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Elite

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Kampinmalmi
European, Scandinavian
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Etelainen Hesperiankatu 22, Helsinki 00100, Finland
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1:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Helsinki, Finland
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Elite has that old world charm, which takes you back to the times gone by. Visited here a few times. The food is of simple standard and of good quality, but overpriced and overrated. Service can be at times somewhat stiff, but always professional.

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Thank Marcus M
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Elite, responded to this review

Dear Marcus M, thank you for visiting our restaurant and for taking the time to write this review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant atmosphere. We hope that we can welcome you back to the restaurant again! Best regards, Teemu Riipinen Butler More 

Helsinki, Finland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Food is a key here it is well known among citizens of Helsinki as it used to be "the" place for actress all the way from 30s. Bac then actress wanted honest food with decent price and restaurant have managed to keep this going thru years. Same time it´s time jump to 30s and read about finnish actress 30s- 60s... More 

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Thank Miika R
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Elite, responded to this review

Dear Miika R, thank you for visiting our restaurant and for this great feedback. Nice to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant's atmosphere. It is a matter of honor for us that we have been able to preserve an authentic atmosphere. The restaurant's artist-clients come from the Lallukka Artists' Home, which is next door, but also from other parts of... More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Gluten-free friendly! (Wonderful gluten free bread) Very nice food and atmosphere. Good prices for the level of service.

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Thank Shirley F
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Elite, responded to this review

Dear Shirley F, thank you for visiting our restaurant. We appreciate your taking the time to write this positive feedback. Glad to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant food, service and atmosphere. We are pleased that we can offer good food, which is also gluten-free. We hope that we can welcome you back the next time you visit Helsinki! Kind... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Untouched 1930s interiors. Also the service is impeccable and the food good and traditional. It is not a luxury restaurant, but a nice place to eat like a finn and savor the old world interiors. The building apartments are still only rented to artists and the clientele is a bit older, bourgeois artists and painters. Some even used to pay... More 

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Thank Therese-Cecilia
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Elite, responded to this review

Dear Therese-Cecilia, thank you for visiting our restaurant and for this excellent review! Really nice to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant atmosphere. Many artists from different fields have spent the evenings in our restaurant over the decades. The most famous of them may have been Tauno Palo. He had his own table, as well as food which is named... More 

Helsinki, Finland
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

One of the few restaurants in Helsinki that has more than a bit of them ol' times - without cobwebs (also in a psychological meaning). Not as pricey as name might suggest, but not your first choice if travelling on a shoestring budget, either. My favourite from the A la Carte list is Vova's Vorschmack. In the summertime the large... More 

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Thank Heikki s
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Elite, responded to this review

Dear Heikki s, Thank you for visiting our restaurant. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere and food in our restaurant. We would like to thank you for taking your time and writing such a positive review. Hopefully we will see again soon! Best regards, Teemu Riipinen Butler More 

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123 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Remember when restaurants had head butlers, white table cloths, and someone to take your coat as you arrive? Restaurants that were closed out of view, its own little world, rather than in plain view for all passers by to the street? Take a step back in time at this place, and leave the 21st century outside. My wife and I... More 

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Thank Kintus P
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Elite, responded to this review

Dear Kintus P, Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to share your detailed review. We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere at our restaurant. We hope to see you again in the future! With kind regards, Teemu Riipinen Butler More 

France
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016

was crowded when we were here, but there were no problems with the service, we didnt wait a long time our food, it was fine.

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Thank nadasados
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016

Must see in Helsinki! Elite has been here from 1930's and you really can feel it inside. Food is always excellent and the service perfect!

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Thank Juha K
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78 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

This was my second time in this restaurant in general food was good but I was more pleased about their wines. The restaurant was full and luckily we had a reservation. We had an artist menu and I took fish which I usually prefer as sushi but this one was really nice. Food was not fine dining but as classics... More 

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Thank Pandemix
Helsinki, Finland
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

This restaurant offers you the atmosphere of the old Helsinki. It used to be the hangout for artists and writers in the 1950's. The walls are hanged with original art from the period. Many artists at that time were not able to pay their bill, so they donated one of their works instead. Highly recommended.

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Thank Michael K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Scandinavian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Etelainen Hesperiankatu 22, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi

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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?