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Scandinavian, European, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 28 November 2020

Mikko Utter is a very small restaurant in the center of Lohja. You have to reserve a seat and make some preparations. What makes it special is that Mikko is doing everything himself in front of you from chatting, preparing and explaining the food, discussing...the wine, and so on. He uses great local ingrediences and the food is delicious. 4 stars from me means it is one of the best experiences in Finland.. This place is for the food lovers!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 16 October 2020

Mikko Utter is a small 8 seater restaurant in the city of Lohja. The food is prepared in front of the customers sitting next to each others. While preparing the meals Chef Utter tells you about the raw materials and ingredients he is using. Meals...were very tasty and fitted to current season. Evening was a true journey to the world of different tastes. Prepare to book you visit beforehand.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 15 August 2020 via mobile

The dinner was absolutely delicious - one of the best ones we have had. The food was honest, yet not too simple, and all ingredients were locally sourced, some from Mikko’s own garden.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 3 August 2020

This restaurant is exclusive and the best option would be to book the whole place for friends & family as the restaurant seats only 8 guests. The menu was excellent and Mikko had taken well into account our restrictions. Even though the dinner is introduced...as a tasting, we were absolutely not hungry after the visit as in addition to several tasting dishes Mikko served fresh, home made breads, all of them were delicious. Wines are fairly priced and well chosen to go with the menu. As active home cooks, the only slight disappointment for us was that we were expecting a little more information on how the dishes had been prepared, not only informing what the dishes are. But we will, for sure, visit Mikko again!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 8 January 2020 via mobile

Mikko Utter is a small restaurant (8 seats) in the center of Lohja. You have to book two months earlier to get in, but it is worth it. Mikko is serving 7 dishes which he decides by himself and he cooks in front of the...guests. The night wold have been even more interesting if Mikko would have talked more and explained what he is doing. Now he answered when people asked him questions. I was eating there in the end of November 2019 and Mikko served both meat and fish, mushrooms, risotto etc.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 26 August 2019 via mobile

+nice little place, clean, easy to find and good parking space +awesome homecooked style food +food is made and served in front of you +unique experience

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Went as a group of 5. 2 other diners also present. Food is seasonal, mostly locally sourced, and well presented. There is a wine match package, which we took. Didn't think the sauvignon blanc was particularly suited to any dish. While the food was excellent,...we were disappointed that Utter did not encourage more freely with the diners. Information was given but had to almost be dragged out. In a relatively intimate setting such as this, there has to be some more natural flow of discussion/conversation about the food.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Mikko Utter is a wonderful, personal and very unique experience. The seasonally changing menu is always fresh and full of surprises. The dishes come with the personal story what led the Chef, Mikko Utter to create that specific dish. The dishes use the current Finnish...season very cleverly. Most of the dishes from the tasting menu are hits but unfortunately the menu has also few misses. Nevertheless, the credit must be given to the very clever and brave use of the different kind of ingredience which guarantee an unforgettable dining experience.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Pure tastes, excellent ingredients, beautiful dishes. Mikko could improve his communicative skills, sometimes it was too fast or blurred to really understand e.g. the origin of wines. Also NOT to mention the prices of the wines would be appreciated. Overall, there is no other alternative...than full stars. Everything we put in our mouths was perfectly prepared and delicious! Natural flavours with stories of origins.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Mikko did it again. The menu was - as always -up to date to season's tastes. Every dish and plate has a story and Mikko shares them willingly. Having the menu requires some planning since you need to book in advance -so far the availabily...has been good but this place could be on the way to Michelin star.More

Date of visit: July 2016
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Mikko Utter is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5