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Salve, Helsinki: 2 reviews and 7 photos

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I had passed the restaurant several times over the years, but had not been to it until this time (December 2009).

Salve is located on the corner of Hietalahdenranta and Hietalahdenkatu. It was originally a wooden house built for one family at towards the end of the 19th century. The owner was the merchant, Paul Sinerbrychoff. This was the location where Salve first became a restaurant - it was a kiosk that offered food.

Salve as we see it today, moved to its current location in 1927.

I visited the restauarnt with my Finnish freind, Ilkka. It was a quite pleasant experience - the menu was good and was very busy when we were there. It is good to reserve ahead of your visit.

The one down side to the visit was that Ilkka ordered some beer from the tap - sadly it was off, and after two complaints he finally asked for a bottle of christmas brew beer. It was better.

The staff were freindly, professional, the atmoshere was warm and welcoming - and of course it was busy.

Favorite Dish: Excellent traditional meatball meal - wonderful and very much a good choice. I beleive Ilkka had some fish and sea food dish; he is a bit of a chef on the quiet and quite enjoyed the traditional menu.

Address: Hietalahdenranta 11, 00180 Helsinki
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Close to Hietalahti Market Hall and the harbour.
Phone: 00 358 (0)10 76 64280
Price: US$21-30
Rating: 3
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 27, 2009
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