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“A wonderful example of Nordic simiplicity and elegance.”
Review of Spis

Spis
Ranked #59 of 1,598 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Scandinavian
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Tasty food, fresh ingredients and cosy service. Wine prices are decent.
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Fabulous and intimate restaurant with a great menu and very friendly staff. Tasting menu, choice of vegetarian or meat; four courses; left feeling perfectly satisfied.

My dining partner is rather picky but loved every bite of the vegetarian menu. Creative, full of flavour, and even a little healthy! Great selection of Nordic beers too.

The waiter was attentive and friendly, engaging in just the right amount of polite conversation.

The meal itself (we didn't have the wine pairing) was around €50 which was great value, certainly for Helsinki.

This place has all these great reviews for a reason!

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Thank ABE146
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

The food is good, they have tasting menus where you don't choose what you're getting. Local ingredients. Very friendly waiter. Young crew. Not bad at all.

1  Thank avoid_boring_people
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Spis is very small, only a handful of tables. The décor is casual and relaxed, but very attractive. The staff are welcoming, unpretentious, and clearly into what they are doing and interested in making your experience a great one. Two guests and I had the tasting menu (I think we started with four courses and moved up to six mid-dinner). Each dish was original, attractive and interesting. And delicious. There was also a really nice beer selection, which I appreciated. The atmosphere was friendly and unhurried. This was a very, very memorable evening, and just the kind of place that is giving the Helsinki dining scene a well-deserved reputation for innovative, delicious restaurants where the diner feels cared for and happy. My hat is off to Spis!

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1  Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

I ordered the tasting menu. The food was delicious, including the dessert. The service was friendly and worked hard to make sure I was enjoying my dinner. They pay attention to detail and it shows.

Thank Deeni_09
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

This was one of our best experiences in Helsinki. The food is superb (as noted by a few reviewers it can be a bit inventive - e.g., spruce flavored gelato as an amuse bouche); the service laid-back but excellent (the waiter form Canada was awesome); and the ambiance was perfect (informal but serious at the same time - serious about their food that is). I can't recommend this place enough. The menu changes frequently. Just go with what the chef serves in the prix fixe menu (you can alert them to food allergies or if you are not a met eater) - the wine pairings are an eclectic not typical assortment of wines, which was great fun to try.

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Thank KeSuLu
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