Small vegetarian restaurant located in the Hakaniemi area, behind Aktia bank. Offers mainly Vietnamese cuisine with fried rice, fried noodles, pho, and other choices with tofu and vegetables. Food is available for pre-ordering and takeaway. Reported May 2017 to be now fully vegan.
Note May 2020: confirmed open. Open Mon-Sat 11:00-19:00, Sun 12:00-19:00.

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88 Reviews

First Review by veganpolyglot


Points +42

11 Nov 2023

Must-visit for your lunch break

This small restaurant has a good variety of dishes. The service is friendly and fast. And the meals are really good. Nothing fancy, just great food.

Pros: Great quality and taste, Fast service



Points +335

30 Sep 2023

Delicious & vegan!

I absolutely loved the large array of delicious vegan proteins available. I got the Pho with ALL the proteins and it was sooo good! They also had a lot of cute non alcoholic drinks to choose from, which is a plus for me!

My only issue is that the portion of pho I got was huge, like it could have fed 3 very hungry people. Unfortunately I was alone and unable to take leftovers, so the rest had to go to waste 😭 I wish restaurants would warn you about portion sizes!!

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-11

Pros: PROTEIN!! , Tasty

Cons: Huge portions (might be a pro for some 😂)


Points +112

12 Sep 2023

Cute little place, very good food

Very good food, liked it a lot.


Points +837

04 Sep 2023

Very nice but they were keen to close

The food was lovely but unlike other reviewers I've definitely had better Vietnamese. It could have done with more Vietnamese herbs in my opinion. Also the restaurant closes at 7pm and by 6.45pm they were mopping the floor and we felt very rushed to finish eating, so not very comfortable.

Pros: Food was ok, Prices okay

Cons: They clean up while you're still eating, Could do with more herbs


Points +34

03 Sep 2023

Not bland!

It's hard to find non-bland food in Europe and this is one of them. The self-service is great since we go for the food, not to be served by waiters in fancy suits and napkins on their arms.

It's also one of the few places where you can get spicy food. Not always the dishes themselves but there is a container of chili sauce on the table that you can just dump into the soup or whatever and it's amazing.

Pros: The pho soup, Chili sauce, Self-service

Cons: No alcohol, Non-water drinks are a tad pricey


Points +95

20 Aug 2023

Wonderful Vegan Vietnamese in Helsinki

Tasty, filling, proportionate (in size of the dishes to the prices, as well as in oil to vegetables), lovely little spot hidden away from Hakaniemi hustle. Overall a must-eat in Helsinki if one is craving great Vietnamese.


Points +21

03 Aug 2023


Always excellent, even veg tom yum!

Pros: Food


Points +328

01 Aug 2023

Don't miss this spot when in Helsinki

While the surroundings aren't really cozy and the restaurant is a bit off the beaten track, the food is worth it. Good prices, decent servings, fast service, and - above all - delicious.


Points +57

26 Jul 2023

delicious & well-priced

small (& rather hidden) gem, serving affordable, delicious every-day dishes.
portions are generous and service is friendly - highly recommended!

Pros: entirely vegan, GF options, chill atmosphere


Points +455

14 Jul 2023

Great everyday food

I came here for a quick lunch. The place was a bit hard to find. There was only one option, and the price was OK. The food itself was very good and my overall impression is that this is a solid everyday option for those who often visit the area.

Pros: Taste, Price

Cons: Few options


Points +330

03 Jun 2023

Delicious vegan Vietnamese

We got takeout from here for dinner- rice paper rolls, noodles, and a curry. Everything was delicious.

Pros: All vegan!, Everything we had was delicious, Lots of choices


Points +661

28 May 2023

Excellent and affordable

The food usually comes swiftly and is always tasty. The location is nice as well. My favourite meal is the bun thap cam soup.


Points +101

28 May 2023

Awesome food

Excellent pho soup. Located inside the building and not on the street

Updated from previous review on 2023-05-28

Cons: Location. Inside the building and may be hard to f


Points +49

14 May 2023

Brilliant vietnamese food

One of the best vegan restaurants in town. Simply wonderful food and great service!

Pros: Great food, Brilliant value for money


Points +51

28 Apr 2023

delicious fried noodles and many optiond

I had fried udon noodles which were delicious, and there was enough tofu and the portion size was just perfect. There were only about five tables in the restaurant but people were happy to share tables.


Points +275

12 Apr 2023

Always delicious!

The food here is always amazing, big recommend! The restaurant itself is really small and bit hard to find at first, (although easy and fast to get to by metro, only two stops from Helsinki Central Railway Station) so I really recommend ordering takeout.

Updated from previous review on 2023-04-12

Pros: Delicious food, Convenient takeout ordering, Udon noodles

Cons: Small restaurant, Location


Points +503

19 Mar 2023

Top Vietnamese in Helsinki

Small but tasty, highly recommended if you like vegan and Vietnamese food.


Points +102

30 Dec 2022

Delicious food

Delicious food and good prices. Loved the udon noodles stir fry.


Points +104

28 Oct 2022

i love this place!

i always try to go here when i’m in helsinki. big menu with all vegan options, big portions and reasonable prices.

it’s such a comfort restaurant for me!

Updated from previous review on 2022-10-28


Points +152

16 Aug 2022

Good Vietnamese food

Completely vegan. We had the lunch specials and they were good. Nothing special but I'd go there again.

Pros: Completely vegan, Nice staff

Cons: The outside of the location is not nice


Points +37

Mostly Veg
24 Jul 2022

Delicious summer rolls and noodles 😍

We wolfed this down. Relatively guilt free as the summer rolls seem pretty healthy! Delicious fresh food 😊


Points +691

18 Jul 2022

Insider tipp.

I am very happy, that I found this tiny restaurant at happy cow! It is a little bit hidden and we would never have found it by ourselves. The food was excellent and authentic! Very fresh and hot, directly out of the little kitchen to the table. Payment only by card.

Pros: Everything is vegan, Delicious food


Points +1117

13 Jul 2022

Affordable vegan food

Has lots of good vegan options which aren't too expensive.

Pros: Lots of vegan options

Cons: Limited seating


Points +1229

30 Jun 2022

Fresh and delicious

Had the rice noodle salad (Banh Hoi), it was so fresh and I loved the soy pieces. Would definitely come back to try other stuff.


Points +388

25 May 2022

Proper vietnamese food in Helsinki

Even though the menu is not huge, the food is really tasty and authenticaly seasoned

Pros: Authentic flavours, Big portions

Cons: Small menu


Points +522

09 May 2022

Super delish!

My favorite restaurant in whole Finland! After 15:00, you can get student discount 10% as well.

Updated from previous review on 2022-02-26


Points +385

02 Apr 2022

Best vegan asian food in Helsinki

One of my favorite places in Helsinki. Cheap filling and delicious asian food. I have been here many times

Pros: Everything is good

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