21 of the Best Helsinki Restaurants, Cafes and Bars

Helsinki food is more than herring and salty licorice!

Check out our Helsinki Food Guide with our favorite Helsinki restaurants as well as tips on what and where to eat in Helsinki Finland.

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Though relatively new, Shelter is serving impressive food with local ingredients and international flair.

Fisken på Disken

This bustling restaurant has a hipster atmosphere, a shellfish bar and a menu with dishes like sugar-salted whitefish, charred salmon, vendace roe with potato blinis and beef tartare.



Juuri is a local favorite that proudly serves Finnish food cooked with Finnish ingredients. Their cleverly name sapas dishes are just part of the restaurant’s repertoire.



On a typical Helsinki day, the panoramic, waterfront view of the Säästöpankinranta would be reason enough to dine at Meripavilojonki.



B-Smokery slow cooks its ‘cue in an industrial Teurastamo space that was formerly a slaughterhouse. Add a tragically hipster vibe and it all sounds too ironic to be true.


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