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Restaurant Savotta

Aleksanterinkatu 22 | Aleksanterinkatu 22, 00170, Helsinki, Helsinki 00170, Finland
+358 9 74255588
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish” (61 reviews)
“lamb stew” (10 reviews)
“arctic char” (19 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 3 days ago via mobile

Just wow! Very rustic, the rooms, the waiter's clothes, the food choices, the service. Really amazing experience. In a tourist area, a bit overpriced, a bit busy, so I recommend booking in advance, but totally worth it

Thank 211catalins
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located very centrally just opposite of Helsinki cathedral, this restaurant provides a wonderful Finnish dining experience. If you are a newcomer to Finland or you never tried reindeer before, simply go for the "classic menu" for EUR 69. It's absolutely worth the money. Tender meet,...More

Thank cafeaulait69
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cosy place in a good position. We wanted to try Scandinavian food and the hotel recommended Savotta. The local favorite is fish soup, so we tried that and it live up to it’s local reputation, very nice. We then had the Venison, lovely cut well...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner there tonight as we wanted to try the bear meat. We ordered the bear meat and the salmon, then we had the apple pie and the jam roll for dessert. The meal was very nice and well presented. The staff friendly and...More

Thank sorbetto78
Reviewed October 6, 2018 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 October 3, 2018

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 October 3, 2018

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 September 30, 2018

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 September 22, 2018 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 September 21, 2018

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
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October 8, 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
February 8, 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
US$11 - US$82
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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