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US$16 - US$91
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European, Scandinavian
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I have mixed feelings. When we arrived, the small restaurant was full. At least, apparently, as there were only two people seated at tables of 8, yet the staff were not flexible - we watched the comfortably chatting diners for 30 minutes. Many of the...people who came after us left, asking in vain how long the wait would be, but getting no answer. The waiter was particularly cold, personal and inflexible. The food was delicious, however, and the young blonde waitress who brought the food compensated for the inflexibility of the others with her kindness. It is perhaps worth mentioning that the restaurant does not serve alcohol at all. The service could be much better. Listening to the guests, we were not the only dissatisfied ones.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 1 December 2021 via mobile

The salmon soup was yummy! Try it! The salmon also super tasty! The whole family was very satisfied! Thank you The children had French and nuggets and it was also good!

Date of visit: December 2021
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santaclausreind... f, Owner at Lapland Restaurant Kotahovi, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2021

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. You are warmly welcome again!

Reviewed 14 October 2020 via mobile

Loved this traditional potatoes-reindeer meal. Amazing ambiance created with a large fireplace in the middle of a traditional hut, topped off by excellent customer service. THANK YOU!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Johanna_SCR_sales, Lapland restaurant Kotahovi at Lapland Restaurant Kotahovi, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2020

Thank you for your visit and very kind feedback. We hope to see you again. Warmly welcome!

Reviewed 4 April 2020

We visited this restaurant for lunch and it was a perfect dining experience. From the moment you walk in, you see warm fire in the middle of the restaurant. I loved the Lapland decor. We were greeted by friendly staff and lucky to have table...straight away. My husband and I both had enjoyed Lappish salmon dishes. I especially enjoyed my Salmon soup. It was a great location, situated in Santa's Village and right next to our hotel.. I would say this was my favourite restaurant in Rovaniemi.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Kotahovi, lapland restaurant Kotahovi at Lapland Restaurant Kotahovi, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2020

Dear Helen, Thank you so much for your lovely words. Warmly welcome again:)

Reviewed 17 March 2020

Very limited seating here and it can get very busy. There was a wait for people after we arrived. The service was good and the food was excellent.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Kotahovi, lapland restaurant Kotahovi at Lapland Restaurant Kotahovi, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2020

Dear Kevin, Thank you for your kind feedback. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 25 February 2020 via mobile

We came back twice as their food is so good. We love the Salmon soup, with generous serving of fresh salmon. The sauteed reindeer is a nice try although we didn't really appreciate the smell of the wild meat. Seats are limited. Come early at...12 noon to avoid disappointment.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Kotahovi, lapland restaurant Kotahovi at Lapland Restaurant Kotahovi, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2020

Dear Clara, Thanks for your kind feedback and you came back. You are always welcome back!

Reviewed 1 February 2020

Beautifully cooked traditional food, nicely presented in a romantic and snug restaurant. The sauteed reindeer and 'overcooked' pork were massive hits with our group, though the mushroom soup was the clear winner; it was to die for. There is no kids' menu but they were...happy to let our kids share a main course and give them mashed potatoes instead of the veg that was supposed to come with the pork. Slightly off-putting was the haste with which they cleared dishes before everyone had finished, and we didn't have to ask for the bill, it just arrived; we ended up leaving a good 15 minutes before they were due to close, so they came across as a little pushy.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Kotahovi, lapland restaurant Kotahovi at Lapland Restaurant Kotahovi, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2020

Thank you for your multifaceted feedback. We apologize for too hasty service of our waitress with you. This kind of feedback is important to us because we would like to develop our working. We wish you warmly welcome again!

Reviewed 4 January 2020 via mobile

Lovely, cosy and warm experience in Santa Claus village. Delicious local cuisine and good for families.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Kotahovi R, Omistaja at Lapland Restaurant Kotahovi, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2020

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with other travelers. Warmly welcome again!

Reviewed 19 December 2019 via mobile

Great food, friendly service. The salmon was delicious and the pork chop was large and very tender. They have a kids meal of chicken nuggets and fries. Did not expect to find such good food in a touristy location. The place is not big though,...limited seating. You can share tables with other people.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Kotahovi R, Omistaja at Lapland Restaurant Kotahovi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2020

Thank you for sharing your feedback. I’m so happy to hear that you found our staff warm and friendly and our restaurant excellent. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 14 December 2019 via mobile

My friend and I visited the Kotahovi restaurant around 2.30 pm. Even at this time of the day the place was buzzing with guests, so we had to wait a little to be seated, but I suppose that was also due to the size of...the dining hall. The atmosphere inside the chalet was wonderful and heartwarming. The menu does not offer an awful amount of options, yet both our meals tasted delicious and were served in a timely manner. Would definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Kotahovi R, Omistaja at Lapland Restaurant Kotahovi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2020

Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your visit. You are right, size of our dining hall of restaurant is not very large. We are glad that you found the table. Welcome again!

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Hello, I have tried only that restaurant in the Santa Claus Village. I think there is an other one. best regards
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Lapland Restaurant Kotahovi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4