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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, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 12
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  • 38
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 4
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  • 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
This is UNIK !

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Kuopio, Finland
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  • Local cuisine
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Kuopio, Finland
2 reviews
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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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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Stockholm, Sweden
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

A very good muikku-restaurant a short walk from the city center. An authentic little Finnish restaurant with friendly service and best of all - really good "muikku",

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Kuopio, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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216 reviews 216 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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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 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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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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