I’m not a huge fan of table service. It feels much more relaxed and convenient to pay and pick your drinks and food from the bar—and your flowers from the table, like in the case of Harju 8, where a flower store Harjun Kukka also operates. So if you are having a romantic dinner, don’t be surprised if someone comes and picks the flowers from your table.
This is one of my favourite restaurants in Kallio. Food is super good, there’s nice vegan options and the whole feng shui just works. To me, it’s like stepping into a big shared, cozy, buzzing living room. Somehow it’s hard to capture with a camera.
Harju 8 is located just a block away from the Sörnäinen metro station and across the street from one of my favourite craft beer bars, Panema. You can also take away food which has saved my dinner numerous times.