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US$8 - US$27
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European, Fusion, Scandinavian
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My colleagues and I ate in this restaurant which is really nice as regards its design but, to be sincere, I didn't like the food: they just put too many ingredients in just one plate. From an Italian point of view, less is better!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 11 June 2022

Nice place, nice atmosphere with a perfect location. Service was slow and the waitress that served us, had a weird really cold and a bit rude attitude. We didn’t feel like we were welcomed. Food was excellent!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 19 April 2022

A very pleasant spontaneous light lunch. Nice laid-back ambiance (they advertise “fun dining”), congenial staff, and some interesting dishes - the pumpkin soup and asparagus risotto were well received, and the tuna & salmon ceviche was a well-rounded and very tasty package. A slight setback...was that the pasta of the day was a bit peppery for the six-year-old customer who chose it, but some judicial passing around of plates - what’s the “fun” in dining if you can’t share your food, anyway - meant that everyone ended up happy (especially after the dessert). I would definitely go back: it looked as though there were quite a few attractive starters and mains to suit a more comprehensive dinner. The place was empty when we arrived, but it filled up briskly. It’s not a huge space, so booking might be a good idea. Recommended.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 23 October 2021 via mobile

The risotto was too salty but everything else was super. Nice cozy atmosphere and our dog got for free a own meal with fresh meat.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 20 October 2021 via mobile

Very nice,both food and service! Happy we made a reservation bc seemed packed. The starters (tataki & tartar) were amazing and the duck confit made my spouse super happy. A warm recommendation - make a reservation off season.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 5 August 2021 via mobile

The bistro has their own concept “fun dining” meaning to forget rigid formalities and just to relax, enjoy and eat well. Their menu is a mix of dishes from different countries, regions and cultures. So if you prefer a restaurant to have a clear theme...for their menu, this is probably not your place. However the good side of it is that it offers something for everyone. There is also vegetarian options. Luckily we had made a table reservation in advance as it was Friday evening and the restaurant was getting full. So make sure to book your table in advance! It is highly recommended by the restaurant. It was quite obvious that the staff is seasonal, summer workers as they were struggling at times. Yet our visit was in the end of summer season. But it is the same in all restaurants in Hanko. In overall the customer service was good. The food was okay, nothing special. But the cauliflower risotto was delicious and worth of mention! The interior is very bistro like and the atmosphere is cozy and laidback. The place is still new and it shows in many ways, I am curious to see where they are in few years.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 29 July 2021 via mobile

Elvan Bistro is very centrally located in Hanko. The interior and style of the restaurant is slightly outdated but nevertheless cozy and laidback. The quality of food was poor. The menu was way too heavy for the summer season. The steak was overcooked and of...poor quality, drizzled with ready made sauce and served with sides more suitable for the winter season. The wine was reasonably priced but the waitress could not help us with the wine list. Finally the creme brulee dessert was completely burnt on the top and the pavlova could not be called that it was rather a poorly executed Eaton mess. The restaurant scene in Hanko is generally quite dissapointting and Elvan is part of that crowd. The chef really needs to pay more attention to the quality of the food.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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nina r, Owner at Elvan Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2021

Thank You for the review. The menu is wide with both " light" and "heavy" dishes. The entrecote is served as medium. We are sorry that the creme brule was not as correctly done as it should be. As a Fun Dining restaurant we want...More

Reviewed 23 February 2021

The interior of the restaurant was cozy - like a bistro should have. The staff was kind and attentive but we needed to wait and ask for the drinks although only few customers had arrived that early in the evening. The menu had a good...selection of bistro type of food. However - although the risotto was tasty, it was heavily overcooked or alternatively the rice used was not made from risotto rice. The tartar instead was good. The restaurant is obviously quite new which may explain the uneven quality. The price level was average.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Jet46168432473, Markkinointi at Elvan Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2021

Hi thank you for the review, your opinion is important for us. The goal is to be faster, have good and friendly service and to keep up a good quality and lots of good taste.

Reviewed 3 October 2020

Nice, cozy restaurant with excellent service. The food took a bit longer than usual but the staff offered some snacks and an extra glass of wine while waiting. The risotto was incredible!

Date of visit: October 2020
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459ninar, Omistaja at Elvan Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2020

Lovely , we are so sorry that there was a loooooooong, delay.

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Elvan Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4