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 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!
We are serving lunch on weekdays from 11am to 2pm.
The lunch buffet includes plentiful appetizers such as marinated herrings, pickles, Karelian pasties, a large selection of salads, a typical Finnish warm main course and soup of the day. Coffee / tea and cookies are also included.
We welcome you to experience our authentic Finnish cuisine and cozy atmosphere by the old docks!
The price for lunch is 12,5€.
You can find our lunch menu at: http://konstanmolja.fi/lounas-lunch
We offer our guests a plentiful buffet dinner with traditional Finnish delicacies. The dinner buffet includes a large selection of appetizers, traditional meat-, fish- and vegetable main courses and soup of the day. Table water is included in the price of the buffet. Other drinks and desserts can be ordered from our menu.
Our plentiful appetizer buffet includes traditonal delicacies such as cured salmon, marinated herrings, different kinds of salads and pickles, forest mushroom salad and a Finnish bread selection with Karelian pasties served with traditional egg & butter mix.
Our main courses include traditional meat-, fish- and vegetable main dishes. During the weekdays we offer traditonal Finnish dishes such as sautéed reindeer, Karelian stew or Vorschmack, salmon casserole, herb marinated chicken, Finnish style risotto with barley, other seasonal dishes and a soup of the day - just to name a few.
On Fridays and Saturdays we offer a more festive weekend buffet with oven baked salmon, sautéed reindeer, Karelian stew, Konstan Möljä's famous Vorschmack and different kinds of seasonal dishes and vegetarian options. The weekend buffet also includes a luxurious soup - for example salmon soup or smoked reindeer soup.
The desserts and drinks can be ordered 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!
Our restaurant is very popular and making a reservation is recommended even during the weekdays. Please note that each reservation is for 2 hours. If you would like to stay longer, please let us know when making a reservation.
You can contact us via email, phone or through our website's contact-page.
Please notice that we accept same day reservations by phone only. We are best available from 2pm to 9pm.
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 cancellations less than one week before we charge a 30% cancellation fee. For same day cancellations and no-shows we charge a 50% cancellation fee.
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:
We also serve traditional cocktails with a Finnish twist!
Beers and ciders:
Please inquire for private events. We organize meetings, birthdays, memorial services etc.