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Valtakatu 20, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
+358 (0) 400 369 669
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Ranked #4 of 50 Restaurants in Rovaniemi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

We decided to go here on our last day of the vacation! Traditional Lapland cuisine! We didn't have a reservation, but luckily there was a spot for us! The ambiance was great, all Lapland style! But next time better make a reservation because I thinks it's a popular spot! The food is great but expensive! So be prepared to leave... More 

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Orleans, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We went to this restaurant after a friend of mine living there advised us to. She suggested we make a reservation a week before, but just two days was fine. The food itself was very good, but there was a lot of noise and many people so that was too bad. It's hard to find a place to put your... More 

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Finland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This restaurant is a very good option if you want to try Rovaniemi's typical food. The environment is rustic and very nice. Waitress are great. It is not cheap, on the other hand it is not very expansive as well. You should try it. Nili li is the right place to have nice "artic food"!

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Madrid, Spain
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

good food in a lovely atmosphere. the waitress was very, very nice and caring. we had bear meatballs and bear stake. Yummy!!!

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Göteborg
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Great being back in Finland again and great being back in Levi. I'd heard of this place in the past, but never had time to visit. We all had a great time, lovely staff, good food, great Atmosphere…… Only thing you might need to order seconds.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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101 reviews 101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had dinner in Nili twice during our stay in Rovaniemi. The place is really nicely decorated. One of the rooms looks like a lappish hut. There is a very cozy atmosphere. The food was delicious. Traditional lappish dishes and even something very special like bear meat. The service was really good. Waiters were really nice and friendly explaining in... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Tourist Trap? Maybe, but worth falling into. The hall has a slightly cramped feel to it with tables close together. The service was friendly and prompt, despite the rush. AND FOOD: first Gravlax with a ball of Waldorf salad (where was the lemon?) and reindeer carpaccio, very well made with a strong goat cheese. Main courses: Pikeperch: the perfect crispy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food, worked hard to accommodate a vegan in the group. Lovely night all round, we had the Christmas menu and it was great.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

all the local specialty was very tasty and even the ice vegetables in butter was very nice. The price is about 30 euros to 50 euros per person, and the staff is very friendly and happy. Which is great! and keeps the mood up!

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Singapore, Singapore
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

A decent restaurant. It's a good choice if you're in Rovaniemi for a few days, but there really isn't much competition in Rovaniemi anyway. Food and service is ok, though personally I wasn't a fan of the reindeer meat. Prices are slightly expensive, but again you don't have much choice in Rovaniemi. Gingerbread cheesecake dessert was good.

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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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