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Lapland Restaurant Kotahovi

Joulumaantie 13 | Santa Claus Reindeer, Rovaniemi 96930, Finland
+358 40 8340900
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“blueberry pie” (4 reviews)
“salmon soup” (5 reviews)
“pork” (4 reviews)
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European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Joulumaantie 13 | Santa Claus Reindeer, Rovaniemi 96930, Finland
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

the atmosphere is very cosy, nice chimney in the middle, nice candles in the window, but most of all the best salmon I ever ate!

1  Thank Camilla24411
Johanna K, Waitress / sales at Lapland Restaurant Kotahovi, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We are happy you enjoyed both food and atmosphere.

Reviewed March 3, 2018

The Lapland Restaurant Kotahovi offers delicious local food including reindeer entrees at a fair cost; not cheap but not over the odds. Good place to dine whilst in the area.

1  Thank M O
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

A very cosy place that you must definitely drop by to have a piece of salmon grilled over the fire! It's worth the wait!

1  Thank MKMKMK246
Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

This place was quite off the beaten path, if you didn’t pay attention, you won’t even know this is a restaurant. It’s located near the fireplace with all the little tiki huts. Step inside it’s very warm and cozy, and the staffs greeted us with...More

1  Thank Nikki_Cheah
Johanna K, waitress at Lapland Restaurant Kotahovi, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Welcome again!

Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

Set in the Santa Claus Village, which is a bit of a tourist trap of course. But entry is free and the Village itself is so pretty with all the lights and trees and snow and near this restaurant there is a log fire outside...More

1  Thank Mika d
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

Great little restaurant. Best hot chocolate I have ever had! And the salmon was so good. Really quick service as well.

1  Thank Ellen G
Johanna K, Waitress at Lapland Restaurant Kotahovi, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2017

Thank you for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed your moment with us.

Reviewed December 26, 2017

Don't be deterred by the location! The restaurant is inside Santa's Village park (free to park and no entry fee) and located in a wooden teepee style building. There is a wonderful open fireplace in the middle of the restaurant and filling it with a...More

Thank khoward67
Johanna K, Waitress at Lapland Restaurant Kotahovi, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2017

Thank you for the kind words. We are happy you enjoyed the visit. Welcome again!

Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

We were at Rovaniemi and look from tripadvisor good places to have a dinner. This restaurant had a good recommendations so we want try it. There was just salmon potatoesalad and bread! Slow service And that price of dinner! No thanks never again!

1  Thank sarayru
Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was very traditional and very nice. The food was very tasty and good combination of taste.

Thank jezko9
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

This small restaurant was warm and inviting. Designed like an old fashioned hut, with a central fire, the interior is delightful. We had the salmon which was cooked right in front of us, over the fire and the reindeer. My son said it was the...More

1  Thank almond6
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$16 - $93
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Joulumaantie 13 | Santa Claus Reindeer, Rovaniemi 96930, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Lapland  >  Rovaniemi
  • Phone Number: +358 40 8340900
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Restaurant closed: 1.9.-15.10.2017 The Lapland Restaurant Kotahovi gets its name from "kota" which is Finnish and means Lappish style hut. Our Lapland style restaurant is located on the Santa Claus Reindeer resort in Santa Claus Village at the Arctic Circle. We offer typical Lappish dishes and also more modern cuisine in a very cozy atmosphere.
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