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Salve

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Kampinmalmi
European, Russian, Scandinavian
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Hietalahdenranta 11, Helsinki 00180, Finland
010 766 4280
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food - huge portions

This restaurant has contemporary and hearty Finnish food. The portions are huge! The ingredients were fresh and local and the menu offered multiple options. We enjoyed some of the fish, a goat cheese salad and schnitzel with egg. A good place to try, especially if you are really hungry.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
betteskid
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has contemporary and hearty Finnish food. The portions are huge! The ingredients were fresh and local and the menu offered multiple options. We enjoyed some of the fish, a goat cheese salad and schnitzel with egg. A good place to try, especially if you are really hungry.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I was arriving late in Helsinki and directed to this restaurant by the hotel reception as this was the only restaurant serving until 23.00. So my expectations were not that high, but I was already happy to get a proper dinner, but it turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Very friendly staff was taking care of me, even though... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My grandmother is Finnish and her family immigrated at the turn of the 20th century. So, I was looking for some traditional Finnish food. We had this restaurant recommended to us by the hotel and it was an excellent recommendation. We made it in time for the specials of the day. I choose the salmon and my boys choose a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This place is full with history and only for this reason already worth going there. If you want to try classic Finnish cuisine, then this is the place. We had the fried herrings with mashed potatoes and really liked it. Also the salad buffet was a nice surprise. The prices were also reasonable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Turned up at 8pm on Saturday and fortunately got a table without a reservation. Rye garlic bread starter was super tasty. We had the herring & mash dish and the pepper chicken dish for mains. Both simple but really great. No issues with the service and the atmosphere was nice. Would recommend you go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

In the old port, this used to be a sailor's bar and restaurant in a slightly less than salubrious area. Today, the area is cleaned up and the restaurant keeps serving traditional Finnish fare. It's not fancy, but solid and very important for me, was full of Finns rather than tourists

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Four of us had dinner at Salve one Sunday evening. The place was packed and we were glad that our hotel had made a booking for us. A side salad is included with the orders. The elk burgers and fried herrings came in large servings and were very good. The old pub atmosphere was a bonus. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

There is old authentic place with delicious food. Elk's meet has been especially tasty! Also, salad buffet include in every order.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Salve Restaurant in Helsinki is very well known of their Baltic Herring portion. It is very typical old Finnish home made food. This old sailor restaurant is making good food. I can recommend this to all.

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Mikkeli, Eastern Finland, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Near seaside, old and very nice restaurant. Food was excellent for all of us. Our little son sais that he ate best meatballs ever and we can say same this for out dinners. Quite expensive nyt forth it. Service was nice and friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hietalahdenranta 11, Helsinki 00180, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi
  • Phone Number: 010 766 4280

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 146
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: European, Russian, Scandinavian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?