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Ethnic food is one of the hottest trends right now and Helsinki has several upscale ethnic restaurants.
You can grab a quick sushi in numerous small sushi places in Helsinki.
For a more intimate dinner, try Kabuki (Lapinlahdenkatu 12, www.kabuki.fi), favoured by rock and media types.
Farang (Ainonkatu 3, www.farang.fi) is a modern Asian restaurant with a simple and stylish décor.
The food is contemporary, fresh and innovative.
Gaijin (Bulevardi 6, www.gaijin.fi) by the same owners offers modern North Asian flavours.
Most of the dishes are meant to be shared.
Both Gaijin and Farang have gained a Bib Gourmand rating for offering good food at moderate prices.
If you crave for Mexican food, try Patrona (Annankatu 20) or Cholo (Lönnrotinkatu 9).
Eatos Mexican Diner (Töölönlahdenkatu 3) is inspired by the classic street food style of Mexico City and has elevated it to a higher level.
Lie Mi (Hämeentie 13 B, www.liemi.fi) is one of the hottest new names in the Helsinki ethnic food scene.
Vietnamese food is still a rarity in Helsinki, but Lie Mi (Hämeentie 13 B, www.liemi.fi) inside the Bar Siltanen offers authentic flavours.