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Kolme Kruunua

) #31 of 1,200 Restaurants in Helsinki ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ European, , International
Liisankatu 5, Helsinki 00170, Finland
+358 9 1354172
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“meatballs” (27 reviews)
“salmon” (15 reviews)
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European, Scandinavian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Liisankatu 5, Helsinki 00170, Finland
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11 - 20 of 164 reviews

Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

A pub style restaurant with traditional deco, cosy atmosphere, comfort food, blueberry pie and chocolate desserts are quite special.

Thank Chen J
Reviewed 10 December 2016

While on business trip for some days, I usually go this place for a traditional Finnish meal. No extravaganza, the usual suspects well made. not to be missed.

Thank Classicdriver 1
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We went with a group of 14. They sat us at 2 tables (8 and 6). The service was excruciatingly slow. Only water given, and no drink order taken for over 30 minutes. Took about 45 between appetizers and main course. We had been pre-warned...More

Thank Vikingbymarriage
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I've been to this nostalgic restaurant a couple of times now and I have no complaints. The food is traditional finnish food with a few international additions to the menu. Last time I had chicken with dark boletus sauce and garlic potatoes (asked for them...More

Thank Netta_Koo
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Went there for dinner. Had the salmon and meatballs, both was delicious. Afterwards we had blueberry pie and Coffee which was even better. Great Service and nice atmosphere

Thank bibiblubb
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...More

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...More

Thank EnzoCapone
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...More

Thank Elizabeth C
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...More

Thank bigjules1
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...More

Thank katie W
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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, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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