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Puistokatu 3, Jyvaskyla 40100, Finland
10 666 5150
1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perinteinen yhdistelmä suomalaista ja slaavilaista ruokaa. Hyvä ja asiallinen palvelu. Hintataso on korkeampi kuin ketjupaikoissa, mutta ruoka ei tule tukusta pusseissa, vaan se tehdään selkeästi itse. Kissaviikset kuuluu Jyväskylän kivijalkaan, siellä pitää käydä. A traditional combination of Finnish and Slavic food. Good service. Prices are higher compared to chain restaurants, but the food is clearly self-made, not derived from ready... More 

Thank 373janip
Tampere, Finland
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were passing Jyväskylä after noon and decided to stop for lunch in this restaurant. There are quite few parking places for cars only lot for bycecles. And this street is closed in the end so its better to leave your car on some other street. We took as a lunch good pearch with vegetables and mushrom sauce. I really... More 

Thank Riisto
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Basic food with good service. Atmosphere was nice. I would like to see more enthuism with the menu. The restaurant has a long history in Jyväskylä, but need refreshing.

Thank Tero M
Jyvaskyla, Finland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Atmosphere is peaceful but yet you can maintain discussion with your table group. Service is excellent and food delicious. You can really rely on waiters recommendations.

Thank Teemu H
Jyvaskyla, Finland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

In a place like this you expect a great service and excellent food. Kissanviikset does not provide either. The food was very mediocre. Moreover, for my better half the lamb was really overcooked and dry. The service was far from excellent as it took approx. 20 minutes to get 2 cups of coffee even though I reminded the waitress after... More 

Thank Teemu M
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Stayed here with family; the food was absolutely delicious (one of the beef dishes) and just melt in your mouth. The starter, artichoke soup, was also brilliant. Although this is one of the more expensive places to eat in Jyväskylä, you're definitely paying for 5-star food, the lovely candle light atmosphere and the remarkable service. Book a table when you're... More 

Thank Reetta K
Jyvaskyla, Finland
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Garlic snails at starter is great start in good dinner. Blank steak is been in the list over 30 years and it's still best in town.

Thank Karppa60
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Well, one of the best in Jkl! Light menus, but also the opposite if wish. Ate delicate fish, very European.

Thank EmeritaEmeritus
Melbourne, Australia
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75 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

a review from a colleague (thank you Pierre!) tipped us off to this lovely restaurant. For my last night in Jyvaskyla I wanted something special, and we surely had this here. The name of the restaurant roughly translates to "the moustache of the cat" we were told, then worked out that it was literally "the cat's whiskers". (For the non-native... More 

Thank xenathedog
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Many of the high quality restaurants are closed on Sunday evening. It doesn't matter though, Kissanviikset did a splendid job! Snails gratinated with parmesan were among the best we ever have had. Filet of baby lamb on onion potatoe bed and green salad decoration completed the excelent dinner. The wine selection offered a large choice. The service was excellent! We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$37 - $147
European, Scandinavian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Puistokatu 3, Jyvaskyla 40100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Central Finland  >  Jyvaskyla
  • Phone Number: 10 666 5150

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?