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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Business meetings
About
Meripaviljonki is a unique floating panorama restaurant in the middle of Helsinki. Meripaviljonki is open year-round from lunch until dinner. The restaurant specializes in seafood: fish, shellfish and lobster from their very own tank. Our recently opened terrace gives panoramic view to the Eläintarhanlahti. Terrace is open from opening to 23 at the latest.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Seafood, European, Scandinavian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 11 March 2024

Really awful experience. We had to wait for appetizers for over an hour. Then they brought us wrong orders. Another hour of waiting for main courses. Then the food was burnt and tasted bad. What's going on?!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024

We had fantastic evening. Service was good, great people also to joke a bit. Food was delicious and beautiful winter view surrounded us. Fish is excellent choise at this restaurant. Forgot to take more pictures. Here are the desserts.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 24 December 2023

Christmas buffet was subpar and all the settings were not nice at all. Staff was not polite, they seemed to be unhappy working during Christmas. Place was too crowded and noicy and there was not enough room for coats and jackets. Unfortunately we expected much...more out of this place and will not return after this experience.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 December 2023

Floating on a calm töölönlahti bay you could expect having excellent fish and seafood, and that's what you'll get. Professional, personal , and friendly personnel gave us a fantastic service.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 8 November 2023 via mobile

Relaxing cozy atmosphere, muzak is there, but not too loud. Think we hit the point ordering scallop ceviche and red sole. Our friends had scallop and whitefish, they were happy as well. Wine selection was wide enough, Cremant d'Alsace and Chablis accompanied a fine dinner....Service was friendly, professional, well timed, but we had to ask for bread ( which was very good ). That's why the word "almost" on the title. We'll come back for sure!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 9 October 2023 via mobile

What a nice place! The locations is beautiful and the atmosphere is gold. A true recommendation if you lobe seafood and a good view. The food was really good and also the service was perfect.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 26 August 2023

Before the theatre we were looking for a nice dinner that evening. All in all, it was a nice place. We enjoyed the wonderful view, the surroundings and it is close to the theatre. However, a few things that I think did not quite match...expectations. 1) I expect the service in a restaurant to wear clean clothing and not look like the last 10 plates spilled all over the shirt and trowsers. I recommend a second set of cloths for such occations. 2) I do not understand how someone can have the idea that a lobster requires some sort of pesto on top of it. It really spoiled everything. At least that stuff should be on the side, but not already on top of the entire tail. All food else was very good and wine selection was good and also a good choice. I would go there again.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 24 June 2023 via mobile

Terrible service. I have never experienced as unfriendly service as in this place. It wasn’t just one waiter but all three we dealt with. Total no-go.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 2 November 2022 via mobile

Poor service. Food mediocre but terribly overpriced. Ordered a dirty martini and was shocked at what I got. Menu said 9eu for martini but I was charged 14eu. I was asked what kind of gin and I selected a local gin but wasn't told it...would cost 5eu more. There are much better selections in the area that we dined at over the past 5 days.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 21 September 2022

We reserved a table for 14,00,and were expecting something special.unfortunately the price and quality did not meet,it was suppoced to be a fish/seafood place.nothing gourme !waste of money a good hotelbreafast is better,

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 10 September 2022 via mobile

Nice experience, tasty food. Excellent customer service. The male waiter especially was exceptional and kind to us. Thank you. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 8 September 2022 via mobile

The food was okay. I took the ramen soup which was pretty nice but still little basic. BUT the dessert was not good. We took the creme bule and the apple tarte tatin. The creme bule was tasteless and the apple thing was dry. I...hope the kitchen reads this because there is some improvement to do with the desserts.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 19 August 2022 via mobile

Very poor service due to unacceptable long waiting time and very stressed personnell. We really felt like we were bothering them because we even came. We had booked a table in advance but would certainly have turned on the floor if we would have been...told about the panic in the restaurant…the experience of nice dinner was totally missing and we skipped the deserts as we ran out of time…More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 23 July 2022 via mobile

The restaurant has very friendly staff and the food was awesome. Atmosphere was cute and cozy. We will definitely visit few more times.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 17 July 2022 via mobile

Food was too basic for this price, I left the restaurant with the feeling that I wouldn’t like to come again and wouldn’t recommend the place for visiting. It’s little bit weird also to serve lobster and shrimps with French fries. The menu was quite...small and not a lot to choose from. The service and the view were quite good though.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Ravintola Meripaviljonki is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4