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Reviewed today 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
Reviewed 19 February 2020

4 people at luch time on monday. No rush. Excellent service with excellent food. One of us took vegetarian dish and she liked it very much.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 14 November 2019 via mobile

Very fresh local fish restaurant. Traditional. Must place In Kuopio. Highly recommended. Friendly service.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 14 October 2019 via mobile

If you visit Kuopio and want to try some local delicacy, visit Sampo. They serve the traditional local fish called vendace in many flavours. Me and my wife had the most traditional of them all, vendace fried in butter with mashed potatoes. I also had...some rye bread seasoned with cowberry, which was also very good.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 9 October 2019

Must eat here "muikku-food" when visiting Kuopio - I have been here several times eating muikku-fish alone or with friends and foreign guests - very good IrischCoffee also

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 30 September 2019 via mobile

The melancholic feeling of the restaurant is very pleasant. The muikku with smashed potatoes is great. It is a generous portion and a classic in kuopio. Don’t miss it. The staff is kind. The juke box in the room makes you travel backwards in time!

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 10 September 2019

Found this fantastic family restaurant through Lonely Planet and loved it. A group of 8 of usvisited. The decor was old world but this only added to the experience. The original juke box allowed to play songs from another era. We had vendace ( a...small fresh water fish) and meatballs and both were delicious The place was full of locals which only added to the atmosphere. Highly recommend, If ever we return we shall revisit.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Muikkuravintola Sampo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4