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Seafood, European, Scandinavian
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Hietalahdenranta 11, Helsinki 00180, Finland
010 766 4280
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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El Cajon, California
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154 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Salve was recommended by a Finnish person as a very old established Helsinki restaurant that served old style Finnish food. Our group of four were seated at a table for ten and we enjoyed having dinner with six other persons, all of whom were complete strangers to us. The food was just okay, but the service was excellent and the... More 

Thank parisienfoodisgood
Phoenix, Arizona
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145 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So if you want to experience the long drink everyone is talking about in Finland and not drink it from the can they sell in the stores try it here. It is very good. Their beet soup was amazing and the food was really good -- the kind you would crave on a cold day in Helsinki: mashed potatoes, fried... More 

Thank JKim27
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90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was ok and the service good. As its situated close to the port it gets a lot of group bookings and cruise ship guests. Aside from that it was pleasant enough but not really the sort of place that we would go to

Thank Samjr1388
Hong Kong
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As above. Don't touch it with a barge pole. Trap for the unsuspecting tourist. Huge serving of mash to hide the mean serving of food. Only 2 staff on for a restaurant with many many tables.

Thank OldChinaHandHK
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with a couple of colleagues and the food was pretty basic stuff but tasty none the less. It took a while to get our food since this was around dinner time. Staff is friendly. Watch out for seagulls if you're sitting on the terrace.

Thank Maria H
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is situated beside the up and coming dock area, and provides solid Finnish food, in a slightly faded surroundings, Done out rather like an old sailors cafe. Staff friendly, and portions generous, but wine selection not very good, and the general experience is unremarkable.

Thank Wenters
Hong Kong, China
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113 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to this place because of trip advisor and we were a bit disappointed. The food was ok and the service good but the plates for the salad bar where dirty and so the glasses on our table. This place is in need of a makeover. In general it looks dusty and dark. Having said that, the elk was... More 

Thank Cecilia D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was outstanding and fast, though the place was packed. Food was delicious, in particular the garlic bread starter was amazing. Ordered a medium-rare pepper steak and received it perfectly cooked. No reasons to complain really. While I was left in utter awe, I very much enjoyed my dinner here and would recommend it wholeheartedly.

Thank Jerome O
Los Angeles, CA
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An old-style restaurant about a 20-minute walk from downtown Helsinki. Moderate sized place decorated in wood, we managed to fit a group of 10 at a long table in the center of the restaurant. Service was fine for us. Portions were so large that my wife and I chose to share an appetizer and main course, which filled us up... More 

Thank GEDLosAngeles_CA
Helsinki, Finland
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Salve is a legendary restaurant. Its old, so the interior design is a bit worn, but it doesnt really matter. Food is great and honest, they dont try to make it hip&cool, which is great. Well worth a visit if you want to taste finnish food. Check out the market place near by.

Thank TittaV

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $146
Seafood, European, Scandinavian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hietalahdenranta 11, Helsinki 00180, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi
  • Phone Number: 010 766 4280

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?