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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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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
Costly Lappish food with fantasy

As already pointed out by other travellers, Nili is a touristy and expensive restaurant, but nonetheless it turned out as an interesting dining experience. The chef here knows well how to do his job, and all dishes were impeccably and imaginatively prepared. My Pehtoori's Kuksa, a vegetables... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Trieste, Italy
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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  • Finnish first
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English first
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This place is touristy. I don't know if locals would go for dinner, but that being said, I wanted a tourist experience. The pulled reindeer appy and traditional reindeer main did not disappoint. The server also was very helpful and made suggestions. Good lappish food, at a decent price. About 10-15 euros for an appy and between 20-30 for a... More 

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Trieste, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

As already pointed out by other travellers, Nili is a touristy and expensive restaurant, but nonetheless it turned out as an interesting dining experience. The chef here knows well how to do his job, and all dishes were impeccably and imaginatively prepared. My Pehtoori's Kuksa, a vegetables soup with beetroot mousse and a typical kind of bread, was delicious, as... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

It was like an old place but the decoration is just for the tourists and of course expensive. But the raindeer was delicious and service was ok.

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Rovaniemi, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Very short menu: usually 2-3 fish options, 2-3 meat options and 2-3 vegetarian options. Quality is superb, but prices a bit high. Most customers are tourists: locals eat here usually in special occasions. Still: this is a very special place for very tasty local food.

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Madrid
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This seems to be a typical Lapland style restaurant . very friendly staff but extremely slow service. Food was nothing to phone 📱 home about, but I guess it is as good as this type of food can get.

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Dark room, cozy atmosphere. All started well, but the service just got slower and slower. It would have been ok if we had stacks of time but being tired already just made the whole experience worse. Price wise, this is not cheap.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

small and dark saloon, tight tablel seperations and rooms. Short eating shift periods for friday and saturdays evenings... Noting especial for that much high bill.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Olen käynyt täällä syömässä työporukan kanssa ja kavereiden kanssa useamman kerran. Suosittelen ottamaan lappimenun joka on täyttävä ja erittäin monipuolinen. Ei edullisin paikka mutta sen arvoinen! I've eaten here several times with my workmates and friend. I recommend to take Lapland-menu wich gets you full and is variable. Not he cheapiest place but worth it!

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Europe
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I have eaten here several times, and Nili never lets you down. Great food from Lapland, Rovaniemi Menu highly recommended. This is one of the few restaurants in the city which doesn't belong to any chain, an it's a good thing. Ideal for a slightly better dining out (a la carte).

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Oulu, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Restaurant Nili offers good tasty food, mostly Lappish style. Fresh fish, mushrooms, reindeer, berries etc. Wine recommendations were perfect, staff is friendly. If you are a tourist, you may find this place quite exotic by it's interior, from my wiew it is quite cosy :-) Book table in advance! Not cheap, but absolutely worth of your money!

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Additional Information about Restaurant Nili

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