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Restaurant Savotta

Aleksanterinkatu 22 | Aleksanterinkatu 22, 00170, Helsinki, Helsinki 00170, Finland
+358 9 74255588
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lamb stew” (10 reviews)
“mashed potatoes” (23 reviews)
“arctic char” (18 reviews)
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European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Aleksanterinkatu 22 | Aleksanterinkatu 22, 00170, Helsinki, Helsinki 00170, Finland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice restaurant which serves traditional finish food. Very cosy place and very friendly staff. Had lovely reindeer meat and good wine and vodka. Great location right next to cathedral

Thank Line Norlyk P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Helsinki in June 2018 and was keen on trying some traditional foo and was not disappointed. The Savotta Restaurant has a wonderful character and the food was delicious. Very Quant place with friendly staff. Well worth a visit.

Thank Christine E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a Sunday in Helsinki, there weren't a lot of choices. Our hotel recommended classic Finnish cuisine, so there we were. Service was correct, timely, but not friendly. Portions were more than adequate for each of us. I had the lamb braise, which was dry,...More

Thank GQueenBoston
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide recommended this restaurant for the arctic char so we went. It's cozy and the server was extremely pleasant, chatty and friendly. We enjoyed her. The meal itself was pretty average. Our meal of arctic char in Rovaniemi was very much superior to what...More

Thank skierCalgary
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were group of about 70 people who all had the same 3 course meal. The serving portions were small (a few bought food after at a kiosk). The staff (with the exeption of the girl that welcomed us) were all rude and not welcoming...More

Thank Rebecca V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had just arrived in Helsinki and this was the first place we ate at, largely due to the recommendation from the concierge at the Hilton. We were thrilled. We were looking for something authentic and traditional, and this is the place...More

Thank Rainer H
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Stoped over in Helsinki for just a few hours, happened to find this Finnish restaurant through online search while I was wandering around central station. I was very happy to be seated close to the window overlooking the Cathedral and the passing tram. The restaurant...More

Thank wwiiss
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Bustling restaurant serving traditional Finnish food such as reindeer sausage; fawn, bear , lamb and vendace. Our hotel recommended it and we all enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. Mid-price range plus, but if you have a Helsinki Card you get 20% off the food...More

Thank Graham0072015
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

We were brought here by our Finnish friend and we all ordered some local foods. The share platter had local delicacies of the fish, meat and vegetarian variety. We also had bear meat, reindeer (sausage and steak) and Lapland lamb, all with great reviews from...More

Thank Ilzdilz
Reviewed 30 August 2018

If you enjoy average food in small servings and dining with other tourists, go to Restaurant Savotta. If not, find a real Finnish restaurant and experience something more authentic.

Thank Darlene3501
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9 October 2018|
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Response from Maija J | Reviewed this property |
If you go to their web-page, you'll find their menu in 7 languages. Sorry I can't post it here due to posting guidelines... The webpage is ravintolasavotta and then the finnish ending and english language option .fi/en There... More
9 February 2017|
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Response from Joseph M | Reviewed this property |
Just opposite to Helsinki Cathedral...if you are looking from Cathedral central door... look towards your left...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 83
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aleksanterinkatu 22 | Aleksanterinkatu 22, 00170, Helsinki, Helsinki 00170, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Vironniemi
  • Neighbourhood: Vironniemi
  • Phone Number: +358 9 74255588
Real Finnish food and nostalgic atmosphere! Savotta is a Finnish restaurant which offers genuine Finnish food and atmosphere, just off the Senate Square in the heart of Helsinki. The name Savotta means a logging site. Therefore the interior decoration and dishes has got inspiration of the Finnish forests and thousands of lakes, with a dash of Finnish nostalgy from the past decades and logging traditions. Savotta’s kitchen cherishes the Finnish food tradition.
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