiful friendly staff. Both me and my wife said it was the best meal we had had in our lives across so many courses and beautifully presented. Thank you Rikka (and the chef of course as well).More
Date of visit: February 2020
RavintolaNokka, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Nokka, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2020
Thank you a lot for your kind words. You put a smile on Riikka's on ours face. I wish you a sunny winter and please come back when visiting Finland again!