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The Nomad Project Welcome to Nomad Food & Wine A food-lover’s journey combining the techniques and philosophy of Italian cuisine with African flavors and Nordic influences. From Paco, our Head Chef and owner: This is Nomadic cuisine “Nomadic cuisine is about taking the best foods, ingredients, techniques and flavors of different cultures, from the South to the North, and fusing them into something completely new. I grew up between two cultures and two food traditions, the Senegalese and the Italian. My roots are in Dakar, Senegal, but I trained as a chef in one of the top culinary schools of Italy, Alma scuola di Alta Cucina Italiana in Colorno (Parma)/ Italy. For the past 12 years I have been
PRICE RANGE
€10 - €30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, European, Mediterranean
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 28 December 2023

Nomad is an inauspicious restaurant located just a stones' throw from the city centre and one block up from the River Aura. The outside appearance is not one to immediately attract diners but once you are over the threshold it has a warm beating heart...which is the staff. They are friendly, efficient and work their socks off to serve a full compliment of customers without unnecessary delay. The menu is not so extensive, but contains food for most tastes and the portions are plentiful. A complimentary taster was a welcome surprise and could easily have been listed as a very agreeable starter. Each course is created fresh and served at just the right temperature - there is no waste. I would fully recommend the Brisket main. It is a refreshing change from so many other stereotypical eateries in Turku and one I will doubtless return to and would encourage others to experience NOMAD if you haven't been before.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 6 September 2023 via mobile

Absolutely interesting mix of flavors as the restaurant promised. Friendly, fast and flexible service. Portions were adequate and different sauces definitely exciting and tasteful.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023

There were ten of us. We have been waiting for our food for ages, we came at 5 pm and the main dish was served about 7:30! The food was not that great for its price, pasta was over cooked, I didn’t find any traces...of catfish it was supposed to have in it, and only micro pieces of squid. I had scallops for the starter, there was two in a soup. The soup itself was a bit bitter and I didn’t appreciate that. So, in my opinion it’s overpriced, claims to be fancy, but it’s not and food was not impressive at all.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 20 May 2023

The staff was friendly and flexible and the restaurant was cozy. Food was ok, but not exellent as we expected. We also felt that food was overprized. Also paying for tap water was a surprise.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 19 March 2023 via mobile

The food was amazing quality, portion sizes were also very good. You can really feel and see the African vibe inside the restaurant which makes the experience quite interesting. One small minus was that there seemed to be a lot of waiters/waitresses in the restaurant...which occasionally made the service a bit chaotic. But overall a really good experience given also the price level in the restaurantMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 18 March 2023 via mobile

Nomad's service and food are its best assets. Finnish pasta and real Italian pasta are worlds apart in terms of flavour and I feel Nomad's pastas did real Italian pasta some justice. I found it odd that they don't serve the 5 course menu on...weekends as that's when most people would go out to dine "fancier". Getting to choose different tasting menus for two people was definitely a plus though. Service was also warm and friendly and our waitress let us know as soon as there were delays in bringing the food out. All in all a good experience but not yet amazing.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 27 February 2023

This resturant is a top notch. Service is VERY FRIENDLY. Food is lovely and atmosphere very nice. Service was also very quick. We left being very pleased. Highly recommend this restaurant and we will definetly come back too.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 26 February 2023 via mobile

We had a relaxed business meeting for five. The service was pleasant, suave and knowlegeable. There were no hickups and we could go on with our business without interruptions or hazzle

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 29 January 2023 via mobile

This restaurant is simply top notch. From the atmosphere to the food to the drinks and service, it is absolutely one of the most inspired and consistently enjoyable places to have a meal in the city of turku. I really love how creative the team...is and how committed they are to making every plate special whilst also keeping things relaxed and affordable. The staff is also always so kind and friendly and has always treated me and my spouse with a great deal of kindness. The concept - senegalese and italian fusion using finnish-sourced ingredients - is also so unique and enticing. It is a model of a passion project restaurant that is also an accessible feature of the community. I cannot recommend it more highly.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 20 July 2022 via mobile

The restaurant offers European-African taste experiences. The dishes have a really diverse world of flavors. For example, "Agadir" combines Moroccan flavors with European ones. The service is very friendly, but not very professional.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 13 July 2022

It was wonderful to return here. The food was, again, truly great. A refreshing gazpacho-style soup as an amouse bouche opened the evening. For a starter I had a vegan version of zucchini cannolo. I have never had a similar dish! For primi I asked...the kitchen for a new kind of vegan pasta, since I had already eaten their pomodoro dish three times. The spaghetti with mustard and peas (with falafel) was the best pasta dish I have eaten in Finland – and it would rank high among my Italian experiences too! The wines were great, of course.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 23 April 2022

The food and service was excellent. I took vegan menu and it was rich with flavors and colors. The peanutbuttersauce will come to my dreams! I strongly recommend this place for everybody, you will sure find the best taste for yourself.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 23 March 2022

I have visited this restaurant in October 2021 (lunch and dinner) and in March 2022 (dinner), and all meals were excellent and the service exceptional. Nomad became instantly one of my favourites among the hundreds of Finnish restaurants I have visited. And what is more:...finally a great place for pasta! Usually pasta is mediocre or bad in Finland, but the people in Nomad serve excellent handcrafted pasta with delicious sauces. The threepartite starters have also been exceptional. The wine list is interesting, and they have good grappas, amari and other great Italian spirits. Nomad combines deep experience with Italian cuisine to African culinary traditions, and they always have vegan dishes available.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 24 February 2022

This was a third time in this very nice restaurant in Turku and again, we loved it. We ate 3 dishes and the pasta as main course was the best we have ever had! Sincerely! This is a magical place, pls visit.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 3 October 2021

We were having a family dinner and everyone was extremely pleasant with the food and the service! The octopus was delicious and the wine selection was brilliant. We were serviced by Virve and she was a sunshine and extremely professional and gave us excellent advice!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Nomad Food & Wine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4