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Hallituskatu 13, Oulu 90100, Finland
08-379 369
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and autentic athmosfire. So nice to come back after 30 years and found this great restaurant still alive. Loistava ruoka, hieno somistus.

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Thank Terttu K
Newport, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

First visit to Oulu not knowing where to eat. Took advice from siri but concerned because at 7pm the place was empty. Strange menu told stories rather than what the food was about. Food was OK. Nothing to complain about. Not very special.

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Thank Paul P
Tampere, Finland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

A nice, peaceful place with an old Russian decor. The service was professional and friendly. PS. The sauerkraut soup was excellent.

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Thank Wayfarer1957
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

The best sauerkraut soup on Earth, have been raving about it and attempting to recreate it for friends and family. A great introduction to Russian cuisine! Also, the sweet gherkins with honey and sour cream. Not to be missed!

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Thank barbaracy247
Finland
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I visitidet the restaurant more than a decade ago. Russian food, good, but on the costly side (as Russian restaurants tend to be in Finland)

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Thank TravelmomFinland
Vantaa, Finland
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

If you are looking for a real experience of Russian cousine in (Northern) Finland this is THE place to eat! Like a real russian athmosphere makes you feel you really are somewhere over Finland's east border. Service is excellent and professional but friendly. Menu is really good and food... what can I say? I think the best Russian restaurant in... More 

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Thank Tapio T
Helsinki, Finland
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This Russian themed restaurant has not changed a bit in 30 years. This is both in good and bad. There is the same old menu, so you know what you get, but on the other hand some dishes would have deserved facelifts over the years. For regular visitors this becomes very dull, especially because many main courses have identical garnish.... More 

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Thank Gary00530
Oulu, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Very small restaurant (10 tables?) with hodgepodge Russian interior decorations (icons, samovars, etc.). Á la carte menu consists of rather imaginatively named dishes e.g. "Prince Gagarin´s Rapid Despatch" and is rather long cosisting of cold and warm appetizers, house specialities, soups, meat and fish dishes, poultry and of course desserts (including my favourite dessert "Rum Pancakes with Ice Cream"). There... More 

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Thank Petri S
Caversham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

We've visited Zakuska multiple times during the last years with my wife and while Zakuska appears to be quite highly praised in many online reviews, I'm afraid I have to disagree with most of them. Even at best, the food is rather mediocre albeit tasty. Not once, not even twice, have we received some dishes cold -- almost frozen. Just... More 

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Oulu, Finland
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

Service VERY slow, but worth the wait. Centre of Oulu, but not too pricey.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
European, Russian, Eastern European
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hallituskatu 13, Oulu 90100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Northern Ostrobothnia  >  Oulu
  • Phone Number: 08-379 369

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?