authentic finnish food by the old docks

konstan möljä

Hietalahti - Helsinki

experience traditional finnish cuisine in a cozy atmosphere

Dear friends! Thank you for the past year and Happy New Year 2022! 

We are temporarily closed due to the new Covid regulations and will use this time to do some renovations!
 
We are very sorry for this break in operations and will let you know on our website and social media when we will open again!
 
Let's take care of each other and stay healthy! ❤️
 

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

We have been anchored here in Hietalahdenkatu, Helsinki for almost 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 11,5€

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

HOX! Please note that our lunch menu is different from our dinner menu. The lunch menu includes 2 warm main courses, salad & appetizers buffet and soup of the day.

The lunch courses are typical home made lunch dishes such as casseroles, meatballs, fish patties or sausages. 

There is no reindeer or Karelian stew served in the lunch buffet.

There is however an à la carte lunch option that changes daily - the à la carte lunch option is always one of our traditional favourites such as oven baked salmon, sauteed reindeer or Mannerheim's vorschmack. The price of the à la carte lunch is 15 - 18€ depending on the dish.

 

Traditional Finnish

Dinner Buffet 24€

(Not available in December! See Christmas menu below)

Our plentiful Finnish dinner buffet is served from Tuesday to Thursday from 5pm to 10pm and Fridays & Saturdays from 4pm to 11pm.

We offer 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).

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 served Finnish beers and ciders, Finnish berry wines and classic cocktails with a Nordic twist!

 

CHRISTMAS BUFFET - 32€

In December (December 1st to December 18th) we serve a plentiful festive menu for 32 € per person (15€ for children ages 5-12 years).

MENU:

Plentiful appetizer & salad buffet:
Marinated herrings
Cured salmon & smoked salmon mousse
Smoked vendace
Forest mushroom salad
Sauerkraut & meat jelly
Lingonberries & marinated beetroots
Fresh green salad with home made honey vinaigrette
Finnish bread selection & Karelian pasties
 
Main Courses:
 
Sautéed reindeer
Vorschmack (Lamb, beef & anchovy)
Karelian stew (Beef & pork)
 
Slowly roasted Christmal ham with home made cognac mustard
Traditional Christmas casseroles 
Vegan dish of the day
 
Oven baked salmon with lingonberries
White lakefish with dill & cream sauce
 
Desserts:
 
Traditional mulled wine with gingerbread
Finnish blue cheese & jam
Dessert of the day
 
Christmas buffet served from Tuesdays to Thursdays 5pm to 10pm and Fridays & Saturdays 4pm to 11pm - 32€ / person. 
 
Welcome!
 
 
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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:

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. 

 

Reservations:

You can reserve a table online through our RESERVATION page.

You can also contact us by email at info(at)konstanmolja.fi 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.

 

WOLT:

You can now find us in Wolt! Find our menu and order at: https://wolt.com/en/fin/helsinki/restaurant/konstan-molja 

 

Drink Menu: 

 

Our wine selection:

From our wine selection you can find a wide array of wines from around the world to accompany the foods served on our buffet. Our recommended house wines come from Spain. Savia Viva wines are perfect companions to traditional Finnish dishes. In 1971 Joan and Maruia Angels Cusinè came to the Finland on their honeymoon. They fell in love with Finland and decided to make a wine that reflects the finnish soul. These wines were created to celebrate all things Finnish!

 

Our House Wines:

 

Finnish Berry Wines:

Konstan Möljä recommends Finnish berry wines with our buffet. Our wines come from two small wineries; Lepaa vineyard in Häme and Punaisen Tuvan vineyard inPohjanmaa. Finnish wines are made from berries instead of grapes and have a distinctive flavor. Our wines are organic and have been made from fresh Finnish berries with traditional methods.

 

Sparkling Wines & Rosé:

 

Red Wines:

White Wines:


Cocktails:

We also serve traditional cocktails with a Finnish twist!

 

Beers and ciders:


Catering:

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