Where to Eat in Kuusalu: The Best Restaurants and Bars

Kuusalu is a small borough (Estonian: alevik) in Harju County, northern Estonia. It is the administrative centre of Kuusalu Parish. Kuusalu has a population of 1,220 (as of 1 January 2010).

1. Valkla Rand Rannaresto

Valkla küla, Kuusalu 74630 Estonia +372 5624 4544 http://valklarand.ee/restoran Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service European, Central European, Scandinavian
Overall Ratings

5 based on 13 reviews

Valkla Rand Rannaresto

Located on the sandy beach we offer cozy family restaurant with seaview. Our beach restaurant has scandinavian style interior design and european kitchen. Our menu includes house made cakes, pastas, local fish dishes and pork with wine sauce. On a hot sum

Reviewed By erlendmoland - Keila, Estonia


This is one of the best food experiences I have ever had in Estonia. The food was amazing, and the staff were really friendly. This restaurant is definitely worth a detour!

2. Valkla Forell

Valkla Oja, Kuusalu 74604 Estonia +372 505 0043 http://www.valklaforell.ee
Valkla Forell

Reviewed By RobinL2622 - Tallinn, Estonia

Very very nice salmon

Although it is a simple looking place, their smoked trout is awesome. Best smoked trout I ever had. In fact I do not know if they have anything else on the menu. You either fish yourself from the river, or if you are lazy like I am, you ask them to catch a trout for you. They cultivate the trout there in the river and there is a lot of it, so it will take max 5 minutes to catch one. The taste is something really special, they smoke your fish with special wood (I don't know which one), salt it and serve. It is really good. For side dishes you can order fries, potatoes and salad. Simple, tasty and nice! Highly recommended for an afternoon trip.

3. Capri

Nomme Kuusalu Tee 39, Kuusalu 74601 Estonia https://www.facebook.com/capripitsakohvik

Reviewed By maedu61 - Nagoya, Japan


I visited for lunch at 12:00.Already many people.The lunch time is just buffet.I took the potato,veggie, rice and like humberg.Taste is good. The country’s taste .ランチに訪問、地下の隠れ家的ピザレストラン。昼は郷土料理ビュッフェでセルフなので野菜やポテト、ピラフハンバーグを選びました。野菜やポテトは普通でしたが、地元の人がポテトやピラフ、ハンバーグにかけていたホワイトソースが美味しかったです。夜はピザがメインだそうです。

4. MerMer Restaurant

Kolga-Aabla Kula Jaaniranna, Kuusalu 74717 Estonia +372 513 4590 http://uus.mermer.ee/ Dinner, Drinks Reservations, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, European
MerMer Restaurant

MerMer, situated in the old fishing village of Kolga-Aabla on the Juminda peninsula, serves delicious food made with local ingredients accompanied by some excellent French and Italian wines. In summer we seat diners in our summer house, while in winter yo

Reviewed By joansmith_parrfold - Manchester, United Kingdom

An interesting experience

We went to Mer Mer as part of a trip. I knew it was called a home restaurant but had not appreciated we would be the only guests along with our guide. No menu was offered but food kept appearing. It was undoubtedly of high quality but for me it was a slight problem as I am on dialysis and am meant to have a low salt and phosphate diet. I can usually choose appropriately on menus but it seemed rude not to eat so I had to take small quantities if each dish.We had fortunately not had much to eat that day as we seemed to have course after course. There was an appetiser of black bread topped with pickled cucumber and pickled herring and part of a duck egg. Then there were olives and chilli pesto with home made bread. (The bread was delicious). Then we had starters of carpaccio of veal with pomegranate and Parmesan shavings and Mozzarella and tomato salad with watermelon. I enjoyed the latter as the mozzarella was very light and the little bits of watermelon made it very refreshing.The main was spiced salmon (though it seemed far too white for salmon) with tomatoes, courgette and chanterelles. It was followed by white chocolate cheesecake. To be fair it all tasted fine but I would not have chosen most of the dishes. My advice would be only go if no dietary restrictions and you eat anything.

5. Kolck

Kolga Kolga Mois, Kuusalu 74602 Estonia +372 524 9531 http://www.facebook.com/Kolckresto/ Brunch Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payment European, Eastern European

The restaurant is located in Harju County Kolga majestic manor house, where you can dine in the extraordinary environment.

Reviewed By chessu - Tallinn, Estonia

May have been a bad night..

We visited the restaurant before a going to see a play. The website looked promising as did the idea of dining in a manor. The interior is nice (rough, but nice) and there's definitely thought gone into making it look as authentic as possible. I wish I could write a sterling recommendation, however, there were no menus around and the one on the web was apparently not applicable. There were two lads serving the tables, and though they seemed nice enough, the one we had definitely wasn't meant for the job. They also didn't appear to be in sight unless they were bringing something to the table. In addition to there not being any menus, the lad didn't seem to know/took a while to remember what it was (heard him tell someone at the other table that the juice option was 'some fruit'). Then, (admittedly we had added the main on a few minutes later), we were served the dessert well in advance to the main, which took such a long time to arrive that though we'd feared we were early to the play, we ended up being almost late despite most people having just teas and cakes. The main we had, though tasty, was really not the size of a main and not worth the price (despite the menu boasting about big manor meals) and in addition to the fish was just a tiny bit of garnish stretched out to fill the plate. The raspberry cake was really-really good, though!

