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US$12 - US$36
European, Scandinavian, International
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Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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0.1 km from The Esplanadi Park
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good coffee, nice location for people watching (very central street with nice trees, but also some traffic). Very average, even low-quality service.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 11 June 2021 via mobile

Really terrible customer service. I wouldn't recommend paying such prices to a place with bad staff. I expected more from a city center fancy restaurant. First I called ahead to ask about the opening hours and a rude lady answering gave us wrong information (9am)...then upon checking the time online we decided to call again few days later but then they said that they never heard about a such thing and real times are 12am..More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 15 October 2020

I went there for lunch and had the vegetable-goat cheese focaccia. The vegetables (courgette, paprika and eggplant) were loose and oily. The focaccia was not focaccia in my opinion. Especially as it was toasted which made it more of a toast than focaccia. There was...also rucola and red pesto (tomato I assume) but they didn't really give any taste. The goat cheese was decent. The cafe itself is beautiful! It was lovely to sit and look at all the people passing on the street.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 5 September 2020

Waited for 20mins two cups and coffees and two pieces of cake, already available at the counter. Decided to leave after two requests, and others who had arrived after us served first. Maybe we weren't dressed fancy enough.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 26 July 2020

We were lucky to get a window table, a colder summerday to sit outside. A great view on people passing by, and the lovely Esplanade. We had a very good salmon sandwich and cake afterward. Satisfied, although not a great selection on the lunch side....The area is a place to look at the fancier side of Helsinki, we liked it.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 16 February 2020 via mobile

We have had a dinner several times at Strindberg. Unfortunately the latest time was a disappointment due to extremely noisy atmosphere. There was one very big group and another not so big, but the women were enjoyed too much alcoholic beverages and they could not...control their voice level at all. I think the best solution would have give the tables for couples having the table reservation the table from other area of the restaurant. But then a few words about the food: we ate snails, salmon, pork and chateubriand - they all tasted very delicious. The service was quite good, but again because the two groups were shouting, we did not hear the waitresses speak nearly at all. After all, we'll come back some day and I hope I am able to give then fours stars!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 30 December 2019

I had a nice light lunch consisting of a glas of champagne and the larger serving of “Skagenröra “ . It was a generous serving of shrimp salad on a slice of dark bread decorated with a tiny bit of fish roe . It was...very satisfying. When I checked my bill later on I saw that I had been charged for water for two ! I had not even asked for water . I should have known , since this has happened to me before at this particular restaurant . Service is friendly enough , but a bit arrogant .More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 9 December 2019 via mobile

We dropped in for a late light dinner. We had the crayfish and crab cake soup which was Devine. Very expensive but don’t mind paying if it’s good. Our waitress was lovely

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 7 October 2019

A friend who travels the world extensively recommended the upstairs restaurant as her favorite when visiting Helsinki, and we were not disappointed. Everything was very good: food, service, drinks. Weren't lucky enough to get a seat by the picture windows overlooking the Esplanade, but table...was fine; cozy atmosphere.Large portions. A really good garlicky appetizer of escargots a hit. Meatballs in a delicious brown sauce and grandma's creamy potatoes were outstanding. Good wine list. Overall a very good value-reasonably priced.Easy to see why it's a favorite of many reviewers.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 28 September 2019

There is a fine dining restaurant on the second floor. Really good dishes and service. Slightly expensive drinks. 3 course menu was 55€.

Date of visit: September 2019
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11 July 2017|
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Response from Strindberg_hki | Property representative |
Hi everyone, yes our upstairs restaurant is on a summer break and will be open again in august. Hope to see you then :)
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Strindberg is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5