Food and restaurants in Finland

Salmiakki (sal ammoniac) is one of  the Finnish specialities. It is a salty licorice candy. Salmiakki is a black candy with a sweet and sour taste. You will either love it or hate it but remember to taste it!


Our foreign members have recommended Finnish "omenalimonadi" (apple lemonade, with almost the colour of cola drinks) and originally Swedish "Pommac" (mixed fruit lemonade). You get them from supermarkets.


Taste also Finnish "Rili - Arctic Black Taste", a soft drink with the flavour of tar. You can buy it from many K Shops. More details at


The famous Finnish film director Aki Kaurismäki partly owns restaurants Corona (bar & billiards, address Eerikinkatu 11), Nightclub Dubrovnik (New York -styled lounge & lobby, address Eerikinkatu 11) and Kafe Moskova (a small Russian style bar, address Eerikinkatu 11) in Helsinki. More details and photos at


Allun Grilli - Formula 1 driver Mika Häkkinen fans' restaurant in Vantaa (address Riihitontuntie 1, Asko-Center/Kehä III, Varisto, 01720 Vantaa) near the city of Helsinki:;6837;6865 (See Western Vantaa and Myyrmäki)


Arctic Flavours:


Bar Tapasta in downtown Helsinki (tapas & pasta):


Bembolen Kahvitupa - a nice cafeteria since 1938 in an old farmhouse built in 1737 in Espoo (address Bellinmäki 1), near the city of Helsinki:


Chef Moz Dining Guide (bar & restaurant reviews):


Cosy Finland - cosy home meals in Finnish homes, visits to cottages & saunas:


Culinary experiences in Finland:


Eat and Joy (Helsinki):


Finnish Christmas recipes:


Finnish food:


Food from Finland - the official site of Finnish food:




Global Gourmet:


Helsinki Menu: and


Helsinki Quality Restaurants (Finnish Savotta and Saari, Lappish Saaga, historical Savu, Russian Saslik and Samovar):


Huviretki Restaurants in many cities: (menu also in English)


Iisalmi - a city with the smallest restaurant in the world (only 3.7 square meters, one indoor table for two, one terrace table for two, at harbour area, open in the summer):


Keuruu Ecovillage:


Lapland Restaurant in Helsinki:


Lordi's Rocktaurant - the rock & monster restaurant owned by the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 winner Lordi:


M/S J.L. Runeberg Boat Cruises:

-Helsinki - Porvoo (old wooden town) - Helsinki (meal including salmon soup, coffee & local speciality Runeberg cake)

-Helsinki - Porkkala - Helsinki (the whole day at sea, a lunch cruise)


Nordic Recipe Archive:


Näsinneula - the rotating restaurant in Scandinavia's highest observation tower in Tampere, International Euro-Toques Award for the quality and taste of food in 2005:


Palace Restaurants and Summer restaurants in Helsinki: and


Panorama Restaurant Haikaranpesä - 76 meters over the sea level in Haukilahti Water Tower (address Hauenkallio 3, 02170 Espoo) near the city of Helsinki, views to Helsinki, Espoo and the Baltic Sea, only lunch buffets:




Restaurant Aino in downtown Helsinki (Finnish traditional & modern kitchen):


Restaurant Carma in Helsinki (Michelin Star 2008-2009):


Restaurant Chez Dominique in Helsinki (modern Scandinavian cooking with French attitude, the Restaurant of the Year 2000 in Finland, Chaine des Rotisseurs 2001, Michelin Star 2001-2002, Two Michelin Stars 2003-2009, #39 on the list of the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2008): and


Restaurant Demo in Helsinki (Michelin Star 2007-2009):


Restaurant G.W. Sundmans in Helsinki (the Restaurant of the Year 2002 in Finland, Michelin Star 2001-2007) and other Royal Restaurants:


Restaurant Jailbird (the former historical prison in Helsinki):


Restaurant Kappeli (Kappeli is a very famous restaurant in Helsinki since 1837. Scandinavian cuisine, e.g. the Kappeli sandwich, good cakes and pastries, tea and coffee. Some very delicious dishes: creamy salmon soup, smoked reindeer mousse, slightly salted salmon with caper sauce, breast of duck, cold cranberry soufflé with cranberry sauce. The burbot season in the winter. Address: Eteläesplanadi 1, the Esplanade Park. Phone: +358 (0)9 6812440.):


Restaurant Lasipalatsi in Helsinki (high-class traditional Finnish food):


Restaurant Origo in Hanko (archipelago foods' table):


Restaurant Postres in Helsinki (Michelin Star 2008-2009, "the restaurant of the year 2008" in Finland, address Eteläesplanadi 8): and 


Restaurant Savoy in Helsinki (this restaurant is recommended by the bestseller book 1000 Places To See Before You Die):


Restaurants in Helsinki: and


Restaurants in Turku (recommended by our members):

-Fransmanni (address Eerikinkatu 10, Turku) and Sevilla (address Eerikinkatu 23, Turku) have a special Moomin menu for children

-Viking Restaurant Harald (Aurakatu 3, Turku)

-Angel Restaurant Enkeliravintola (Kauppiaskatu 16, Turku)

-The very funny Water Closet Restaurant Puutorin Vessa (Puutori, Turku)

-170 years old cellar restaurant Foija (Aurakatu 10, Turku)


Restaurant Sofra London in Helsinki (address Korkeavuorenkatu 2, modern Turkish & Middle Eastern Cousine):


Restaurant Wanha Laamanni (a historical restaurant in a building built in 1780-1790 in Porvoo):


Rosso Restaurants (41 family restaurants in Finland from Helsinki to Rovaniemi): 


Royal Restaurants in Helsinki:


Search restaurants, lunch restaurants, discos, night clubs, pizza restaurants and fast food in Finland (Ravintolakeskus - Restaurant Centre):


Sevilla restaurants: (menu also in English)


Skärgårdssmak (delicious food from the archipelago):


Suomi Restaurant in Helsinki (delicious tastes from pure Finnish nature, the warm cottage-style restaurant in the city centre):


Särä is a delicious lamb dish which is made in a special method in the municipality of  Lemi near Lappeenranta, south-eastern Finland.


Taste of  Finland (Finnish food culture and restaurants to visit):


The Worldwide Gourmet:


Timbaali (the only escargot restaurant in Finland, an archipelago buffet at lunctime daily in the summer, Porvoo):


Uniq (the Arctic Icebar in the heart of the city of Helsinki, address Yliopistonkatu 5): and


Vegetarian food (most popular places to get vegetarian food in Finland): and


Woodland meals:


World's best bars:


Zetor ("Happy Tractor Driver's Bar" in Helsinki, the famous restaurant with a humorous interior and countryside style, address Mannerheimintie 3-5, Kaivopiha):

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