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Elite

Kampinmalmi
European, Scandinavian
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Runeberginkatu, Helsinki, Finland
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1:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food and service. Would definitely recommend

Excellent food, amazing service. Not the prettiest of places in terms of decoration but the food is so good that it is very worth it. The waiter was incredibly helpful recommending us food and wine pairings. Overall, we had a wonderful experience on our first night in Helsinki.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
CCfromLondon
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Excellent food, amazing service. Not the prettiest of places in terms of decoration but the food is so good that it is very worth it. The waiter was incredibly helpful recommending us food and wine pairings. Overall, we had a wonderful experience on our first night in Helsinki.

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Wichita, United States
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

While living in Helsinki, I had several private and business meals at Elite. The Finns pronounce it eh-lee-teh by the way. Sometime the taxi drivers can't understand you when you pronounce it like an English speaker would normally say it. I had several Finnish friends, who were foodies by the way, say that this is their favorite restaurant in the... More 

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Helsinki
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54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Perfect food and service at Elite. Pike Wallenberg and lamb was so skillfully done, taste excellent. Haven't eaten nothing of the same quality for a long, long time. Nice terrace with white tablecloths in shadow of trees. Nice and polite service. really professional. Immediately decided to come back.

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South of England
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185 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I had eaten here about six years ago, and returned while on a city break with my (grown up) daughter. The prices seemed even higher, but everything else was much as I remembered it. This is a well-thought-out establishment which makes the most of its indoor and outdoor spaces. We had fair portions of excellent food, very professionally served under... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

On a conference in Helsinki I returned to my University Guest House, tired and hungry, having had too little to eat at a bad reception. The restaurant just opposite the tram-stop looked inviting and had an excllent offer: Garlic Butter Escargots, cod with cripy skin and parsnip puree, with a buchthorn/hawthorn sorbet for spectaular dessert. the meal was delicious and... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We were a party of four for dinner here in July. Elite has character. They serve some traditional dishes that are hard to find elsewhere, such as Vorschmack and Tauno Palo's famous steak garnished with onions (Tauno Palo was a famous Finnish actor and this was his favourite dish here). Food here is very good and the place is elegant... More 

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Sunbury on Thames
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121 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A little out of the centre, but on the 2 tram route. A big restaurant, on a corner site, but nice atmosphere. I had one of the set menus with additional matched wine. Food well cooked and very attentive service. Not cheap, but worth it.

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Alanya, Turkey
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a restaurant with dignity and history. Many famous finnish film starts and other celbrities have enjoyed being quest in this restaurant. Worth to try and enjoy.

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This restaurant is in the backwatwrs of Helsinki, but well worth the detour. You enter a universe which you may have thought was gone forevever, with coat clerks and white linen. The interior is a period piece, slghtly worn, and the clientele is all sorts, from old-fashioned dressed for dinner to casual. Prices are moderate for Helsinki, biut the quality... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Old traditional finnish restaurant - full of traditions. In good and bad. Excellent collection of finnish quality art. white table cloths and old wood panels on the walls. But also the service is "old finnish style", sometimes slow, you get what you have not ordered, waiters do not compromise. On our last visit we tried to change the dessert on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Runeberginkatu, Helsinki, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Scandinavian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?