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Salve

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

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Healthy and very local experience!

Food was fresh, we got some cucumbers with sour cream and honey, render with cranberries, salmon cremy coup and beers, all was nice and portions were big.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Santa Elena Province, Ecuador
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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205 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Santa Elena Province, Ecuador
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Food was fresh, we got some cucumbers with sour cream and honey, render with cranberries, salmon cremy coup and beers, all was nice and portions were big.

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Berlin, Germany
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We visited Salve upon recommendation from friends who regularly visit Finland and often end up eating in this cosy restaurant near the port. Staff was friendly and service was swift and efficient. The dishes we had picked were hearty local fare, suited to the temperatures that were hovering just above freezing point. I picked a patty made of elk mince... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
Top Contributor
231 reviews 231 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Old style baltic herrings are one of my favorite choice. Home made mashed potatoes with a lot of butter keeps you on the road. Simple portion but so delicious. Salve is an old sailors restaurant and a nice cool place for people who are not looking any fine dining lunch or dinner and like to have good local food.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Obviously, this place is not a well kept secret anymore. If you come here without a reservation you´ll have to come early. Also, expect at least three quarters of the patrons to be tourists. Having said that, the place does deserve it´s popularity. It´s cozy, original and its roots as a sailors pub are authentic. There is even some seating... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This restaurant was really nice!! We were lucky to have a table without a reservation! The service was as grwat as the food!

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Nokia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Fantastic corner restaurant with really good selection fish and meat. Mixed platter is a must! Nice service.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Nice place, service is great and the food is just what you would expect from a place that is self-proclaimed a "typical sailors' joint": fat, salty and certainly tasty! I totally recommend it.

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Athens, Greece
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

A cozy restaurant great and delicious food(all orders) ,very friendly ,kind and quick service, definitely if you're in Helsinki should visit and have dinner there.

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Kiev
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I was on a business trip in Helsinki and was invited to this restaurant. We had to wait for a while as there was a group who stayed longer than expected and there was no table for our big company (even though we pre-booked the table in advance). Waiter was a really nice and helpful man. I liked their snacks:... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?