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Restaurant Nili

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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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 130
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  • 31
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  • 10
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  • 9
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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
The Arctic Circle Food Place You Have To Be !

Firstly, this the northernmost lip smacking food I have ever had. The place is a little one, made of logs, decd with game trophies, little lights, lapish cutlery and everything else. You are cozy inside. The Reindeer horn light shades add more of a lapish touch to the place. Loved the coat hanger... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
travelleriam22
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bangalore
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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311 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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bangalore
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Firstly, this the northernmost lip smacking food I have ever had. The place is a little one, made of logs, decd with game trophies, little lights, lapish cutlery and everything else. You are cozy inside. The Reindeer horn light shades add more of a lapish touch to the place. Loved the coat hanger ! The service is excellent. The waitress... More 

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Sussex
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I was worried that this resturant was a gimmick for tourists, but I went with some local people who also regularly ate there and really enjoied the food - so it is authentic. I had the salmon which was out of this world, and highly recommend. The sauteed reindeer also looked really good. The service was fast and very friendly.... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

If you happens to visit south of Lapland, Finland, at Arctic Circle area, in the heart of Rovaniemi, there is one excellent food restaurant, worth of visiting. Check it,s opening times and better make a reservation if you have a large group. Meal & <food is traditional finnish and especially from Lapland style.

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Hong Kong, China
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78 reviews 78 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I chose this restaurant based on positive comments on the internet. The atmosphere was excellent and it was suitable for couples or a group of friends to spend the whole night here. It only opened in the evening and it was located in the centre of Rovaniemi. Finding this restaurant was not a difficult task. I ordered the mushroom soup,... More 

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Nenzing, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The restaurant is just awesome. It starts from the furniture and ends with the cutlery of Finnish design. The 4 dishes of the Rovaniemi Menu were brilliant. The highlight was the delicate, fine Reindeer calf rack with fluffy parsnip purée.The gusto journey ended with a panna cotta with apples marinated. For person who like to dine, it´s a must to... More 

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Kingwood, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We enjoyed a tasty bite of Finland when we dined at Restaurant Nili. Our group decided we wanted to enjoy the local cuisine so this was the perfect answer. My traditional sauteed reindeer was delicious and tasty, I highly recommend. A friend had the grouse and unless you like your grouse rare, she doesn't recommend. It was a good experience... More 

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Rovaniemi, Finland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Its a nice in a original lapppland look restaurant for tipicel finnish food, but I do mot agrea with price ang quantity For people who lile it fancy and special its ok

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We came to restaurant Nili on the recommendation of a local and it did not disappoint! The decor is rustic with antlers and firs throughout, and the staff was very welcoming and friendly (much like Fins we met in general). We started with Cloudberry liqueur aperitifs which were delicious (and packed a punch). For dinner we all decided on something... More 

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Haute-Nendaz, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I have eaten there three times. The service is always very kind and welcoming. The second time I went we were a large group and the waitresse even offered us a typical Sami alcoholic drink! (Which by the way I would recommend to try at least once! it's "Terva" alcohol) The reindeer and elk meet are unbelievable, tasty and tender.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Liked the service staff as they really try hard but then some of their English is limited. I'm a picky eater so for me the ingredients are fresh but the dishes lack sophistication/falvors but the kitchen does try to make the presentation of the dish look fancy.

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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: Local cuisine, Romantic
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?