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Salve

#109 of 1,039 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Kampinmalmi
Russian, Scandinavian
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Hietalahdenranta 11, Helsinki 00180, Finland
010 766 4280
Today
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 83
    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
Local charm with world class food.

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
WorldlyTravelersIN
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Chesterton, Indiana
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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186 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chesterton, Indiana
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 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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290 reviews 290 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 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
111 reviews 111 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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sussex
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98 reviews 98 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I went here last year and was not disappointed. I am back in Helsinki and visited twice this week. Great local food, friendly service, reasonably priced for Finland. No complaints at all. Very handy if you are staying in the Radisson Seaside hotel as its just round the corner, a 4 min walk.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Salve is a must if you are in Helsinki. Crowded at lunch time. Recommend to book a table. Yes they book tables for lunch. For dinner booking is a must. Love all they cook.

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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?