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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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Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very nice ethnic restaurant of Lapland food👍🏻😋😋😋

Very nice ethnic restaurant of Lapland food👍🏻😋😋😋 blin with caviar and chees, Lapland's marcet, and dessert with local berry😋

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Kyiv, null, Ukraine
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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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
  • Turkish first
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English first
Kyiv, null, Ukraine
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice ethnic restaurant of Lapland food👍🏻😋😋😋 blin with caviar and chees, Lapland's marcet, and dessert with local berry😋

Thank StellaKVK
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As i mentioned above dont think that you will have delish dishes or a fancy ambient yet the deer meet was fine the and for the rest i cannot be so generous. The best choice in town in mc donalds. At least you are sure of the standard taste of the food

Thank Nesteren D
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well the place is cool, food is tasty and look very stylish. The only one problem you may get here is that the place is crowded with people and u have to book a table prior. However, you will enjoy your meal ;-)

Thank Margarita S
Rovaniemi, Finland
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best place to try lappish cousin! All year long traditional sautéed reindeer is served. "Rovaniemi market" is must to try, it is selection of all lappish delicates!

1 Thank Julia B
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant had very nice Finnish food. The menu was well priced and the food was presented in a nice way. It was good to experience the tastes of Finnish food.

Thank Clara M
Oulu, Finland
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is definitely one of the restaurants in Rovaniemi to go to. Especially if you want to have a taste of lappish cuisine at affordable budget. They served the best arctic char dish I've ever had in here so at least they know their magic around fish dishes. Also my companions complemented the reindeer dish that they ate.

1 Thank Jukka K
Albano Laziale, Italy
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205 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted to try this restaurant to taste some topical food. The place is very typical, mainly made of wood, very warm atmosphere. The menu costs about 39 euros , beverages not included. It consists of an appetizer, a main course and a dessert. Everything was good, but definitely was not worth the price of 48 euros we spent each.... More 

Thank bergof
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

After an adventure in the cold weather, meeting Santa Claus and his reindeers, what sounds more natural than tasting local food in a typical lapish restaurant. You will feel like in a tent. Warm and very welcome

1 Thank Anne S
Lichtenvoorde, The Netherlands
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Great lappisch food, great ambiance and friendly staff! Very busy so it's recommended to make a reservation.

1 Thank ChantalH325
Rovaniemi, Finland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Number one place to taste good and pure lappish food! Everything you will have on your plate is made truly pure and fresh finnish products. So if you think the prices are high, think again. At least you know and taste what you are eating! Remember to make a table reservation!

1 Thank Saila J

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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, Families with children, Local cuisine


Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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