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Riipinen Wild Game Restaurant

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European, Scandinavian, Grill
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Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. The best wild game restaurant
1. The best wild game restaurant
"it was the best pepper stake I have ever had -ever! "
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2. Amazing Reindeer
2. Amazing Reindeer
"Waited months for my visit to this restaurant and it didn’t disappoint"
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3. Delicious reindeer!
3. Delicious reindeer!
"Definitely one of the best restaurants we have ever visited!"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This dinner was supposed to be the highlight of the holiday, but as a Ruka classic for years, the restaurant no longer lives up to its reputation. The menus are ok, the food is adequate, the main course is a little better, but the desserts...are floundering on a daily basis (not at all worth the overall price!) and ruin overall. The wines in the wine package always had to be asked separately and were meshed up by the waiter and served wrongd. Paid almost 100 €/person and gave feedback in a constructive spirit to the above matter fresh (can't fix it yet). After that, there was no more service, and we were left alone at the table. They started to close the place and only served another group (there were no others present), we went to ask the cashier for the bill and wondered about the bad customer experience again. that's when the waiter apologized and said, everyone's taste is not the same (huh?), so there was no eye for the game. We went to our place for a coffee. The owner also has a pizzeria and a hamburger places (+ Kotipizza & Subway) on the same side of the fell, which are good, but the quality has dropped sharply in this flagship restaurant. So fast food is fine. We will not come again, will not suffer because of the poor value for money. Can't take this place anymore, it's not the best game restaurant in Finland.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 8 October 2021 via mobile

We ordered online for take away as we were too tired to walk to the restaurant. As starter we had white fish and vedace. Both were delicious, but the reindeere with two sauces was even better. Great experience.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 27 July 2022 via mobile

If you want best or one of the best sauted reindeer. I would highly recommend to eat here. I have eaten that in many places and this is top 2 places. Other disches are good as well, but we wanted to eat this dish because...we know it would be good in here. It was great. Service was nice so i can only give that 5 stars. Price wise not the cheapeat place, but also food is as good as compared to cost.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 10 March 2022 via mobile

Very good food! The Lappi menu was excellent. The service was very friendly and the athmosphere and decor of the restaurant was cozy. Definitely would visit again!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 23 February 2022

The restaurant has earned quite an epic accolade. I cannot quite understand why. There's a fair selection of reindeer and other local dishes, plus a particularly "Lappish" decor. However, the food is nothing out of the ordinary and the service is decent at best.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 20 February 2022 via mobile

Our second visit to this restaurant, fantastic food, good local wild game, nice setting and decor! Not cheap but you get what you pay for, would really recommend, especially the Vendace, Salted whitefish, Elk and Bear!!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 14 February 2022

We went here without very high expectations, there is always the possibility of ending up disappointed in these restaurants that are in tourist areas. We ended up being very satisfied though, we had their three course menu and everything was very tasty. The place is...very nice too and service was friendly and efficient.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 3 January 2022

We visited this restaurant with two families (4 adults, 3 children aged between 7-9). Everyone found something from the menu (reindeer, white fish, bear meat etc.). The interior is cozy and fits the wild game/Lappish theme.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 1 January 2022 via mobile

We had dinner here on my husband’s BD night. Service was super slow. It took us ages to get out table. Then the waitress run away and to get drinks we had to go get someone as they seemed to ignore our presence effectively. When...we finally got the food after 1+ hr the portions were super small, soup too salty, bread basket extra price, the fish for starters cold… I called the restaurant earlier trying to set up some nice little surprise for my hubby. They had zero interest and effort in this. They said they can put extra candles onthe table and that we can order chocolate cake for dessert from the menu… wow thanks. The desser portion was super small too. After a long day outside this is pathetic and overpriced. The teenage boys had to eat cereals at the hotel after this meal which is sad. Will not return until this place improves in all areas- attitude, customer service, quality of food, portion size and pricing. Cannot recommend. Ruka has better places to eat in.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 8 August 2021

Amazing service, excellent food, good menu selection, a wide variety of available portions. We tried (with 7 persons) all we could, sharing all things interesting - and we consistently were happy and satisfied. Especially, the moose carpaccio is really worth a mention. So very interesting...experience with a variety of tastes. A delight.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 31 July 2021

The food was good all around. We visited with eleven people, mostly took full meals with three courses and there were only couple of misses in the appetizers. Main courses and desserts were from good to perfect. Prices were high, but that was expected. Service...was ok, not as good as I was expecting, but it was a quiet night. It did not bother too much in the end, we had a very nice evening there.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 6 July 2021 via mobile

Although food was delicious, it was way too overprized. Portions were very small after an active day. No bread, no appertizers, nothing. We wanted to eat outside, so waitress told us to order from the inside counter even there were only a few customers in...the restaurant. If restaurant is this expensive, we assume table service. Oh, and btw the most expensive beer in this summer: 0.5L from draft 8,80€. Would not recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 14 March 2021 via mobile

Perfect takeaway food, and kids love too. We used their internet takeaway service and the food was really good. Nice change for the holiday. It’s good to use local services.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 18 February 2021 via mobile

Riipinen keeps its quality in food , wines and service even during Corona. We visit this cozy restaurant every time we are in Ruka. The menus were excellent and big enough portions. Wine selection is suitable for game meals as well as fish dishes. The...photos show Tunturi menu outlook.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 28 January 2021 via mobile

On a cold, windy day Riipinen offers a hearty refuge with good food and drinks. Amazingly, this year there are many more customers than last year.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Yes, Riipinen Wild Game Restaurant offers takeaway services.

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Riipinen Wild Game Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5