Finland,  Food

5 Best Asian vegan-friendly restaurants in Helsinki

Alright.. it’s been a while since I made a food post from Helsinki! Maybe it’s because so many of our favourite vegan restaurants have since closed and it’s been disheartening. But let’s look at the positive side – there are these places up and going. They are not fully-vegan but offer a great variety of choices and hopefully go vegan someday..! So here’s our list of the best 5 Asian vegan-friendly restaurants in Helsinki!

Make sure to also check out our quick Helsinki vegan travel guide for a list of all vegan-friendly spots in town!

#1 Hills Dumplings

Kalevankatu 17, 00100 Helsinki

Asian fusion ‘comfort-food’ as they call it! Hills offers handmade dumplings, and plenty of plant-based dishes. It’s one of the best restaurants in Helsinki, in our opinion. Excellent service, good vegan choices, great beverages and atmosphere – casual and fun, yet with an upscale vibe. Book that dinner date here. Or come with friends! Reservation is a good idea as they tend to get busy.

We’ve tried both the Vegan Curry dumplings and the Chijeu dumplings – each dish unique and tasty. They have another restaurant in Kallio (Kolmas Linja 6, 00530).

#2 The Saigonese Kitchen & Coffee

Lapinlahdenkatu 21, 00180 Helsinki

A nice little cosy eatery run by a Vietnamese fam, transports you to Saigon for a moment in Helsinki. Almost half their menu is vegan. We’ve tried the bao with grilled soy strips, and their vegan lunch dish of the day, which was a vegan curry served with rice. The portions were good and tasty. The Saigonese also offers good Vietnamese coffee and beverages.

They are open Mon – Sundays and also offer brunch menu on the weekends.

#3 Momotoko

City Centre, Kamppi, Kluuvi and Redi shopping centre, Helsinki

Momotoko is a top ramen restaurant chain in Helsinki, serving up authentic Japanese ramen. We’ve noticed that they now have a whole vegan menu and hope they keep it that way! The vegan Shoyu Katsu and Chili Miso ramen bowl is excellent. We’ve been there a couple of times just for it!

There are lunch bowls on offer on weekdays with a vegan choice for 12,50 EUR. Note: make sure to mention vegan when you order, not to confuse with a vegetarian bowl where they add egg.

#4 MoMo Punavuori

Pursimiehenkatu 8, 00150 Helsinki

MoMo is a cute tiny spot downtown that I’d say is a hidden gem. They are open on a few days of the week, and specialize in handmade ‘momos’, which are the Tibetan style dumplings. I like this Nepalese restaurant not just for the delicious vegan momo plate but the vibe – brings back memories of eating momos in the Himalayas!

Vegan momo plate.

The menu is to the point: a choice of momos, 1 vegan option – momos stuffed with tofu and veg, served up in a mild curry sauce. Make sure to try their housemade chili sauce, if you can handle that! You can also get a vegan masala chai – the best.

Check their opening times on Maps or their Facebook page before you go.

#5 Sushibar + Wine

City Centre, Kallio and Freda restaurants in Helsinki

Sushibar + Wine restaurant chain in Helsinki is known for its extensive menu of delicious sushi and Japanese fare. They use fresh ingredients and you can find all plany-based options marked ‘V’ on menu. It may be difficult to choose from the many options they have on lunch and À la Carte. We suggest a combo such as the ‘Greens Set’ 25.90 EUR so you can try a variety of sushi.

5 Asian vegan-friendly restaurants in Helsinki..

These were our picks for the top vegan-friendly Asian dining spots in Helsinki, Finland! Are you planning to visit Helsinki or have you checked out these spots? Let me know in comments below : )

For fully vegan Asian restaurants, check out my previous post: Asian Vegan in Helsinki


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Last updated on November 24th, 2023

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