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Restaurant Nili

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European, Scandinavian
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Valtakatu 20, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
+358 (0) 400 369 669
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very traditional Lapland restaurant complete with stuffed bear and dishes dominated by local produce. I've had reindeer before and not been impressed but the reindeer, mash staple here was quite excellent. There were 8 of us and everyone found something to eat and to enjoy. Service was good and the staff friendly. The only downside would be that it is... More 

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Canberra
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169 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Probably the best restaurant in Rovaniemi. Located in the centre of town. If you want to taste reindeer and other Finnish dishes this is the place to go. Great service and reasonably priced (for Finland)

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Thank DoctorG44
Turku, Finland
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had salmon, which was absolutely delicious. Chocolate cake was also good, and actually tasted like real chocolate. It's a bit cramped there, so you'd probably better make a reservation before you go. It's more on the expensive side, but it's the one restaurant you should visit in Rovaniemi.

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Thank sinappina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

I stayed 2 night in Rovienimi and had tried this restaurant , it's good experience we ordered reindeer, salmon , reindeer meat balls and all was kind of delicious Finnish atmosphere , very kind staff , near to city center.

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Thank Maha A
Sydney, Australia
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153 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

While we were in the Arctic Light hotel, we had dinner in this restaurant one night. We wanted to try local food and this restaurant served very good authentic Finnish dishes. Though I am not a fan of Rein deer meat, I wanted to try it just to see what it tasted like. Restaurant Nili had a Reindeer dish which... More 

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Thank AndrewFernando
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Nice food, good place to try local meal. We must wait a little to long but afther that was very good.

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Thank Adam W
Barcelona, Spain
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

I would go back a million times for their reindeer, salmon and especially their smoked fish entrees. Great services but expensive drinks.

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Thank Priscila_Fernandez
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had the Rovaniemi menu and we loved it. Beautifully plated dishes full of flavour and cooked perfectly. The Staff makes the menu into an experience, the wines are really well selected to match each course. I just wish I had more space to eat a little bit more! Love it and I recommend it to everyone!... More 

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Thank Anny B
pooloh, Omistaja at Restaurant Nili, responded to this review

Thank You Anny for visitng and for great feedback. Welcome again, happy sushisummer and see you soon! Poolo & Nili-staff More 

Vilagarcia de Arousa, Spain
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

probably the only restaurant that words a visit in rovaniemi, but far from a good place be ready for waiting

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

I enjoyed this place, went with a large group and was seated in the tent like room at the back. Menu was set as a large group with small appetisers inbetween courses Very nice place, great service as I wasnt paying the bill not sure of prices but I think a little expensive

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Thank Rosemaryeaston
pooloh, Omistaja at Restaurant Nili, responded to this review

Thank You very much RoseMary for Your visiting. It was a pleasure to serve You. Best greetings to all. Merry xmas and looking forward to meet You again! BR, Poolo & Nili staff More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
European, Scandinavian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Valtakatu 20, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Lapland  >  Rovaniemi
  • Phone Number: +358 (0) 400 369 669

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