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“Ihania pannukakkuja - wonderful pancakes” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pannukakkutalo

Ranked #1 of 5 Dessert in Oulu
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout
Description: Pannukakkutalo = Pancake house. Sweet and salty pancakes, very special and delicious. I'd love to write a review.
Oulu, Finland
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Ihania pannukakkuja - wonderful pancakes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

You can order pancakes with salty or sweet filling. Pancakes are large so it is good choice to eat one salty and one sweet and it is enough for two persons. They were great - I recommend this to everyone! Atmosphere is relaxing in a wonderful, old house.

Visited September 2012
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  • Finnish first
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  • German first
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Quebec City, Canada
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“not the kind of restaurant I thought it was”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

First of all, this restaurant has only pancakes on their menu. You can select sweet or salty pancakes. As we come from Canada, this kind of pancakes was not familiar to us and we found that a little bit too fat. I had the reindeer pancake, so as least I have been good to fnally taste it. Place was Ok.

Visited September 2012
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Helsinki, Finland
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Huge and delicious pancakes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

We visited Pannukakkutalo in July 2012 because we had heard so much good about it. If you go there with a friend I would advise you to have just one pancake to share, because the pancakes are size of a pizza!

Our Pannukakkutalo experience was not the nicest because we sat outside and just when we started eating, there came a draincleaning truck and the driver kept the engine going over 20 minutes even though they didn't do any work inside the house.

Visited July 2012
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Oulunsalo, Finland
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41 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Pittoresque atmosphere, unique pancakes for many taste”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2012

Just went to Pannukakkutalo last week. It's a small restaurant (only thirty something seats, thus more on the terrace) offering pancakes with sweet or salty ingredients. Pannukakkutalo is located at the heart of old Oulu area just behind the Oulu Market Hall (Kauppahalli). The building is old storehouse made of timber and the inside of the restaurant is renovated nicely.

The menu consists of variety of salty and sweet pancakes that are unique in the whole country. There are many choices for all tastes, I would presume. Note that you can have children sizes with lower cost if you ask for it.

Staff in Pannukakkutalo is very pleasant and service-minded. It is always nice to go experience special cuisine and warm atmosphere. Tip 1: if you wish to have different tastes, order salty choice accompanied by sweet one, if you can't eat all (normal is quite OK in size), split them with your friend. Tip 2: if you shall be on your way to Pannukakkutalo on a warm day or during the weekend, it might be a good idea to call in and make a reservation in order to get a table. Due to low number of seats inside and high demand, restaurant might be full otherwise. In summer when the weather is not cold, this is not such a problem since you can sit outside.

Pannukakkutalo is open from 10-21 on weekdays and somewhat shorter time during weekends. It seems the menu might be only Finnish at the moment (according to their website), but the staff is more than delighted to help you.

I can really recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting or passing by the city of Oulu! It's worth to try even if you don't fancy pancakes.

  • Visited June 2012
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