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All 48 Rovaniemi Restaurants

Restaurant Nili

Valtakatu 20, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
+358 (0) 400 369 669
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Ranked #3 of 48 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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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
84 helpful votes 84 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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Clearwater, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

There's almost nothing to do in Rovaniemi except the zoo, Santa Claus Village, get drunk or get a traditional Finnish meal at Nilis. It has a nice rustic atmosphere, decorations are traditional with reindeer chandeliers, bear skin and a hostess that could care less, though our waiter was knowledgeable, he spoke good English and a nice kid. I ordered the... More

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Ballarat, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I am an Aussie lad who traveled to Finland for 3 months and I had no idea what to do for Australia day. Until I made plans to travel into the Arctic circle!! This restaurant provided an outstanding customer service, as i made a booking for myself and two finnish mates we were welcomed into the restaurant in a friendly... More

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Markt Schwaben, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

The Nili restaurant is a small restaurant located in the city of Rovaniemi. The menu is very fine and consists of interesting specialties as well as favorite Finish food. If you have the chance of staying in Rovaniemi you should try this restaurant. A booking in advance is highly recommended. Although being pricey the quality of the food is excellent... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I made a quick trip to Lapland with friends this summer and went to Nili. Couldn't have made a better choice, the place was truly different from anything else, in a good way! All waiters were kind, and helpful. We ate vegetable soup with smoked salmon, fish tartar, chives crepes, sauteed reindeer, fish caught that day and a blueberry dessert.... More

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fairfield ct
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4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We drove down the east coast of Finland from the northernmost area of Nordcap in the Arctc Circle to Helsinki with the Globus Arctic Circle tour. Midway we stopped for the night in Rovaniemi at the Somos Vacuuna hotel. Restaurant Nili, right across from the hotel, did not look promising from the outside, but it featured traditional Sami, or Lapland... More

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Vienna, Austria
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

We ate here on the first night of our Lapland trip. We have just arrived to Rovaniemi and the town looked deserted - I guess people left for the midsummer celebrations already. From the outside the restaurant didn't look like much but when we got in we realised it was just because of the decorations that you couldn't really see... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

So not the place to go if you want cheap. Or big portions. But OMG sooooooooo good. My friends treated themselves to the pre planned four course meal which was very good and about 60€ I got the reindeer for 19€ plus the cloudberry thing 10€ which was good!

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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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