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Food and restaurants in Helsinki

Top restaurants

Sauna / Steam Room
“Löyly, an urban oasis occupying a stretch of beautiful Helsinki waterfront, offers a warm welcome and many delights for locals and visitors alike. On a beautiful summer’s day, our terrace is the place to be and our saunas are available daily. While Löyly offers exceptional architecture in a unique location, it is our commitment to sustainable business and green construction that truly sets us apart. The environment has been our number one consideration throughout the project, informing everything from our choice of FSC certified building materials to our menu. ”
  • 163 locals recommend
Moroccan Restaurant
“Middle Eastern and North African cuisine. Excellent lunch and brunch and dinners.”
  • 102 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Where young hipsters go to party. A varied and well thought program with internationally well known DJs and live acts every weekend. Gets crowded after midnight.”
  • 81 locals recommend
Doner Restaurant
“Best döners in town! Try the lamb bread or seitan vegan dish! Dishes vary from 9,50-15€) Nice laid back atmosphere in the heart of Kallio.”
  • 78 locals recommend
History Museum
“National Museum illustrates Finnish history from medieval times to the 19th century. The museum's unique exhibits tells of the life from a period of over 1000 years. Temporary exhibitions on current themes and an interactive exhibition Vintti, where you can experience history by doing yourself.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“This Thai restaurant is often full of people, but when if you can find room you're in for a treat! ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
“If you are looking for a genuine finnish atmosphere instead of the trendy restaurants in the center, give Sea Horse a go. It is unassuming and popular with the local artists. You may bump into characters like Andy McCoy of Hanoi Rocks in this classic restaurant.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Great pizza and a good place for a chill evening. Tenho offers live music often, check out their schedule on Facebook. I recommend their live jazz Sundays, live performances start at 8 pm but I recommend getting a table earlier. ”
  • 54 locals recommend

Cafes

Café
“Famous, cute sea side coffee. Perfect place to drink coffee outdoors and have a walk”
  • 142 locals recommend
Cafe
“Siltanen is a popular bar/club at nights with wide selection of clubs (check what's on from their site). It gets packed for weekend nights and the crowd is usually international. During the days and early nights there's a peruvian restaurant called Onda that just moved there. Hands down the best lunch and brunch in town! There's also a nice and big sun terrace during summer months. Go.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Café
“there are many restaurants with good food for breakfast and lunch or some are open even late in evenings with sauna and seawater swimming possibility or even music of little festivals.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Small café serving their own micro-roastery coffee, highly recommended if you're into artisan coffee.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bar
“Your new local, just across the street from the building. A classic dive bar. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Office
“Great selection of noodle, pasta, pizza dishes ...etc. Nice located in the old part of city center. Indochina feel and vibe.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Café
“A cafe with disabled employees. Really nice atmosphere,lunch and a lot of vegan goodies!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Famous vegetarian/vegan buffet style restaurant in Kallio. We could eat here every day!”
  • 45 locals recommend

Bakeries

Cafe
“Classic bakery, patisserie and café with good service and great coffee, one of our personal favourites to treat ourselves with a pastry or cake ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bakery
“Very cosy café in the neighbourhood that offers a vide selection of delicious pastries and breads. The interior is tasteful and inviting, nice to sit down and relax. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bakery
“They have huge cinnamon rolls and other delicacies. Don't really like the costumer service. But they have tables outside on the street and it's fun place to enjoy Coffee, cinnamon roll and watch people walk by. And the view is also into the Esplanad Park. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bakery
“Cutest bakery in Helsinki. Must go and see! Friday9–17 Saturday Closed Sunday Closed Monday9–17 Tuesday9–17 Wednesday9–17 Thursday9–17”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“Sis. Deli serves food made from local ingredients, delicious and healthy meals, also take-away. No artificial ingredients used.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
“Homemade food and dessert, two lovely ladies in charge. The perfect spot close by. Nice salads and baked potatoes too. Prices not too high.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bakery
“A very nice bakery/eatery in the neighborhood, a little bit hidden away from the more busy parts. Nice living room-like atmosphere, and super nice food (not cheap but not super pricey). They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. I recommend you to try out their "Pasteis de nata", so delicious.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“Good place for pulla. Traditionl finnish sweet bread. Theyr cinneman buns got voted the best in helsinki in 2015 by finnish newspaper Helsingin sanomat. Ask for a korvapuusti. They dont really have savoury things and the cakes are better next door in Cardemumma”
  • 6 locals recommend
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