6. Anija Moisakohwik

Anija manor Anija village, Anija parish, Harjumaa, Anija 74411 Estonia +372 503 3858 https://www.facebook.com/Anija-M%C3%B5isakohwik-InnAmorata-219551691872332/ Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks European, Central European
Anija Moisakohwik

An elegant and cozy small cafe at the historical Anija manor, located only 35 km from Tallinn. Excellent high rated cuisine where Estonian and Italian food traditions meet. Beautiful romantic interior with its antique furniture and tableware makes one fee

Reviewed By nicov123 - Beervelde, Belgium

Dinner with friends

Amazing atmosphere, already when entering we felt the warmth and hospitality of Ülle and Kristiina. Really Wauw feeling!!!Like being at home. The food “italian style” you cannot eat better in a italian restaurant. Very good wine. Fine dessert to finish off.This is a place you must have visited it! Definetely to come back...

7. Pootsmani Suvekohvik

Kaberneeme tee 24, Kaberneeme 74211 Estonia +372 5646 6105 https://www.facebook.com/pootsmanisuvekohvik/ Cafe, International
Pootsmani Suvekohvik

Reviewed By Juttakata - Espoo

Lovely cafeteria by the sea

Funny interior and great cakes! Enjoyable environment, place is named after huge friendly dog Pootsman.Worth a visit!

8. Neem

Kordoni tee 20, Kaberneeme 74211 Estonia +372 655 5335 http://www.neem.ee Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards

Restoran NEEM on Kaberneeme sadamas asuv, lummava merevaatega terrassi, privaatse peotelgi ning rannaalaga ümbritsetud peresõbralik restoran.

Reviewed By Kristina J - Tallinn, Estonia

Gem by the sea!

30-45 minutes by car to Kaberneeme port and small cozy restaurant with a terrace meets me. As they say, million dollar view for those who like to behold a water smooth surface. I don’t weary you longer: instead of OKO restaurant locals and not lazy capital citizens will see new Neem restaurant.Interior had few changes inside this wooden lake house: now there is no hospital whiteness, but cream-turquoise shades everywhere. No, thank God, sea clichés like old ropes or life rings were found. Laconic, airy, easy. A big terrace – must have for sea shore restaurant!Service. Polite talkative waiters; warm meeting and sincere smiles. Whether recent opening is the reason behind it, or that Neem stands at the sea, but I felt, like personnel really enjoys working here. No complaints from me.Food. The menu consists 50/50 of meat and fish dishes; there is couple of vegetarian options and small children’s section. I give below examples of the tasting menu at opening day from the Chef de cuisine Jegors Porulevs and its team.First starter – Grilled eggplant – Kalamatsi goat cheese, sun dried tomatoes, pickled onions, spicy tomato sauce, salad. A pliable eggplant with sweet-sour cheese and a certain mayonnaise with greens – it isn’t boring at all. It was joyful pleasant start, but the following dish was even better.Tuna – avocado, lumpfish roe, ponzu sauce, chives. It’s actually fish tartare with avocado. Oh, it was delightful! I must say, it was the best tuna tartare that I ate during the year. Japanese sauce – unusual, self-sufficient and unforgettable. Pleasant salty aftertaste and delight for the guests’ eyes. One note: fish as priority ingredient must be more than secondary avocado.Main course – Grilled beef blade steak – baked leeks, wild mushroom puree, hasselback potato, smoked bone marrow, demi-glace sauce with thyme, pickled onions. Strongly suggest! The most exact menu description, only potato popcorn was a surprise. Didn’t find where bone marrow was? Ideal medium meat, favourite sauce and such familiar mushroom puree. I understand that I can’t be compare, but it is so similar to DOM style in which recently Jegors Porulevs worked as sous chef. On the other hand, we live in the present and let’s appreciate that appear more and more restaurants with worthwhile cuisine.In the summer for some reason I wish to try sour and citrus desserts, so Lemon tart with rhubarb came in time. Short pastry, lemon cream, rhubarb and a meringue with strawberry sauce. Refreshing, pleasant and at last there is something new among fondants and crème brûlée everywhere.Average bill for person is about 28-40 EUR without drinks, depending on appetites of the guest. It is possible also limit yourself with one pizza, take into account about 16 EUR.Sum. Before arrival to Neem it seemed to me that the view of the sea will be the main thing here, but I was mistaken. It is worth coming for interesting dishes, new combinations. It’s worth visiting for the quiet and friendly atmosphere. Good example of Casual dining restaurant.

9. Ruhe Restoran

Sadama tee 10 Joelaehtme Vald, Joelaehtme 74226 Estonia +372 5627 9007 http://ruhe.ee Dinner, Lunch Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, European
Overall Ratings

4 based on 69 reviews

Ruhe Restoran

Restaurant Ruhe, opened in August 2013, is located a 30-minute drive away from Tallinn. The seaside fish restaurant offers dishes made from only the freshest fish and seafood. In preparing the dishes, both pure flavours as well as old fishermen's traditio

Reviewed By EvaKing - Bangkok, Thailand

Relaxing and lovely food

We arrived at Ruhe about 3:00, the restaurant is not big but high ceiling and very neat atmosphere that you felt that you want to eat, drink and read.You can see the deep dark blue ocean through the window. The food is very good, a bit more expensive for Estonia standard but seafood is very fresh, both scallop and sea bream were soft and sweet. I really enjoy it!

10. Wana Kala

Neeme kula, Joelaehtme 74226 Estonia +372 507 6312 http://www.facebook.com/neemewanakala/ International, European, Balti, Eastern European
Wana Kala

We are a small family restaurant in a beautiful coastal village Neeme. We offer food from spring to autumn. In winter we take bookings for all sorts of events, from birthdays to company parties.

Reviewed By Mary P

Very cozy restaurant with friendly staff!

We randomly discovered this cute little restaurant and we're so happy we did! Delicious food, lovely staff and all in all cozy athmosphere :)Thank you very much!

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