We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

Travellers' Choice


Steakhouse, Bar, Barbecue, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
View all details
meals, features
Reviews (109)
Filter reviews
28 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews steak aura meat cheese atmosphere city dishes cozy
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Snails gratinated with malt butter, garlic and Aura cheese and toasted country bread was sweet and sugarly hidden the flavor of snails. Ranch's terderloin with their own BBQ sauce, sliced potatoes, fried vegetables and grilled pinapple was followed the same odd sweetness. Steak was ordered...medium - but served medium +. This lunch experience was disappointment.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 11 October 2021

Table was booked a week ago and Tripadvisor's reviews really affected to our choose. We ordered one of the most expensive from the menu. We got the plate of chips for the starter... but that's all what actually happened. Almost one hour later, waitress appeared...to inform, she "has no idea what we have ordered". We left the house and went to Restaurant Sulo from where we managed to get great customer service and delicious burgers as well. Kajaani was forth of visit, but the Ranch has nothing to do with that. Can't recommend Ranch to anyone.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 31 August 2021

Before I went to Kajaani I searched on TripAdvisor for nice restaurants in the area and find out that Restaurant Ranch is at the same street, were my apartment is, so I went there. Ranch is a cozy restaurant with authentic Ranch atmosphere and rustic...interior. I ordered their special Ranch Beef with red wine and it was delicious.The price of the dishes is rather high, but it is worth it. Friendly staff.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 12 August 2021 via mobile

We had BBQ grill platter for two and it was so delicious. Highly recommended. Nice service even we got in just before closing time.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 10 July 2021

Nice and cozy athmosphere, clean and covid19 well noted, interesting menu with many choices, simply good food. Overall really nice place.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 28 April 2021 via mobile

Cozy out of character restaurant in this NE city of Finland. Pricewise ok, not cheap but worth it. Had the ranch pan which sported a good heap of beans with well made meat and potatoe. Will be looking forward to visiting them again.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 13 October 2020 via mobile

This is a cozy small restaurant in a central location in Kajaani. Tasty lunch and big portions. Would visit again!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 16 March 2020

Nice decoration and enough places to talk together easily The team is really kind. But the meal are not really tasteful, nothing special and quiet expensive if we consider quality / price.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 23 September 2019

Nicely decorated slightly different, in a positive sense, place in Kajaani downtown. The menu and the dishes actually nothing too special, french fries and pretty simple steak or chicken file, with higher price. Anyhow, worth to visit - as the staff is nice, attentive and...have the right service attitude. Big plus. Maybe the disappointment was, the following. It's not a fast food place, and we did not expect either, but as we were in a hurry, and place was almost full, I asked how long does it take. Nice and polite waitress said "no problem, 15 mins", which ended up to be more than 30, closer to 40 mins. Normally not a big issue but no promises which can not be kept, please.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 26 December 2018

Lights were dim in the restaurant, making for a cosy, romantic setting. However you can't take photos of your food because of the dim lighting; nor can you see the blemishes on your partner's face(haha). Service is friendly and they will provide you with an...English menu if you cannot read Finnish. We had hot wings with cactus mayo. The mayo was very delicious. The wings however were served cold and tough, almost as if they were stale and leftover from a previous service. Their classic steak with aura cheese sauce was delicious, with the meat being flavourful and tender. The vegetables are the highlights for me, personally, being full of robust flavour and tenderness. The roasted potatoes served as an accompaniment leaves more to be desired however, being underseasoned and not as crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Their signature ice cream of mango-melon, pear and vanilla was very delicious too, with mango-melon being the best tasting of the lot. They give very generous portions; 3 large scoops of ice cream you can easily share with a group. Light and refreshing especially after a heavy meal. The chocolate pannacotta with passionfruit sauce was very rich with the sauce being deliciously tart, lending a needed touch of acidity to brighten its flavour profile. It's very smooth. If you are a chocolate lover, you will enjoy this dessert. Overall it was a pleasant dining experience.More

Date of visit: December 2018
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Original Sokos Hotel Valjus
102 reviews
.14 km away
Scandic Kajanus
488 reviews
.57 km away
Hotel Kajaani
33 reviews
1.21 km away
Holiday Club Katinkulta
339 reviews
25.98 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Bakery Pekka Heikkinen & Kumpp
48 reviews
.14 km away
Teehuone Tsaikka
37 reviews
.37 km away
Siam Thai Ravintola Kajaani
18 reviews
1.43 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
The Great Escape
25 reviews
.20 km away
Kajaani Castle ruins
83 reviews
.68 km away
Hoyrylaiva Kouta
19 reviews
.62 km away
Kajaani Church
20 reviews
.12 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Ranch staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Ranch

Yes, Ranch offers takeaway services.

Ranch is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5