Restaurant of the Hare Krishna movement 2014 opened in new premises (an old mansion). Initially open only two days a week but has plans to expand the opening hours. Offers Indian influenced lacto-vegetarian dishes with two options: a limited plate for a lesser price or a complete all you can eat set for 12 euros. Typically contains a soup, rice with subji (veg curry), salad or raita and puri, samosa or some other deep fried Indian dish. Sweets can be bought separately. Also has a Sunday feast which consists of a large variety of dishes served at the end of a temple program. The Sunday feast starts at 4pm every Sunday, is free of charge (donations accepted) and welcomes everyone independent of religious orientation. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, International
Latokartanontie 11
Helsinki, Finland 00700

Tue-Wed 11:00am-3:00pm, Fri 11:00am-5:00pm, Sat 12:00pm-4:00pm

  • Outdoor seating
  • Accepts credit cards


First Review by tomahola
  • vegetarian

A higher taste

Posted on 09 / 08 / 2014

After a long wait The Hare Krishna movement in Helsinki has again opened at a new location in Malmi. Their cooking has always been very special and full of a "higher" taste. It is based on Indian tradition, ayurveda and devotion. They use milk but no eggs or other animal based products. Also, they refrain from any mind altering substances, so you won't get coffee or black tea there, not to mention alcohol. Even onions, mushroom, cocoa and some other ingrediants are avoided due to this.

After opening their restaurant for public Summer 2014 there were closed again for a couple of weeks due to lack of staff, but next week they will be up and running again at least Wednesdays and Saturdays.

I recommend visiting and tasting their cooking, regardless of religious orientation.

Pros: a higher taste, near Malmi train station, reasonable price
Cons: sometimes uncertain if open, not vegan


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Last updated: 2015/07/03


Added: 2014/08/10


Added by: tomahola