Laanilan kievari

Laanilan kievari

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Hours
Mon
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tue
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wed
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thu
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fri
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sat
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$32.00 – $88.00
CUISINES
European, Scandinavian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Does this restaurant allow dogs or considered pet friendly?
About
It’s not about filling our stomachs but eating and enjoying pure and fresh ingredients together. That’s the philosophy here at Laanilan Kievari. The food is of course playing an essential role in that. A lot of our ingredients have been harvested from our own yard or the local forests. It is very important for us to produce as much as we can ourselves. Our food is supported by a large range of beverages from quality wines to wast selection of beers. More and more people are not realizing what and even when they are eating. We want people to stop and enjoy their life. A well thought and produced meal in a care free environment is the key to that. So welcome to Laanilan Kievari, an experience to remember! Check web page for more info.
PRICE RANGE
$32.00 – $88.00
CUISINES
European, Scandinavian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles387 reviews
Excellent
310
Very good
52
Average
13
Poor
8
Terrible
4
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

UKULELE
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
We loves the cosy atmosphere with the roaring fire. The hosts were friendly and welcoming to our kids and even gave them a box of Connect 4 to quietly play. The local specialities were lovely, our favourite was the elk tatar. We had the reindeer shoulder which was roasted in the fire in front of us, it was huge and could have fed all five of us! Slightly pricey but great quality.
Written January 5, 2020
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chuckaiesi24
Koli National Park11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 family
First time to Saariselka and this restaurant was absolutely awesome. The food selection and taste was absolutely first class and the ambiance was friendly and cozy. We sat by a beautiful, warm fire and enjoyed our Christmas Family Dinner. I spilt the reindeer shoulder for 2 and also had the mushroom pie in reindeer sauce as an appetizer. Others members of the family has smoked Arctic Char with vegetables, white fish and Hunter’s Pie. Everyone was super happy with their meals and no one left hungry or disappointed. There was also a wonderful selection of wine including a Finnish Blueberry wine which was great. The staff was very knowledgeable regarding their wine list. As good as the food was it was surpassed by their customer service and friendliness of the staff. The owner. Samuli. was generous with his time and was super interesting and engaging in conversation. The entire staff had a great way of making us feel at home. It was an outstanding experience with outstanding, friendly people. If your are in Saariselka this place is an absolute must and not to be missed. It was as advertised and much more.
Written December 26, 2020
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pjoksa
Vantaa98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 family
Never ever before I havent wrote a third review of same restaurant. Now it fell that I must report that this one keeps it’s amazong level still. Laanilan kievari is just something that you do not normally find up in the north. Food is well thought of, made up from good and local ingredients and served with love. Now they had their short summer menu. I took a mushroom soup from cep as a starter. If you would start a war over a food, this would be it. My main, arctic char was just perfect. A crisp skin and moist meat. Their homemade ginger icecream is nearing supernatural. Praise is in order when it is reserved. Now it was.
Written July 16, 2020
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163miinah
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
We had dinner at Laanilan Kievari in December 2019 with our company. We were 20 people and we had contacted and agreed the menus beforehand. We had 2 menu options and we had informed them how many people had which menu and how many were having the wine menu as well. Still when arriving it was very difficult for the waiter to "take our orders". When we were served the second starter, one of my colleagues just said that he was still missing his dish (as we were so many - this wasn´t a complain or anything, just to make sure the waiter knew what was the situation). The waiter turned back to our table and literally shouted: "And I didn´t eat anything today! I might as well go to the closet to eat!", and walked to the kitchen. He was almost threatening. When we were served the warm dish and we were having nice conversation, the waiter suddenly yelled to us: "And for your information! You can start eating warm dish right after it is served!". He was aggressive and angry in a very strange way and for no reason. We behaved all politely even after all this and some people felt a bit intimidated by his behavior. After this he calmed down and we even had a nice conversation later outside. Many of us had ordered the wine menu. The waiter never presented the wine. Also the dishes of the menu were presented poorly ("This is deer, this is bear, this is salmon, this is... oh what ever!" - direct quote of the dish Tastes of Laanila, a selection of seasonal delicacies). Also the wine pouring was mingy, for example I don´t drink red wine so I continued with the same white as I had before and waiter poured to my glass that was not even close to empty of the last pouring just as much as it had when full pouring. (small detail but it all adds up) In the end we were still ok because we had good atmosphere among us and the food was good, some dish even delicious. When looking at the bill that was already paid we noticed that there was something wrong. At some point someone had asked for some red wine besides the wine menu. The waiter (that was the owner I suppose) hadn´t asked which red wine he wanted and had opened a very expensive bottle and poured the whole bottle to us (which was ok) but he had charged it by glass. i don´t remember exactly, but the price of 12 cl was about 30 euros. If someone asks for red wine and the waiter interprets the situation that in that point it doesn´t really matter which wine is it, it´s totally ok to serve housewine etc. But independently, without asking the customer to choose an expensive bottle, to serve it all and then charge it by glasses is outrageous. We went back and asked about it, but he said it was as it was supposed to be and didn´t change anything. So in a quiet evening when they had only 2 other customers all night and us 20 people who had full menus with wine menus and other drinks they still wanted to rip us off with a little "cheat". The experience was the worst and we were so disappointed. We had chosen this restaurant because the good reviews and word of mouth, but we cannot recommend it to anyone. The place itself was nice and cozy and the food was good, but the behavior and moral of these people is below the mark. Next week I had menu at Kultahovi in Inari and that was an experience from another world from the food to the service and atmosphere and price.
