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Arctic Restaurant

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US$20 - US$50
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European, Scandinavian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews king crab arctic char steak pasta salmon moose meat lovely ambience our waiter wine pairing delicious food an appetizer great restaurant nice dinner lappish food dishes dessert lapland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Thank you for a pleasant evening and especially for the adorable conversations with Mr. Waldemar! Naprawdę przemiła obsługa ze strony pana Waldemara i szansa na posłuchanie intrygujących historii po polsku w Rovaniemi :)

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you for frendly and excelent service Waldemar! Restaurant was exclusive and at the same time cozy. I had send my allercy list to restaurant before we arrived. It was nice to have my menu by email before dinner. Food was tasty, no big surprises.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had the 5 course tasking menu with the wine pairing. The food was outstanding! The wine was perfectly paired to the dishes. We asked the chef to give us more of the local tastes where possible as this was our only...dinner in town and the chef didn’t disappoint. It was a very memorable evening! Our waiter Jami was excellent.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 8 August 2022 via mobile

The food was delicious and well served. We had the shrimp soup as an appetizer, which was very creamy and tasty. We took the moose and reindeer as mains and both meats were tender and cooked as we asked for. We recommend it for a...nice dinner in Rovaniemi.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 7 June 2022 via mobile

Wonderful ambience, excellent service. Tasting menu was a delight with both alcoholic or non alcoholic pairing. Porcini soup, salmon pastrami, reindeer, Arctic char and dessert. Kids menu steak was also executed flawlessly. A restaurant well worth a detour

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 20 March 2022 via mobile

The food was very good - we had the moose, reindeer and creme brulee. Everything was very tasty. The service, on the other hand, was rather bad. They seemed to be even disturbed by pur presence there, none of the waiters were willing to help...with anything. More than that, when they brought us the wine bottle we ordered, os was already opened - we never saw that happening.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 4 February 2022 via mobile

Delicious food, a good variety of dishes to choose from. A very good relaxed atmosphere, great service and friendly staff.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 23 January 2022 via mobile

Really cosy place, nice menu, the moose meat was nicely cooked and the staff is very helpfull with getting the right dish, also provides you with any additional information that you need

Date of visit: January 2022
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Eino H, Manager at Arctic Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2022

Hello! Thank you for your exellent review. We are happy to hear, that you enjoyed your stay with us and looking forward to seeing you again in the Arctic Restaurant! :)

Reviewed 11 December 2021

Very Nice restaurant, we ate also well but unfortunately the service is bad, service also meant as cleaning the table, dirty cutlery, not organized, listless, unprepared. Really unbelievable for such a place, apparently of a level. I’m sure they are going to improve; the manager...was very understanding and he apologized. Maybe it was an unlucky evening but the sfaff needs to be changed or educated quickly.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 10 December 2021

My family and I have just returned from a family meal at this restaurant, before coming to Rovaniemi I researched restaurants and booked in advance as this is meant to be the trip of a lifetime for us and a total one off 4 nights...that we will never do again so much thought went into our meal choices and with traditional Lappish food being top of our list we thought we’d try this place. First impressions were amazing, lovely ambience and a relatively warm welcome, we were seated and told that our host would be right back to take our drinks orders. We waited quite a while for our order to be taken and noticed people who had arrived after us having their orders taken before us. When we eventually had our order taken, we sat back and awaited our drinks … and waited and waited… our starters arrived and no drinks, we had to ask. We finished our starters and still no drinks, eventually my husbands and daughters drinks came 55 minutes after we arrived and my drink came 10 minutes later at the same time as our mains. There was no apology or explanation just a “there you are”. The food itself was lovely and we couldn’t fault it in any way but our bill came to €131 for 2 adults and a child with one coke, a vodka and coke, a glass of wine and 2 adult starters and mains and a child’s burger. I have no problem at all paying for good food but when you come to a restaurant like this you expect good service and a nice time which was sadly lacking here. Not once were we asked how our meal was, in fact when the bill eventually came, we had to take the payment to the main counter as in my opinion the staff knew our experience had been substandard and no one wanted to have to take feedback. We were never asked how our meal was or even if we would like a refill on drinks, it was all far too much trouble. As nice as the food was, I would honestly say you’ll get equally as good in many restaurants here and I would advise you to save your hard earned cash and spend it at another more deserving establishment!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 21 October 2021

Great restaurant with excellent service our waiter had phenomenal langue skills. Great and tasty food.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 6 October 2021 via mobile

After entering a dark luxurious restaurant I ordered a king crab pasta and a glass of Chardonnet. What a taste in that beautiful pasta! Rich creamy sauce with nutty taste. Such a nice service. I recommend this!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Eino H, duty manager at Arctic Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2021

Thank you for your kind words and exellent review. So much looking forward to see you again here in the Arctic Restaurant! :)

Reviewed 14 September 2021 via mobile

Restaurant with an atmosphere. We have been offered a nice table even without previous reservation, waiter Waldemar was taking care of us with high proffessional standards. Both the food and wine were delicious and served surprisingly fast. We can only recommend!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Eino H, Manager at Arctic Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2021

Hello! Thank you so much of your kind words and exellent review. All the best wishes to you and hopefully we can welcome you again some day.

Reviewed 28 August 2021

Hostess arguing with people, food server never asked how food was, incredibly slow service, chef presents boring and quite uninspired dishes. Skip this underwhelming overrated place. Average uninspired food, horrible service at dinner.Set seating hours. Restaurant is empty but guests are placed in tables next...next to each other (while there are another dozen tables throughout the room).additionally, we were placed next to kitchen door. Slow, very slow service. Almost left it was so slow. Food flavor was bland, plating was boring. Service is way below average. Breakfast buffet is standard, but upon entering, watched male staff watching a video on his phone. No greeting.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Eino H, Manager at Arctic Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2021

Hello. We are so sorry to hear that your visit didn´t quite go as planned here in the Arctic Restaurant, Rovaniemi, Finland. We still would like to mention that actually we don´t have set seating hours here at our restaurant. Also the kitchen is not...More

Reviewed 18 August 2021 via mobile

Food and location were amazing. In Arctic Restaurant we gas a very good dinner, eating lappish food made in a perfect way.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Arctic Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4