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Hietalahdenranta 5 C, Helsinki 00180, Finland
+358 10 7664280
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 00:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

décor like a chain.. bit naff.. service merely adequate...way overpriced,cos in trendy harbour area and little else in vicinity.. food ok.. reindeer was oversooked, pork schnitzel was a bit greasy, stodgy..mostly for tourists.. travel and get better.

Thank Escort1600
Odense, Denmark
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Won't make it a nice dinner. First time the food were cold and... secind time nice hot And cremated... The wine were nice but tgat again were made in Frace. Had 10x the Exprience yesterday at a similar place a few 100 m away.

Thank Nielsen-MLN
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Salve is classically known for it's Mashed potatoes and fried crispy herrings. It is a feast to the senses that it is a must to go there once in a while to have this diish. Today I had the chance to visit it in its' new location, new modern restaurant. i went for lunch and the restaurant has a modern... More 

Thank Malybaramu
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Salve used to be famous for its special athmosphere and signature dishes such as vendace. I've only been here for several lunches. After moving to a new building some problems have occur e.g. sometimes you need to wait a long time for your order.. still pea soup and pancakes every Thursday is a must.

Thank Scandinavian_Agent
Espoo, Finland
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Salve has moved from it´s traditional location to a new one. It´s more lightful and spacious but not that cozy as the old one. The salad was available as side dish on a table, "salad bar". It was like in any standard lunch restaurant, poor and tasteless. I ordered a minced elk beef Wallenberg style, covered with slice of bacon.... More 

Thank ToursTK
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

It's friendly and it's cozy and there's a 100 years of history behind, but better take your snacks with you because it will take another 100 years before the meal shipwrecks in front of you.

Thank Kimmo K
Helsinki, Finland
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I was first time in Salve in the year 1966 when I started my study at the college some 200 meter away. Then the reason was good prices for a student wallet. Now I have been there some 100 times later. They had to move the location because of rental disagreements and I believe that the owner of the place... More 

Thank Juhani H
Helsinki, Finland
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Having been a Helsinki resident for some considerable time now, a friend of mine was astonished to hear I'd never eaten in the "legendary" Salve. I imagined the place would be much in the same vein as other Helsinki greats like Sea Horse, Kosmos and Elite, serving excellent basic Finnish comfort-food Favourites like salmon soup, steak Wallenberg, Scandinavian hash, Vorsmach... More 

Thank Neil F
Munich, Germany
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I was a bit worried, when I saw that Salve moved to a new location (just around the corner).But the herrings with mashed potatoes remain the same. Always nice to be back.

Thank MonikaInRio
Helsinki, Finland
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Salve has been an iconic sea food restaurant in Helsinki, however, now that they moved into new premises somehow it has gone down in quality. With their reputation and prices you expect much more what you currently get. I was there with my mom at New Year's and there was one friendly waitress who unfortunately couldn't make up for the... More 

Thank SinafromHelsinki

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hietalahdenranta 5 C, Helsinki 00180, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighbourhood: Kampinmalmi
  • Phone Number: +358 10 7664280

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