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Salve

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Kampinmalmi
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
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A taste of Finland

A great little restaurant in the centre of Helsinki. We asked a local for a good place to have a taste af Finnish food. We were not disappointed. The service was excellent and the food, well the food was typically Finnish. The creamy salmon soup was awesome and was my favourite dish athough... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Mead0wville
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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190 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

A great little restaurant in the centre of Helsinki. We asked a local for a good place to have a taste af Finnish food. We were not disappointed. The service was excellent and the food, well the food was typically Finnish. The creamy salmon soup was awesome and was my favourite dish athough everything was very good too. The place... More 

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Caterham
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

It was getting late in the day for lunch - around 2.30pm - and we were in this part of town trying to find somewhere suitable. And we nearly passed this place by. So glad we didn't. It was busy with locals - young and old alike. The Maître d welcomed us like old friends, suggested a number of light... More 

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Chesterton, Indiana
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113 reviews 113 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We had a nice lunch when we arrived. The food is simple, but very very delicious. Good choices on menu. Excellent service and large portions. Taste and value.

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Espoo, Finland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The most overrated restaurant in Helsinki. Very expensive compared to the quality. The story goes that it used to be a good place once upon a time. I have taken relatives and friends there twice in my life and so far everybody has been disappointed. The decoration and staff are nice and those two stars are for them.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Salve and the traditional herrings with mashed potatoes is something to drive from a distance. Nice and homy place, friendly personnel. Perfect.

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Norway
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79 reviews 79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This place is more like a traditional taverna then a restaurant. The interior would be tacky any other place, but it just makes sense here. Food is traditional Finnish food with fish and meat. Huge services and nice food. Not gourmet in any way, though. The service is quiet, but efficient. Very Finnish.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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291 reviews 291 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

To understand Salve and to really enjoy the food you need to understand the history: it's been there since the late 1890s, and the clientele used to be sailors. These days you'll find both locals who've been frequenting it for decades and hipsters going for the really authentic Finnish experience – the portions are huge, tasty (without skimping on butter... More 

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Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is a place where you get what you expect, not sophisticated but good finnish food. Founded in 1897, more for the fisherman as a kiosk and then 30 years later moved to its current place as I told. I tried the deep fried herring and as a starter the garlic rye bread to share. The portions are quite big,... More 

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Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Overall: 4 Other comments: after a few visits it's still exciting to go back. Location: 4 Menu: 4 Knowledge: 3 Originality: 3 Presentation: 4 Taste: 4 Atmosphere: 4 Service: 4 Timing: 4 Cleanliness: 3 Price: 4 Price/value: 4

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Helsinki, Finland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Maybe not so many sailors anymore but atmosphere is still there. Excellent food in casual environment. Most famous for herrings and other fish, but they know how to make steaks also. Lunch during week, soup, fish, home cooking or steak. After joining the S-group the prices have gone up, but the food they have managed to keep as it used... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: 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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