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££ - £££
Seafood, European, Scandinavian
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Hietalahdenranta 5 C, Helsinki 00180, Finland
+358 10 7664280
12:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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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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Florence, Montana, United States
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice place a bit on the fancier side I guess. Had the reindeer which was delicious. Also had es cargot for the first time which was tasty. The pancakes for desert were crispy and tasty. Good place to find Finnish dishes. Great atmosphere as well. Menu came in 4 different languages.

Thank Heather S
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74 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Location is excellent. It's only a short walk away from Helsinki city center. On a busy Saturday night with all the tables booked, we still managed to get a table. They really wanted us to have a nice Saturday night eating good food with awesome friends. Food was very good. We all had different foods, and we were all very... More 

Thank terot
Helsinki, Finland
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We end up in Salve by accident on Saturday evening. We got last free table - lucky us! Food was excellent, service absolutely fantastic! Restaurant is cozy, warm, nice, easygoing. This is not fine dining place or fancy restaurant but it has character and soul. Fish dishes are the reason to come in here, if nothing else.

Thank Tinskil
Helsinki, Finland
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really wish this review was more favourable; but the fact that we had to ask again for our meal (someone had forgotten the order) and the waitress more or less let us know it was our fault, well, no praise for the service. Food was nice, of course (Baltic herring for me, fried liver for mi wife), Russian style... More 

Thank Heikki s
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had some expectations and got disappointed in all. Salve is not special in any respect. It tastes and feels like any franchise/chain restaurant by the same owner. Not good nor bad food and no feeling. Also the service was not satisfactory. Overall mediocre in all areas.

Thank Markus K
East Fremantle, Australia
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we happened upon the place fairly late about 2000 The floor manager seemed to make some huge fuss about how late it was, and how he wasn't sure there was room,and they were so busy etc, Food was pretty standard stuff, for Finland, stodgy, hearty meals etc They accommodated young kids well, and got their meals out quickly, Wait staff... More 

Thank Saint C
Sipoo, Finland
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the steak with sour cream, pickles and fried onions and potatoes. The steak was cooked to perfection, it was tender and tasty. As it was New Year's Eve, we had a bottle of sparkling wine for 15 €, it certainly was worth the price. The dessert was a classic, pancakes with whipped cream and strawberry jam. Two big... More 

Thank PMK2014
Tianjin, China
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Elk burger had an interesting flavor but the bacon wrap had no flavor and the mashed potatoes were boring. The steak was dry but the butter on top was nice. Dessert was a total waste, blueberry pie (10.5€) and the chocolate cake (10.5€) were dull, could have been a week old and been bought in a store. We each... More 

Thank Ryan C
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The waiter was wonderful and very accommodating. The restaurant was busy but it was also very quick on drinks and food and they made no attempts to rush me also offering suggestions. The ambience is nice, dimly lit and warm. It was cozy but not cramped and wasn't loud despite the number of people. The chairs were comfortable (which sounds... More 

Thank Sebastian Y
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is restaurant which serves a lot of fish. I was not in the mood for fish and than the choise is limited. My steak was okay but nothing special and the staff was grumpy at that evening.

Thank Jeroen R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, Scandinavian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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?