Restaurant Polku

Restaurant Polku is an exceptional restaurant which mixes new and current Finns through relaxed home cooking
We are open Monday to Friday from 8 am to 2 pm.
Lunch is served from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm.


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Pop in for breakfast, lunch or a cup of coffee to enjoy the unique atmosphere of community quarter and the excellent service.

What happens when there are cooks from 7 countries in the same kitchen – in a block of flats occupied by people from students to old age pensioners in an area mostly filled with construction workers at the moment? Restaurant Polku in Jätkäsaari, Helsinki represents the new Finnishness and therefore new kind of Finnish culinary culture.

Restaurant Polku aims to offer not only delicious food and top-notch service, but also opportunities for new Finnish people to develop and gain employment in restaurants as professionals. Different culinary cultures bring variety to traditional home cooking. Cultures can be seen and heard in the meals and in the restaurant. We get to keep ourselves busy but the atmosphere is great.

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Home cooking from all over the world has arrived in Helsinki. We will prepare you a tasty lunch Monday to Friday with many choices.

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In our cafeteria, you will find fresh bakery products, tasty specialty coffees and refreshing drinks. We have products from small suppliers for you and it is very important to us that you feel welcome and enjoy your stay.

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Our versatile catering service can be tailored to fit big or small parties, meetings and other functions.

Polku brings people together

Restaurant Polku is an exceptional restaurant which mixes new and current Finns through relaxed home cooking.

Our focus is to recognise skills suitable for restaurants and further develop them and their implication. Our staff have lived in Finland for various periods of time, but all of them are eager to learn Finnish and serve their customers in Finnish. We encourage you to use the Finnish language when visiting our restaurant.

Already at these early stages, our restaurant has staff from seven countries. The menu respects Finnish culinary culture, but has an innovative twist, mixing our multicultural staff’s worlds of tastes and cultural heritage. We have authentic home cooking from Gambia, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iran, Peru, Greece and Thailand.

Our location at Jätkäsaari Generation Quarter (Sukupolvienkortteli) pushes the envelope. The modern community based Generation Quarter brings together the people of the area; from students to pensioners and construction workers to our international staff. With its homely atmosphere, our restaurant represents the new Finnishness and new culinary culture.

Viittakivi manages the Polku restaurant and has worked with multiculturalism since 1951. With our actions, we want to show the way towards multicultural, diverse, open and interactive society. We believe that everyone has something to give, knowledge, potential and the ability to dream and succeed. We train our staff in co-operation with Perho culinary, tourism and business college. Viittakivi is a social company, member of social companies’ association ARVO and part of the Finnish Federation of Settlement Houses’ social group of companies.

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Contact us


+358 46 921 4468


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Länsisatamankatu 34, 00220 Helsinki

Opening times

mon–fri from 8 am to 2 pm
lunch from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm