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Hietalahdenranta 11, Helsinki 00180, Finland (Kampinmalmi)
010 766 4280
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Ranked #106 of 953 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $146
Cuisines: Russian, Scandinavian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi
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163 reviews from our community

73% Recommend
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Date | Rating
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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Helsinki, Finland
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This place is worth going on a sunny day and to be seated on the terrace. Unfortunately it is placed next to a busy road but still the herring is very traditional Finnish dish and there is something with the scenery: flea market on one side and naval construction site on the other. And surrounded by the sea. Menu is... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We came to this place to eat a late lunch. The terrace was open and we sat waiting some ten minutes before realizing we have to order inside. This is fine, but the staff could have informed us, instead of just walking by ignoring us. The terrace has a nice view and atmosphere, but is right on the edge of... More

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Melbourne, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

While the service was pleasant and efficient, the food at this place was terrible. We ordered the mixed fried fish which was a hash of potato and indistinguishable fish mash which we thought was mainly salmon. The sautéed reindeer was a bowl of mashed potato topped with a couple of spoons of stewed meat which could have been anything -... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We wanted a typical meal and got exactly that. Good basic food in a friendly informal setting. The sauted reindeer was interesting to taste - and quite nice - and the service was good. The wine list was somewhat limited and a number of wines on the list was not available, but we managed to get something to our taste.... More

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Spring Lake, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

If you want to try Finnish homestyle comfort food, this is the place. A wide-ranging menu, cozy and local-feeling atmosphere, and excellent service. It's a bit pricey, but this is to be expected in Helsinki and also along the harbor where there are a lot of tourists. I had a seafood scramble (salmon, shrimp, onions, potatoes) and my spouse had... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Typical Finnish restaurant environment. Here you get typical finnish sea dishes, but also some meat dishes. The prices are average and so also is the service.....

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London, UK
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37 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We searched high and low till we found this restaurant not too far from our hotel. When we went in to book earlier we were quite surprised to find how busy it was. Surely a good sign? At the appointed time, we turned up and were led to a room at the back which was quite busy. We all thought... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Salve was recommended to us by the person we rented our accomodation from in Helsinki as being a place we could get authentic Finnish food from and he wasn't wrong. We arrived at the restaurant quite late (about 9.00pm) after our first day of exploring Helsinki worried we might be a bit late to get a table. Although busy, the... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Recommended by Finnish colleagues as a traditional Finnish restaurant with focus on fish and seafood. I tried the 'griddled salmon'. My observations - Food is decent but not great - surely Salmon can be cooked better - Portions are reasonable - Salad buffet is a travesty - surely needs to improve - Staff were expressionless - would have expected a... More

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