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US$19 - US$41
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European, Scandinavian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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0.9 km from Temppeliaukio Church
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Reviewed 17 January 2021 via mobile

Really nice and welcoming atmosphere, good food and wine (we had menu “Väinämöinen” with the wine package). Our waitress was super nice and told just the right amount of the dishes and wines. Portions were ok size and the drinks we had first were really...good.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 7 November 2020

The VÄINÄMÖINEN menu was absolutely delicious. I have never had such tasty whitefish tartar. And the raindeer filet was so tender it melted in the mouth.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 9 September 2020 via mobile

Had a tasty lunch in very nice surroundings. The food was fresh and tasty and service fast and friendly. Decent pricing too, so will be back.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 12 July 2020

The restaurant has moved from near the Market Square to a new location close to the Opera Hall. The food, the staff and everything else is still the same, though. The place is upscale restaurant service 'traditional' Finnish food, sometimes with a twist. The service...is always excellent, the food is wonderful and the pricing isn't all too bad. It's not the cheapest one in town, but the quality of the food compensates that very well. Worth a visit!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 27 February 2020

Starter soup was nice and smooth and having hint of some mushroom taste though it didn't have any. Reindeer was lovely and rare- was really rare-. Creme brule was goodas well though my opinion is that one scoop icecream was unnecessary. Service was good but...I was not so convinced about expertise on beers. They are just moving to a new location out of the busiest tourist area.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 17 February 2020 via mobile

In the heart of Helsinki, very delicious dishes, friendly people and moderate prices. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 17 February 2020 via mobile

Traditional finnish food with a twist and very well made. My new favourit in Helsinki, especially when it comes to dessert.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 15 February 2020 via mobile

We were pleased with the food, but was slightly set back by the rather unfriendly service. It felt like the waiter was only doing his job, without any passion for the guests' well-being or the presentation of the dishes. In addition, swapping the dessert of...the fixed menu for the one from the other fixed menu was completely impossible. We were very surprised about this complete lack of flexibility considering the level that the restaurant wants to represent (and the fact that the price of the desserts a la carte were identical). Due to the low service level, we will not be returning customers.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 30 January 2020 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful food and excellent service. My wife had the whitefish to start whilst I had the reindeer - both really good. But the mains were even better. I had the liver whilst my wife had the Baltic herring. Both excellent meals, well cooked. I’d...highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 15 January 2020 via mobile

My wife and I dropped in for a late night light meal after a day of sightseeing. We walked n without reservation but managed to get seating in bar area. Located kitty corner from the Esplanadi, it's very convenient to visiting sites around Market Square...or Senatorii. Menu is modern Finnish and has full bar. We had fish soup and appetizers and it was an excellent late evening treat.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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MalLondon
9 May 2018|
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Response from RavintolaAino21 | Property representative |
Hello Marilyn, nice to hear that you enjoyed dinner. I looked from all over, but I don't found your scarf. I'll let you know if it's found. Have a lovely weekend! -Siri
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Response from RavintolaAino21 | Property representative |
Hi Josephine, nice to hear you that you are coming to visit Aino! We serve the set menus as well with the a la carte. Our new menu starts from tomorrow evening, and you will find that from our website during... More
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Ravintola Aino is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4