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Pollowaari

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French, International, European, 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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 63
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  • 3
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  • 1
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  • 1
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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
Fancy food in Jyväskylä

The wine offerings and meal choices are fantastic at this hotel/restaurant. That being said you can very quickly rack up an very large bill. The food portions are small but are very high quality. For a fancy night out or sunday brunch, this is the place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Shawn C
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Western Finland, Finland
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Western Finland, Finland
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61 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The wine offerings and meal choices are fantastic at this hotel/restaurant. That being said you can very quickly rack up an very large bill. The food portions are small but are very high quality. For a fancy night out or sunday brunch, this is the place.

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Vaasa, Finland
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We storngly recommend this restaurant. Service was just super and the food served was also just super. They have a lot of good variation at the list. The wine suggestions to the food was also just perfect!

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Helsinki, Finland
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A dinner for 2 on Thursday night. Simply, all was good. The food was well prepared and the service world class. The ingredients were of the best quality and cooked to a perfection. The waiter knew all the details on the served wines and had excellent recommendations for the dishes. The wine list was exceptional with rare bottles. The restaurant... More 

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Beautiful hotel and restaurant, one of the best finnish restaurants. Multiple times voted for best restaurant in Jyväskylä

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Literally, one of the best restaurants I have ever been. Pricy, but worth it! Perfect wine pairings!

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Tampere, Finland
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Best shellfishsoup ever eaten. Good main food, lamb. Really good wines. Quite expensive place but it is worth. Reserve a table beforehand.

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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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
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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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
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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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Additional Information about Pollowaari

Address: Yliopistonkatu 23, Jyvaskyla 40100, Finland
Phone Number: +358 14 333 900
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Western Finland  >  Jyvaskyla
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
Cuisine: French, International, European, Scandinavian

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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, European, 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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