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Restaurant Nili

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European, Scandinavian
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Valtakatu 20, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
+358 40 0369669
Today
11:59 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:59 am - 11:59 pm
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Mx y el mundo
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We got there at the end of the day and our expectations were not excessive. The food was great, specially the reindeer cooked two ways. The staff was very nice.

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Thank troglo
Guwahati, India
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Being Indians we didn't expect too many options here but whatever we got was very good to have. The rich mushroom soup was amazing to taste and was served in the authentic wooden cup. The dessert was heavenly. The only downside was the rush. We went in at 2pm and got a reservation for 4pm.

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Thank puchujain
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53 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very typical and warm Lapland restaurant in Rovaniemi centre. I've eat here 8 January '17 for dinner: reindeer soup 🦌roast bear 🐻, mushroom soup and a typical cheese soup for dessert! Fantastic and romantic place, good for couple or for groups not too numerous. Right price for the quality.

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Thank Federicofed
Alicante, Spain
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very limited menu, uncomfortable and cramped second hall. Staff brings the dishes quickly, but you can't shake the feeling that you are next to them.. I understand that the interiors are stylized, but that doesn't mean you have to such an extent to save. I think another time we will not visit this place again.

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Yerevan, Armenia
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good Lappish atmosphere. Delicious food, good service. This is a la carte restaurant, always full. In case you'd like to try lappish kitchen this is the best place, and it is also must to see/go in this areas. The prices a bit higher compared with the other restaurants, but it is worth. I'd recommend to go there.

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Thank Rudolfich
Tauranga, New Zealand
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72 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I only stopped in so we could try Finnish Squeaky Cheese as dessert and it was absolutely divine!!! Cheese is similar to haloumi and was served with cinnamon cream and cloudberries and it is the perfect combo - highly recommended and will be back again!!

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Thank Heartagram666
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything in this restaurant is really Finnish from the name of the restaurant, the menu, the furniture and the price! It's a must for a tourist that want to try the Finnish kitchen ( they also have meat's bear ) and the quality of food is really high, especially desserts ,but is a lot expensive ( more than the average... More 

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Brent
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great little restarant where you are able to treat yourself to some of the local dishes. We tried the Reindeer which was very tasty and highly recommended. We also tried the Bear which was really succent and tender.

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Thank Terence S
Paris, France
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went 3 times during our one week stay in Rovaniemi. Same quality at each dinner. The reindeer is very good and people working there very friendly. Most probably the best place to discover the lapish specialities. Don't forget to book in advance!

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Thank David S
Singapore, Singapore
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service and quality food. Be sure to make a reservation as they are usually crowded. Otherwise you can walk in make a reservation which takes about an hour and you can shop around the vicinity. Do try the exotic bear meat.

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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
Meals
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
Sunday
11:59 am - 11:59 pm
Monday
11:59 am - 11:59 pm
Tuesday
11:59 am - 11:59 pm
Wednesday
11:59 am - 11:59 pm
Thursday
11:59 am - 11:59 pm
Friday
11:59 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday
11:59 am - 11:59 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?