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Zakuska

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Hallituskatu 13, Oulu, Finland
08-379 369
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A long time ago

I visitidet the restaurant more than a decade ago. Russian food, good, but on the costly side (as Russian restaurants tend to be in Finland)

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2013
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15 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

The best sauerkraut soup on Earth, have been raving about it and attempting to recreate it for friends and family. A great introduction to Russian cuisine! Also, the sweet gherkins with honey and sour cream. Not to be missed!

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Finland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I visitidet the restaurant more than a decade ago. Russian food, good, but on the costly side (as Russian restaurants tend to be in Finland)

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Vantaa, Finland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

If you are looking for a real experience of Russian cousine in (Northern) Finland this is THE place to eat! Like a real russian athmosphere makes you feel you really are somewhere over Finland's east border. Service is excellent and professional but friendly. Menu is really good and food... what can I say? I think the best Russian restaurant in... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This Russian themed restaurant has not changed a bit in 30 years. This is both in good and bad. There is the same old menu, so you know what you get, but on the other hand some dishes would have deserved facelifts over the years. For regular visitors this becomes very dull, especially because many main courses have identical garnish.... More 

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Oulu, Finland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Very small restaurant (10 tables?) with hodgepodge Russian interior decorations (icons, samovars, etc.). Á la carte menu consists of rather imaginatively named dishes e.g. "Prince Gagarin´s Rapid Despatch" and is rather long cosisting of cold and warm appetizers, house specialities, soups, meat and fish dishes, poultry and of course desserts (including my favourite dessert "Rum Pancakes with Ice Cream"). There... More 

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Oulu, Finland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

We've visited Zakuska multiple times during the last years with my wife and while Zakuska appears to be quite highly praised in many online reviews, I'm afraid I have to disagree with most of them. Even at best, the food is rather mediocre albeit tasty. Not once, not even twice, have we received some dishes cold -- almost frozen. Just... More 

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Oulu, Finland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

Service VERY slow, but worth the wait. Centre of Oulu, but not too pricey.

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Dallas, TX
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94 reviews 94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

Sooo many tasty things here, In this place the starters are better than most of the meals. Meals are good but just disguised finnish meals. I usually have couple of starters and golden horde tea. My Best List: Russian bird or fish salad - caviar at a tasty price Bilateral mushroom salad - mushrooms and sourcream Zakuska plate - Big... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2009

The menu is a good read in itself. i have tried this restaurant on more then 4 occasions and i have to admit that i was impressed every time. The lamb chops with jelly and galic butter is my fav. expect 30-40 euros per head.

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Oulu, Finland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2008

Exellent Russian food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hallituskatu 13, Oulu, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Northern Ostrobothnia Region  >  Oulu
  • Phone Number: 08-379 369

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Russian

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