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€5 - €19
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Barbecue, European, Healthy, Scandinavian, Grill
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Brunch, Lunch
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were happy that they opened at 11 so we could try their salmon. It was excellent. Seating is a bit cramped and awkward but the service is quick. It’s not a place to go and hang out. It is definitely a unique place and...the salmon is delicious.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious, my sister and I don't eat meat and hadn't eaten fish in a long time, but we decided to cave and try it, and glad we did! The soft bread roll was perfect, and the fish itself was definitely up there with the best...salmon I've had! :)More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easily the best salmon I've ever had in a cozy place and lovely atmosphere in the village. The food and everything was so great that made me come back to the village again on my way back just to try the salmon one more time....• The traditional cheese is also a must try dessert. • Make sure not to mistake it for the other salmon place in the village. This one (the original one) is not among other buildings in the village and is next to the parking area.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really one of the best pieces of salmon I have eaten. cooked beautifully over the fire, everything is cosy, simple but full of flavour! Worth the wait!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came back to Santa's salmon place after 4 years. While the restaurant has shifted slightly (it is in a different location within the village), the food was great as usual! In particular, this remains the best salmon in Rovaniemi (and yes, this place primarily specializes...in salmon). The salmon is succulent and juicy, and each bite is heavenly. The only downside is that the restaurant is quite small, and there may be a need to queue to get in, though this is also testament to many people looking forward to the good food available.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 22 January 2024 via mobile

Really disappointed for top rated restaurant in Rovaniemi. Salmon was plain and skin burnt, with a taste worse than you’d expect from Finland! We strongly recommend all about salmon for fresher salmon and far superior service at the same price. We both had stomach aches...for a few hours after visiting here. And they pack you in like sardines, no space to even move when they jam parties of 5 next to 2 people on a bar set for 4.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 11 January 2024

We wanted to spend a convivial moment over a good meal, and we succeeded! The atmosphere is very friendly and we ate very well. The salmon was delicious: the best I've ever had. I can't recommend it enough!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024

Salmon is prepared on the fire and it is worth trying. The place is cozy and small. You can step there for a quick lunch while visiting Santa's village.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 January 2024

It's one of the best salmons I have ever eaten. We arrived in line before noon and had to wait for almost 1 hour in line, but it was worth it. The restaurant is small and only serves the salmon with bread and potato salad,...lappish cheese with jam (also delicious) and a cake (we haven't tried it). The salmon is prepared on an open fire and even my kids that don't like salmon that much loved it.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 19 December 2023 via mobile

Menu is simple with very limited choices, yet, Grilled by wood fire, the salmon tastes yummy. But there is always a long line in front of the restaurant. Be prepared to wait for an hour.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 18 December 2023

Best salmon ever ! Is 25e but worthy. If you don't came when is opening at 11am, you need to wait in a queque of 40min to 1h. But you need to wait, the food and the experience is great

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 16 December 2023 via mobile

Little hut off the beaten path in Santa Clause Village. Excellent food and great atmosphere. 40 minutes waiting time in the freezing cold was so worth it!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 December 2023

This place was great , amazing atmosphere, very cozy and great relief after hours in the cold visiting the park. There is a lovely fire right in the middle of the restaurant where they cook your salmon in front of you , it was delicious...along with the traditional cheese they serve as starter . It was really the best salmon tried in rovaniemi and I loved the experience as a whole. There is a bit of queuing outside almost 40 mins because the place is very well known but it was definitely worth it . It give a small cute winter tent vibe so of course is not a big restaurant but I would say it’s so nice just as it is . Keep up the good work .More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 30 November 2023

It's a great experience to visit this restaurant. It's a snow-covered tent like the one found in childhood fairy tales. There are only a few items on the food menu. 1. fresh grilled salmon, including traditional Finnish salad and bread. 2. Lapland's traditional cheese is...made with cloudberry jam. 3. An amazing Scandinavian cheesecake. We ordered everything on the food menu, along with drinks. We enjoyed the ambience and taste. Highly recommended this as on the must-visit in Lapland.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 November 2023

Wow wow wow just amazing very well recommended. Delicious food and very worm atmosphere.Love it ❤️Good val for money

Date of visit: November 2023
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Hello, Unfortunately we do not process reservations, but you are welcome to come during our opening hours. At the winter season it’s from 11 to 18. Have a nice holiday! Best regards, Santa`s Salmon Team
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Hello, Unfortunately we do not process reservations, but you are welcome to come during our opening hours. At the winter season it’s from 11 to 18. Have a nice holiday! Best regards, Santa`s Salmon Team
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Santa's Salmon Place is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5