The Best Restaurants In Herttoniemi Ranta, Helsinki

Photo of Jasmina Kanuric
9 February 2017

Herttoniemi Ranta is a Helsinki district, located close to the city center and the island of Kulosaari. Read on to discover where you can try the best Mediterranean food in Helsinki, taste delicious Greek specialities and the restaurants with the best views in Helsinki.

Moussaka I | © Merle ja Joonas/Flickr


Restaurant, Vegetarian, $$$
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Dal-bhat-tarkari - traditional Nepalese dish
Dal-bhat-tarkari - traditional Nepalese dish | © 松岡明芳/WikiCommons
The relaxed and friendly atmosphere of this Greek restaurant is as addictive as the food they serve. The brightly lit interior, with large windows, blue and white checked tablecloths and dark wooden furniture are reminiscent holidays and hot Greek sun. Enjoy traditional Greek dishes, such as moussaka or boutaki arni kleftiko (roasted lamb braised in red wine). Thalassa offers an extensive wine selection to accompany the food and, for dessert, you must try the baklava, a filo pastry dessert with nuts and syrup, the perfect sweet and rich finish to any meal combination.


Restaurant, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
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Mantra is a restaurant specializing in Himalayan cuisine. The name mantra comes from mantra school of philosophy, usually describing a sound, word or a group of words considered able to create transformation. Mantra’s dishes are split into four categories, vegetarian, chicken, seafood and meat. The restaurant also offers two special menus with four courses, each best enjoyed alongside a Nepalese beer.

Del Mar

Located in the Herttoniemi marine, just off Kuulosaari, Del Mar is a charming restaurant serving dishes based on Spanish cuisine. Brightly painted walls, decorated with marine paintings, and white furniture create an atmosphere reminiscent of a cozy seaside café. It even comes with its own beautiful sea view. Try the tapas or seafood paella, or beef steak with ham or fried cod fish with tomato and saffron sauce. Del Mar also offers a wide selection of Spanish wine to enjoy with your meal.

Del Mar Herttoniemenranta, Neitojenpolku 21, Helsinki, Finland, 09 344 3008

Ravintola Trattoria Il Faro

Colloquially and simply known as ‘Il Faro,’ this Mediterranean-style restaurant is one of the oldest in Herttoniemi Ranta. Located right near the docks of the Helsinki channel, the beautiful views of the sea and surrounding Helsinki (including the castle) make this restaurant highly popular with both locals and tourists, particularly in the warm summer months. The braised lamb shank or the spaghetti with artichoke and fennel come highly recommended. There are also plenty of pizza and vegetarian options, and for those still hungry, Il Faro offers a lovely dessert menu with their tiramisu being a local favourite. They also offer an a la carte menu, available during lunch and dinner hours.

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