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Reviewed 15 March 2022

We came here on a free afternoon after a visit to the local Tender farm. Too cold and breezy to do anything outside so we came here based on a reccomendation from our guide. I had an Elk steak and it was perfect. Cooked to...perfection and well presented. My wife had fish and it pretty good too! Cheeseboard finish was nice too. Lovely staff and Nic atmosphere.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 1 January 2022 via mobile

Food was extremely delicious with local specialities. The staff was friendly and helpful. The athmospere of the restaurant was also pleasent.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 4 October 2021 via mobile

The food was delicious, and the service was more than perfect! We got to the restaurant after a long hike and it was the perfect experience to have after the long way.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 12 February 2021 via mobile

Fantastic food, service and ambience. Staff was knowledgefull, warm and made good recommendations. Food was tasty and the menu was full of wonderful options. I could not recommend this place more. Thank you!

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 25 January 2021 via mobile

Nice place with a wild game twist. No nonsense service. The menu is quite short, yet with a good variety of dishes and s matching wine list.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 4 October 2020 via mobile

Excellent food, good service. Had ribs, they were amazing. Probably the best ones I’ve had this year

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 3 August 2020

We have a tradition to go to Kuksa once in a summer. Four adults and two kids. Food is always good. Local beer is tasty. Desserts are mouthwatering good. If you go to Ruka or Kuusamo and you are looking good place for dinner, you...should go to Kuksa. Prices are a bit higher than average.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 28 July 2020 via mobile

My husband wants me to try something EXTRAORDINARY ..something DIFFERENT that Finland 🇫🇮 can offer😊so he checked online and found this restaurant. I must say that they truly live by their name😊The place gives you warmth and coziness.It was again near the ‘busy hour’ when...we went there and we weren’t able to make reservation but they have seating as well,so no worries 😉 They also speak Your language as I may say because I talked to them in Finnish and English😅and she understood me well. Anyway,you will be greeted by the hostess/waiter for the table setting of your choose and give you the menu.You can take as much time as you want -no need to rush. Once your ready to order she will be right there immediately. The hostess and the waiter that assisted us was the same person who greeted us. She was polite and she had a smiley face. She was very keen to get our order and take note she doesn’t have a pen and paper to jot it down 👍🏼 It was my first time to eat exotic food or should I say not the “usual meal” These were what we ordered😊 1. for our appetizer we got toasted kuksa( I wasn’t able to take a photo coz the food was very delicious that I forgot to take a photo of it😆) 2. Main dish was WILD VENISON tenderloin steak- my husband got medium rare and mine was well done but the meat is not dry and its still tender plus the veggies that came with it were major plus+++ Muy bien😋 3. drinks:Red wine to blend with the our meat 4. Lastly, for dessert i got the chocolate marquise- that i think is very good and healthy too bec. it’s a mixture of dark chocolate cake, berries and raspberry foam(i think it’s a puree😉). My husband had their HOMEMADE sorbet vanilla flavor and it’s also a MUST TRY bec.its flavoursome from usual normal vanilla sorbet that we are used to. The waitress was very accomodating to our needs and is checking from time to time if we need anything or how is the food so far😊 We were extremely immerse on our conversation that we lost track of time,we went out 10mins before the closing time😅 Indeed, we had such a wonderful evening😊 Kudos to the all the staff and may you continue to give out excellent service to each of your customers 👍🏼👍🏼👌🏼👌🏼More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 11 July 2020 via mobile

We went to eat in Rukan Kuksa twice during our 3 day stay in Ruka-Kuusamo area. We tried local reindeer dish called Poronkäristys and local fish. They all were absolutely fantastic, not forgetting the chocolate dessert. Highly recommended, I would definitely come back here. Ps...the staff was so lovely as well, greetings to everyone working there!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 27 March 2020

Restaurant is nicely decorated in Lapland style. We visited on lunch time. Had a ribs and different salads, found everything good, especially ribs were very tender and moist. Friendly, polite service. Recommended!

Date of visit: March 2020
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5