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Gaissa

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Koskikatu, Rovaniemi, Finland
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Rovaniemi, Finland
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34 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

For dinner this restaurant would have been ok twenty years ago when people didn't know any better. Slow service and overcooked mushy vegetables. I got the feeling that this place lacks ambition and they don't even try to impress you with good food. I've been here a couple of times for business lunch and that's exactly what you get. Basic... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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135 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We had our sons 6th birthday dinner here. Here was a decently priced children menu with lot of options. Our choise for ourselves was local fish which was delicous albeit portion was quite small. And we had specially pre-ordered birthday cake plus complimentary song from Italian group!

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Thank Ezis
Province of Cadiz, Spain
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The food was average to good. We couldn't get in the restaurant for Christmas but after eating there, I am glad we went somewhere else for Christmas Dinner. The staff was average. Nothing stood out as delicious but we had a nice view out the window over the city.

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Rovaniemi, Finland
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

This used to be a very good restaurant back in the day – but that day is long gone. The restaurant serves Lappish and Finnish food. The taste is ok, but somehow the magic is gone. The food is maybe still 4 starts (on a good day) but combined with the average and sometimes slow service I cannot rate it higher... More 

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Rovaniemi, Finland
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146 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Do not expect too much from either lunch buffet or dinner buffet: the quality is good but nothing to remember after having eaten here. There is pretty much to choose from, though. But if you choose to have an a'la carte dinner, you might get positively surprised. Service is nice, but not always as good as would expect from a... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We were appalled, given the reputation, but perhaps that dates back to a much earlier time. In Lapland we expected the reindeer to be fresh and well-prepared but this reindeer was touch and very gamey, full of fat and entirely inedible. We did not send it back; we just left it on the plate, but the staff was entirely indifferent.... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I was alone on the restaurant and have a good food and service. The waiters talk together hole time, it was not so kind.

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Thank Marita V
Tampere, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

For a comprehensive selection of Lappish starters and specialities go for the variety of starters for two. As the kitchen was out of "Reindeer Two Ways" I had a Reindeer shank instead. The meat was so tender that it fell of the bone. Very good indeed. The waitresses were friendly and helpfull when prompted, but inexperienced.

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Thank JSD71
Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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124 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012 via mobile

We came here on our final night in Rovaniemi and were underwhelmed. Other reviewers said the food was good but the service terrible. The service was terrible but if you had a large group, it seemed like you got a little more attention. The waitress did apologize at the end for it taking so long, We found the food to... More 

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Restaurant on the 2nd floor above the bar. Great service and food was brilliant and the local Lapp specialities have to be tried. Can be quiet and is not the cheapest place in town but you get what you pay for and it is good value. Breakfast can be interesting with our Russian friends there but generally very good. Staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Scandinavian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Koskikatu, Rovaniemi, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Lapland  >  Rovaniemi

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