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“Fantastic anniversary + b-day dinner” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wolkoff

Wolkoff
Kauppakatu 26, Lappeenranta 53100, Finland
+358 5 415 0320
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Ranked #3 of 36 Restaurants in Lappeenranta
Cuisines: European, Scandinavian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
1 review
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“Fantastic anniversary + b-day dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

We had the time of our life enjoying brilliant food with good dervice. Reindeer carpaccio is a top starter. Lam and the file got top marks. A bottle of 2006 Barbaresco added to the feast.

We had our daughters 18th birthday and our 34th wedding anniversary dinner. The restaurant played nicely along delivering surprise presents and drinks.

We'll be back!

Visited August 2013
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Naantali, Finland
Top Contributor
467 reviews 467 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
“Good food, but volatile service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We started our night from their wine restaurant, which is in same building. Service was great and so is their selection of wines. After we went to eat, service was dreadful,rude and slow. We almost left from there, but then we got a new waitress and she was nice and informative. Food was good, although menu is not that large.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Espoo, Finland
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Our best dinner in Lappeenranta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We enjoyed very good food and professional service in Wolkoff. This restaurant offered definitely the best experience we had during our 4-days trip in the towns of Imatra and Lappeenranta. Wolkoff was a very well comparable to fine dining restaurants in Helsinki.

The a'la carte list is short as you'd expect. For starters we had scallops (actually a soup with a surprising twist) and rabit terrine with vegetables- Both were tasty and looked tempting.

For main course we chose fried vendace from Lake Saimaa (paistettuja Saimaa-järven muikkuja in Finnish) which was simple and rustic, but very excellent. In my opinion it was a bit too simplistic. Overall, the fish with buttered seasoning was very tasty. I was also happy to hear our waitress assured the fish was caught fresh just the same morning.

My chocolate dessert also looked very tempting and was delicious too.

Our waitress was attentive and professional; she was aware of the restaurant's history and could recommend wines from their nice selection.

We enjoyed a warm and relaxing evening outside. Their ascetic terrace did not quite match with the quality of their food and service though..

I will definitely eat here again when returning to Lappeenranta, although I think it's a bit over-priced to the local standards.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Helsinki, Finland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent food and good wines”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

Excellent small restaurant in a nice old house. Better food than you get in most small towns in Finland. Worth a visit if you are in the surroundings.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Helsinki, Finland
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“The best restaurant in Lappeenranta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I visited this restaurant with my husband and another couple. We've all visited Wolkoff a couple times before and always loved it.

The restaurant is located in an old wooden house in the middle of the town. It's quite rustic feeling inside, too. The restaurant is quite small so it's recommended to make a reservation beforehand.

It was quite difficult to choose what to take. The menu was very short but all the options sounded excellent. The food was very good and tasty - elegant food with beautiful colors and full of taste! The lamb was one of the best ones I've ever had. My husband also appreciated that there were different kinds of grappas where to choose.

The service was very friendly and informal. We are definitely going back there again!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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