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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
“lamb stew” (10 reviews)
“mashed potatoes” (23 reviews)
“arctic char” (18 reviews)
Open Now
1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Aleksanterinkatu 22 | Aleksanterinkatu 22, 00170, Helsinki, Helsinki 00170, Finland
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Reviewed 2 days 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 3 days 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quirky and cute little place opposite the Cathedral – old furniture, tiny corners, but all in super good state and just really pretty. We came as a party of 8 and stuff trying hard to fit us in, and after only a short wait we...More

Thank kris1138
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our second evening in Helsinki our friends took us to this traditional Finnish restaurant. To begin we had mixed platters of fish and meats, a great way to try all the local delicacies. It was our first time ordering reindeer and bear too. A...More

Thank Eveningstar19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a warm atmosphere I would recommend this restaurant. I loved the atmosphere and the view of the Helsinki Cathedral from where we were sitting was amazing. I had a vegetable green soup that was very refreshing as it is served...More

Thank SeijaLiisa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good local food in a former Police station. I had reindeer - correct but not worth dying for. Starters from the water ok. I liked it but will not be coming back.

Thank Piotr R
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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$12 - US$85
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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
1:00 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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