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Restaurants Blanko & Tintå closing temporarily for renovations: Due to massive HVAC, piping and electricity renovations that take place in the over 200 years old Bassi building, Blanko is forced to close its doors for the winter on October 16th, and Tintå for the rest of the year on October 23rd. We are truly sorry for the inconvenience and thank all our customers for their patience. You are all warmly welcome once we open Tintå again in the beginning of the year and Blanko in spring 2018! Meanwhile, our sister restaurant Nerå keeps on serving you at Läntinen Rantakatu 37.
US$7 - US$36
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
European, Fusion
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a quick visit to Turku on a sunday. It's a shame so many restaurants are closed on sundays. Anyway, Blanko was open and the food was delish! I had salmon with rasberry and avocado, very nice! My husband had a tiger-prawn salad and our...girls enjoyed their mozzarella pasta. Service was a little from the quieter side, but the job got done. Would visit again.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Blanko is located on the banks of the Aura River just a short stroll from the city centre. Weekdays they serve good wholesome lunches that include coffee and confectionary as a small but sweet dessert. We had a shrimp pasta meal which was of generous...quantity, tasty and presented to perfection. Seats and tables can be reserved and patrons are able to sit outside to share cigarette smoke if they wish. We chose an indoor table located on the lower level to the left of the entrance - it was cooler and less crowded on the day. The service was quite satisfactory from energetic staff. Without doubt, for a fulfilling lunch this restaurant is hard to beat for both speed and efficiency and cost.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 18 June 2021

We were first time visiting Turku with my vegetarian friend and we chose Blanko for dinner because it was located right next to river Aurajoki. There is a terrace but we ate inside because it was quite chilly night. The inside of the restaurant was...ambient and beautiful. The service was excellent through the dinner. We both had starters, main courses and desserts. Everything was excellent, really tasty and not too pricy! Will visit again on the next Turku visit. The menu had all different meals and it also had choices for my vegetarian friend.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 29 May 2021 via mobile

Had lunch in Blanko because Tinta , the restaurant around the corner , was fully booked . We had the lunch of the day and it was abundant, beautifully presented and delicious . A strong recommendation!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 25 November 2020

Really good food where you know what you're getting, this place has not disappointed me since the first time and there has been multiple visits. Can recommend minute steak, burger and lamb pasta, which all are tasteful and good. Atmosphere is nice and service good,...really nothing to complain. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 11 September 2020 via mobile

The lunch was very good! They had a few different dishes but they all sounded great so it was difficult to choose. The pasta was very delicious!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 5 August 2020 via mobile

We had a very tasty lunch at Blanko just by the river. Portions were good size and both were very tasty. Quick service, excellent location in the middle of action, yet still beautiful scenery.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 19 July 2020 via mobile

It’s been about a decade since last visit and the signature lamb pasta still lingers in the memories. This time tried the hummus and the shrimps as first courses. Delicious, especially the full and tangy flavors of the latter. Had the lamb salad as main...course and it was beautiful. Tasty lamb but felt fresh and balanced in the salad form this time. The service was friendly and attentive to kids (seemed they could tailor many options to kids even if not displayed on the menu). Will visit again next time in Turku!More

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

Tasty basic food! But it was hard to get contact with the staff. Drinks did not arrive at the same time as the food. Perhaps this is because of the hectic summer season?

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 5 April 2020 via mobile

Great food with a nice river view. Try the vegan burger, it was delicious. The staff were amazing. One of the best choices in Turku.

Date of visit: February 2020
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4