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European, Scandinavian
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Meat was good but all the other tastes were a bit weird combination. Too pricy for the food delivered. Liked the decor but the light above the table was way too bright for a nice atmoshpere.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 July 2022 via mobile

Went to Joensuu for a conference. Tbh, I've had a couple of rough dining experiences before landing at the local bistro. Had a main course (salad with salmon) and dessert, both excellent. Definitely recommended for those who wish to have an understanding as of how...Finnish cousine's main ingredients can be combined in a more refined fashion. Medium pricey for local standards.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 June 2022

Recommended by our hotel and we really liked it. Things shut down early all over Finland and this restaurant was open to 10 pm. Food was very good, reasonably priced and service was great. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 19 April 2022 via mobile

We came here as business trip. I ate pork and mac and cheese. It was spicy but very good. Totally would recommend this place.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 19 April 2022 via mobile

I had a burger which was tasty. Serving was Ok, even though that drink recommendations were little limited. 23€ for burger is too much, so i would not order it again.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 28 December 2021 via mobile

Interesting and very competently put together menu, gourmet food and only a few places locally where this is possible. We had the main menu and pics provided, main course was exceptional with a great combination of flavours in the steak with apple and oxtail sauce...and the artichoke dessert was interesting, wouldn’t have expected it to work, but it was very tasty. Only disappointment was the crab tartar - this was a cooked shrimp salad, so it was neither crab or tartar (even allowing for Finnish katkarapu (prawn) and rapu (crab)) this was misleading, even if not unpleasant (I would have chosen duck if the choice was prawn cocktail). We had a few cocktails too, happy hour is good value, but worth asking what the drinks are are the descriptions are artistically named and not helpful.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 9 October 2021 via mobile

Its a very nice and pleasant restaurant. Service is attentive and discreet, with a good timing when to serve the next course. Food is extraordinary with an excellent price-performance-relationship. Its a japanese-finnish crossover style somehow. The celery variation tasted fantastic, a big WOW. We had...a great evening there, so thanks again to the whole team at Local Bistro.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 15 July 2021 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
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Reviewed 15 July 2021 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Local Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4