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Kolme Kruunua

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Liisankatu 5, Helsinki 00170, Finland
+358 9 1354172
16:00 - 03:00
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London, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

After reading reviews over I decided to book a table for dinner. The menu is straightforward and not many choices. We stared with soup. Mine tomato and basil and my husband's salmon. Mine nothing to brave about but the salmon soup was delicious. Mains: meat balls and pork with mash. Both excellent choices. The wine list is a bit expensive... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This place looks like coming from 30-40 years in the past, but in a good way. The menu doesn't have fancy things on, but focuses on traditional and hearty dishes. I have tried an excellent pike perch, prepared with an old recipe. The price is also slightly more convenient than the usually insanely high average prices in Helsinki.

Thank EnzoCapone
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Ate here with three friends on a Saturday, good job we booked as it was very busy. Lots of choice on the menu, portions are generous and good value. Our party wanted traditional Finnish food and we tried the pike-perch and meatballs. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The desserts were a bit small for the money, but still tasty. Would definitely... More 

Thank Elizabeth C
Brisbane, Australia
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We were recommended Kolme Kruunua by a local, and we're extremely pleased that we were! Upon first appearances, the restaurant looks very cosy and humble. It's quite small, but the wait staff were friendly, efficient, and quick to seat us - our own waitress was attentive and the kitchen was quick to process our orders. My husband ordered the Reindeer... More 

Thank bigjules1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We went here because it had traditional Finnish food and was not as crazy expensive as the other places. We all got a traditional Finnish dish and they were really good. If you can afford it, the reindeer tenderloin was amazing! They have at least one option for gluten free, vegetarian and low lactose. The staff was friendly. It gets... More 

Thank katie W
Cookham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

It was busy on a rainy Tuesday evening and almost entirely populated by Finns which I think says a lot. Its well known ( at least by our Finn friends) for typical local food. Well I don't know if goats cheese sald is a local speciality but of its type was excellent and a huge portion for a starter and... More 

Thank John G
Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Kolme kruunua, "Three Crowns", has a traditional Finnish menu with tasty meat and fish dishes. I chose reindeer stew, my friends had whitefish and duck. Everyone was quite content. This evening there was even live piano playing which made the atmosphere even cosier than usual.

Thank Kai J
Schwabisch Hall, Germany
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Food was ok, nothing special, but decently priced. After dinner, our daughter (very well-behaved that evening, no crying etc.) just strolled around the restaurant, smiling and laughing with everyone. We were first told by one of the waiters - in Finnish! - we should stop her from walking about as it was dangerous - he could stumble over her. Try... More 

Thank miriamholzwarth
Casablanca, Morocco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

I wish it had been the last, as I went somewhere that was nowhere near as good for the last meal and regretted it. I was accompanied by two Finnish friends who had suggested this place. It's such a nice location near a bay and marina and is also easily accessible to the centre by public transport. We had a... More 

Thank mishmishapricot
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Friendly, with great service. Food very good - reindeer very, very good. Cheap by Helsinki standards. Worth a trip - best food so far!!!!

Thank Oxford_Member

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
European, Scandinavian, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, 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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
14:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 03:00
16:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Liisankatu 5, Helsinki 00170, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Vironniemi
  • Neighbourhood: Vironniemi
  • Phone Number: +358 9 1354172
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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