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Legendary fish and seafood restaurant by the sea within walking distance to Helsinki city center. Fresh seafood and fish dishes not forgetting vegetarian and meat options available.
PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$96
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
CUISINES
Scandinavian, Seafood, International, European, Soups
FEATURES
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free Wifi, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Near sea side one of the best place You need to have reservations for weekends. Soup, mussel and seafood starters were very tasty

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 13 August 2022 via mobile

Awful, just awful on all accounts. I have visited this restaurant since 90s, will never again. Staff, just fire them. The service on below par the way never seen before. Just waste of money.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 12 July 2022 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend went here for a romantic seafood dinner. The service was very nice, and the restaurant itself also looked good. We ordered the royal sea food platter to share, and the starters were very good. The main seafood platter was a bit...dissapointing. The seafood itself didn't look very appetizing. The oysters almost looked scrambled, which I have never seen before. Shrimps were dry, and most of the cooked seafood tasted very overcooked and dry. Mussels were completely cold and chewy. Some of the shrimpes we didn't dare to eat because they looked green. We ate most of the seafood platter, and it was okay. But overall it was a dissapointing meal considering the price of 100€. Would maybe go back for the good service and the amazing fish-soup, but I would recommend to not order the seafood platter. I would also like to add that we did not bother to complain/inform the waiters about our issues, as it wasn't completely terrible, and we didn't want to make a big deal out of it. But judging by the rest of the reviews it doesn't seen like we are the only people with this experience.. :(More

Date of visit: July 2022
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HeleaterMarkus, Marketing at Restaurant Merimakasiini, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Irene! Thanks you for your review and apologies for your bad experience. We always use the most fresh seafood and aim to cook and prepare everything for perfection which is why I am a bit surprised. We always encourage and hope for direct feedback...More

Reviewed 16 June 2022

Lovely food, but tiny portions and expensive. Not really much else to say. One starter, 2 mains, a couple of drinks >£80 and we left still hungry

Date of visit: June 2022
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HeleaterMarkus, Marketing at Restaurant Merimakasiini, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there! Thanks for your review. We always love to hear feedback on the spot and fix issues if those arise right away. Regards, Maestro Markus

Reviewed 15 June 2022 via mobile

Whilst the exterior of this restaurant is tired and unwelcoming the interior, staff and cuisine was excellent. Beautifully presented and perfectly cooked dishes complemented by a nice varied wine list. Made for a perfect end to my stay in Helsinki

Date of visit: June 2022
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HeleaterMarkus, Marketing at Restaurant Merimakasiini, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi! Thank you for your review. Your words kindly describe how our chef Markus wants the food and experience to be. Regards, Maestro Markus

Reviewed 14 June 2022

Nice view and fresh sea food near Helsinki centrum with sea view. You can park the car infront of the restaurant its so convenient!

Date of visit: June 2022
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HeleaterMarkus, Marketing at Restaurant Merimakasiini, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Regards, Maestro Markus

Reviewed 9 May 2022 via mobile

High quality seafood in a comfortable setting. The atmosphere is rather casual, but the food has a gourmet feel. I had a 4-course menu for 49 euro, which was well worth the price. The cod was cooked to perfection and the presentation of the food...was very pleasing. The accompanying wine menu cost 35 euro and came in generous glasses, but the pairing with the food was not spot-on.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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HeleaterMarkus, Marketing at Restaurant Merimakasiini, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Isabelle! Thanks a lot for your review. BR, Maestro Markus

Reviewed 20 April 2022 via mobile

An oustanding sea food dinner! We ate the sea food platter wich I truly recommend, had mussels, shrimps and so on. Everything we ate was incredible fresh and tasty and in top of all it was enough, not as the other helsinki's fancy restaurants, where...the size are always too small. We also had a nice aquavite and a very good Riesling. The place, at least in the winter, ain't that glamourish, but do not miss this place if you want to really eat good in Helsinki!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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HeleaterMarkus, Marketing at Restaurant Merimakasiini, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Federico! Thank you a lot for your kind review. Our Royal Seafood Platter for sure is a great experience and we are glad to hear you enjoyed it. Thanks, Maestro Markus

Reviewed 31 March 2022 via mobile

Excellent food, really good service, portion size was great to which for someone who prefers large portions is a great find. Wine selection is great to

Date of visit: March 2022
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HeleaterMarkus, Marketing at Restaurant Merimakasiini, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello there! Thank you for your kind review. Happy to hear your were satisfied with all aspects of your visit. Regards, Maestro Markus

Reviewed 10 March 2022 via mobile

Their mussel never lets me down. And the stock is so tasty, Absolutely the best mussels I have ever eaten. I also like their wine selection.

Date of visit: March 2022
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HeleaterMarkus, Marketing at Restaurant Merimakasiini, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Anna! I am glad to hear you enjoyed the legendary blue mussels. Thanks, Maestro Markus

Reviewed 21 November 2021

We ate here recently and both had the bouillabaisse; extremely generous portion and extremely tasty! I was really too full for dessert, but saw spruce flavour ice-cream which was too tempting to miss. It tastes like Christmas trees smell, and was very delicious - not...overly sweet, either. The service was very friendly too - I would definitely recommend eating here.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Markus V, Marketing at Restaurant Merimakasiini, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2022

Hi Jan! Thanks a lot for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our legendary bouillabaisse and the spruce ice cream. Regards, Maestro Markus

Reviewed 8 August 2021

It seems they sell more meat than fish or seafood even though they seem to be a seafood restaurant. We had the seafood platter. The shrimps had a lot of bad tasting eggs attached to them. The oysters' appearance was cloudy and fatty and tasted...weird. The seafood all together were not fresh enough, I assume. Luckily no one got sick afterwards! The king prawns and salmon soup were definitely the best of the meal. The wine list was average but we did find good enough wine for our food. There was no chance to decant it though.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Markus V, Marketing at Restaurant Merimakasiini, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2021

Hi Pihlter! Thank you for your review. I apologize your expereince did not meet expectations. Our head chef's philosophy is to rather serve a delicious quality sardine than poor quality lobster. We are very strict with the quality of the food we serve and always...More

Reviewed 12 May 2021 via mobile

Food was excellent and good value. Only downside are that there are a lot of dogs (if allergic) and biggest beer only 0,4 👎

Date of visit: May 2021
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Markus V, Marketing at Restaurant Merimakasiini, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2021

Hi Lars! Thank you for your review. We do welcome furry ones as well indeed. We will discuss your feedback with our team. Regards, Maestro Markus

Reviewed 30 January 2021 via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner where we shared plates with my wife. Starters: snails and mussles were good but not great - a tad vland I would say. How did they manage to hide the taste so well? Mains: Schrimp bread was a delight. Plenty of...schrimps and the house mayo was excellent. Desert: waffles were again good, but not excellent. All in all deserves the 4 stars, but was hoping for a bit more taking into account the history and reputation of the place.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Markus V, Markkinointi at Restaurant Merimakasiini, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2021

Hello there! Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear you tried out many of our classics like snails, mussels and shrimp smörrebröd. I apologize the taste was not the best possible - usually the classics are very tasty. I also recommend to...More

Reviewed 19 October 2020 via mobile

This is a wonderfull restaurant with not only very friendly staff but more the fantastic food , actually I should say cuisine they serve! It is now fir the second timely colleague and I eat there and again they surprised me with the quality of...the food. Love this restaurant !More

Date of visit: October 2020
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mtveikko, Markkinointi at Restaurant Merimakasiini, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2020

Hi Cees! Many thanks for your kind review. December 7 we will start serving Christmas lunch as well. Welcome again. Regards, Maestro Markus

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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4