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Elite

Kampinmalmi
European, Scandinavian
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Runeberginkatu, Helsinki, Finland
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traditional finnish!

As said, traditional finnish cuisine. Old men and ladies serving you, the Place looks like a historical restaurant where you can almost hear the wings of history and culture hanging is the air ;). It used to be famous among artists, and partly still is. Nice ambiance, worth a try.A bit expensive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
theblond
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Helsinki Finland
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Toronto
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely dinner at Elite. I researched it on TripAdvisor prior to making reservations. The local food (Baltic Herring for me) was excellent. The service was fantastic and the prices were reasonable for the portion size and quality of the restaurant.

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Thank Tramath
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Everything from the interior to the selection of dishes just screams out Finnish melancholy from another time and age. The service and the food is nothing but superb. I can't think of any better place in the world where to spend a afternoon alone with a cold Finnish beer and a good book. The silence and the feeling is hard... More 

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Thank RebelRob70
Helsinki Finland
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175 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

As said, traditional finnish cuisine. Old men and ladies serving you, the Place looks like a historical restaurant where you can almost hear the wings of history and culture hanging is the air ;). It used to be famous among artists, and partly still is. Nice ambiance, worth a try.A bit expensive, though

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Thank theblond
Finland
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The appetizers were great, as was the ambience. The vegetarian pasta was a disappointment, but the creme brulee perfect. One of my favorite restaurants in Helsinki.

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Thank Marie M
London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Excellent food, amazing service. Not the prettiest of places in terms of decoration but the food is so good that it is very worth it. The waiter was incredibly helpful recommending us food and wine pairings. Overall, we had a wonderful experience on our first night in Helsinki.

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Thank CCfromLondon
Wichita, United States
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

While living in Helsinki, I had several private and business meals at Elite. The Finns pronounce it eh-lee-teh by the way. Sometime the taxi drivers can't understand you when you pronounce it like an English speaker would normally say it. I had several Finnish friends, who were foodies by the way, say that this is their favorite restaurant in the... More 

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Thank Eric W
Helsinki
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54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Perfect food and service at Elite. Pike Wallenberg and lamb was so skillfully done, taste excellent. Haven't eaten nothing of the same quality for a long, long time. Nice terrace with white tablecloths in shadow of trees. Nice and polite service. really professional. Immediately decided to come back.

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Thank Maari100
South of England
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196 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I had eaten here about six years ago, and returned while on a city break with my (grown up) daughter. The prices seemed even higher, but everything else was much as I remembered it. This is a well-thought-out establishment which makes the most of its indoor and outdoor spaces. We had fair portions of excellent food, very professionally served under... More 

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Thank MrOrganist
The Hague, The Netherlands
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72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

On a conference in Helsinki I returned to my University Guest House, tired and hungry, having had too little to eat at a bad reception. The restaurant just opposite the tram-stop looked inviting and had an excllent offer: Garlic Butter Escargots, cod with cripy skin and parsnip puree, with a buchthorn/hawthorn sorbet for spectaular dessert. the meal was delicious and... More 

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Thank Goeran S
Brussels, Belgium
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

We were a party of four for dinner here in July. Elite has character. They serve some traditional dishes that are hard to find elsewhere, such as Vorschmack and Tauno Palo's famous steak garnished with onions (Tauno Palo was a famous Finnish actor and this was his favourite dish here). Food here is very good and the place is elegant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Runeberginkatu, Helsinki, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Scandinavian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am

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