Historically known as Helsinki’s workers’ district, Kallio is now one of the city’s hippest neighborhoods with plenty of innovative restaurants partly thanks to an influx of students and artists fleeing high rents in the city center. Check out our list for top 10 restaurants to try while you’re here.
A popular restaurant, Sandro is widely considered to have the best Moroccan food and best brunch in Helsinki. But there is more to this restaurant than just the food. Sandro also hosts bands and DJs most nights of the week. On weekends the restaurant swaps the a la carte menu for a buffet served on beautiful ethnic tableware instead of the usual plates.
Set in a historic boat, dining at Wäiski certainly makes for a unique experience. This beautiful turn of the century steamship was remodeled in 2001 to include an outdoor terrace and a spacious indoor dining and bar area. Wäiski’s interior elements were designed to remain faithful to maritime fashion with an added dose of Finnish dining aesthetic.
11 Hakaniemenranta, 00530, Helsinki, Finland, +358 10 420 360