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US$25 - US$79
European, Scandinavian, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Outdoor Seating Available
Updated 28/06/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 28/06/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 26 February 2022 via mobile

Wonderful food, excellent service, very nice interior decoration. Pöllöwaari is the best Restaurant in Jyväskylä. Warm recommendation.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 29 August 2021 via mobile

An excellent seven course surprise menu at a reasonable price. The exclusive wine packet treated to lovely wines. Compliments to the kitchen! The decor and lightning are in great need of updating. The waitress tried too much and got some wine introductions hilariously wrong. Will...certainly return when visiting Jyväskylä again.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 18 August 2021 via mobile

Eaten here a couple of times. Dishes are very well thought through, well presented and tasty. Fresh and high quality. Recommend.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 8 July 2021 via mobile

A magnificent surprise menu with 6 courses and exclusive wines matched with the dishes. Highly recommend this experience, the only weakness was really slow service, it took almost 4 hours to finish the whole menu.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 9 June 2021

Ravintola Pöllöwaari has been nominated as the best restaurant inm Jyväskylä & Central Finland for years - and still for a very good reason. Atmosphere is somewhat old fashioned, but yet cozy. The service was smooth and friendly. The menu is not very vast but...instead well thought. The amuse bouche served the purpose well and the starter (beef tartar was truly delicious. The main course (pike pearch) was cooked at perfection and the wine pairing was perfect. The dessert was also mouth watering. Also my vegan colleague was over the moon about the menu she got. All in all, very strong recommendation.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 February 2021 via mobile

Visit Pöllöwaari Hotel if you like a relaxing athmosphere, good food and wine, lovely rooms, good beds (and pillows), sauna, and all round service. Buffer breakfast is outstanding! Superb value for money.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 17 January 2021 via mobile

The excellence of the service and the quality of food makes the experience of dining fine Art. Never get disappointed here. This restaurant cannot be compared to the other ones nearby, itt is unique.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 7 January 2021 via mobile

Very nice and well thought dinner with “non-standard” portions and great wine recommendations. Children got half portions with changes when needed which was nice.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 10 August 2020 via mobile

This restaurant is absolutely top notch! High-quality Finnish ingredients and well thought food and wine pairing. Wine list includes some unique and excellent findings. You can choose from carefully planned menus (6-course surprise tasting menu costs 79€) or just go for a la carte dishes....The marbled beef was cooked perfectly medium rare as chefs recommended, and it completely melted in my mouth. There aren't so many places where steaks are cooked to perfection and chefs will recommend how each type of beef should be cooked, this is one of them. Professional, heart-warming and personal service too! Worth every single penny! Definitely will come again 😍More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 29 July 2020 via mobile

A very lovely place in terms of interior, music and atmosphere. For the price the startes and dessert vere good but the main (meat) could have been better I think. However that beeing said everything else on the plate was super good except the meat...itself. A special mention must be given to the bread as that was amazing especially the dark one.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Pollowaari is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5