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Muikkuravintola Sampo

Kauppakatu 13, Kuopio, Finland
17 2614677
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Ranked #5 of 49 Restaurants in Kuopio
Price range: $15 - $22
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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Kuopio, Finland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Once selected the best vendace restaurant in Finland this place really lives up to its reputation. Fried vendace is what you come here for and it really is delicious. Went there for business lunch, service was friendly, food arrived quickly and fried vendace served Sampo style was really, really good. Dish is simple but vendace really don't need any fuss... More

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Naantali, Finland
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195 reviews 195 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you are looking for an authentic Finnish experience than you should definitely give this place a chance. Lots of different dishes from vendaces but also meat if one doesn't want to eat fish. It is not too expensive though it has to noted that if you're looking for fine-dining with fancy dresses and all, then this place is not... More

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Bordeaux
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The fish was not what we expected, the service was awful and we had to leave very early. It was not a pleasant moment and not a good food !

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Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We came here at the recommendation of a local friend. We had the fried vendace, a local small white fish. (Actually, it seemed more like it was sautéed in butter than what we would call "fried", but in any case was quite good.) I had some trepidation about eating the fish whole, as is the custom, but it was not... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

All in all an excellent place to enjoy local delicacies. I enjoyed my 'Häkkään kuolleita' with mashed potatoes. The dessert did ot quite reach the same standard.

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Lahti, Finland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you travel to Kuopio, this is is the place where you should go at least once. Fish is delicious and atmosphere is like 3-4 decades ago. It is like going to the Kaurismäki movie. Service is typical Finnish, mostly decent and polite.

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Espoo, Finland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Restaurant specialising in vendace, a fine local fish. Situated in a somewhat drab-looking building close to the harbor, the interior is old -fashioned in a homely way, service is very friendly and the vendaces are great. Beer is not bad either. Very down to earth and absolutely recommended.

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Espoo, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Once again we were driving to Lapland and in the early lunch time passing Kuopio, the capital of Savo province. I called earlier and ordered by phone our vendace lunch dishes before the official opening time, i.e., 11 am. Thus, we had different vendace lunch dishes almost ready when we entered the Muikkuravintola Sampo at Kuopio a quarter before 11... More

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Grosseto, Italy
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Nice place and very good&fast service. Prices are alligned with finnish average (so high!). Anyway the fish is very good in all the dishes that they have (basically is a fish restaurant, you have to try it!). Nice beer. Free wifi inside. All cards accepted.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Once again, a very pleasant visit in terms of service and food. This is not an high end fish restaurant but a traditional, local restaurant serving vendace in various tasty ways. Perhaps, they shouldn't even serve plated dishes but rather do it in family style with platters and bowls so that everybody could share and taste the various dishes. We... More

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