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Kolme Kruunua

$$ - $$$European, , International
Liisankatu 5, Helsinki 00170, Finland
+358 9 1354172
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“meatballs” (28 reviews)
“blueberry pie” (10 reviews)
“salmon” (16 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

If you want great local food give this place a try, friendly staff who go out of there way to please you, its a bit out of the way but only a 10-15 euro taxi ride from the center of town well worth the trip,...More

Thank barry w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cool and traditional. Simple fares well prepared. Quiet in the east part of Helsinki. Typical finnish. Try the salmon soup.

Thank Philippe V
Reviewed 13 October 2017

It is located in secluded place so fortunately not loaded with tourist. Reindeer stew, meatballs, salmon soup, black bread and all that dishes are on the menu. If you need the real Finnish taste, do not hesitate to have a dinner there.

Thank stunnyslove
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

The histocal restaurant is just near the city center. We took tram 9 from city center, then walked apprx. 8-10minutes. The restaurant is located in a residential area. Not much tourists around luckily. The dishes were very good. We had salmon soup( perfect) and tomato...More

Thank Gaye Z
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Atmosphere is wonderful, so do the traditional Finnish tastes. Deer meat is well cooked and the blueberry pie is the best!

Thank Süha T
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Helsinki is expensive, especially if you eat at some of the trendy restaurants in the main tourist areas. There is nothing trendy about Kolme Kruuna, in fact when you first enter the restaurant you may be tempted to turn around as it looks like the...More

Thank exgeo
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Came into this restaurant after reading some very good reviews. And to assure its dinners they also had the sticker of approval from trip advisor few years ago. Firstly the salmon soup was an excellent starter. The cream was not over powering and the subtle...More

Thank sidath d
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Nice vintage atmosphere, with quiet tables and sofas, low lights and finnish families or group of friends sorrounding you. They serve satisfying portions of tasty and nourishing typical food, mainly meat (great venison sausages with mashed potatoes). The price is around 25€ per person if...More

1  Thank Piromango
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We had a hearty, delicious Finnish meal. Salmon soup, meatballs and a cooked pork dish. Dessert was a blueberry pie with ice cream. Service very friendly and efficient. Lovely way to complete our travel to Helsinki with this traditional meal at a restaurant frequented by...More

1  Thank amktravel
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Quite small but elegant. Beautiful glass works on windows. Decoration from 1950's. Happy smiley faces - good atmosphere, unfortunately not up to service personnel. . Traditional dishes well made.

Thank 1VeePee
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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 - 3:00 AM
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Liisankatu 5, Helsinki 00170, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Vironniemi
  • Neighbourhood: Vironniemi
  • Phone Number: +358 9 1354172
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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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