I have photographed the wonderful entrance to this restaurant several times, so I thought it was time to go inside to try their food.
The restaurant was fully booked but there was a place for me in the bar area. The friendly French waiter showed me to a seat right in front of the bar.
It is easy to see why Nokka is considered to be one of the top five restaurants in Helsinki.
Chef Ari Ruoho loves pure ingredients. His produce is carefully sourced from the best producers from Finland.
I love Finnish bread and Nokka’s was exceptionally good.
An amuse bouche appeared and the morsel of duck liver pate was very delicious.
My first course was a beetroot bread pudding with slivers of pickled beetroot. It was a very interesting and delicious take on one of my favourite vegetables.
The reindeer was cooked to perfection for my second course.
Dessert was heavenly…blueberry pie with cardomom ice cream.
I will definitely be back to Nokka and hopefully there will be room for me in one of the gorgeous rooms inside the restaurant.
All the staff members were friendly, efficient and helpful, especially these 2 lovely young men.
Nokka is beside the harbour below the Russian church.