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All 49 Kuopio Restaurants

Muikkuravintola Sampo

Kauppakatu 13, Kuopio, Finland
17 2614677
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Ranked #5 of 49 Restaurants in Kuopio
Price range: $15 - $22
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Kuopio, Finland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Genuine atmosphere and old, Finnish juke box music. On the list you only find vendice, but it's done well and taste's good with beer and ice cold shot, Koskenkorva. Worth on trying!

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Kuopio, Finland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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208 reviews 208 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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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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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
25 helpful votes 25 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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Additional Information about Muikkuravintola Sampo

Address: Kauppakatu 13, Kuopio, Finland
Phone Number: 17 2614677
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Eastern Finland  >  The Lakelands  >  Kuopio
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 22

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