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Elite

Kampinmalmi
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Runeberginkatu, Helsinki, Finland
Today
11:00 am - 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
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 17
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  • 50
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  • 18
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Well done is not medium..

Had a Tauno Palo steak at lunch and had to send it back twice. First and second steaks were well done, the second was even worse than the first one. Slight disappointment 😕

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
Martin S
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Espoo, Finland
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Espoo, Finland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Had a Tauno Palo steak at lunch and had to send it back twice. First and second steaks were well done, the second was even worse than the first one. Slight disappointment 😕

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Helsinki
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

A place to visit in the evening. Nice interior in the Finnish 50's style. This was the place where the local artists met and you still may bump into one. The artists' house is around the corner. Food is quite good. Service appropriate and the quality for price is correct. Do not forget to enter in the garden of the... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Been around for 80 years and the favorite diner of the Finnish artist scene, Elite stands almost alone in its genre. The menu or decor don't change much - they don't need to. The waiters are well above middle-age and do their job in a distinguished manner. The main room is always filled with loud laughter and ex tempore speeches... More 

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Turku, Finland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Very nice and good classic restaurant in the functional architectural atmosphere. We were very pleased also of smooth service and unusual large (in Finland) service crew. Good value for money!

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Helsinki, Finland
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We happened to be nearby Elite at lunchtime and decided to eat there. We were only ones wearing jeans in the restaurant, but the service were still excellent and fast enough for an hour lunch break. There is not very large variety in menu, but everyone should be able to find something to eat. Now they also have some “home... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

If you are looking for a 30's atmosphere with functionalism, austere milieu and basic Finnish food, this is the place. Elite was popular with famous Finnish authors (Mika Waltari), actors (Tauno Palo) and it still has some celebrities in its regulars. Service is courteous and quick. The restaurant is one open space, well. lit and pleasant. The menu is quite... More 

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KentUK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is a very pleasant "old fashioned" venue with menus to match. All is nice though ; the 'function style' décor and not least, the splendid art work - all very genuine. It has history, too, always an added spice. We had a set "artist menu", with shrimp starter, steak and crème brulee (the largest ever seen). These were good... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The food was great .. we had smoked salmon as an apitizer .. roasted dear with pota5and a variety of vegetables .. and youcant have a good dinner without the almost 2nd best vodka (no one bothered to tell me the brand but it went well with the meal ... service was TOPS .. and it was very comfortable to... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
Top Contributor
190 reviews 190 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We had fresh asparagus with seafood that was very tasty. The restaurant is a bit old-fashioned but values traditions in a nice way. The food is very traditional and mostly good. There is a special ambiance as well that you can not find in many places.

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Helsinki, Finland
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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Nice atmosphere in Elite. Not so usual concept with waiters any more in Finnish restaurant. Very formal and polite waitress. Menu was nice and they have special menu for Schnitzels which seems to be quite popular. I toked whitefish which was absolutely too salty.Crème brûlée was absolutlely grate so velvety.

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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: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?