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Top 10 Best Places To Eat In Finland

Irina
Updated Aug 11, 2018

Finland is a wonderful country - full of green forests, warm saunas, lakes and delicious berries, during the summer. It might not have a worldwide reputation for its food, but there are definitely some local specialities that you should try while travelling around the country. If you’re not sure what restaurants should be on your list, you have landed in the right place.

Here is a list of good restaurants, spread all around Finland, making it easier for you to decide where to have your lunch break or a lovely dinner, depending on your route in this amazing country.

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1. Ravintola Olo - Helsinki

Olo, Helsinki
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How can one not give a good review for a Michelin star restaurant? If you want to have an extraordinary dining experience, in a remarkable location, with savoury food, you can’t go wrong by choosing Olo. This is, of course, if you’re not travelling on a budget. It is the perfect location for a very special, romantic dinner, especially if you choose the three hour “Journey”, that will have you tasting 15 different dishes. Go here with an empty stomach.

Ravintola Olo

Address: Pohjoisesplanadi 5, 00170 Helsinki, Finland

Website: Ravintola Olo

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2. Ragu - Helsinki

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Go to Ragu to be surprised by their menu. This is definitely not a budget restaurant, but the service and the food will guarantee a fabulous experience. The combination of food they suggest is unexpected, yet perfect. This is a place to go on a special occasion, you will for sure appreciate the exquisite service and excellent food.

Ragu

Address: Ludvigsgatan 3, 00130 Helsinki, Finland

Website: Ragu (in Finnish)

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3. Hella & Huone - Tampere


One of the best restaurants in Tampere, at Hella & Huone you can have good food, accompanied by good wine. It is a place loved by both locals and tourists alike, mostly because of the quality of the food and service. It’s a place suitable for a romantic dinner, aimed at people who appreciate good food and a cozy atmosphere.

Hella & Huone

Address: Salhojankatu 48, 33500 Tampere, Finland

Website: Hella & Huone (in Finnish)

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4. Smor - Turku


With its marvellous location right by the river, Smor offers its customers an excellent dining experience at a lower price, in comparison to other, similar places. Although not an option when travelling on a tight budget, if you feel like splurging and treating yourself for one night with a good dinner, Smor might be a good choice.

Smor

Address: Läntinen Rantakatu 3, 20100 Turku, Finland

Website: Smor

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5. Wolkoff Restaurant & Wine Bar - Lappeenranta

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If you find yourself in Lappeenranta and wonder where to have a good meal, Wolkoff Restaurant & Wine Bar is one of the best options available. It is especially a good choice for lunch, as their lunch menu is definitely good value for money. They use organic products and serve mostly traditional Finnish meals, which will allow you to experience Finnish culture, through food. The seating and the design of the restaurant are basic, but the food is definitely worth the visit.

Wolkoff Restaurant & Wine Bar

Address: Kauppakatu 26, 53100 Lappeenranta, Finland

Website: Wolkoff Restaurant & Wine Bar (in Finnish)

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6. Karl Fazer Café - Helsinki

Posted by Niko Nyholm on Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Karl Fazer Café in Helsinki is the place to go for breakfast or lunch. They have a wide selection of pastries, sandwiches and, as expected, very delicious cakes. It is particularly the best choice for you if you are the type of person who likes breakfast sweet and is happy to have chocolate, no matter the time of day.

Karl Fazer Café

Address: Kluuvikatu 3, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

Website: Karl Fazer Café (in Finnish)

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7. Mami - Turku


Relaxed and rather small, Mami will provide you with Finnish traditional food, in an unpretentious atmosphere. The location contributes to the general vibe of this restaurant. The outdoor terrace is the best place to enjoy a nice warm summer day. Mami can get crowded, especially at lunch time, but it’s a suitable choice for dinner, as well.

Mami

Address: Linnankatu 3, 20100 Turku, Finland

Website: Mami (in Finnish)

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8. Sinne - Porvoo

Posted by Bistro Sinne on Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Although the individual meals are a bit small and pricey, choosing their fixed menu will save a bit of money, while giving a nice mix of dishes. If you travel to Porvoo on a Sunday, do try their Sunday brunch options. Most of the food on their menu is local and they offer a wide selection of burgers.

Sinne

Address: Läntinen Aleksanterinkatu 1, 06100 Porvoo, Finland

Website: Sinne

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9. Santa's Salmon Place - Rovaniemi


Santa’s Salmon Place is a small restaurant, located in the very touristic Santa Claus Village. They offer salmon fillets, grilled on a big stove inside the restaurant. It is an interesting experience, as you can smell the grilling fish, all around. They also offer coffee and cakes, and usually, customers choose to have that, while waiting for their fish to be ready. It’s a place where patience is required, as it might take a bit of time, when busy.

Santa's Salmon Place

Address: Santa Claus Village, Tähtikuja 1, 96930 Rovaniemi, Finland

Website: Santa’s Salmon Place

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10. Cafe Regatta - Helsinki

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Posted by Cafe Regatta (official) on Sunday, 23 April 2017

Cafe Regatta is most famous for its cinnamon buns and great coffee. It is a great choice for breakfast or brunch, while in Helsinki. With its waterside location, you couldn’t be in a better place for enjoying warm long summer days, in Helsinki.

Cafe Regatta

Address: Merikannontie 8, 00260 Helsinki, Finland

Website: Cafe Regatta

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Beautiful Finland

This amazing country makes you wonder why there are not more tourists around. Although more expensive than other locations, Finland has a lot to offer, in terms of touristic locations, natural parks, forests and food. Take your time when planning your trip to Finland, you will love the country and its people.

This article was originally published on Sep 04, 2017

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