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Helsinki Restaurants

Helsinki Restaurants Finland - Helsinki restaurants are some of the finest in the world. With most restaurants carrying Finnish dishes with Scandinavian and Russian influences – these dining opportunities will far exceed the expectations of most travelers.

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Every visitor to Helsinki needs to try the Scandinavian-style menus, served at about 15 of the cities restaurants, that offers traditional Finnish food made from fresh, local Finnish ingredients. Finnish food is colorful, flavorful, and a pleasure to enjoy. Chefs from all over Europe are streaming into Helsinki to provide tourists with culinary delights.

Don’t forget to treat the family to a beautiful picnic at one of Helsinki’s many ideal locations. With a wonderful harbor-side and parks throughout the city, Helsinki Finland is a perfect city for picnics. And it certainly helps that the foods at the deli’s are perfect to pack a convenient lunch – with smoked salmon, reindeer, preserves, and fresh-baked herb bread. With this kind of food on your picnic, surrounded by the beautiful sights and sounds of Helsinki, you’ll feel like you’ve died and gone to heaven.

For a cultural dining experience – try Sarkanlinna Restaurant, unique and exciting dining above the ramparts of 18th-century Helsinki. You can pay one price and take a ferryboat over to the island, and the price includes the meal. The dining room itself is a wood-sided simulation of a railway car, designed by famous architect Oiva Kalli. This is a dining experience you will never forget.

The dining options in Helsinki are endless – with cuisine and gourmet menus that will please even the most picky of gourmet enthusiasts.

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Chez Dominique
Richardinkatu 4
Helsinki, Finland
This highly rated French restaurant is a elegant and famous gourmet French restaurant located centrally in the heart of Helsinki. This posh gourmet restaurant offers the dining elect the work of Hans Valimaki – one of Scandinavia’s finest chefs. The restaurant provides diners with an elegant and intimate dining experience that is unsurpassed.

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G. W. Sundmans
Etelaranta 16
Helsinki, Finland
This is one of the most elegant and classy gourmet restaurants in all of Helsinki. Featuring the culinary artistry of Chef Jarmo Vaha-Savo – the dining is light and contemporary, with dishes such as sweetbreads, foie gras with a compote of figs – and the Menu Skandinavia offers delectable Finnish dishes that surpass the kind of meals you will find anywhere else in Helsinki.

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Gallery Restaurant Wellamo
Vyokatu 9
Helsinki, Finland
This beautiful and spacious museum is within the Suomenlinna fortress, and was built to store the firepower – essentially it was the gunpowder storage area. The museum will show This restaurant, serving Finnish, French and Russion cuisine is situated on the quiet island of Katajanokka. This charming restaurant is filled with an intimate ambience with flickering candles, local art on the walls, and a live pianist in the evenings.

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Kamp Cafe
Pohjoisesplanadi 29
Helsinki, Finland
This upscale bistro is elegant and posh, but remains affordable and comfortable. Sitting on the street level in Helsinki’s historic district, this restaurant is located inside one of Helsinki’s most elegant hotels. Here you will experience 19th-century décor, and also offers the Kamp Club – a bar that offers its own menu as well.

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Pohjoinen Makasiinikatu 6
Helsinki, Finland
This restaurant has been serving patrons some of the finest Finnish food since 1965. The restaurant offers a variety of environments depending on where you sit – whether it’s at the street-level bar, or in one of the rooms in the vaulted cellar. Straight Scandinavian dishes that offer the best meat and potato cuisine of the countryside is served here to lucky patrons who visit the Kellarikrouvi.

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Kosmos Restaurant
Kalevankatu 3
Helsinki, Finland
Yet another restaurant offering the dining public traditional Finnish cuisine, what sets this place apart is that it is a gathering place for artists and writers from around the city. The 1930’s décor is attractive, and the menu specialties are delectable. With desserts like deep-fried strawberries and pears with chocolate-cream sauce – visitors should visit this restaurant at least once during their visit.

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La Petite Maison
Huvilakatu 28
Helsinki, Finland
This restaurant offering French cuisine is somewhat more affordable than Chez Dominque. It is a very comfortable and intimate restaurant in one of the most architecturally beautiful sections of Helsinki. The meals are very traditional and delicious – featuring seasonal menus and a matching wine list and dessert that will leave every patron walking out of the door with a smile on their face.

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Mannerheimintie 46
Helsinki, Finland
This well-appointed and charming restaurant is situated inside the Scandic Hotel Continental and offers Mediterranean cuisine mixing French, Greek and other international dishes to create one of the most exotic menus available in Helsinki. Rich in olive oil, this cuisine features the widest array of Mediterranean dishes that you’ll find anywhere in Helsinki.

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Ravintola Nokka
Kanavaranta 7F
Helsinki, Finland
Considered one of the top five restaurants in Helsinki, this restaurant is housed in a 19th century harbor-side brick building. The menu offers affordable cuisine, and the restaurant offers diners a variety of settings from the cozy bar to three other dining areas offering entertaining views of the kitchen area. Offering one of the town’s best Helsinki menus – this restaurant is where you can try duck consommé with goose-liver mousse, or raindeer fawn steak in herb sauce.

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Strindberg Cafe
Pohjoisesplanadi 33
Helsinki, Finland
This warm and inviting spot offers a café, pastry shop, and an upstairs dining room that is warm and inviting. The food is very affordable – with modern continental and a mix of simple Finnish dishes that will comfort and please. This café was named after one of Sweden’s greatest playwrights. It is quite popular, and usually packed on weekends, so plan accordingly.

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Helsinki Interesting Facts

  • Helsinki was founded by King Gustav Vasa in 1550.
  • The city offers 12 professional theatres and over 80 museums.
  • Helsinki transport makes about 200 million trips every year.
  • Almost 90% of the population is Finnish-speaking.
  • Helsinki was the host of the 1952 Olympic Games.
  • The first U.S. – Soviet summit took place in Helsinki in 1990.
  • Helsinki became a member of the European Union in 1995.
  • Helsinki Finland offers 950 km of bicycle paths.
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