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Restaurant Nili

Certificate of Excellence
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to try reindeer meet and thoroughly enjoyed it. Had reindeer burger for starter and bacon wrapped reindeer for mains. Simply delicious. A restaurant not to be missed .... great food, excellent atmosphere and friendly staff who speak impeccable English. A must go place.

Thank Vijay K
Tel Aviv District, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was splendid. Food was very good. Atmosphire special - everything is made of wood and looks great. We had the menu (*2) for their 10th anniversiry. Cost 100Euro. They have wifi.

Thank Bndot
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Typical Lapland restaurant. Great meal, everybody was very friendly! Traditional dish gluten free available! If we will back in Rovaniemi, we return to Nili!

1 Thank Karen Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We selected this restaurant primarily to try reindeer meat. It turned out to be absolutely delicious. My only regret is that the portions were rather small and with such yummy meat, I could have sunk my teeth into a whole additional portion! If you don't want to try reindeer, there's not much else though, just two different fish dishes and... More 

Thank darrenee
Trento, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner with a colleague in this restaurant during a business trip. Outside the building is modern, inside there is a (fake I suppose) typical Nordic atmosphere. We had the most traditional dish in this area: reindeer with mashed potato, lingonberries and pickles. Good and generous. Before I had a salad, which was ok. We were served two varieties... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I had a very good dinner at this restaurant. I ordered "Rovaniemi Menu" and suggested drinks/wines. Menu included a couple of "surprises" from the kitchen and all the dishes tasted very good. The main dishes were quite big, so even a bigger eater will get hunger satisfied. Decorations on the walls and on the roof looked to my eye a... More 

Thank Tuomas N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

A must when touring Finland- friendly stuff, great atmosphere and excellent food! An unforgettable experience!

Thank Kira K
South Jordan, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food,. Traditional Lappish reindeer meets, the stake is excellent as well. Good sevice nice atmosphere.

Thank Jaana B
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

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)

Thank DoctorG44

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?