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Kolme Kruunua

Liisankatu 5, Helsinki 00170, Finland
+358 9 1354172
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“meatballs” (36 reviews)
“blueberry pie” (11 reviews)
“mashed potatoes” (15 reviews)
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European, Scandinavian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Liisankatu 5, Helsinki 00170, Finland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended to us by a Finnish friend who described it as a place for authentic Finnish food. The six of us enjoyed our meatballs, mashed potatoes, beets and pickles. The best thing about this restaurant was the fact that we were the...More

Thank Dewey62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We encountered the friendliest staff of our time in Finland at this neighborhood hideaway. They happily substituted sauces containing milk (a no-no for me) for other toppings and were kind & helpful at every turn. We were the only tourists in the place, on a...More

Thank momshochat
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our hotel recommended this restaurant for a traditional Finnish meal. I'd describe this as a local family restaurant where Finns themselves go. The food was wholesome and the service was good and moderately priced in Helsinki terms.

Thank Graham0072015
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Appaently a well known place, recommended by my hotel as somewhere with more typical Finnish food and more 'local' in character than a standard restaurant. Busy place, and worth trying to book in advance, though I got a table at short notice on a Friday...More

Thank polarbug
Reviewed 5 September 2018

This is a well known and very well established old restaurant in Helsinki. Has been there since the 1950's. They are known for good/excellent food and so it is. You can have a variety of differnt food, all from meat to fish. They also have...More

Thank sedelma
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We were lucky enough to get a table without a reservation on a Friday evening. Although there was some snafu with our order, leading to a very long wait to receive drinks and then food, the quality of the food was great, and the service...More

Thank penel523
Reviewed 27 August 2018

During my first day in Finland (arrived via Helsinki), my hungarian friend invited me to go to Kolme Kruunua. Finland by itself it's an expensive country BUT this restaurant has a pretty centric location and nice food. You can eat very well for around 20EUR...More

Thank Pathfinder428108
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Wonderful food. Great local Finnish dishes. Great variety on the menu. Helped our daughter order 'off menu!'. Friendly service and great ambience. The pike-perch was incredible!

Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

There is no lunch, opens 16.00 so only dinner and drinks. Try meatbals, maybe best in the world..? Ask peppersauce for meatbals, its better than normal braun sauce

Thank 750juham
Reviewed 3 August 2018

This restaurant has been highly praised by many of our friends but for some reason I had never visited it before. Nice classic original interior and friendly staff. Sadly my beef tenderloin was a huge dissapointment (31e!!), as the meat was very, very tough and...More

Thank janH1000EP
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
2:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
2:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Liisankatu 5, Helsinki 00170, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Vironniemi
  • Neighbourhood: Vironniemi
  • Phone Number: +358 9 1354172
  • E-mail
The story of Kolme Kruunua ('three crowns') began in 1952, when restaurateur Irja Örn (1910-1992) together with her husband decided to renovate their café and bar Liisan Baari and turn it into a restaurant. Many still feel that the restaurant serves the very best meatballs, "Pyttipannu" ('hash') and fried Baltic herrings in the city. The well-preserved interior of Kolme Kruunua was designed by artist Emil Ruokolainen (1895-1968), who was a renowned decorative painter in his time. His artwork can be found, for instance, in several Finnish schools and churches. In the restaurant, his craftsmanship can especially be seen in the beautifully polished mirror hanging on the back wall. The glass paintings decorating the windows of Kolme Kruunua were designed and painted by artist Fritz Hilbert (1898-1981), who later became the artistic director of the S. Wuorio decorative painting company. Kolme Kruunua is one of the few restaurants in Helsinki where the demographic of the customers ranges from twentysomethings to over 80-year-olds. Some of the elder customers who remember their fathers spending time at the restaurant, now, in their twilight years, enjoy the atmosphere of the place themselves. In mid-1990s, the old wine bar was replaced with a bar counter, but otherwise the original interior with its wood paneling, old lamps, glass paintings and glass decorations has been preserved. Source: Järvinen, I. & J. Tolvanen. 1999. Saunasta Savoyhin - Sisätilojen Helsinkiä. Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Tammi.
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