Who are we?
Copas y Tapas is a family-owned and -run restaurant situated in Kluuvi district in downtown Helsinki. Jari, Aleksi and Julius Lahdenoja run the front of house with their longtime friend Pascal Saulny.The kitchen is run by our chef Kenneth Riska.
We aim to promote good hostmanship and do our best to make our guests feel at home.
Copas y Tapas was opened at the end or April 2010 as a wine and tapas bar. In October 2011 the restaurant opened in new premises just around the corner from the original location.In the new premises Copas y Tapas is not just a wine and tapas bar, but a full-fledged restaurant. The main courses are prepared in a Josper charcoal oven using the best, mostly local ingredients of the season. Tapas are still on the menu, mostly prepared as starters.
I have spent years preaching about good service, active sales, hostmanship, amongst other things. I hope Copas y Tapas is everything I believe a restaurant should be: A warm, welcoming, cozy and approachable place. A place where it feels good to be alone or with friends.
-Jari Lahdenoja, Owner