The Finnish blinis are small and thick, whereas the Russian ones are thin and bigger, more like the Finnish pancakes, letut. This confuses many blini-lovers in Finland. So, to make it clear, the restaurant Blinit serves the Russian ones, the big, thin pancakes with a wide selection of fillings, both sweet and savory.
The menu has so many mouth-watering options, that it’s always hard to choose, even as a vegetarian. The fillings range from traditional ones like cabbage and mushroom to more modern versions, like mozzarella. The restaurant is known for its blinis, as the name hints, but they also serve pelmenis and soups, for example. They also have a selection of Russian and east-European beers to have with your blinis.
The restaurant definitely has a Russian vibe to it, from the simple decoration with a touch of traditional decorative painting, to the appropriate but not-too-friendly service.
At least in my opinion, Blinit has become a real Helsinki-classic.