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Restaurant Nili

Certificate of Excellence
European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
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Valtakatu 20, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
+358 40 0369669
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for an authentic restaurant and were recommended the Nili. We've placed a reservation early at 5 PM only to find out that it was almost too late The location the atmosphere the decorations the service-all in all was great. We didn't dare to eat the Bear stake even if it's legal, but the food the drinks every... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A very special restaurant where all different tastes meet each other. Good service. Just enjoy the mystic of Lapland and imagine that you are in nature.

Thank Topi P
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traditional Finish food, but I didn't find it great for me. Very nice service, but quite expensive prices. Ok, but not great.

Thank Nou X
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was nice,we want to try local cousins,so we chose his and happy for this.We ordered Rovaniemi market for starter and Smoked Salmon,Arctic circle whitefish,Kangasniemi's heatty Beefsteak and also Fell Reindeer prepared in two ways.All of this were nice. Recommend this restaurant. It's crowdy,so make sure you've made reservation.

Thank aunpam
Istanbul, Turkey
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nili is an authentic restaurant, decorated in Lappish style (with rustic, woodsy Lapland furniture). We tried reindeer meat at first, then also ordered salmon. The foods were very delicious and service was perfect. It was unforgetable experience for us in Lapland.

Thank Semra A
Rovaniemi, Finland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nili restaurant has traditional lappish dish and special updated dishes with the twist. Really authentic atmosphere on the restaurant. Good food and service on the Nili restaurant.

Thank Turbotiura
Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the setting inside the restaurant. Though small place but very cosy and ambience warm with friendly staff and nice furniture. Food was best - we were introduced to authentic Lappish food such as reindeer meat. Even a "non-adventure" like me tried and continued eating. We also celebrated one of our guest birthday - the restaurant was very nice... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was really lucky to get a table since the place was packed. Great, friendly service. The atmospere was so authentic. And of course the food was s fantastic experience. Had Matsutake soup, reindeer three ways and buckthorne dessert. Everything was so delicious. Nice red wine with the food. The best part was the ecological service of water. Local water,... More 

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Paris, France
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's one of those places that you have to tick off because everyone goes there at least once. Dark decor with hides, antlers and bear head, you get the idea. The food isn't too bad but expensive for what it is- but that's overall experience in Finland that things cost much more than western EU countries. I enjoyed the savory... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not a bad restaurant, but there could be improvements for example the amuse bouche arriving during the first course and the general noisy cluttered ambiance. Also, it was disappointing there was no coffee machine, thus espresso available after the meal? Or is Moccamaster filtered coffee a traditional Lapland food? Another thing. Swedish is a national language in Finland. To... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Valtakatu 20, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Lapland  >  Rovaniemi
  • Phone Number: +358 40 0369669

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