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“Great traditional food”
Review of Ravintola Aino

Ravintola Aino
Ranked #46 of 1,598 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Ravintola Aino is a great place to taste Finnish traditional food!; every single dish we ordered was excellent and the service was efficient and kind. The only point to be improved would be increasing the variety of dishes; I felt like there was a narrow choice.

Thank Marti C
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

A little pearl hidden in downtown Helsinki. A pittoresque, bistro - type, excellent service, awesome food, local food, home made - style still gourmet but not poshy. " The cook and his Mom picked these cloud berries themselves in Norhtern Finland..." - a story behind the food, a story and the staff makes you feel that you are a part of it. Perfect for lunch as well, Brunch on Sundays and of course Dinner. I warmly recommend. And!!! Reasonable price!!!! Perfect wines to match as well. We had 3-course meal & wine = 42 €/ person. Absolutely great! Make a reservation.

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Thank ruoholao
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Booked this in advance based on the reviews and it delivered. Wanted to try the reindeer and went for the filet over the braised option. Mild flavour and tender. Service was very attentive at the right level and my waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful. Thanks for a lovely experience.

Thank FrankSyd
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

we went here because we thought we'd try local Finnish food. Service was OK...and, thankfully, our waitress was quite honest...we thought that we might share the 12 euro cheese plate as an appetizer rather than have it for dessert. She told us that it really won't be much cheese for each of us. I went with the reindeer meat (not the fillet). It wasn't a lot of reindeer meat (it was shredded) and didn't have a lot of flavor. It was a bit like a big garnish on mashed potatoes. The berry sauce was good. My wife and our friend got the small fish that start with the letter "v"...it was quite a lot of work removing the spines of the fish...and there wasn't much meat left. They both said that it was a lot of work for a little food. They also had mashed potatoes. When we saw the size of the rhubarb pie dessert (for another 10 euros) we decided to pass on them. Not rushing back. The waitress came with a basket of bread and we were to choose what we wanted. This also made it hard to know how much was a respectable amount to take. The amount of butter served with it for three people was pretty strangely small.

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Thank fozjon
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Very nice place to sample local food. Very good service. Fast and efficient. Portions are of decent size. Food was delicious. Quite crowded, so recommend making reservations.

Thank arvid59
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