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Pollowaari

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French, International, Scandinavian
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Yliopistonkatu 23, Jyvaskyla 40100, Finland
+358 14 333 900
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • 53
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  • 4
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sumptuous dining experience

I recently enjoyed a sumptuous meal at Pöllöwaari. As a traveler who loves to seek out exceptional dining experiences, I found this to be an outstanding restaurant. Every artful bite was not only delicious but also well-conceived and beautifully plated. I ordered the Journey of the Season with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
halcyonplbb
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I recently enjoyed a sumptuous meal at Pöllöwaari. As a traveler who loves to seek out exceptional dining experiences, I found this to be an outstanding restaurant. Every artful bite was not only delicious but also well-conceived and beautifully plated. I ordered the Journey of the Season with it's focus on seafood. The sparkling wine foam that topped the crustaceans... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Hands down the best Finnish restaurant we've tried and, probably, exists. The best way to experience the best Finnish ingredients elevated to the highest level of cooking. The sommelier is a master, too. You will pay for it, but you won't regret it. The service is impeccable and children are not only more than welcome, but treated as the best... More 

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Great food and service! The brown bread of the house is amazing! They have many different kind of beers also. Even tough it´s very high quality restaurant, it´s still cozy.

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The restaurant is very elegant. Ambience is nice and service very proficient, for example with wines. Food's raw materials are usually from local producers. So it's expensive, but so good!!!

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Vaasa, Finland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Our group had a great dinner in Pöllöwaari. The starter buffet was wonderful, a versatile collection of fish and meats. The main course was delicious white wish. The wine was very good and service was friendly. The room was beautifully decorated.

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Kerava, Finland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We visited Pöllöwaari in the beginning of June with a group. The food was tasty and the menu had a great variety of food to choose from. The service was excellent and smooth, the restaurant itself was personally furnished and cozy and had a warm atmosphere. I certainly recommend this high-quality restaurant for everyone!

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Laukaa, Finland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

With no doubt or hesitation this is best restaurant in town. I've being there more than 20 times and every single time excellent Finnish food. My customers and suppliers love to be taken to this restaurant every time they are in town. I recommend you to take any of the read built menus with the wine selection. Just a food... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Excuisite menu with limited choices and with nice taste. Highly recommended quality place in Jyväskylä. Table reservation may be needed though we managed to get the table without reservation when visited the place outside rush hours.

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Helsinki, Finland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We had magnificent lunch on one of the hottest days of summer. Both main course and appetizer were nicely put out on the plate and also the taste was excellent. Pollowaari is easily the best restaurant outside Helsinki. Also the hotel is worth visiting. Probably the best service in Finland!

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Helsinki, Finland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Although Jyväskylä is a considerably small town, this little restaurant represents standards that would make it excellent restaurant in any Scandinavian capital. Very nice pairings with food and wine, as the wine knowledge in the restaurant is very good indeed. Waiting staff is very happy to help you our with finding the best wine for your food & taste. My... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Yliopistonkatu 23, Jyvaskyla 40100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Western Finland  >  Jyvaskyla
  • Phone Number: +358 14 333 900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, International, Scandinavian
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?