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Pollowaari

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French, International, European, Scandinavian
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Yliopistonkatu 23, Jyvaskyla 40100, Finland
+358 14 333 900
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent

Arrived from the U.S. and it was -20F outside so I decided to eat in the hotel. Best decision of the day. They have what looks like a changing menu of set courses with the option of ordering a la carte. I opted for soup and the elk main course. Soup was an excellent turnip purée. The elk was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
gullivertravels62
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92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived from the U.S. and it was -20F outside so I decided to eat in the hotel. Best decision of the day. They have what looks like a changing menu of set courses with the option of ordering a la carte. I opted for soup and the elk main course. Soup was an excellent turnip purée. The elk was cooked... More 

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Thank gullivertravels62
Jyvaskyla, Finland
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For me, this is no doubt the best fine dining restaurant in Jyväskylä. The boutique hotel around offers romantic and stylish premises for the restaurant as well. It does not strive to be a super modern, but more towards traditionally pleasant restaurant place. In the summer time there is a nice small terrace as well. There is a lot of... More 

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Thank Teea K
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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112 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Restaurant Pöllöwaari is located alon the street Yliopistonkatu in the 1st foor of the hotel Yöpuu. The menu is great. They use ingredisents produced in the region.The chef is talented and creates new delicious portions all the time.

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Thank John S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The quality of the food has risen so that it is almost on the level of the pricing. This restaurant is one of the best in Jyväskylä, but it has rivals that have more competitive pricing.

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Thank Tero M
Jyvaskyla, Finland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

It's not only the excellent dining, but you find also a boutique hotel which has unique rooms. The food and staying in the hotel is something, that you cannot find from the big hotel chains.

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Thank Jouni J
Eastern Finland, Finland
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I've been to Pöllöwaari twice, a few years ago and yesterday (December, 2015). I remember my dish from the previous visit being excellent, but the dish I had yesterday was the best dish I've had. The restaurant is very warm and cosy, yet also classy. It is divided in smaller rooms and thus it doesn't get too noisy, either. A... More 

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Thank reeakristiina
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

While the whole meal was good, the appetizer banquet stands out. A spread of smoked, pickled and fresh Finnish specialities, many sourced locally. The mains are on the small side for a big eater, so fill up on the first course. Desert (basil ice cream) was exceptional.

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Thank Jdm120
Jyvaskyla, Finland
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Had a meal in their lovely garden. Menu was superb, the portions large enough. Bit more pricier than other places in town, but still worth at special occasions.

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Thank Petup
Jyvaskyla, Finland
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Enjoy dinner and it was very good experience. We let chef to decide what we are going to eat ( main course and dessert ) from menu. Best of all chef choose foods which was not most expenced. Full value of money.

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Thank Wolverine1970
Jyväskylä
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Pollowaari restaurant is the top restaurant in Jyvaskyla City. It uses the season flavors and local specialities. Both cuisine and service is prima quality. They are also very good in wine recommendations. Special menu's are definitely worth tasting. The whole staff is highly qualified and trained.

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Thank Jan-Markus H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Yliopistonkatu 23, Jyvaskyla 40100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Central Finland  >  Jyvaskyla
  • Phone Number: +358 14 333 900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, International, European, Scandinavian
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?