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Riipinen Wild Game Restaurant

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 30/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 30/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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European, Scandinavian
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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All reviews arctic char mashed potatoes pepper steak filet squeaky cheese whitefish mushroom soup main course local dishes food was amazing an appetizer cooked perfectly cozy restaurant next year ruka village min walk nice atmosphere
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 23 January 2021

Really nice restaurant and quality food. Service was fast and nothing to complain. Highly recommend to eat in this place.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 22 January 2021 via mobile

Nice cozy restaurant with Nordic atmosphere. Based on the reviews our expectations was very high and we both chose Menu Lappi, but my wife wanted to change Finnish squeaky cheese dessert to chocolate cake and Thanks for the waitress that it was possible with the...same price. Lappi Menu is a good, but sautéed reindeer wasn’t so good, what I have eaten in other restaurants and the Finnish squeaky cheese dessert was so small, that it was only one bite..More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 11 January 2021 via mobile

I had the "Kuusamo" 3 course menu. Everything was delicious and as a Fin the flavourpalette is for my liking. Not too fini dining, but no burger joint either. If you visit Ruka, i would recommend trying some nordic food.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 3 January 2021 via mobile

Really good food and friendly service. We take menu Tunturi and all the dishes were good. Reindeer tenderloin was excellent!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riipinen Wild Game Restaurant

Yes, Riipinen Wild Game Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yes, Riipinen Wild Game Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

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