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Elite

Kampinmalmi
Scandinavian
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Runeberginkatu, Helsinki, Finland
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Today
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 53
    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
Place full of traditions

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
TaiteilijaUpi
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Helsinki, Finland
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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  • Italian first
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English first
Sunbury on Thames
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97 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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7 reviews
3 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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Espoo, Finland
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Elite has been around since 1932, offering a place for artists to gather in a cozy, yet sophisticated surroundings. The restaurant still has a traditional doorman to welcome you and take your coat, after which the waiter takes you to your table. The staff are seasoned professionals, no spring chickens here. They must have witnessed some peculiar things with their... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This year we enjoyed our Mothers´s Day lunch at Elite restaurant. Though the restaurant was almost crammed, the service ran smoothly without delays all the time. Partly this was due to the fact that only a limited number of courses were available. Since asparagus season is on, it was strongly present in starters, which were asparagus soup and salmon with... More 

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Valencia, Spain
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100 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

A real character in Helsinki. It looks like it used to be when it was opened and it shows.. in a nice way! The atmosphere is unique and the food is really tasty and nice. We enjoyed the tartar, the salmon soup and some other fish plates. The price is not too cheap but not bad for Finnish standards. Really... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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68 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is where we had the best Swedish hash ever! The decor in this beautiful restaurant take you back to the middle of the last century, and the service is just as amazing as the food. And it won't cost you a fortune. Meat, sausages, and potatoes made to perfection, perfectly spiced, accompanied by pickled beet roots and pickled cucumber,... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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Additional Information about Elite

Address: Runeberginkatu, Helsinki, Finland
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
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
Cuisine: Scandinavian

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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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