Reviews on European food in Turku, Southwest Finland, Finland. Turku (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈturku] ( listen); Swedish: Åbo [ˈoːbʊ] ( listen)) is a city on the southwest coast of Finland at the mouth of the Aura River, in the region of Southwest Finland. Turku, as a town, was settled during the 13th century and founded most likely at the end of the 13th century, making it the oldest city in Finland. It quickly became the most important city in Finland, a status it retained for hundreds of years. After Finland became part of the Russian Empire (1809) and the capital of the Grand Duchy of Finland was moved to Helsinki (1812), Turku continued to be the most populous city in Finland until the end of the 1840s, and it remains a regional capital and an important business and cultural center.
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4 based on 123 reviews
Salmon, risotto.. a glass of white wine (Riesling) and water with lemon. Perfect choice for a warm rainy day. The company was perfect. Spotting a table closer to outdoor due to fact there was no AC worked well. Good atmosphere, afterwords a cup of coffee and a cookie (incl. in lunch).Would have appreciated a bit more of salad with it. Risotto was excellent. And salmon too, the skin fell perfectly and it was nice and juicy.
4 based on 98 reviews
Try or not try ... revive Asian holiday memory flavours ... discover such flavours for the first time .. is the pricing justified! .. all depends on your personal cooking skills or if you go for a kick or treat
4 based on 255 reviews
Lots of restaurants in Turku are closed on Sunday. After attending the English service at the Turku Cathedral at 16:00, we found that only Pubs and Cafes were open. We were pleasantly surprised by the very thin crust pizza at Niska! Whoever heard of smoked salmon on pizza? We found the combination of the salmon, pickled onions, and rucola (like Arugula) was fantastic! The atmosphere in this little pub was pleasant and the service was very good!
4 based on 405 reviews
Viking Restaurant Harald. Located right in the heart of the city centre, Viking Restaurant Harald serves up the very finest the forest and waters have to offer - just like in the days of the ancient Northern adventurers. The menu has meat and fish in its
What a fantastic place. Viking themed with some great decoration.Service was brilliant, waitress made an effort to speak to my daughter which is always nice and in perfect English so she could respond.Food was excellent, wife had vegetarian option, daughter had chicken and viking shield potatoes and I had pork of the berserkers (pictured). All amazing and there was nothing left on the plates. Oh also try the beetroot bread starter it was warm and tasty.Not the cheapest of meals in an already expensive country but as a treat its well worth doing.
4 based on 661 reviews
Restaurants Blanko & TintÃ¥ closing temporarily for renovations: Due to massive HVAC, piping and electricity renovations that take place in the over 200 years old Bassi building, Blanko is forced to close its doors for the winter on October 16th, and TintÃ¥
The indoors are quite a small space so it is fairly tight, especially for the staff who seemed to struggle just a little when serving customers. There is also a lovely outdoors area but only for dry weather. Food was altogether very good ( maybe the pizza was not quite as superb as expected but very ok). The Korean buns were so delicious that you easily overeat, the portion could easily feed two.
4 based on 235 reviews
I chose this restaurant based on reviews and was very happy with the decision. The clients were local to Turku and had been before, itâs clearly recognised as special.The food and service was excellent, we went for the 5 course chefs choice. There were a couple of people with dietary requirements and they were both catered for.
4 based on 177 reviews
Central location between marketplace and riverfront. Interior quite basic(except grand piano!) and really short menu. We took a 5 course tasting menu, which was "built" from that menu(Black Angus Picanha was our main). Service was really friendly and we had a nice dinner. They use lots of Finnish ingredients and especially cheeses and blueberry themed dessert were great. No "surprises"/amuse bouche's from kitchen, but still 55â¬/person was reasonable for all that.
4 based on 422 reviews
A while when visited last time in Mami. Canât understand why not often.This fantastic restaurant located near main cathedral as part of old Turku. Just few seats inside all year round, so pre-booking referred.Food never leave you âaloneâ and great wine selection served on the top of food. Great place to enjoy.
4 based on 383 reviews
We chose the menu âVitonenâ including three starters, one main course, and a dessert. Especially the first starter, their famous version of Finnish raw fish âKalarullaâ was excellent as well as the main course Beef fillet. Everything was very fresh and portions beautiful. The wine pairing was very good and the service professional. We really enjoyed our stay although the weather (and inside) was very hot. Thereâs also some noise of people talking a bit loud.
4 based on 118 reviews
Brahen Kellari, the oldest cellar restaurant in the city, is situated in heart of the modern Turku. Friendly, relaxed athmosphere, an excellent blend of Finnish and International flavours as well as cheerful, homelike service welcome you always at the Bra
Over the years Brahen Kellari seems to have maintained its standards and thereby it's popularity among patrons. We visited the restaurant for dinner and was again presented with an excellent meal, a good bottle of wine and an efficient, discreet and friendly service. The reindeer starter was delicious, the fish main course cooked to perfection and what rounded off the meal so delightfully was a well made Irish coffee. Without a doubt this visit was a very pleasant occasion and providing the quality of the food and service remains high I will be back on many more occasions.
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