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Restaurant Nili
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Valtakatu 20, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
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Valtakatu 20, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
+358 (0) 400 369 669
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 94
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The King is naked

I cannot believe people are writing positive reviews on this false Laplandish place, and it is a real mistery of humankind that it seems to be fully booked at any time... OK, I admit it is also our fault: we were deceived by the LP guide and lured by the chance of tasting bear meat once in our... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2014
Trivelpark
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Torino
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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239 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Finnish first
  • French first
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English first
Torino
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

I cannot believe people are writing positive reviews on this false Laplandish place, and it is a real mistery of humankind that it seems to be fully booked at any time... OK, I admit it is also our fault: we were deceived by the LP guide and lured by the chance of tasting bear meat once in our lifetime. We... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We spent today Christmas Eve at Nili. Food is excellent and the atmosphere is great. Thank you for a wonderful evening! We enjoyed a lot discovering local food, in an intimate place.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We were lucky to get a table despite not having a reservation. The decor and warmth of the servers was just the beginning as we settled down to a royal treat. I can't remember the names of the dishes, but we started with a cloudberry and brandy cocktail (wow!) and followed it up with mushroom soup in a cup (YUMMY)... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Never go this restaurant. Bad service. No knowledge of the staff always said bad things to the guest. Booked table 2 months ago but they give us near the food runner .... How can enjoy it???

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hong kong
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131 reviews 131 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Due to the good reviews, we went there. We didn't make any advance booking simply walkin around 2pm. Many empty tables at that time. But when we told the usher we didn't make any reservation, she didn't say okay or not and then went away! We waited at the entrance for at least 5 minutes before she showed us to... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I love the decoration in this restaurant. But you have to do a reservation before hand as they are generally packed with customers even on weekdays. The food tasted really well, especially their sautéed reindeer meat. Do come over to try their menu if you are in Rovaniemi.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

a true lapland experience. nice wood house with all the right decoration for the place. had a couple of drinks with cloudberry and all of them were very good. for food had the christmas menu which was very good but it took a bit of time to get ready . cheese cake for dessert waa great.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Ordered table 24 hours on forehand. Everything busy when we came. After 15 minutes we said goodbuye to this place, disapointed! Fransmanni next.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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96 reviews 96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Typical Sami restaurant in Lapland and this is evidenced by the décor, the costumes worn by the friendly staff and by the plates on its menu. Although typical, I noticed that most of the people in the restaurant were Finns, so it is not a tourist trap. The food was very good and I must say the same about the... More 

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Rovaniemi, Finland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

If you want to experience the real taste of Lapland, I can warmly recommend Nili. Reindeer tastes as good as possible, the fish is fresh and skilfully cooked. Everything tastes fresh and pure. The portions are really not big, but you wouldn't come to this type of restaurant to satisfy a great hunger, would you? Wine is expensive, but so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Valtakatu 20, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Lapland  >  Rovaniemi
  • Phone Number: +358 (0) 400 369 669

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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