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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little bistro serving simple but elegant food. Mussels in thyme sauce were good and banana honey cake dessert was very tasty.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 6 April 2024

Came hear to eat prior to a Elvis Presley tribute concert @ Sibeliustalo. The restaurant was very nice, food was good and the service was excellent. We especially enjoyed the risotto and the desserts. A small minus for the the way the fish and the...tenderloin was cut leaving a small overcooked stump of fish and meat on the plate. Will definitely come here again.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 24 September 2023 via mobile

Very good service and delicious food. Absolutely no complaints! Shared the Popot plate as entrees and the smoked samon and beetroot risotto as mains. Perfect!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Bistro Popot Ravintola Roux Oy, Other at Popot Cafe & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2023

Thank you for your nice review! We hope to see you again soon:)

Reviewed 24 August 2023 via mobile

In Lahti for the Ironman competition and ate at this restaurant on three nights. Excellent food and service. Wine list not bad either. Choice is rather limited in Lahti, but having visited here twice I rate this restaurant highly

Date of visit: August 2023
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Bistro Popot Ravintola Roux Oy, Other at Popot Cafe & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2023

Thank you so much for your review! It was a pleasure to serve you! We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 12 August 2023

Popped in for some late lunch. The service was quick and food was delicious. The presentation was pretty too. The restaurant was very quiet during our visit so if you like a buzzing atmosphere visit the restaurant later in the evening when it’s busier…. In...that case also book in advance.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 18 June 2023

Amazing food and service. I have been there for multiple times !! A few years ago it was different , I don't know what has changed , but now let me say the food is fantastic. I recommend it to everyone who loves quality food.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 3 May 2023 via mobile

Superior experience in the restaurant that clearly loves to make good food. Was my second time here and definately will be back when ever in Lahti. Thank you ❤️

Date of visit: May 2023
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Bistro Popot Ravintola Roux Oy, Other at Popot Cafe & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2023

Thank you for your review! It is always heart warming to read such nice words! We’ll be waiting for you 👍🏻

Reviewed 5 April 2023 via mobile

Nonchalant service. Food came too fast not respecting that it takes a while to enjoy the previous meal. But, after that waitresses chatting with their friends. No eye contact. No service. Not worth visiting.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Bistro Popot Ravintola Roux Oy, Other at Popot Cafe & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2023

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your experience. Please consider allowing us to serve you again in the future.”

Reviewed 3 June 2022 via mobile

We have visited this place twice for light lunch, a combo of a soup and a salad. We truly enjoyed the meals and the service. The place looks chic and so cosy. Bathrooms are excellent. Very pleased here. We’ll be back again.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Bistro Popot, Guest Relations Manager at Popot Cafe & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2023

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 2 November 2021

We visited here with my friend for a late night dinner. It seemed that the service was not happy about our visit (entered at 9pm) even though we already had booked a table and asked whether it is ok to come that late. We only...had glasses of wine and main dishes (duck and mussels). Food came in less than five minutes which left us wondering whether they had been waiting there already for long. The mussels were ok but the duck was pretty much luke warm. Also, it was mentioned in the menu that the duck proportion would include crispy potato peels but unfortunately there were only two slices of them which left my friend very disappointed. This was mentioned to the staff, after which we were offered to have some dessert. This left a very nice touch. It was a shame that after this the service disappeared totally. We were ready for a while trying to get reach to the waitress and pay but there was no success. At some point another waitress turned bright lights on and music off, which we clearly understood as a hint to hit off. We could walk to the counter ourselves and paid there. I have thought Popot to be one of the best in Lahti but i am not sure about it anymore.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Bistro Popot, Guest Relations Manager at Popot Cafe & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2023

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 14 November 2020

This is a very popular bistro in the heart of Lahti City center. Everybody wants to go there, it looks fine out and inside you can feel yourself also like a fine person. I guess that's a reason why it is so pop. Portions are...fine dining, so they are small and expensive. But they are nice decorated and taste good. So if you're looking for experiences, go. If you just want to fill your stomach, go somewhere else. The same company has also two other restaurants in Lahti, Roux and Kokka.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Bistro Popot, Guest Relations Manager at Popot Cafe & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2023

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 11 August 2020

Great food and excellent service. Good winelist too. I can warmly recomend for food enthusiasts. Tartar was great!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Bistro Popot, Guest Relations Manager at Popot Cafe & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2023

Thank you very much for your review!

Reviewed 28 February 2020 via mobile

Popot Cafe & Bistro is a relaxed place to have a quality meal. Fish cooked sous vide was excellent. Bistros staff is very friendly. This is a lovely place to finish the week with friends, food and wine.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Bistro Popot, Guest Relations Manager at Popot Cafe & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2023

Thank you very much for your review !

Reviewed 12 February 2020

Nice and cozy small bistro -type restaurant in the middle of Lahti. The staff is very friendly and professional. I recommend to taste wines in this reataurant!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Bistro Popot, Guest Relations Manager at Popot Cafe & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2023

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 1 November 2019 via mobile

Really great food! Also the ladies are so nice and friendly. Also it is a beautiful place. Everything is perfect!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Popot Cafe & Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4