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PRICE RANGE
€119 - €169
CUISINES
Contemporary, Scandinavian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Vironniemi
0.3 km from Helsinki Cathedral

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An attractive harbourside townhouse plays host to this cool, minimalist restaurant, whose four rooms have a delightfully understated feel. Choose from ...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just came back from a wonderful Michelin-star experience at Olo restaurant. I was planning a city break in Helsinki and I thought a visit to Olo would be a great way to celebrate 20 years with my partner. I was not disappointed. We did...the spring degustation menu with no wine pairing as we don’t drink alcohol (there is a non-alcoholic option with cocktails but we’re not fans). The menu was excellently structured and beautifully plated. Sam, our British maitre, was an absolute delight, answering all my questions (culinary or not) and I simply adored him. All the employees were great and that always makes this kind of experience better and personalized. The menu consisted of mainly fish dishes (not my cup of tea) but everything was top-notch, the fresh raw materials, the synthesis, the harmony of different and sometimes contrasting tastes. I especially recommend the grilled asparagus and the sunchoke with vendance roe, as well as the grilled monkfish with those great morels. Thank you Sam, Thank you Olo.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 7 April 2024

The staff is extremely kind and welcoming. The decor is modern with designer lamps. Dinner is set menu, but they are willing to make some modifications upon request. The appetizers and dessert were truly delicious, but the two main courses were unbalanced in flavor, overly...salty. Excellent wine cellar.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024

We had the mid-winter menu. My king crab dish (a smooth pudding-type starter) had huge a piece of hard crab shell in it that I had to dig out of my mouth. I got an apology. Fine, but a Michelin-star restaurant should hold itself to...a higher standard and offer maybe a small discount on the final bill or a glass of wine on the house after such an amateurish – and honestly a potentially dangerous – mistake. But no compensation, not even a symbolic one, was offered. This was our third time in Olo and every time they underachieve.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Katja Henttunen, Owner at Olo Ravintola, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2024

Dear Maikki, Thank you for your feedback. I do agree, that mistakes should not happen on our level. I sincerely apologize for the unforgivable, yet humane error. Luckily you didn't hurt yourself. I have gone over your feedback with the staff, and we'll do everything...More

Reviewed 11 January 2024

Simply amazing. The warmth and kindness that you meet at the door continues all night. Gentle smiles quiet laughter. The food is just stunning. From the gift from the chef to start which was a highlight to the deserts (s). Just delicious sublime. I would...point out what each was and why it was so stunning. But the 5 courses are a surprise. So I explore you go to dinner with Michael and the team. The matching wines were just perfect. A wonderful experience that I hope to repeat. Regards RobertMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 5 January 2024 via mobile

Not much to say. Michelin star restaurant. Very high level food and wine, very high level service, great atmosphere, great location. You must experience this one. Highly recommended !!!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 22 December 2023 via mobile

Olo has world class service and ambiance. The wine sommelier was very knowledgeable and the pairings were perfect for the meal.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 December 2023 via mobile

Fantastic tasting menu and overall experience. Perfectly paced meal, with many courses ranging from seafood to meat. What really stood out to me was not only the complexity of the flavours but also the use of different textures. While I’ve had the good fortune of...many great, Michelin starred meals, I don’t think any of had the breadth and use of textures that Olo did. Overall a great meal with many interesting flavors and compositions.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 October 2023 via mobile

Wow - this is serious food!! I suspect you wouldn’t be considering this if you were more a ‘steak and chips’ person, but this is very clever, very tasty and very special!! You WILL be full! Don’t worry with those first few little appetisers! Once...the bread hits (amazing bread - about halfway through), you’ll realise you’re not leaving with any need for more!! The food is clearly Finnish ..... authentic ingredients, treated with great respect. The service is fantastic - completely in sync with each other and the timings of your meal. We had the ‘Chef’s Table’ and I can highly recommend it if you are quick enough to reserve it. A great view of the kitchen and with the head chef working right in front of you, he’ll serve you directly a lot of the time with lots of extra info about what you’re eating and the processes behind it. The wine pairings are excellent, if you choose them. There are a few options - it’s not all or nothing - we went for 4 glasses, which was about right for us. Don’t expect it to be a quick meal (3.5 hours for us), but it will be time and money very well spent.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 11 August 2023

A very pleasant experience. It is pricy, but you are coming here for fine dining. I enjoyed the tasting menu...a number of exquisite dishes. Not filling, so if you expect to stuff your gizzard, this is not the place for you. Excellent service. I expended...2 hours enjoying my fine dinner at a slow pace.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 6 July 2023

Was with family for dinner. Chose the chef's summer menu. There are no complaints about the dishes, everything is at a good level. For me, the portion size is a bit small. For dishes, you can put 5 points out of 5. Did not like:...1. Pauses between dishes are very long. By the end of the evening it starts to get annoying. 2. Tap water on the bill 20 euros for four people!!!!!!! Ordinary tap water.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Katja Henttunen, Owner at Olo Ravintola, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2024

Dear Igor, We serve filtered and on-site bottled water. You can choose between still and sparkling. We charge 5 € / person for the water, and keep on serving it throughout the dinner. I am sorry for the timing of your menu. Naturally we don't...More

Reviewed 28 May 2023 via mobile

An amazing experience topped off by the best service we’ve ever encountered. Would highly recommend this if you have the time and budget! Every bite was unique and delicious - some of the best food we’ve ever tasted. The staff goes above and beyond all...around. One of the highlights of our Helsinki visit!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 7 May 2023

Let’s get this out of the way, Olo is expensive. Having said that it delivered. I was by myself and the staff were friendly and gracious. I had a nice table and was not rushed at all. I ended up selecting the longer 13 course...tasting menu with wines to pair. The journey was amazing. Each course was a work of art. Most delicious, all interesting. The wines were fascinating and well explained and i googled some as the evening progressed and these were expensive wines. Each interesting with thoughtful selection and different to the run of the mill. The work to produce such a meal has to be incredible. I arrived at 6 pm and left to waddle home at 9.30 pm after my amazing journey at olo.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 10 February 2023 via mobile

My first time in Finland and work colleagues really outdid themselves as a choice of venue for my last night. Outstanding food, drink and service second to none,each course was a play on your senses from,fish,meat, bread and the sweet treats at the end,all complimented...with an array of fine wines and spirits. In summary 4 hours of probably one, if not the best dinning experience I have had,to all the staff kiitos.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 10 February 2023

If you pay over 300 for menu and wine package, you expect something exceptional. Food was ok, nothing suprising. The service was wonderful!

Date of visit: February 2023
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Severi Lukkarinen, General Manager at Olo Ravintola, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2023

Dear Reetta. I am truly sorry we couldn't fullfill your expectations with our menu. I hope you could give us another chance one day. Br Katja Hentunen / restaurateur

Reviewed 3 December 2022 via mobile

We were sitting on the table that it was looking towards the kitchen. Everything was amazing until they start cleaning the kitchen. Unfortunately The last few courses was kinda ruined with the cleaning products smell. If I could be informed about that then I would...definitely not choose this table. Such a great potential of an amazing evening go to waste because of this and that is sad.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Olo Group Oy, Owner at Olo Ravintola, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2022

Thank you for your feedback - and thank you for sending the feedback to the restaurant as well. I am truly sorry, that your experience at the Chefs table was such a disappointment. I have gone over your feedback with all the staff. We do...More

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Price for tasting menu is 120€. This is without wines. With assorted wines about 180. Full tasting with each different wines is 260€ per person. Anyway I took the full selection and I must say it's brilliant. Wines are... More
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5