Pollowaari

Pollowaari

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Hours
Mon
11:00 - 0:00
Tue
11:00 - 0:00
Wed
11:00 - 0:00
Thu
11:00 - 0:00
Fri
11:00 - 0:00
Sat
13:00 - 0:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
€23.00 – €72.00
CUISINES
International, European, Scandinavian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Can a vegan person get a good meal at this restaurant?
About
Family-owned Pöllöwaari is a classy and elegant fine dining restaurant in the center of Jyväskylä. Under the same roof as our restaurant situates Boutique Hotel Yöpuu, the best hotel in town. You can enjoy here the superb breakfast as well as refined flavours at lunch. The core of the Pöllöwaari is nevertheless the menus at the dinner. Menus are changing every two months and theya are made from the best seasonal ingredients available. Our sommelier recommends the beverages for your meal with pleasure. Our wines comes mainly from Europe and are from organic and biodynamic small producers. The wine list is changing every two months, as well as our craft beer selection and cocktails.
PRICE RANGE
€23.00 – €72.00
CUISINES
International, European, Scandinavian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles299 reviews
Excellent
232
Very good
48
Average
16
Poor
2
Terrible
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

MasaSaito72
Helsinki14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
Family dinner on a Saturday evening. Classy place with friendly & professsional staff. Our neighbouring table experienced a small error by the waiter but that must have been an exception. Starters were good but the main courses were even better - perhaps the best pike perch we’ve ever had. And the desserts were very tasty. Pollowaari is also suitable for children. Our kids enjoyed smaller portions of the pike perch, for half price. Prices are a bit on the high side - there clearly is less competition in Jyväskylä compared to Helsinki (meaning high-quality restaurants). However, quality at Pollowaari was so good that we definitely got value for the money.
Written 23 July 2020
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Nelli313
Tampere41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 couples
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 😍
Written 10 August 2020
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Maksim R
Jyväskylä2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
I went there on Valentine's Day, first time ever in the the restaurant of a great standard with pretty vibe. Despite the fact, that the food was good and moderate prices, the serving was not really proper in terms of time. 4.5 out of 5. She would go there one more time :)
Written 14 February 2020
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V M
Helsinki217 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 none
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.
Written 9 June 2021
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TinskuU
Hyvinkaa6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 family
One of us had been here before, and insisted that we eat dinner at this restaurant when we stayed in Jyväskylä. Now we all know why: Absolutely great food and matching wines 🤗! Special thanks for the excellent service and professional attention of the gluten-free guest. User-friendly table reservation through web-pages highly recommend as well!
Written 21 July 2020
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Palina
Helsinki31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 business
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.
Written 16 January 2021
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Madeline-Elena V
Kerava109 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
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.
Written 29 July 2020
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AnsuSB
Finland35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
Outstanding experience! I had booked a table advance and I have some food restrictions which I mentioned when booking the table. This was noted immediately when we arrived at the restaurant which made the whole experince even better. Non-alcoholic drink menu was very good with the food menu. The food itself was absolutely fantastic. My food restrictions had been noted spot on! Emilia was such a lovely waitress and she was so knowledgeable and sweet through our entire evening. Thank you!
Written 10 May 2024
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NorthernLights
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 family
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.
Written 29 August 2021
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Krista
Vantaa23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 couples
Classic (fine dining) food that looked and tasted good. Wine pares were great and unique. Going through the whole menu took a little longer than expected but where else would you want to spend the evening.
Written 17 April 2023
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elise b
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 family
came here with family,great place to dine out when in jyväskylä 🙏. a lot of food and alcohol selections to choose from. will come again. kiitos!
Written 3 June 2024
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Katri H
Helsinki5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 solo
Excellent meal with carefully balanced flavours and perfectly cooked ingredients. Great wine selection topped with friendly service.
Written 13 May 2024
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Andrew D
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
Excellent fine dining experience with the testing menu and wine flight. The restaurant was very quiet as it was mid week but that meant the service was attentive but not too attentive.
Written 11 May 2024
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Paul D
Torquay185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 couples
We had an excellent dinner and breakfast here. The staff are very knowledgeable which enhances the di ing experience. Wines are on the pricy side but wines by the glass are offered.
Written 18 October 2023
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Mikko R
Finland281 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 solo
First of all let’s start from the arrival. After calling the hotel and booking the table I was told everything was okay. However upon my arrival there was no restaurant nor space so I was seated in the bar area. I have to say that after reading raving reviews of this place I was excited. But… The food overall is nothing like in the reviews, it’s not technically challenging. Yes, presentations are great and the flavours but did I receive any dish what would had been worth of a five star review? No. Don’t get me wrong, the food is tasty but unsurprising. There is clearly some ambition but no skills required for the fine dining restaurant. The food takes ages to arrive, I had sat in the restaurant for 2,5 hours and only had 3 courses of my 6 course menu. The lack of attention is a huge disappointment. No one is around and waiters can be seen chatting behind the bar about their last night but not attending tables for example asking “is everything okay”. Instead they left me between all courses alone to watch the empty bar. As a result of this and after my 2nd dish I had to get up and walk to the bar to ask where my food was - only to be told that there’s a queue in the kitchen. Should I had informed this BEFORE I ordered I would’ve been okay but keeping the guest not informed and leaving the guest waiting is just unacceptable. In my opinion the amuse bouche should be something to wet your appetite and at the same time get you excited about the kitchen. Now the “tomato and sour cream served on a rye crisp” was merely a joke. The caviar dish was perfect in the flavour profile however the chawanmushi could’ve benefited being served warm. The trout rillette was a complete joke. Shredded trout mixed with mayonnaise felt like a complete rip off. The yellow root dish had a good texture and interesting flavour profile. The pepper soup was served so hot that I had to wait quite a while before being able to eat it. And finally a comment - not only to Pöllöwaari but to all restaurants: PLEASE UP YOUR GAME WITH NON ALCOHOLIC options! I’m fed up with “non-alcoholic wine pairings” which are always some poorly mixed blends of fruit juices or then having those same non alcoholic wines like every restaurant has. I am sure there are options if you do your research! Anyway - a huge disappointment and I personally wouldn’t attend again. Anyone else going I would recommend asking if they have enough stuff for smooth service and if not I would go somewhere else.
Written 16 March 2023
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