Best known for its sapas, a sort of Finnish version of tapas, Juuri is a popular place for locals and tourists alike. Taking inspiration from Finnish buffet tables and Northern Mediterranean culinary traditions, Juuri was opened in 2004 to great acclaim. The menu revolves around traditional Finnish cuisine, with rich flavors and local ingredients. The sapas menu includes 13 dishes, such as smoked trout with roe and carrot, roasted lamb and beans and goat cheese with pea and red currant. As sapas are meant to be shared, you can order an assortment and enjoy a tasteful culinary experience as a group.
Ravintola Juuri, Högbergsgatan 27, Helsingfors, Finland, +358 9 635732
Salve is more than a century old harbor restaurant. Opened in 1897 as a food kiosk for sailors, nowadays Salve’s interior is still maritime themed. Dark wood design, tables with blue tablecloths and walls decorated with pictures and sailor motives are reminiscent of ship saloons. Here you can try the best Baltic herring in the country or enjoy a delicious stir-fry. The menu primarily includes old Finnish seafood specialities, but you can also opt for meat and vegetables dishes.
Salve, Hietalahdenranta 11, Helsinki, Finland, +358 10 7664280