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“Excellent food in very cozy setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Poro

Poro
Ranked #2 of 16 Restaurants in Akaslompolo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Scandinavian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent food in very cozy setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

I noticed this restaurant last year when we were in Ylläs but only this year went there for dinner. This restaurant was an excellent choise. So far our best a la carte experience in Ylläs. Lapas (Lappish tapas) were great start followed by tasty fish and very tender reindeer for main course and chocolate cake to finish it off. Recommended wines were also excellent and worked well with the selected courses. Definitely recommended.

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Helsinki, Finland
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lappish food and atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

"Aurora restaurant Poro" looks like it's targeted for foreign tourists. Located about 500m form the main road, this is a bit far for the average tourist to just walk in. Nevertheless most of the clients were Finnish familes on the night I was there, at the peak of spring skiing season.

The menu focuses on Lappish ingredient, local fish and game, emphasizing tradition. Atmosphere was cosy with a Lapland theme. Service was fast and friendly on a quiet evening. Prices are average for a Finnish restaurant, about 17 to 25 for most main courses. Starters for only about 4 euros.

average finnish prices

  • Visited March 2014
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent meals!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

We ate here a few times while on holiday in Lapland and every time the food was delicious. The building is lovely and full of character and the waiting staff were very friendly. Try the hot chocolate- amazing!!

  • Visited February 2014
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schweiz
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252 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Nice and good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

We eat last Christmas day in the restaurant and really enjoyed it. Service was moderate. Place is very nice. They also have a nice little shop there.

  • Visited February 2013
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Espoo, Finland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

Fine place to dine. I ate "äijin kehuma" (complimented by Grandpa), and it was so good, thanks for the chef!! Restaurant is very beutiful. However our waitres was not very good. The man who took our drinkorders was helpful and joyful but the woman was not in her best mood...Overall a fine place to have good food!

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