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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
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Maha A
Sydney, Australia
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134 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank AndrewFernando
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Adam W
Barcelona, Spain
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Priscila_Fernandez
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1 Thank diego M
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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 

Madrid, Spain
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

First of all, it is important to book to get in here - you can rock up off the street but you're likely to be disappointed. We came as four adults and a small child (a two-year old), and were treated very well: toys were quickly brought to the table to keep the little one amused. The restaurant is very... More 

Thank JackieWT
Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Got a seat in the back. The room actually looks more as a Sami tent. Thick slices of carpaccio of reindeer for starter. Sauteed reindeer for main. Blueberry cake, icecream and Arctic Coffee for dessert. Rather expensive for the level of cooking. Tasty food without the wow factor. A well-oiled commercial machine, hopefully for some percentage in Sami hands.

Thank Peter D
Bangkok, Thailand
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177 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

I dined here for my birthday whilst on a visit to Rovaniemi. Decorated in traditional Lappish style, the restaurant promises local style food using local ingredients wherever possible. Fish and meat predominate for the mains, root vegetables and potatoes for the accompaniments, and obviously reindeer is there if you can bring yourself to eat Donner or Blitzen. I had fish... More 

Thank GaryWhite2013
pooloh, Omistaja at Restaurant Nili, responded to this review

Thank You Gary for visiting and honest review. We really respect! We wish You great time in Lapland. Hope we meet again someday. Bangkok one of my favorite City! Happy birthday on the behave of all Nili staff! BR, Poolo More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
European, Scandinavian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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?