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Yliopistonkatu 23, Jyvaskyla 40100, Finland
+358 14 333 900
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Ranked #1 of 78 Restaurants in Jyvaskyla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: French, Scandinavian, International
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Very, very disappointing. Do not trust Lonely Planet on this. It must be very out-of-date. The food was neither particularly fresh nor well-prepared. The service was the worst we encountered in Finland, a country where interaction with anyone is usually a delight.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We were staying at the Yopuu hotel and decided to give the restaurant a try. The meal was by far the most expensive of our 3 week trip to Europe, but the presentation and quality of each dish was superb. Two of us selected the Kotimaan Matka (Homeland Journey), which included native Finnish vegetables and fish. It was absolutely delicious... More 

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Oulu, Finland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Ok, this is seriously one of the best places in central Finland. Or north of Helsinki for the matter :D The menu we ate was classic and tasty (fish and local veal for main) and the wines accompanied the dishes nicely.

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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, Scandinavian, International

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