Best restaurant in Helsinki?

What is the best restaurant in Helsinki? This morning I realized that the answer depends highly on: which list you are looking at.

Helsingin Uutiset just published a list of the best “New” Restaurants. Just for fun, I made an excel sheet with an extra two lists for Helsinki. So there is Helsingin Uutiset, where 1956 people voted for the best NEW restaurant in town. is the place where Finns give their votes. An additional challenge with is that the choice of best restaurant depends on the map area you select on the screen. And then, of course, there is TripAdvisor, where “tourists” give their vote. Have fun finding the best restaurant in Helsinki!

Place Best NEW Restaurants (Helsingin Uutiset, 1956 votes), Citycenter, see map below
(out of 1128 restaurants)
1 1. Na´am Kitchen (Iso Roobertinkatu 20-22) 209 votes Toca (relaxed eatery) Passio Kitchen and Bar (on Eat Nr. 6)
2 2. Roster Helsinki (Pohjoisesplanadi 17) 193. Ravintola Grön (gourmet, bio-eco) Olo (Michelinstar, Eat Nr. 14)
3 3. Hook (Mannerheimintie 17) 160. Zucchini (vegetarian lunch rest.) Ragu (Eat Nr. 20)
4 4. Shelter (Kanavaranta 7) 112. Café Trocadero (lunch restaurant) Ravintola Kuu (Gourmet)
5 5. Tenho Restobar (Helsinginkatu 15) 100. Cafe+ Juuri (modern Finnish)
6 6. Ônam (Forum) 79. Passio Keittiö ja Baari (modern European) Konstan Möljä (trad. Finnish)
7 7. Tislaamo – Distillery Bar (Työpajankatu 2) 72. Ateliér Finne (classic Finnish) Nokka (Scandinavian Gourmet)
8 8. Vinkkeli (Pieni Roobertinkatu 2) 62. Papu Cafe (vietnamese, vegan) Restaurant Lappi (Lapland food)
9 9. Penny (Uudenmaankatu 13) 56. Puro Deli & Café Copy y Tapas (Eat Nr. 11)
10 10. Caverna (Yliopistonkatu 5) 51. Goodwin the Steak House Blinit Russian Restaurant
11.-15. 11.–15. Kiusaus Bar & Bistro, Kaarti, Finnjävel, Vihreä Holvi, Bites Vallila. Copas y Tapas, Liesikiesi (Streetkitchen), El Greco (Greek), Olo (Michelin star), Golden Leaf Asian Cuisine Café Bar No. 9, Finlandia Caviar, Farang, Kappeli, Bryggeri
16.-20. 16.–20. Bastion Bistro, Lönkka, HofS Brasserie, Hävikki-Ruokaravintola Loop (using left-over food from shops), Ox. Hoshito (Japanese), Savoy (Finnish), Lumière Vin & Cuisine (French), La Soupe (take away soup), Ragu (Scandinavian + italian) Muru, Savoy, Juttutupa, Bar Sandro, Casa Italia,
21.-25. 21.–25. Löyly, Salve, Fisken på Disken, Holiday, Werner. Ravintola Pompier (international), New Bamboo Center (China-Malaysian eatery), Café Red (Lunch), Kantipur (Nepalese), Brasserie le Havre (French) Sea Horse, Café Engel, Savotta,  Friends & Brgrs Helsinki, Saaga,

eatfi_mapMy “best” restaurant in Helsinki? …I can’t afford to go out for dinner in Helsinki 😉




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