How to hack Helsinki’s
culinary scene

Whether it's a team dinner or one-on-one, check out these recommendations by the World of Mouth culinary experts. For more recommendations in Helsinki, or anywhere in the world, get the World of Mouth app.

Winebars & bistros

BasBas kulmaTehtaankatu 27-29
"Casual bistro/winebar with tasty small dishes and wines. Great atmosphere and professional service."
ina Niiniketo - chef
WinoFleminginkatu 11
"Cosy natural wine bar / small restaurant in still trendy Kallio area serving innovative small dishes. Great for both: a simple aperitif or a full-scale dinner."
Saku tuominen  - restaurateur
NollaFredrikinkatu 22
"A zero-waste new wave restaurant with mostly vegetarian dishes made of local ingredients following each season."
pauliina siniauer - food journalist
Murun viinibaariLönnrotinkatu 14
"An intimate, cozy institution with mostly small portions of Italian trattoria / French bistro in a contemporary style."
mika ihamuotila - foodie
PleinSuvannontie 18
"Plein looks like that average cozy, homelike wine bar-restaurant in the northern Helsinki district of Vallila. But beware – most of the food served here is damn good. "
Kenneth nars - food writer & creative director
Bona FideVironkatu 8
"One of the best new restaurants in town! Set menu or choose from a small menu."
Tom Hansen - chef
Baskeri & BassoTehtaankatu 27-29
"My favourite casual restaurant in Helsinki. Great, seasonal food, great atmosphere and fantastic service."
alex nieminen - restaurateur
YesYesYesIso Roobertinkatu 1
"After enjoying a couple of days of great Finnish meat and dairy products it was very refreshing having a great vegetable experience at Yes Yes Yes."
niklas ekstedt - chef

Fine dining

GrönAlbertinkatu 36
"Accessible and affordable tasting menu and a relaxed and vibrant ambiance. This is a perfect place for every occasion."
tove henckel - food writer
DemoUudenmaankatu 9-11
"A Helsinki Michelin-star-classic with an understated bohemian contemporary cool ambiance."
Mika ihamuotila - foodie
SavoyEteläesplanadi 14
"A classic elegant Finnish restaurant located along the beautiful Esplanad Park. The food is tasty, the wines are great and the classic Finnish design in the dining room is just beautiful."
Ina Niiniketo – Chef
Restaurant VinkkeliPieni Roobertinkatu 8
"Vinkkeli is refreshingly far away from hipster or trendy. Expect modern versions of French classics with a Scandinavian touch."
Saku tuominen  - restaurateur
Restaurant OraHuvilakatu 28
"Sasu Laukkonen is the real deal. His use of locally sourced ingredients is outstanding."
fergus miller - Cook & Traveler
PalaceEteläranta 10
"Perfect place for an elegant lunch or dinner on a classic modernist building’s top floor."
Gennady Jozefavichus - food writer
KuurnaMeritullinkatu 6
"Kuurna is a modern classic in Helsinki. It’s a safe bet for an affordable dinner with nice wines."
Kenneth nars - food writer & creative director
InariAlbertinkatu 19
"The food is an inventive fare combining Nordic & Asian, innovative & comfort. One of my favourites in Helsinki."
Saku tuominen  - restaurateur

Quick bites

Xiao Mei Lin dumplingsLönnrotinkatu 33
"For flavourful Sichuanese dishes like dumplings in chili oil and Sichuan peppers or pork intestine noodles, go to Xiao Mei Lin."
Kenneth nars - food writer & creative director
Daddy Greens
"If you like Roberta's in New York, you'll love DG. Zero-fucks-given about anything unnecessary. Pizza and the beer are on point."
Kim mikkola - chef
Ben & Mino’s Sake Bar & IzakayaVironkatu 11
"Beautiful little spot that has a proper izakaya feel and the food is delicious. Japanese flavours using a lot of local ingredients."
tom hansen - chef
B-SmokeryTyöpajankatu 2 R1
"One of the restaurants of Helsinki’s Meatpacking district serving some excellent pork ribs, brisket and peppery pastrami with coleslaw and chicken wings."
Kenneth nars - food writer & creative director
Hills DumplingsKalevankatu 17
"Good dumplings made to order. Fried chicken. Cool vibes. Beer. Drinks. Cool kids. What more do you want?"
kim mikkola - chef
No5 CoffeeKirkkokatu 5
"No5 Coffee serves The Best Pho soup in town, hands down. The classic beef pho is spot on."
Kenneth nars - food writer & creative director

Great coffee & breakfast

WAY bakeryAgricolankatu 9
"My favourite breakfast spot and probably the best sourdough bread in Helsinki. You will want to go back for lunch and dinner."
eric räty - chef
"A wonderful bakery-bistro in two locations in Helsinki. Organic food, fantastic breakfasts, intellectual and bohemian atmosphere."
Mika ihamuotila - foodie
HopiaPohjoinen Hesperiankatu 9
"Being a Carelian pie -freak it can be a struggle to find a great one in Helsinki. Konditoria Hopia is your best choice. A place so traditional, it feels almost trendy and hipsterish."
Saku tuominen  - restaurateur
We Got ThisAlbertinkatu 10
"The best coffee in town hands down. Just f***ing go!"
kim mikkola - chef