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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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1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 3
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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
Quite amazing restaurant menu

I think that Pöllöwaari is the best restaurant I have ever been and I have eaten in many restaurants. The crayfish-shellfish soup was marvellous, really a heavenly experience as well as lamb eaten as the main cource. Excellent wine collection. The restaurant is small, you have to have a table... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Tuula K
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Tampere, Finland
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Tampere, Finland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I think that Pöllöwaari is the best restaurant I have ever been and I have eaten in many restaurants. The crayfish-shellfish soup was marvellous, really a heavenly experience as well as lamb eaten as the main cource. Excellent wine collection. The restaurant is small, you have to have a table reservation.

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Jyvaskyla
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you visit city of Jyvaskyla, this is the restaurant where you should go. If you are local and you would like to have dinner which you will remember, try this one. For business dinner it's possible to have Jyvaskyla menu - I strongly recomment that!

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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
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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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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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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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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