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Restaurant Nili

Valtakatu 20, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
+358 (0) 400 369 669
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Ranked #2 of 47 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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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Markt Schwaben, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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28 restaurant reviews
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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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Grimso
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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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Helsinki, Finland
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Very good Finnish food, the reindeer is delicious and the smoked mashed potatoes are amazing. A lovely place to spend an evening. The interior is traditional rustic Finnish/Sami, very cozy. When we went the place was full and we had to wait quite some time for the food, but boy was it wort it when the food finally came. The... More

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Ojai, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

the food was excellent, service was so so... I had the complete set Lappish dinner, which was very well prepared and presented. The wait service was a little slow, perhaps overwhelmed by a Saturday night crowd. We had a reservation, which is almost a MUST, but our experience was tarnished by a the hostess who was not accommodating to our... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Excellent food, great customer service! First time in Finland and was great to experience traditional finnish meals!

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76 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This was my first ever meal in Finland. I have to admit, I don't know much about Finnish cuisine and so I have knew idea how things are supposed to taste. The restaurant was very busy, but I managed to get a table. The decor is a bit touristy, but quite nice. The menu says that the food is traditional,... More

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Manama, Bahrain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We reach Rovaniemi very tired… I was very worried that I won’t enjoy the dinner that night from the 13 hours train trip. But how mistaken I was! We had reservations as we were advised Nili gets over booked and better to be safe by reservation. The atmosphere was breath taking… Smells of the north, reindeer chandeliers, wooden tables and... More

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