authentic finnish food by the old docks

konstan möljä

Hietalahti - Helsinki

experience traditional finnish cuisine in a cozy atmosphere

Konstan Möljä is a traditional Finnish restaurant with a maritime twist.

We have been anchored here in Hietalahdenkatu, Helsinki for over 40 years - since 1981.

A long time ago, a fisherman sailed out from the harbor to cast his nets into the coastal waters of old Viipuri, a castle city which has stood upon the shores of beautiful Karelia for more than 600 years.

The man's name was Konsta. Every time he returned from his fishing trips, he had a boat full of bountiful harvest, fresh from the cold Karelian seas. Konsta would dock his boat alongside möljä, a harbor pier.

For almost 40 years we have served guests from near and far, offering traditional Finnish food and authentic Karelian memories. We are proud to serve guests from faraway countries that old Konsta himself never had the chance to visit.

We welcome you to experience our authentic Finnish
cuisine and cozy atmosphere by the old docks!


Lunch buffet 12,70€

We serve home made lunch buffet every weekday from 11am to 2:30pm.

The buffet menu includes 2 warm main courses, salad & appetizers buffet and soup of the day.


À la carte lunch:

Try our famous Finnish specialities!

Meatballs in Finnish brandy sauce 18€:
Old fashioned meatballs in Finnish brandy sauce served with mashed potatoes, beetroots and garlic pickles.
Fried vendace 18€: 
Fried vendace (small lakefish) with a rye crust served with mashed potatoes, dill cream sauce and home made dill pickles.
Sautéed reindeer 24€:
Sautéed reindeer made with 100% Finnish reindeer meat, served with mashed potatoes, lingonberries and garlic pickles.
All lunch options include salad table, soup of the day and coffee / tea with biscuits.


Traditional Finnish

Dinner Buffet 35€:

From our buffet you can find traditional Finnish delicacies with a large selection of salads & appetizers, traditional Finnish meat-, fish- and vegetable main courses and a soup of the day. 

Our appetizer buffet introduces Finnish delicacies such as cured salmon, marinated herrings, traditional pickles, forest mushroom salad, lingonberries, beetroots, Finnish bread selection and Karelian pasties served with traditional egg & butter mix.

Our main courses include sautéed reindeer, Karelian stew, Mannerheim's vorschmack, oven baked salmon, Finnish style risotto with barley, other seasonal dishes and a soup of the day (typically salmon soup, smoked reindeer & cheese or forest mushroom soup).

Table water and traditional home made ale are included in the price. Other desserts and drinks can be ordered separately from the menu. Our dessert options include traditional Finnish flavors such as blueberry pie, poor knights and bread cheese with cloudberry jam.

We also serve Finnish beers and ciders, Finnish berry wines and classic cocktails with a Nordic twist!

We welcome you to enjoy our traditional Finnish buffet close to the old harbour!



Introduction of our dishes:

Sautéed reindeer:

Sautéed reindeer is perhaps the best known traditional meal from Lapland. It is made with 100% real reindeer meat sliced thinly and sautéed to perfection with some dark beer. Sautéed reindeer is traditionally served with mashed potatoes, lingonberries and pickles. Sautéed reindeer pairs perfectly with "Kohina" our Finnish berry wine made with blueberries, blackberries and Birch sap.

Karelian stew:

The Karelian stew or Karelian hot pot is a traditional meat stew originating from the region of Karelia. It is made with beef, pork and vegetables and cooked over night until it's very tender. We recommend to try Karelian stew with mashed potatoes, pickels and beetroots. It is also perfect for dipping dark rye bread or Karelian pasties in!


Vorschmack is a traditional meat stew made with lamb, beef and achovy. Vorschmack is a very flavourful dish packed with garlic, tomatoes and the saltines of anchovy! Vorschmack was the favourite dish of Finnish war hero, president and Marshal of Finland Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim. Vorschmack is traditionally served with boiled or baked potatoes, sour cream, beetroots and pickels. We recommend to try our vorschmack with the Mannerheim schnapps! It is traditional schnapps made with vodka, gin and akvavit. Kippis!

Oven baked salmon:

Oven baked salmon is a traditional Finnish dish. The salmon is typically cooked slowly in the oven with some herbs and spices such as dill & lemon. Try our salmon with mashed potatoes, sour cream, our home made pickled cucumbers and pickled beetroots! Oven baked salmon pairs perfectly with our Finnish berry wines, especially "Ribes valkoherukka", an organic white wine made with white currants. 




You can reserve a table online through our RESERVATION page.

You can also contact us by email at info(at) or by phone at 

Tel. +358 9 694 7504


Group reservations and cancellation policy:

We have two cabinets for private events - Marski for 14 persons and Viipuri for 16 persons.

For larger groups we can reserve tables from our main dining hall. We reserve 2-3 hours for each group reservation. Please let us know if you would like to stay longer - depending on the reservation situation we might be able to offer your group a longer stay.

We can also offer drink packages and coffee / tea and dessert options for groups. Please inquire at the time of reservation. (Desserts and cakes should be ordered at least one week in advance).

For groups over 15 persons we ask you to kindly let us know about changes in the number of participants or cancellations at least one week in advance. For same day cancellations and no-shows we charge a 50% cancellation fee.



You can now find us in Wolt! Find our menu and order at: 



Please inquire for private events. We organize meetings, birthdays, memorial services etc.