The Very Best Local Restaurants in Helsinki

Don’t they say that the surest path to discovering a place’s culture runs through the stomach? Our Helsinki locals feel the same and they’re eager to share their favorite spots for breakfast, lunch, dinner, casual spots, fine dining, traditional kitchen, ethnic cuisine and everything in between — all without breaking the bank. When it comes to the best food in town, you’re in safe, expert hands with these restaurants.

Addis Ethiopian Kitchen – Ethiopian food in Vallila

Addis Ethiopian Kitchen – Ethiopian food in Vallila

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“Addis Ethiopian Kitchen” in Helsinki is the newest addition to Vallila’s ethnic restaurants. I love how easy it is to share the great food there!

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African Pots – African lunch

African Pots – African lunch

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“African Pots” is bringing some welcomed African flavors to the restaurant scene of Helsinki. As a vegetarian I’m happy that the buffet is mostly vegetarian.

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Bar & Bistro Kuja – Helsinki-style

Bar & Bistro Kuja – Helsinki-style

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“Bar & Bistro Kuja” Helsinki is a typical Helsinki place-to-be and definitely a hotspot for locals these days. I love their brunch (ribs & waffles!).

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Bar Favela – Fique tranquilo, have some rum

Bar Favela – Fique tranquilo, have some rum

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“Bar Favela” in Helsinki is the kind of bar I’m fond of – ‘a place that has some sort of culture or story behind it, and an atmosphere that represents that.’

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Bar Teos – Spanish flair in Töölö

Bar Teos – Spanish flair in Töölö

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“Bar Teos” Helsinki is a small tapas restaurant in Töölö district. Well-known among locals, I recommend their very affordable bottles of red wine.

Full Article by Kathrin Deter

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