The best view of Helsinki opens upon arrival by boat: it is view of a white, fresh city full of expectations. Restaurant Saaristo, located on the Klippan island in front of South Harbour, offers this same view and atmosphere for your enjoyment. At Saaristo history breaths life on all surroundings. You can admire the Empire-Helsinki skyline in the north, the ingenious walls and bastions of the Suomenlinna fortress in the south and the crafty and romantic Art Nouveau style wood cuts in the historical dining room. Saaristo’s white Art Nouveau style villa, built in 1899, is one of Helsinki’s most imposing and traditional restaurants. This summer we celebrate restaurant's 120th anniversary and serve a special 4-course 120th Anniversary Menu.
Restaurant Saaristo's menu offers the best delicacies of Scandinavian cuisine. During crayfish season starting in the end of July Saaristo is also one of the most popular venues in town for Finnish crayfish parties.
Restaurant’s historical milieu as well as central and beautiful location by the sea offer unique surroundings from romantic dinners to private parties of up to 400 persons. The restaurant has a large dining room with stunning sea views, a bar, a dance floor and three outdoor terraces. Upstairs there are also two meeting rooms for meeting groups of 10-16 persons.