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Restaurant Nili

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$$$$
European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
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Valtakatu 20, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
+358 40 0369669
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

According to locals, this is one of the best a la carte restaurants in Rovaniemi and it sure feel that way. Booking is recommended, as you will not get a table at busy times - we were very lucky we managed to get a table just off the street and then seeing scores of people being turned away all evening.... More 

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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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?