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Aleksanterinkatu 22 | Aleksanterinkatu 22, 00170, Helsinki, Helsinki 00170, Finland
+358 9 74255588
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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London England
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125 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for dinner and was impressed by the menu selection. The food was locally sourced where possible and a good example of Finnish cuisine. I had a beetroot soup which was tasty but could be a little hotter. The lamb main course with root vegetables and potatoes was delicious and so tender. The Finnish toast for dessert was my favourite.... More 

Thank Hartrix
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110 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked for a Sunday night after recommendations from our Finnish Friends in Helsinki. The menu is all based on Finnish dishes and all food is sourced locally or from the Country. I had Supreme Savotta to start with which was a selection of "Finnish Tapas" which ranged from smoked fish, pickled Herring, bear and Reindeer Salami. This was beautiful... More 

Thank poppiesbrother
Kernersville, North Carolina
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is located in the city center on the edge of Senate Square. A great location. We had lamb that was wonderful. It melted in your mouth. My friend, who doesn't usually eat lamb, said she really enjoyed it!

1 Thank Judy49255
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting Helsinki we had dinner at Savotta and from the moment you enter the door, you know it is an authentic Finnish restaurant. The cheese soup was amazing and the fried gnocchi with a coffee cream sauce sounded a bit weird but turned out to be fantastic! Would definitely eat here again!

Thank Steven C
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

..... I think. Anyway it was very nice in nice surroundings with nice staff. The food was different for us but very tasty and, I assume, very Finnish. Lots of porridges, northern fish (like char) and venison - even bear. We had the mixed starter plate, char and reindeer. We all had a single complaint. The food (although delicious) was... More 

Thank Michael P
Bergen, Norway
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

So genuine Finnish and Skandinavian that my grandmother could not have done it better. A place dedicated to the log floaters from last century. Amazing! Top service as well!

Thank Kolbjørn A
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, very tasty Nordic food. I loved the cheese/cream soup with reindeer slices. The prices are a bit high, but that seems normal for Helsinki.

Thank agfoxx
Paris, France
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This place is a great first-timer spot frequented by both tourists and locals. We had lunch there twice and both times the service was impeccable and the food was delicious. The setting is traditional and cosy and the personnel is friendly and knowledgeable about the cuisine they serve. A really good place to start in Helsinki since you just cannot... More 

Thank Tony S
Helsinki, Finland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The nice looking vault as on the pictures was actually closed. We were seated instead in the room size of average corridor. Chairs were old, slimpsy and dirty. Among the other things, we ordered 6 pieces of raindeer dish, each was around 40 Euro. Later on only 2 plates were delivered. In the bill, however, all 6 pieces were accounted.... More 

5 Thank lhog
Uusimaa, Finland
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I love Savotta! Traditional Finnish food, but made with attitude and modern knowledge. Everything was perfect; starter plate just as good as possible. Staff friendly and clearly proud of food they were serving.

Thank jell0na

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$77
European, Scandinavian
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aleksanterinkatu 22 | Aleksanterinkatu 22, 00170, Helsinki, Helsinki 00170, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Vironniemi
  • Neighbourhood: Vironniemi
  • Phone Number: +358 9 74255588

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