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Things to do in Merihaka, Helsinki

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Farmers Market
“Hakaniemi market hall is the more affordable option for those who are looking for groceries and farm products. There are also a few ethnic food markets in the vicinity. The market hall has been moved to a temporary boxy building while the actual old market hall is being renovated.”
  • 126 locals recommend
Moroccan Restaurant
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“Middle Eastern and North African cuisine. Excellent lunch and brunch and dinners.”
  • 102 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Where young hipsters go to party. A varied and well thought program with internationally well known DJs and live acts every weekend. Gets crowded after midnight.”
  • 81 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Kuudes Linja is part of nightlife complex located in the hip Kallio district. It has a mixture of underground and mainstream vibe. Check it out if you want to see young locals or if you are a music lover with a more eclectic taste.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Café
“Siltanen is a popular bar/club at nights with wide selection of clubs (check what's on from their site). It gets packed for weekend nights and the crowd is usually international. During the days and early nights there's a peruvian restaurant called Onda that just moved there. Hands down the best lunch and brunch in town! There's also a nice and big sun terrace during summer months. Go.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Sauna / Steam Room
“Architect Tuomas Toivonen´s and Nene Tsuboi´s ecological design -sauna in the shadow of sculptural Merihaka district. Wood pellet heated saunas for men and women. Seat covers included in admission, towels can be rented. Open all year round, ice swimming in winter. NB! No own drinks allowed, no reservations, limited entry for groups (max. 3persons). More info: and opening hours: kulttuurisauna.fi ”
  • 71 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“This Thai restaurant is often full of people, but when if you can find room you're in for a treat! ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Small café serving their own micro-roastery coffee, highly recommended if you're into artisan coffee.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Café
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“A cafe with disabled employees. Really nice atmosphere,lunch and a lot of vegan goodies!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Famous vegetarian/vegan buffet style restaurant in Kallio. We could eat here every day!”
  • 45 locals recommend
Bar
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“"Siltanen hosts a variety of clubs and concerts every night of the week. Restaurant Onda is open until 22.00 serving vegan-friendly cuisine." If you're going to Kaiku, Post Bar or Kuudes, this is a good place to start.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
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“Great easy going food! Smallish place but normally there are places free or after few minutes of waiting”
  • 28 locals recommend
Church
“Designed by architect Lars Sonck, Kallio Church is one of Helsinki's most famous landmarks. The church was completed at the end of the Unioninkatu-Siltasaarenkatu axis in 1912 and is one of the cleanest representatives of the National Romantic building style in Finland. The seven German bells of the granite tower play the tune of Jean Sibelius at noon and evening.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Café
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“ Good place from breakfast/brunch. Saturdays 14€ breakfast and sunday brunch is 17€.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
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“Cafe / Brunch / Bar right next to Hämeentie. An option to consider when no option seems like too many options.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Restaurant
“My favourite restaurant at the moment in Kallio. Peruvian style food. They have really nice lunch everyday and their Saturday brunch is really nice.”
  • 36 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Moroccan Restaurant
“Middle Eastern and North African cuisine. Excellent lunch and brunch and dinners.”
  • 102 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Where young hipsters go to party. A varied and well thought program with internationally well known DJs and live acts every weekend. Gets crowded after midnight.”
  • 81 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“This Thai restaurant is often full of people, but when if you can find room you're in for a treat! ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Famous vegetarian/vegan buffet style restaurant in Kallio. We could eat here every day!”
  • 45 locals recommend
Bar
“"Siltanen hosts a variety of clubs and concerts every night of the week. Restaurant Onda is open until 22.00 serving vegan-friendly cuisine." If you're going to Kaiku, Post Bar or Kuudes, this is a good place to start.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
“Great easy going food! Smallish place but normally there are places free or after few minutes of waiting”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
“My favourite restaurant at the moment in Kallio. Peruvian style food. They have really nice lunch everyday and their Saturday brunch is really nice.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is not only restaurant but also "nightlife" and "cocktails", as well as live performances of different kinds. One of favorite places for locals!”
  • 31 locals recommend

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