Written May 15, 2020
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Olli O
Osaka1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 family
One of the worst restaurant experiences ever. They served us old wine full of cork pieces and waitresses attitude became toxic after we asked to change the wine. Waitress became mute and acted disrespectfully. This place is not recommended if you are looking for a cozy dinner with your family.
Written April 5, 2021
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Laanilan_isanta
Dear customer, So sorry to hear that your experience at us was so bad. It was not our intention to make you feel disrespected. Our whole business idea is to make our customers feel at home at our place and clearly we missed the mark with you and your family. Hope you give us another change one day to redeem ourselves.
Written April 6, 2021
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Jenny L
32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 family
We visited with three children for Christmas eve buffet and Christmas day a lá carte. I can't praise the restaurant and its staff and owners enough. Leena was amazing from the first time I emailed and made us feel so welcome, even packaging up some personalised small gifts for the Santa Claus to give the kids when he visited the restaurant on Christmas eve. Her husband gave my kids some small puzzles to entertain them while we were there and he had endless patience for questions from my small boy. The food is utterly top class. Local, fresh, deliciously prepared. I highly recommend the local pike ceviche and the reindeer shoulder (which fed our entire family of 5 and we brought home meat for sandwiches!) The wine list was reasonably priced. I would give Laanilan Kievari way more than 5 stars if I could. Please please visit this beautiful magical place, you won't regret it.
Written December 27, 2022
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Linda M
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 couples
If you’re in the area this is a must go! As soon as we walked in the door we knew we hot a gem. We were greeted with kindness and welcomed as if we were home. The cozy restaurant has a small table in front of an open fire where we enjoyed very delicious cocktails until our appetizers came out. The food was OUTSTANDING. We had mushroom soup and cured reindeer meat served with tomatoes prepared 3 different ways. Both delicious!! Then our main courses: pan seared mallard and reindeer tenderloin. Both cooked to perfection. The chef came out to greet us and was a joy to speak with and learn more about the food and preparations. Don’t skip dessert and ask about their special hot cocktails which are also delicious. They are only open. Short while longer and then will close until the season picks up. If you are in town…definitely go visit. You will not be disappointed. We loved it so much, we are actually going back tomorrow to enjoy some dishes we missed. The service is outstanding. Cute and cozy atmosphere. Can’t go wrong.
Written October 6, 2023
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Emmi Reissaa
Helsinki7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 none
I highly recommend Laanilan Kievari! Food quality is excellent, they use local and sustainably farmed ingredients to make the best dishes in town. I had a vegan menu because I like to try out veggie dishes whenever I can, and it was one of the best I've ever had. The overall atmosphere is great, service was really friendly and the wine collection is better than in most places. Just do it, book a table and go enjoy the real tavern experience!
Written November 29, 2021
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Gunilla E
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 friends
This restaurant is a must if you visit the region. Fabulous tastes out of local ingredients, and a menu that is hard to find even in capitals. Go there and you will have a joyful evening thanks to the food, the wine and the service.
Written September 12, 2022
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MattiY
Siltakyla2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
Just like entering your grandparents old hut, fireplace in the middle, warm and cozy! Food was perfect, locally picked ingrediments, made to perfection! Staff made us feel like home! Chefs passion and enthusiam towards local products really shined through the food! Wine collection matched the food spot on! Definitely coming back!
Written August 7, 2023
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Copernileo
Chattanooga37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 family
5 star service, 5 star food. Our family enjoyed our experience here so so much. We were here for our Christmas Day dinner. We tried the special appetizers and enjoyed a variety of entrees and desserts. We cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. We even invited our wonderful server to our home in Chattanooga, Tennessee if he ever comes to the USA!
Written December 25, 2023
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Cellman
Helsinki20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 family
Very cozy and pleasant athmosphere right when you come I'n through door. Family-owned restaurant with excellent Nordic ingredients locally produced or by themselves in their garden and mushrooms picked in the nearby forest. Many superb ideas and all in all, the dinner was perfect from the beginning to the end. We'll back for more. Until that, take care, good luck & keep up the good work!
Written December 26, 2023
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David
Brisbane10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
Amazing atmosphere! A lovely open fire and warming inviting decor. The food was absolutely delicious. I had the elk tartar and the reindeer shoulder. Both were fantastic. The additional touch of finishing the shoulder out in the restaurant over the open fire was brilliant! The service was efficient and friendly
Written January 1, 2020
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B00ts_Electric
Grimsby65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
Fabulous restaurant just off the main road. Lovely atmosphere and very friendly gentleman who served us and spent a lot of time chatting with us. The reindeer was delicious and finished off on the open fire near our table! This was a lovely treat for us.
Written January 5, 2020
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Maria M
Rome12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 friends
Excellent dinner in a lovely place. Special mention to the cured deer, a balanced mix of flavors and to the elk steak, really superb. Also The reindeer shoulder was very good, which was enough for four. The staff was prepared and helpful. Highly recommended
Written November 26, 2022
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