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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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English first
Espoo, Finland
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Steinwenden, Germany
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Vendace seems to be the type of fish they cook at Muikkuravintola Sampo. It's suprisingly good and exquisite food. They cook it in several different ways, it's worth the visit if you like to try a really local type of food. I enjoyed it very much and if having the chance I'll go again.

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Helsinki
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

When thirteen of us turned up for Sunday lunch without a reservation the manageress was phased only for seconds. She conjured up a table from nowhere and said that it would help if we could all have Sampo's traditional muikku(vendace) dish. Since this is what we had come for it wasn't a problem. Small crispy fried bendace, creames potatoes and... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Very old and traditional restaurant has unique atmosphere and menu. It serves mostly vendace. I prefer fried vendace with mashed potatoes. And there's very tasty desert, pancakes!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Simple home type of food in old and cosy restaurant nearby harbour. I eat whitefish made by style of Sampo, just excellent! Handmade mashed potatoes and warm rye bread was great with fish.

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Fort Worth
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200 reviews 200 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Interesting place. I had just placed my order for fried vend ace (boned herring about the size of sardines, perfectly breaded and fried to a crisp, delicious.) Another customer of the bar, who had been there for a while, became upset that I had not responded when asked some question about the music. Since I do not speak a word... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Every time I´m visiting in the Savo region and the the city of Kuopio friends are recommending this place. It´s been there since 1930`s and the food menu is local finnish, atmosphere is old, casual and friendly. We made table reservation some hours before on sunday for 6 PM and there were few customers, but soon it was crowded. Price... More

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