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CUISINES
Cafe, European, Scandinavian
Meals
Lunch
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Table Service
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Reviewed 16 July 2022 via mobile

Wonderful location and the food is amazing. This road side cafe serves as if it’s a top city restaurant without the prices. The Vendace (small fried fish) is fabulous and it’s no wonder the has a constant flow patrons.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 25 July 2021 via mobile

The location is great, but: food is no value for money. Staff is not very good at what they do - poor and unfriendly service. Ignorance of Covid recommendations.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 17 July 2021

We got a recommendation for this place with high hopes and expectations. Visited this nicely located cafe 18th of July 2021. The middle aged lady to take care of the clients did not have any customer frienly behavior - very arrogant attitude indeed. Please experience....Secondly, food was okeish and somewhat overpriced. Young gyus (summer workers?) from the kitchen were smoking in the front door. So, like in Turkey... The beef hasn't got enough heat...it was really "pale". Finally, when we left the restaurant - this before mentioned lady took two coffees in the bill we did not drink. And some other errors too. So, I quicly calculated that if they invoice 10 eur more "extra" - and if every day they do this for multiple clients...so it easily could mean hundreds of euros...More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 17 July 2021 via mobile

Very nice place with nice views to lake. Food was good and service was good. Price to food quality was ok but price of water was not good because it was not even bottled. Recommned to eat Vendaces.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 10 July 2021 via mobile

An experience which was a bit disappointing. While the location is nice by a lake the noise from traffic passing by spoils a lot. Pricing was also on the higher side while the food was good but not excellent.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 3 July 2021 via mobile

Scenic view, absolutely excellent food. "Best chicken ever", traditional rye bread with salmon soup, local fried fish.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 26 June 2021

The service was really horrible. The waiters were really rude and ruined the atomsphere. The food was ok but not really worth the price.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 23 July 2020 via mobile

Located by the lake with lovely views. Friendly service and good food. However it took very long to get the food. Seems like their kitchen capabilities and equipment does not match the size of the restaurant. This place has potential if the kitchen would work...faster. Book time for waiting if you eat here.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 18 July 2020

Lovely location in a worn out tiny shack with mediocre terrace over the lake. Tables were pretty with fresh flowers. Service was terrible and very slow (1,5 hours) for e.g. basic fish soup. Would have helped if personnell would have warned in advance about extremely...long wait. Rude interaction and excuses from the waiters when we said we would have appreciated honesty. Kids were tired and starving. In situations like these a free desert, a reduction of the price or a sincere apology (instead of rude defense) would have made it a bit better.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 19 August 2019

We enjoyed our dinner in front of one of the 188000 lakes - have a look to the pictures. The only negative point was the weather - it was could and rainy...

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 28 July 2019 via mobile

We were looking for a place for dinner on our First day in Punkaharju. It was a warm summer evening so we did not wanna sit inside. We found this place. It is right by the lakeside, cute terrace that have a pier for the...boat and jet ski people,too. Great wide range of food snd drinks. Good service. Price is like in big restaurant. I found a small piece of rubber band in my starter plate, informed the staff. They were very polite and tried to compensate for us by offering drinks. Food was good. View was wonderful snd friendly service. Despite that small incident, I recommend the place. Good for couples and family. Seats are limited, though.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 11 July 2019 via mobile

Don’t let the facade confuse you. This really is a fine dining restaurant. The menu is carefully selected and all the ingredients are local and fresh. The chef really know his business. Great service and we felt very welcomed. Definitely will come back again!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 30 March 2019

Good and honest food in beautiful setting by the lake Saimaa. Vendices were exquisite and the salmon soup is one of the best I´ve have had. A must visit if you´re in Punkaharju. Thanks Pasi

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Fabulous spot with lakeside views from the conservatory. Tasty, classic Finnish dishes and lovely staff and service. Very much enjoyed.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Cosy and cute cafe, bar & restaurant by the lake with amazing views. Great staff, good service, altogether everything works. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Cafe Rantakivi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5