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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
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine

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  • 124
    Excellent
  • 129
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 10
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  • 9
    Terrible
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
Awesome dinner

I chose this restaurant based on positive comments on the internet. The atmosphere was excellent and it was suitable for couples or a group of friends to spend the whole night here. It only opened in the evening and it was located in the centre of Rovaniemi. Finding this restaurant was not a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Man Fai L
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Hong Kong, China
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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303 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • 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
Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I chose this restaurant based on positive comments on the internet. The atmosphere was excellent and it was suitable for couples or a group of friends to spend the whole night here. It only opened in the evening and it was located in the centre of Rovaniemi. Finding this restaurant was not a difficult task. I ordered the mushroom soup,... More 

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Nenzing, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The restaurant is just awesome. It starts from the furniture and ends with the cutlery of Finnish design. The 4 dishes of the Rovaniemi Menu were brilliant. The highlight was the delicate, fine Reindeer calf rack with fluffy parsnip purée.The gusto journey ended with a panna cotta with apples marinated. For person who like to dine, it´s a must to... More 

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Kingwood, Texas
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We enjoyed a tasty bite of Finland when we dined at Restaurant Nili. Our group decided we wanted to enjoy the local cuisine so this was the perfect answer. My traditional sauteed reindeer was delicious and tasty, I highly recommend. A friend had the grouse and unless you like your grouse rare, she doesn't recommend. It was a good experience... More 

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Rovaniemi, Finland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Its a nice in a original lapppland look restaurant for tipicel finnish food, but I do mot agrea with price ang quantity For people who lile it fancy and special its ok

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We came to restaurant Nili on the recommendation of a local and it did not disappoint! The decor is rustic with antlers and firs throughout, and the staff was very welcoming and friendly (much like Fins we met in general). We started with Cloudberry liqueur aperitifs which were delicious (and packed a punch). For dinner we all decided on something... More 

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Haute-Nendaz, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I have eaten there three times. The service is always very kind and welcoming. The second time I went we were a large group and the waitresse even offered us a typical Sami alcoholic drink! (Which by the way I would recommend to try at least once! it's "Terva" alcohol) The reindeer and elk meet are unbelievable, tasty and tender.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Liked the service staff as they really try hard but then some of their English is limited. I'm a picky eater so for me the ingredients are fresh but the dishes lack sophistication/falvors but the kitchen does try to make the presentation of the dish look fancy.

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Kiev
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Food here is very-very tasty. Especially bear and lake fish. Don't be surprised by the short menu, it's a sign of well organized process. The only remark: choice of wines (by glass) is quite limited.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Where to begin? Mediocre food, paltry service and a terribly uncomfortable dining area make Nili a great disappointment for anyone thinking that the high price tag will equal a quality meal and an original Lappish experience. As a gift from my in-laws, my wife and I decided to go to Nili for our 10th Valentine's Day together and will never... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We had a really nice dinner in restaurant Nili! The crap soup and arctic pirke perch were excelent! We tried all three desserts and liked them all!

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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: Romance, 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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