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££ - £££European, , Vegetarian Friendly
Urho Kekkosen katu 4- 6, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 9 77467425
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good49%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“elk burger” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Urho Kekkosen katu 4- 6, Helsinki 00100, Finland
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

The interior is nice, relaxed and cozy, easy to fit in. I was a bit confused because there were not any personnel to welcome us. Anyway, we managed to find our table. Soon a friendly waitress asked us what we wanted to drink. Then it...More

1  Thank HL65
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

My friend and I are here for lunch. I had the mushroom risotto and he had beef stroganoff. Our meals were only €10-€12 each, which included a bowl of seafood soup and a salad. They had notes next to each item about which food did...More

1  Thank BlackBelt4God
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

This is my favourite restaurant in Helsinki. The food is tasty, the interior is stylish and the atmosphere is relaxed. It's next to a dry pick concert venue.

Thank Christian S
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Walked in for dinner without reservation on Saturday evening around 8:30 and were able to get a table easily. Ordered 2 main course dishes - lamb and the eggplant/asparagus. Came in around 15-20 min. Portions are not huge but were just right for the two...More

Thank Palak1000
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Decor was a bit tired and that is the only criticism we had. The service was welcoming, friendly and attentive. The food was beautifully presented, in my case, the grilled white fish was in the style of nouvelle cuisine and in a delicious sauce. My...More

Thank Philip A
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Nice cozy atmosphere and good location. Food is quite tasty, not so special, could be more spicy and flavors tuned. Service is bit slow and forgetful. Sweet potato chips were served with basic ketchup.

Thank Mika U
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is quite minimal in a cool, Nordic style. The menu isn't large at all, so what they do offer is top notch. The elk burger is excellent (deconstructed, and with all the trimmings) and a good range of beers to chose from too....More

Thank Darragh R
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

In restaurant Ilves they are serving traditional Finnish foods. The place is not for tourists which makes it more attractive. Really worth visiting. At lunch time the prices are really reasonable.

Thank Jutta S
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We had a meeting with few colleagues in the evening and decided to go to the Ilves, because I heard that there are good burgers. When I arrived 1930, it was almost empty... Ok... day was also Tuesday. We had a meeting and ate great...More

Thank mmaraa
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Ilves' menus are nowadays really good; they offer a lot of local stuff from local producers which is especially cool. Portions are beautiful and really close to five stars!

Thank nikok769
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$26
European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 03:00
15:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Urho Kekkosen katu 4- 6, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighbourhood: Kampinmalmi
  • Phone Number: +358 9 77467425
  • E-mail
Ilves opened its doors in 1932 and has ever since been offering authentic food 'n' honest rock atmosphere. When Tavastia club was established beside Ilves in 1970, the restaurant became a regular hangout for music professionals and like-minded people.
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