Karu, located in central Turku, is a Japanese restaurant which serves a wide selection of interesting Japanese courses and of course – sushi. Everything served here is made with a touch of Karu but with great respect to Japanese and Asian kitchen.
The true meaning of Izakaya lies in good food and good times shared with good friends and family.
Each carefully prepared dish served in our atmospheric settings adds to the unique Karu experience that we aim to deliver. Our tasting menu serves as the basis for our menu which holds dishes of uncompromising quality and that are made out of the best ingredients available. The menu consists of seafood, meat, veggies and of course sushi, all made into shareable portions. Our meticulously crafted drinks menu holds wines from smaller producers, sake of higher grade and also “artisan cocktails”.
You are welcome solo or with your entourage to come and experience the atmospheric and unique night that awaits you at Karu. For families, friends, coworkers and for business occasions as well – we have the ingredients for an unforgettable evening! The Karu experience. Karu was awarded “The Best Sushi-restaurant of Finland in 2019”!
Book a table, invite your friends and get your bellies full and heads dizzy!
Bellies full & heads dizzy!
Tuesday– Thursday: 17.00 – 22.00
Kitchen open until 21.30
Friday: 17.00 – 24.00
Kitchen open until 23.00
Saturday: 14.00 – 24.00
Kitchen open until 23.00
A table remains reserved for 20 minutes from the beginning of the reservation after which it can be offered to other customers if the party reserving it hasn’t arrived or noticed the restaurant of their belated arrival. Please let us know 2 days prior to your reservation of any special dietary requirements.
Parties over 6 persons are reserved via e-mail or phone. Over 7 person parties are served either the tasting menu or a specially fixed menu. If you have any special wishes regarding the duration of your reservation, please contact the restaurant ahead of time.
Tel.: +358 44 732 9992
We will answer the phone during restaurant opening hours, but we will prioritize our sitting customers in the restaurant. But please do stop by or send us an e-mail, in case you cannot reach us by phone.
Address: Aurakatu 3, 20100 Turku
Japanese restaurant karu
Founded in 2013, and has since undergone many changes along the way. But now Karu is in the clear and on the right path. We aspire to be a restaurant that’s unique in the Finnish food scene – a restaurant that makes food by their own rules while never losing respect for Asian and particularly Japanese food. Izakaya, a restaurant at the street corner serving small portions and great drinks, has always been the source of inspiration for Karu. And to further complement this tradition we serve both traditional and modern sushi and sashimi. We are not a formal quiet fine-dining restaurant, instead we offer a place to come have fun and enjoy a great atmosphere!
Social dining in asian style
The philosophy behind restaurant Karu’s everyday doing is in the age old wisdom “sharing is caring” and therefore social dining and shareable portions are our main focus. We highly recommend the five course shareable menu to achieve the full Karu experience.
That being said, we do keep our classics such as Ribs, Sliders and Japanese Fried Chicken always on the menu as well!
Power of SAKE!
We make our artisan cocktails ourselves out of Finnish-Japanese ingredients. Your wineglasses will be filled with wine from small producers, your pints are full of cold Japanese beer and our grand variety of sakes are served either heated or cooled down, depending on the nature of the product.