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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
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here the first night we arrived in Rovaniemi for our honeymoon! Looking for something cosy with authentic Finnish food! When we first arrived we were greeted with a congratulation cocktail which was delicious! ( a Finnish classic) Service and food were fantastic. Highly recommend coming here for traditional food and atmosphere!

Thank Hdbrown92
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are hunting authentic experiences. This small cozy restaurant has it all. Mesmerise yourself from the moment you step in till you complete your meal. The servers are kind and great at accomodating your requests. I think this is one common factor I have seen in all the finns I met.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for a dinner and it was surprising how this local restaurant was really full of customers. We were immediately asked if we have booked our table, which we didn't know beforehand, the previous evening we went there to check it, the restaurant opening time is quite late that we can't wait because we were really hungry from... More 

Thank Cescots
Weichering, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic local lapland food. It's decorated in traditional style, the food was fabulous but the portions were relatively small. Would have expected more on my plate for the price. But definately worth going to. Very popular. Reservations highly recomnended!

Thank Brigitte S
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good Finnish food. Place was packed and need to make reservations. Only 3 serving staff and we have to wait for quite sometime to order our food and also for them to serve our food.

Thank sllim2015
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've eaten at Nili twice in the last 3 months. The food is incredible, always tastes amazing and is presented to a high standard BUT the service leaves a lot to be desired. If they just had one person meeting and greeting incoming diners, and an extra waitress on the floor then the whole thing would run a lot more... More 

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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I guess it's a very famous resturant as there are quite a lot of people even during non-peak season (when everywhere was not crowded). Not a lot to choose from, quite expensive. (like, really expensive) There are other choices around town that is also local, but on the more affordable side.

Thank K Y
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this restaurant, the food is amazing especially the reindeer. The restaurant is quite small and extremely busy so probably best to book in advance. The food is a little on the expensive side but it's well worth a visit for some traditional Lappish food. Excellent!

Thank Car555
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great meal. More on the expensive side of places. The atmosphere was great and decorated in a traditional way. Our server was very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious. Would certainly go back.

Thank clarees1
Singapore, Singapore
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered their Christmas menu and wife ordered white fish. Food is good, service is very good. Seems like this place is very popular. Need to book in advance.

Thank whycb

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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
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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
2:00 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?