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Ravintola Koto

#170 of 1,096 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
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Loennrotinkatu 22, Helsinki 00120, Finland
+358 9 646080
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Sat 13:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wonderful place with wonderful people, The food was awesome. It will makes you visit again. Dont forget to say "gochisōsama deshita" to the waiter after you finish your food [It means "thank you for the feast"]; table manners.

Thank karthhic M
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

After feeling nostalgic of our trip to Japan we tested several Japanese restaurant and only in this one we found the real taste of Tokyo streets. With enough variety on the menu to come back several times and bring friends along, impeccable service and welcoming atmosphere, there is no other place to go when looking for authentic Japanese experience.

Thank Marion B
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

It was very delicious lunch menu! and not only! But first time I came to Koto for lunch but was so pleased with the quality and taste of food that came there to dinner. I visited different restaurants in Helsinki, but prefer to dine just there. Highly recommend!

Thank Ella-Elen
Vught, The Netherlands
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I've been at Koto multiple times during my trips to Helsinki in past years (2011-2016), and I have nothing but positive experiences! Amazing service by the staff, regardless of who is serving you. They are always smiling and have no problem changing their dishes/set-menu's to your liking without any extra charges. On this visit we had a guest who was... More 

1 Thank Sami B
Oslo, Norway
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We picked this place for a pre-dinner snack, and had a positive experience: Friendly staff, tasty food and reasonable prices. When the kitchen was busy and we had to wait a little for the food, they gave us miso soup on the house. The futomaki was good, and they served generous portions.

1 Thank GunhildWoien
Helsinki, Finland
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

The dinner service was fast and pleasant. They have a wide variety of Japanese dishes. The portions were massive and the food was excellent. We even received extra rice when we took leftovers with us.

1 Thank Taurine330
Helsinki, Finland
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104 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Rather than being a typical sushi place offering only nigiris and makis, the lunch menu included also yakiniku, tempura, sashimis - making Koto quite exceptional among the Japanese restaurants in Helsinki. Lunch set of 18 makis was about 13 euros. While the interior is a bit bleak the place is worth trying.

1 Thank intonsus
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78 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

I went here twice. Once for lunch and dinner. I took their bento deluxe lunch. Chicken sticks were hardly warm. Salad was not very good. Fishes and soup were good. So for dinner I selected Sakura sushi selection because at lunch salmon quality was excellent. Unfortunately all other "new" fishes were not at all same level. It was a real... More 

Thank Pandemix
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Decided to try out Japanese food during our stay in Helsinki, and found this place fairly close to the hotel we were staying at. Place was about half-full at 6pm which isn't bad. Grilled mackerel was very nice, rich with flavour. Seaweed salad was seasoned nicely as well. The others unfortunately were sub par - sashimi was clearly frozen, deep... More 

Thank Morihiko
Espoo, Finland
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90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

I just to the neighbourhood a while and I am still in the process of testing out the local restaurants. Now it was time to give this japanese place a try. Went here for lunch with a friend and ordered Katsudon, which is a deep fried pork cutled with an egg and onions served on a bed of rice +... More 

Thank Liukkis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loennrotinkatu 22, Helsinki 00120, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighbourhood: Kampinmalmi
  • Phone Number: +358 9 646080

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?