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Helsinki Restaurants


Updated 11/16/2012

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Since 1917, Bellevue has been serving dishes inspired by Russian and Finnish cuisine. Try the shashlik (cubed lamb kebab served with mushroom rice) or the ox fillet à la Novgorod. The plush interior of this elegant town house has many shining samovars, but only some of them are functional; each table has lighted candles.

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Rahapajank. 3, Helsinki, 00160, Finland

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Sun. and Mon. No lunch July or on Sat. from May–Aug.

Updated 11/16/2012


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Feb 14, 2008

A true Russian experience

The Bellevue is a beautiful old restaurant serving authentic Russian food. It is in a nice location in Helsinki, easy to get to, and true to its heritage in design and ambience. I had the pelmeinie and chicken kiev, both classic, traditional Russian dishes. The pelmenie were served in a rich, delicious mushroom sauce. They were filled with perfectly seasoned lamb. The chicken kiev was large, juicy, and just plain delicious. With Russian tea and cookies

for dessert it was a perfect meal. Expensive, but perfect.

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Jan 29, 2002

Like a Tolstoy Novel

The ambience is amazing as is the food. We ordered the zakuska plate appetizer and it was not only a feast, but an event. I had the lamb which was very good. One of my companions had the bear potroast which was outstanding, another the cabbage rolls and another the arctic char. all in all a great and memorable dining experience. The prices are expensive, but worth it for the memories.

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