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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food = 4,5 / 5 Nice athmos. Good local and seasonal list. Nice menus. Textures, platings and flavours were pretty close to 5/5, setback was the service. Friendly staff but WAY too slow. Fairly simple orders but it took 3 hours until we were done....Not good at all. Pls fix this and You have jewel in Your hands.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had high hopes for this place, as it had good reviews everywhere. Thankfully they also delivered with nice, personally dry cured meats as appetizer, perfectly seared beef and crispy skinned trout as main dishes. I would definitely visit again if ever in Joensuu again.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 10 August 2020

Basic Finnish lunch. Fast service for lunch because of the lunch buffet. The salad bar could have been better. The lunch menu can be found on the internet. Located near the market square.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 9 August 2020

Perhaps the best hamburgers I've eaten, and my dinner company agreed. The service was fast and friendly, too. Strong recommendation!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 17 July 2020

Menu seemed to be a little bit limited but there was really fantastic dishes. Bistro menu totally perfect, local menu perfect. The service is the Best. Friendly, professional and they create good feeling. Recommended highly.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 10 July 2020 via mobile

Definitely the best restaurant in Joensuu. Good location on the market square and a cozy little restaurant with terrace. The portions were visually beautiful and the food was good, so a good harmonious dinner with the wines. Nice and helpful staff.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 29 June 2020

One of the best restaurant I have ever been in Finland. The food was incredibly tasty! Good drinks and excellent service. If you are visiting Joensuu, this restaurant is a must! Now we can continue our way to the woods after having a wonderful and...fresh meal :)More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 24 March 2020

Had diner with a colleague last february, really enjoyed the food. Modern scandinavian cuisine with great combinations. Liquor ice, use of buck wheat, excellent pork belly. Would recommend if you are in the area

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 3 February 2020

We spend full weekend in Joensuu and visited few restaurangs. Local Bistro one was the best. Their menu are not too long but all needed were there. Prices are fair to the quality and taste os food and service was great. When I'm next time...in Joensuu you will find me from Local Bistro at the dinner time.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 18 November 2019 via mobile

We were business team of six persons. Service was smooth & prosessional and food was really on focus. Really worth of spending evening !

Date of visit: November 2019
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Local Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4