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Muikkuravintola Sampo

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Kauppakatu 13, Kuopio, Finland
17 2614677
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The only muikku restaurant in Finland, try fish at Sampo

Muikku is a traditional fish in the lakes of Finland. Sampo restaurant has dedicated to muikku in their menu. I love fried muikku. Sampo makes very good muikku. If you like to eat fish, try muikku and Sampo restaurant. Restaurant looks old, but they make great fishfood. Muikku = Vendace

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
Loslapillos
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Finland
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Denver, Colorado
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83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed around the corner from this place while in kuopio. The service was very nice, we went on a Monday night. Good thing about this place is that it's open everyday at regular hours. I got the Vendance a la Sampo. It's a very limited menu by the way. Two pages and the first page being Vendnace cooked all... More 

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Thank soldiergirl1001
Finland
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Muikku is a traditional fish in the lakes of Finland. Sampo restaurant has dedicated to muikku in their menu. I love fried muikku. Sampo makes very good muikku. If you like to eat fish, try muikku and Sampo restaurant. Restaurant looks old, but they make great fishfood. Muikku = Vendace

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Thank Loslapillos
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

I had dinner with a friends here. It is an extraordinary warm place. You can eat traditional Finnish fish. The atmosphere is really cool and you feel like at home, having a very nice dinner. If you want a dinner out but feeling relaxed like at home this is a place must to be.

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Thank Sonolucio
Kuopio, Finland
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

How could I forget to rate the most special restaurant from my Finnish home city? :-) Well, if you visit Kuopio, that means Savo region + Finnish fishfood and in Sampo you get both! Delicious vendace meals for everyone's taste, the restaurant is specialized to this and does a great job. The atmosphere is very friendly, quality level place in... More 

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Thank hajlander1984
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Came here because of the reviews on Tripadvisor, and found out they were right. The muikko - smoked and fried- were very good. The portions were adequate and we could still enjoy "grandma's pancakes". Service was very pleasant.

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Thank Danashbel
Helsinki, Finland
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I know many reviews here saying this is The Place to enjoy vendace but my experience is not that impressed. The fish was fresh enough, there were plenty of it on the plate, but maybe they've gotten a little tired of making it. Fried was missing salt and structure and smoked ones were not made in the restaurant but brought... More 

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1 Thank maitorahka
Espoo, Finland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Excellent fish restaurant. There is small fish food what name is Muikku. This restaurant is old and very popular.

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Thank Pekka L
Wil, Switzerland
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69 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This small restaurant only serves vendice. Fried, smoked, what have you. It is delicious. I suppose, it's the best fish in town.

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1 Thank ginkgobiloba1
Helsinki, Finland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Die with the vendice. Or live with the real kuopio people. This is the place to stay. Perfect service and special, local fish made traditionally.

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Thank Jyrki P
Kuopio, Eastern Finland, Finland
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Good food and pleasant atmosphere where you can play board games and sit with friends while having a good meal.

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Thank Riila

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kauppakatu 13, Kuopio, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Northern Savonia  >  Kuopio
  • Phone Number: 17 2614677

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 22

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?