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.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Benjam's Bistro

€€ - €€€
Kampinmalmi
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Dagmarinkatu 5, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 9 492322
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 51: English reviews
Billings, Montana
Level Contributor
231 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We went here on the recommendation of our Airbnb hostess and were not disappointed. The food was good Italian fare presented with no nonsense in generous portions. Our waiter--who spoke half a dozen languages--was very friendly.

Helpful?
Thank EcoArtTraveler
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
131 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

1970's tourist service food. Were it well done it might get some points too. Bruschettas ok, but pretty basic stuff, capazzio should traditionally have salt and pepper , but in this version pepper was not found and more salt was needed too . Pepper steak sauce had some strange cellar -like off-flavor and the steak was well -done , not... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Foodiac
Bengaluru, India
Level Contributor
83 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

We stumbled onto this place one cold afternoon after leaving the rock church. We were pretty hungry and found this place which was basically a small door on the sidewalk. They had an open salad bar and you could order anything off the menu. We decided to share a pizza and it was mouth watering! and so filling! Light on... More 

Helpful?
Thank ManyataGoyal
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
128 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

I really like this small, nice italian bistro/restaurant. Atmosthere is very nice, service good. Food is mostly italian and very tasty. There is quite good and cheap italian winelist too. Locacion is good quite near finnish parliament house in a small street in behind it.

Helpful?
Thank Markku S
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2014

The place is small, has an awful showcase, but the owner and whole family is friendly and food is just excellent for the price. Compared to other antipasti, salads, seafood I have had lately, this visit overcome them all. Pasta is pasta, nothing fancy, but surely enough and original. I'll be back - again.

Helpful?
1 Thank Jayman63
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

we liked that all the dishes were done by staff in the restaurant. No frozen half-ready products. Food was served in beautiful big plates. See my pictures. Very cozy and warm atmosphere of really Italian family trattoria. On the Sunday evening the bistro was full, but service was fast and efficient. Pizza, pasta and dolce-s - everything was good and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank vicky_finland
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
216 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

Few years ago we used to have dinner in this restaurant. The simple reason was that service was friendly, food good, atmosphere relaxed and price level reasonable. After a long pause I returned back to Benjam’s. Even though the owner had changed, I felt the same feeling. Good old Benjam’s.

Helpful?
1 Thank Juhani K
Carmarthen, Wales, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

Visited here for an evening meal . Very prompt service , made to feel welcome. Lovely food ,salad and bruscheta for starters. Lamb , egg plant , scallops for mains .Rounded off with tiramisu . Would definitely return.

Helpful?
Thank Jane W
Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
Level Contributor
53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

The owner is italian and I suppose the chef in kitchen as well. Food was very good. Restaurant is small (about 30 chairs).

Helpful?
Thank Mualiman_matkaaja
Helsinki, Finland
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

This small neighbourhood bistro has had an excellent reputation, but due to changed ownership (?) there is nothing left. Just nothing! Snails were tasteless and swam im a kind of grease - not butter. Tomatoes in insalata caprese were pale and wooden. Fresh basil - no way! We ordered lamb chops and were given filet, and this lady did not... More 

Helpful?
Thank KaisaSH

Travellers who viewed Benjam's Bistro also viewed

Helsinki, Uusimaa
 
Helsinki, Uusimaa
Helsinki, Uusimaa
 

Been to Benjam's Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, European
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dagmarinkatu 5, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighbourhood: Kampinmalmi
  • Phone Number: +358 9 492322

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Benjam's Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?