Food & drink

Restaurants Otaniemi campus and Helsinki city center

Most of the restaurants below have a website with a menu. See the annotated campus map for locations of the restaurants near campus.

€: under $10
€€: $10 – $20
€€€: $20 – $30
€€€€: over $30
[#nn] : location on the campus map



  • Ranta (€€€)[#56] – “Ranta is a restaurant where you can relax, eat and drink casually.”
  • Fat Lizard (€€€-€€€€)[next to #34] “get ready to loosen your belt”

Restaurants in Helsinki city centre

Here are some nice restaurants in Helsinki that are worth a look. You can reach Helsinki easily by Metro that takes around 11 minutes. Most of these restaurants are in the €€ to €€€€ range.

  • Bruuveri (€€) is a Gastro-Pub and Brewery-restaurant in Kamppi, near Hostel Domus Academica. (Archie’s Favourite)
    Fredrikinkatu 63AB, 00100 Helsinki
    +358 9 685 66 88
  • Bryggeri (€€€-€€€€) Brewery-restaurant on Sofiankatu near Helsinki Senate Square. Bryggeri’s finest beers condition in full view of visitors, ready to be enjoyed with something delicious from the kitchen.
    Sofiankatu 2, 00170 Helsinki
    Tel: +358 10 2352500
  • Juttutupa (€€-€€€) is within easy walking distance of the nearby Cumulus City Hakaniemi. Rustic venue with a pub menu.
    Säästöpankinranta 6, 00530 Helsinki
    Tel: +358 20 7424 240
  • Santa Fé’s, Grande Grill’s, and Morrison‘s summer terrace (€€-€€€)
    Three restaurants’ joint summer terrace, where you can enjoy tasty food and drinks. Santa Fe’s decked court yard terrace is like a small Mexican village in the middle of Helsinki city center. The terrace menu includes three restaurants’ foods, e.g. tex-mex, nachos, ribs, burgers, pizzas, pastas, steaks, salads and chicken. Drink list includes Spanish and South American wines and foreign beers. The fresh Margaritas have earned their place as the best in the city! They have room for 240 customers.
    Aleksanterinkatu 15, 00100 Helsinki
    +358 (0) 50 3028185
  • Virgin Oil Co. (€€€) is an American-Italian restaurant at the heart of Helsinki. At the lobby bar you can taste wines and other drinks and relax. During the summer you can enjoy food and drinks also at their terrace and watch the bustling of the main street Mannerheimintie. The restaurant is suitable also for bigger groups, yet table reservation is recommended in order to eat. (Archie’s Favourite).
    Mannerheimintie 5, 00100 Helsinki
    +358 10 76 64000