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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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Helsinki, Finland
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Marrakech, Morocco
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first place I went to after arriving to Helsinki. The food was delicious and satisfying. Very cosy inside and the service was very well.

2 Thank Kamy K
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 15 January 2017 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 9 January 2017

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 8 January 2017

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 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

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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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 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 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

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

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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, 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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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?