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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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  • 3
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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
Pleasant atmosphere

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
Riila
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Kuopio, Eastern Finland, Finland
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  • Local cuisine
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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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Kuopio, Eastern Finland, Finland
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11 reviews
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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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3 restaurant 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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61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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8 reviews
6 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
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 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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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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?