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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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Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good for quirky local food

Interesting history and traditional interior plus local menu and beer plus pleasant service made for a good evening with some colleagues.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Rod T
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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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
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting history and traditional interior plus local menu and beer plus pleasant service made for a good evening with some colleagues.

Thank Rod T
Sibenik, Croatia
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it is my great pleasure to come to Salve every time when in Helsinki. this far away of fancy and poshy restaurants, but feeling is very worm, people are so natural and kind, food is great, local, finish... this is perfect restaurant, of its kind

Thank boris505
Helsinki, Finland
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120 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favourites let me down totally. They usually serve good Finnish comfort food, but this time they forgot our starters and mains were under-seasoned.

Thank Purjelentaja
London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nautical themed restaurant not far from Helsinki city centre. Good service, pleasant location and pretty good food though slightly rich. Restaurant history is quite interesting too.

Thank AlexNoonan
Turku, Finland
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88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

This was a bit old-fashioned restaurant but it was what makes it so good. It is not like all the restaurants nowadays. The menu was finnish food as its best and it includes also salad bar. The food was very good and service was friendly. The atmosphere was cozy. Better make a reservation for the dinner.

Thank Tukano
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96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Just what the menu says "Crispy fried Baltic herring and mashed potatoes with a knob of butter". Herring was excellent and mashed potatoes really had quite a lot of butter on it. If you like to have something really Finnish, then go and visit Salve. Highly recommended.

Thank 19Jack64
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

My first dinner in Helsinki was in this place. It was recommended as traditional finnish place with good traditional food. And it was. Very nice room, a rustical feel, very friendly staff and good food with reasonable prices. Also a place known by tourists obviously for the same reasons. I had herrings which were delicious, the portion was big enough... More 

Thank petra h
New York City, New York
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

This restaurant is located not far from the Radisson Blu Seaside hotel, near the West harbor. Pros: Very big portions, very simple and very well cooked food, free salad bar, friendly service. (Cons): Portions were so big that it was difficult for me to consume both the soup and the main course, but it turns to be a “pro” for... More 

Thank Victor T
Dallas, Texas
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Went there with my wife and another couple...........it was a chilly evening and the warm atmosphere of the restaurant plus the excellent food really.........made it a memorable evening..........very friendly and efficient wait staff..........the food came relatively quickly........would highly recommend

Thank JWK_11
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157 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Thought I would go back after my visit last year and the year before. All good, no complaints, their salmon soup is lovely, and I had the Weiner schnitzel for main. It was a little over cooked and not as nice as the ones I have in Vienna of course, but still quite good. Service was good and fairly friendly... More 

Thank Pier P

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children


Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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