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Kissanviikset

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Puistokatu 3, Jyvaskyla 40100, Finland
10 666 5150
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Extraordinary!

Stayed here with family; the food was absolutely delicious (one of the beef dishes) and just melt in your mouth. The starter, artichoke soup, was also brilliant. Although this is one of the more expensive places to eat in Jyväskylä, you're definitely paying for 5-star food, the lovely candle light... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2015
Reetta K
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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

In a place like this you expect a great service and excellent food. Kissanviikset does not provide either. The food was very mediocre. Moreover, for my better half the lamb was really overcooked and dry. The service was far from excellent as it took approx. 20 minutes to get 2 cups of coffee even though I reminded the waitress after... More 

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Thank Teemu M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Stayed here with family; the food was absolutely delicious (one of the beef dishes) and just melt in your mouth. The starter, artichoke soup, was also brilliant. Although this is one of the more expensive places to eat in Jyväskylä, you're definitely paying for 5-star food, the lovely candle light atmosphere and the remarkable service. Book a table when you're... More 

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Thank Reetta K
Jyvaskyla, Finland
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Garlic snails at starter is great start in good dinner. Blank steak is been in the list over 30 years and it's still best in town.

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Thank Karppa60
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Well, one of the best in Jkl! Light menus, but also the opposite if wish. Ate delicate fish, very European.

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Thank EmeritaEmeritus
Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

a review from a colleague (thank you Pierre!) tipped us off to this lovely restaurant. For my last night in Jyvaskyla I wanted something special, and we surely had this here. The name of the restaurant roughly translates to "the moustache of the cat" we were told, then worked out that it was literally "the cat's whiskers". (For the non-native... More 

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Thank xenathedog
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Many of the high quality restaurants are closed on Sunday evening. It doesn't matter though, Kissanviikset did a splendid job! Snails gratinated with parmesan were among the best we ever have had. Filet of baby lamb on onion potatoe bed and green salad decoration completed the excelent dinner. The wine selection offered a large choice. The service was excellent! We... More 

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Thank Tarmo R
Helsinki, Finland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I've been visiting Kissanviikset for more than 30 years, and the food hasn't been a disappointment ever. Service is not anymore (after Kati) at top level, but other than that it is just wonderful.

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Thank cccp59
Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Four of us went to dinner on a quiet Monday evening. The restaurant is small and charming. The food and service are excellent! Two of us had the reindeer (Santa probably has only 7 left for next Christmas), one had the lamb and the fourth had a steak in morel sauce. All dishes were well prepared, served with grilled fresh... More 

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Jyväskylä, Western Finland, Finland
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We been twice, taking that, "lankkupihvi" becose first time so exelent, second is I think even better. Place is so Small at They can serve week well. Price level is so nice.

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Thank Jari K
Western Finland, Finland
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114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Kissanviikset is a special place in Jyväskylä. The decor is a little tacky but homey and the food is wonderful. It is many steps about other area restaurants and won't break the bank. The service is great and they have some nice wines to choose from. It isn't the type of place you go once a week, but visiting a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Puistokatu 3, Jyvaskyla 40100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Central Finland  >  Jyvaskyla
  • Phone Number: 10 666 5150

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37 - 147
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?