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Mouth-watering Lapland Step into our restaurant in heart of Rovaniemi and let the unique atmosphere take you to the jourmey of fells and wilderness. Be delighted by the flavours of Lapland prepared from fresh Arctic ingredients. Warmly welcome!
US$25 - US$60
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
European, Scandinavian
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tasty 4 course dinner. I was lucky to squeeze on without a reservation. I picked bear and reindeer. Slightly too salty for my taste but certainly worth the money. Nice stories around the plates and drinks. Crowded, pretty high volume place. Friendly service, great athmosphere....Book in advance !More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant was absolutely lovely! We had their set birthday menu, and it did not disappoint us. Both fish and meat options were outstanding and left us wanting more. Moreover wine pairings were on point! Special thanks to the wait staff that were super friendly and...professional! Definitely would recommend visiting this restaurant if in Rovaniemi! For sure will return next time when in town!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to celebrate our anniversary. The most amazing food and very kind service. Would 100% recommend to take the surprise menu. 6/5 kaikin puolin!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 24 July 2021 via mobile

Amazing food experience with the surprise menu. Everything was delicious and beautiful. Also amazong service and staff!!! If I visit Rovaniemi ever again, I’ll come back to this place.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 29 April 2021 via mobile

The food was good, the service also good. I want to repeat this restaurant soon as I am back to rovaniemi

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 6 March 2021

A cosy restaurant with traditional food from Lapland. The interior is maybe a bit kitch, but will be an experience for foreign tourists. No fine dining but still tasty food - good size portions.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 22 February 2021 via mobile

We were seated in a lovely table and chose for a surprise menu. The experience was great even for a picky eater and the dishes were generous in size. Service was swift and friendly!

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 12 January 2021

If you are looking for a local food experience, Nili is a good place to visit. The atmosphere is very relaxing, food is very good. Will definitely go back.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 24 December 2020 via mobile

The waitress agreed that the beef was rather medium minus than medium and agreed that the vegetables were raw but did not give any discount at the end. Can't recommend, there are so much better restaurants in Rovaniemi.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 14 December 2020 via mobile

What could have been a great experience was soured by several hidden charges, including one for tap water. Nili proudly claims they serve tap instead of bottled water for economic purposes; but they ironically fail to inform their ‘dear guests’ that they’ll be charged for...tap water. They also offered several other beverages (e.g., sparkling water, glöggi) with such nonchalance that implies no additional charge. This happened both before and after the meal. Usually, in Finland, a server would direct their guests to the drink menu before offering to bring a certain drink. It’s an unpleasant surprise, therefore, to be billed in such a furtive manner that is very unconventional by Finnish standards. What a stark contrast to the Finnish transparency I have come to know and love over the years! All of this is unfortunate because Nili does offer an interesting menu with local specialties like sautéed reindeer and bear stew, and the food is quite tasty, albeit rather heavy and rich. The restaurant also has a uniquely Lappish interior and ambience. In short, my experience at Nili would have been great if not for the furtive tactics and surprise bills for the likes of tap water.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Response from Marko H | Property representative |
Dear Aishak, Greetings from Rovaniemi and thank you very much for your message. Please make a reservation as quickly as possible. christmas eve is one of the busiest day for us. It's going to be fully bookedt very soon. You... More
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Restaurant Nili is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5