Chef Välimäki's Belgian bistro offers modern international cooking in a historic environment. The restaurant is located in the legendary Matkailutalo building on the Tammerkoski rapids. The adjoining bar boasts a wide selection of popular continental beers, and snacks. Come and check out our stylish, yet relaxed bistro at the heart of the city, and make it your living room!
The Midhill restaurants offer Linnanmäki and Särkänniemi amusement park visitors a real treat, with handmade hamburgers made from Finnish ingredients. We also serve gluten-free hamburgers and fresh salads, not to mention a delicious kids' menu.
Masu Asian Bistro is a relaxed Asian restaurant in Tampere. Masu offers modern and approachable Asian flavours that are adjusted for the Finnish palate: sushi, Som tam, satay chicken, fillet of beef, tartare, Nam chim, Tao tao pork, ribs … the menu certainly has plenty to choose from! One Masu speciality is a Teppanyaki-style table that can be booked for 6 to 8 people and that includes a chef preparing dishes in front of the diners. Masu features a laid-back and elegant lounge bar where you can enjoy cocktails or, say, Japanese beer.
Masu Asian Bistro
The restaurant Chez Dominique closed its doors until further notice on 5 October 2013. Hans Välimäki owned the restaurant and worked as its chef. The restaurant, which was influenced, in particular, by Scandinavian and French cuisines, opened in 1998 at Ludviginkatu 3–5 in Helsinki, and moved, in 2006, to Rikhardinkatu 4 in the next block.
Its uncompromising and determined attitude made Chez Dominique practically the only internationally noteworthy restaurant in Finland. The restaurant was awarded one Michelin star in 2001, and two stars in 2003, which it retained until it closed. Chez Dominique ranked in the top 50 of the world's best restaurants six times in a row, between 2006 and 2011, as the only such recognised Finnish restaurant.
In a press release published in August 2013, Välimäki explained the thinking behind the decision. "I have more or less spent the last 15 years of my life in the Chez Dominique kitchen and got to know Finnish gastronomy really closely. The pace of development has been dizzying, and the chefs in Finland today are better than ever – as are the waiting professionals. 15 years flashed by. We experienced a number of great moments at Chez Dominique: sometimes it was achieving something special, sometimes we celebrated learning new technologies, or just raised a glass to the start of the holidays."
"It's been a laugh, and, at its best, an absolute riot. I’m proud of Chez Dominique and everything I achieved together with my fantastic staff, but now it’s time to do something else. Chez Dominique will be back: time will tell how, where, and when."