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Suvantokatu 12, Joensuu, Finland
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Ranked #1 of 21 Restaurants in Joensuu
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Espoo, Finland
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We also booked a table beforehand to ensure a table. The restaurant was surprisingly full on a Tuesday evening, and no wonder. We were very warmly welcomed and through the evening the service was professional and very helpful. We ate full dinner (starters, main course and desert). The food was made of local and seasonal ingredients. It was innovative and... More

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Joensuu, Finland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

One of the best meals I've ever had. Great taste of Eastern Finland local foods. Excellent service and good atmosphere. Yksi parhaista ravintolakokemuksista! Erinomaisia makuja, paikallista ruokaa, upea palvelu ja mukava ympäristö.

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Imatra, Finland
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93 reviews 93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Heard some Favorable opinions of this restaurant, so we had to try it and booked a table while in Joensuu. The menus available looked tasty and interesting and not too expensive (somewhat rare combination in Finland). So we ordered some cava at first and decided to have the tasting menu. We were waited by a waiter and a waitress, and... More

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Joensuu, Finland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Local and sesional high quality ingredients mixed with friendly athmosphere and professional service. Highly recommended but not if you're low on budget. Otherwise you will have great value on every euro you'll spend!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

At the Kimmel restaurant I enjoyed a large choice menu, dancing in the adjacent huge dance floor area surrounded by two bars and very friendly and great service in the restaurant. Odd to not have tipping as a Finnish custom. I found that all students study either for university or a job/career. That could be a 3 year program to... More

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Joensuu, Finland
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

An absolutely fantastic, intimate restaurant serving local produce. The starters of the house change with what is available at the time and can range from baltic herring to bear meat. Definitely worth visiting and a refreshing change from the run-of-the-mille chain restaurant Joensuu is littered with.

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Hobart, Australia
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215 reviews 215 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Actually, I would never had found out about Kielo without first looking at the Tripadvisor reviews for Joensuu. It's situated across from apartments and not in the centre of town - not far to walk from the centre. The food was just as the reviewers had said, wonderful, faultless. We sat outside as it was a beautiful evening, unfortunately we... More

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Helsinki, Finland
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

On a sunny September day we got a nice table outside on the terasse. The menu list was quite short, but the food was very delicious and the portions were served on nice shaped plates. Extremely good service, felt like eating in a Michelin star restaurant. I did not expect to find this kind of a wonderful place in Joensuu!

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Kielo is must place to go, if you want to have perfect dinner in Joensuu. Kielo is fortunately independent hi quality restaurant not being part of the couple big chains that dominates and normalizes Finnish restaurant culture. Kielo is original and different. Portions were beautiful and service was good. I went for full dinner and started with appetizer of the... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Excellent service and very good food. Starters of the house had five small different portions. A little piece of salmon was amazing, never had better. Only the piece of cold reindeer liver was a bit of disappointment. As a main course we had fillet of reindeer with funnel chanterelle and nice sauce. Absolutely fantastic! As a desert I had chocolate... More

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