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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice service and atmosphere. Staff speaks very nicely Savo language. And muikut are very good. Beer is fresh and cold. Lovely decoration and inspiring paintings and kind of Sea atmosphere. Location good near Kallavesi.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 6 May 2022

We made a reservation at the restaurant over a month prior to our visit and we were truly looking forward to it as a central part of our mini vacation in Kuopio. Not everything went as planned due to the waitress being rude. Her impoliteness...made me burst out in tears. The older and dark haired waitress was like a black hole, sucking in all the postive energy, leaving the atmosphere negative. Moreover, I’m a beer enthusiast and the waitress made me feel like an idiot for requesting good quality beer. On top of that, I felt like she was questioning my ability to finance the meal. I didn’t deserve to be treated the way I was as I was only being sincere and excited to be there.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 17 April 2022 via mobile

Good local Finnish food, very nice and attentive service. A true window into Kuopios past and a local recommendation. We enjoyed our food and stay.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 27 July 2021

Not funny to see full tables and service colllapsing. Really hope it was just one time broblem but waiting one hour for simple snack food (muikku) and what Peoples when the kitchen can not provide good on time. We walk Off after an hour and...the only excuse was that they had in so many People it was 50% full so I had to ask why they have so many tables. Fiid good value and Finland 5 stats service and waiting Timo zero 0More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 19 July 2021 via mobile

Interesting place with a long history. Decoration is of a period well passed. It honestly looking a bit worn and not in a good way. Price wise it’s ok neither cheap or expensive. Service is polite but the wait for the food to arrive was...unacceptable around 50mins. This is too long even if it’s an iconic restaurant. Muikku portion is satisfactory. I would say the mash potatoes are the highlight of the dish. The side salad is lacking. Overall save your money and eat Muikku in the main square …More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 23 June 2021

This restaurant is iconic. It was opened in the same house in 1931. The style of the restaurant is old-fashioned but food is delicious. They are a fish restaurant and they specialize in vendace (European cisco) food. Both vendace soup and shoemaker's stew were extremely...delicious. Shoemaker's stew included mashed potatoes, vendace, bacon, onion, tomato, cucumber, lemon and dill. A table reservation could be a good idea here. The restaurant was almost full.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 19 June 2021 via mobile

Traditional finnish fried vendace(?) / paistetut muikut, since 1931. Just perfected dish served in nice environment. Worth separate trip.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 12 September 2020

Traditional place to have vendace. Big portions. I have an impression that the quality varies from day to day. We have had good vendace here before and also now the portions was ok, but not exceptional. Also it took almost one hour to get the...portions, so there was most probably some challenge in the kitchen. We also wanted to order desert, but because the restaurant was closing one hour later, we were not allowed to order desert. You can get similar vendace elsewhere, so to keep up to the reputation the restaurant needs to improve.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 30 July 2020 via mobile

It is not only the good food but the whole place. Absolutely a great experience! The personnel was lovely. Recommend to reserve a table in advance.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 16 July 2020 via mobile

Wienerschnitzel and pancakes. Especially the pancakes are worth the visit. Portion nr. 5. Salmonoid with pork was also very good.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Muikkuravintola Sampo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4