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€€ - €€€Seafood, European,
Hietalahdenranta 5 C, Helsinki 00180, Finland
+358 10 7664280
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good46%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“mashed potatoes” (29 reviews)
“herring” (42 reviews)
“elk burger” (6 reviews)
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11:00 - 23:00All hours
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Hietalahdenranta 5 C, Helsinki 00180, Finland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food we ate was good. The wine list, though short, offered good variety and quality at fair prices. Service was delivered with a smile... but unreliable: All went smoothly for rhe first courses. Then when we asked for more water, the jug was taken...More

Thank NickG1951
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on sat evening wth my hubby. He has made the reservation. We had nice evening. The menu was good and you can find food for your taste. Maybe the portions are a little big too big. You wont be hungry after eating here. Even...More

Thank Marja M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Salve because I wanted to eat Scandinavian food while visiting Helsinki. Salve is a mid-priced, family-friendly restaurant - reminds me of Beefeater or Harvester in the UK, including with unlimited salad bar! But the portions were generous, and the service friendly, so...More

Thank Emily W
Reviewed 11 November 2017

I visited this well-known and much loved traditional Helsinki restaurant last weekend. I had a fish dish with gorgeous wild mushrooms sauce and mashed potatoes. It was delicious! They do a great variety of dishes, drinks and the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. I will...More

Thank T J
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Salve is a traditional seaman tavern, established in 1897. In 2016 it was forced to move a new location. However they managed to keep the old atmosphere and also the menu is the same, including the classic dish fried Baltic herring. The portions are huge.

Thank Mikael F
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We started with herring to share, like eating large whitebait, lovely. Then we had meatballs, elk burger (no bun) and seafood potatoe hash. All food and staff were excellent

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

I visited Salve the first time in its new location. It has moved just cross the street but the setup couldn't be more different. Whereas the previous place was in an old historic building the current location is in a new modern building. So everything...More

Thank beachstone2c
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Drawing a mix of locals and tourists, Salve offers a taste of traditional food in a cozy atmosphere. We wanted to take advantage of crayfish season, so we ordered pike with a crayfish and chanterelle sauce and salmon with crayfish. It was tasty. Portions are...More

Thank MandanaJames
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Aside from large portions of the cheaper menu items this has little going for it. Everything is expensive in Helsinki so consider reviews related to price. That said we ordered the 'traditional salmon' which was small and smothered in butter. The other dishes were just...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 25 August 2017

The old location had its own character but the new location is much more modern. The food and service remain good. Reservations are recommended. The food is traditional Finnish with dishes like elk, raindeer and pike-perch. My favorite is the Salve Special: Pork pounded thin,...More

Thank dmikey
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 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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