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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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  • 37
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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
Great food, well done decoration

We had a dinner in Restaurant Nili at the end of our trip to Lapland. We entered without reservation at late Saturday afternoon but they organised a table for 4 of us. It was really great place - authentic decoration and excellent service. And the most importantly: food was just as good as we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Sanna S
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Helsinki, Finland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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  • Finnish first
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Helsinki, Finland
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We had a dinner in Restaurant Nili at the end of our trip to Lapland. We entered without reservation at late Saturday afternoon but they organised a table for 4 of us. It was really great place - authentic decoration and excellent service. And the most importantly: food was just as good as we expected, made using fresh ingredients, with... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I ate in this restaurant for a dinner. They prepared monu and alacart. Monu was 58 Euro alacart was depends on you. I ate fish with potates muffins which was delicious.Price is 25 Euro..Ambiance is good. You feel you are in Lapland.Staffs are friendly.

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Savonlinna, Finland
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

If you wan't to eat something extraordinary in Rovaniemi this is the place. Not very cheap but service is excellent and atmosphere too. Oh, did I mention food. Food is made mostly on local groceries and meat. Fish is also available. Could this be the highlight of your evening.

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Dallas, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This small hotel just a block and a half from the main downtown area is definitely worth a trip for dinner. Make reservations if you can in order to get a good table (ask for one by the window). The food is traditional Finnish and the servers will make recommendations and explain what everything is and how to eat it... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great experience! Cheerfull waitress, nice cloudberry aperitif, tasty raindeer meal, unique licorice yoghurt icecream dessert. Well done!

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Helsinki, Finland
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The place is located in center are of Rovaniemi in a modern building. Therefore it is easily accessed and has a modern kitchen to give out high qulity meals. The menu is simple and you get well served with professional personnel. Food is tasty and price moderate (I am a local from southern part of Finland, Helsinki). After a visit... More 

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Rovaniemi, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

You will not disappointed ! Real local food with reasonable prices. Small but worm restaurant and nice service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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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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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