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Muikkuravintola Sampo

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Kauppakatu 13, Kuopio, Finland
17 2614677
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good and friendly

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Danashbel
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

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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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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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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Wil, Switzerland
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58 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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Helsinki, Finland
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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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Kuopio, Eastern Finland, Finland
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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Kuopio, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you lik small fis, that is the best pleasce för dinner !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is the place where I keep visiting every time in Kuopio. Very easy going place, with excellent local menu based on the "muikku" (vendace). However, you will find some other traditional ingredients on the menu as well (but you should have good reason to not eat muikku here!).

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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I had some extra time before an evening flight so I had to have some local fish. Perfect dozen of muikkus with home made real mash and warm rye bread. Washed down with a pint of lager. Muikku heaven. I wish they've had some local beers instead of major lager brands. With some local brews I'd given all five stars.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Famous for its dish "paistettuja muikkuja" and the ambience. The restaurant is near the harbour. Nothing fancy, on the controrary, but the food is good! Service is a bit slow but friendly. Good place to meet local people and drink cheap beer.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kauppakatu 13, Kuopio, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Eastern Finland  >  The Lakelands  >  Kuopio
  • Phone Number: 17 2614677

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 22

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?