What typical restaurants, food delivery services, and/or takeout options are popular among expatriates?
McDonald's, Burger Kings, and Subways are everywhere. Pizza is very popular as well as Chinese food, Kabob, and Japanese food. Expensive. The average combo meal at an American-brand fast food chain is 8-9 Euro. The other restaurants are about the same per meal, but you get more for your money. - Jul 19, 2012
Helsinki has a lot of great restaurants (50-100 Euro pp) and a lot of fast food (30 Euro/family of 3). Going out at lunch (10-15 Euro) seems to be a bigger deal than dinner. Espresso costs 3-4 Euro a cup. - Jan 23, 2011
McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Subway are the American chains here, and their Finnish equivalents would be Hesburger, Carrols and Scan Burger. There are several decent restaurants, although almost everything here is expensive. A burger meal at McDs is $9-10. - May 9, 2010
Yes to both. Helsinki is a fairly expensive city, but you can find reasonably priced restaurants that are good if you look off of the beaten path. - Apr 4, 2009
McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Subways. You can also find all sorts of cuisine here: Thai, Chinese, Russian, Lebanese, etc. - Mar 26, 2008