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Scandinavian, International, European
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Reviewed 13 July 2022 via mobile

Normal home food restaurrant. Bad service and overpriced food. Don't expect too much so you won't be dissapointed. Local people get the same food on discount price.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 31 July 2021

All around finnish restaurant, best one in the city (not saying too much though as there is not much competition). They have a really nice lunch buffet. Reindeer dishes were excellent and burgers too. Pizzas suffered from very tasteless tomato sauce and the base was...straight from market freezer. Service was average, sometimes we waited for a long tme and sometimes they were too busy, but overall I'd say it was 4.5/5.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 16 July 2021 via mobile

The best pasta in northern Finland 😊 Very nice service, fair price and a service minded waitress 😊 We will return next time we pass by 😘

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 3 January 2021

Home made lunch buffet with soup, starter salad & fish, main dishes, dessert and coffee. Prices was less than 11€.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 20 October 2019

We had the lunch buffet on a weekday. The food was very good. Nice choices of local foods. Soup, salad and a choice of hot selections. The price was very reasonable, around 12 euros. The service was very good and the staff were very friendly....If you are in the area, I recommend this place.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 14 July 2019

Moderate selection of drinks, but a really nice food menu. The food menu had also selection of vegetarian foods. Service is quick and accommodating. Recommended.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

After staring through the windows over the weekend to find the restaurant closed I was more lucky today, a Monday. I arrived there around 13.30 and it was actually rather quiet. I ordered a nice draft beer and started to investigate the buffet. It looked...good and smelled good. Warm dishes and cold, a salad bar and a... well lets call it a bread bar.... different sorts of bread dark brown and the Lappi style bread. I tasted different things with salmon, small fish, reindeer meat with rice some salads... I was surprised by the very nice and rich taste and some things tasted completely new to me. Since its a buffet I made a few rounds to be able to taste as many flavors as possible. Tasty and well prepared was my conclusion. The restaurant itself didn’t look bad at all even there were some ‘messy’ corners with a few bikes stacked away and some other stuff. These things only bother me if the food is not good... but as mentioned before it was excellent especially if you realize this buffet only costed me 11 Euro and 90 cents... it will be quite a challenge to find a place that offers better value for your money!!! I for sure I enjoyed it very much!More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We all really enjoyed the service and the food here. Local Finnish cuisine done with care. The owner speaks excellent English and even offered a stay in the sauna ( and we weren't even staying in her adjacent hotel!) Must be good as members of...the Finnish military came in after us for dinner. Had my first reindeer steak here...excellent!More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Been eating here couple times and no surprice's here eihter. Nice looking, pretty quiet restaurant with nice decorations.

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

Food was reasonably priced. Really nice fish buffet to start with, wide range of juice, milk etc to drink, fresh bread and salad bar. Main dishes were tasty home-style food.

Date of visit: March 2016
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Reviewed 26 December 2015

I have been there few times and lunch buffet (not forgetting dinner menu also) is great. It has lot of fish from Lapland (mainly cold, salted, smoked etc) and warm buffet with options. Simply great at cost of around 10 euros. If you are around...(yeah, most of readers aren't but decided to drop a line if anyone end up over there) go and try!More

Date of visit: December 2015
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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

We stopped in Kemijärvi for lunch on our way to Kuusamo and I'm glad we did and happened to find this place. They had a great buffet with wide selection of food: salads, different kinds of fish for starters, soup, two or three choices of...mains and desserts. It was very cheap too.More

Date of visit: June 2015
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Reviewed 5 May 2015

Very good food. The breakfast was good. There are at the lunch time two different food, salads and very good cake.Yammy! And lunch time is between 11-17 p.m After that is dinner from the menu.Reindeer, salmon, lamb etc. Try lappish food and desserts. I recommend...this restaurant because of this excellent food. If you have allergies, please tell about it, they will take care of you! For me the chef made lamb because of my fish allergy.More

Date of visit: April 2015
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

This restaurant has been part of the local tradition for decades. It offers uncomplicated local food for good prices. The best deal is the lunch buffet on weekdays, although it can be a hit&miss. Most of the times the lunch buffet has been fabulous and...especially for the low price they offer this all-inclusive deal. Just my last lunch there, the quality and variety was not up to my previous experiences and expectation. You can also have dinner here, and this is the only place in Kemijarvi that can be (even if this) considered "fine dining". I have come here dozens of times and it rarely dissapoints. In Kemijarvi this is the place to be if you want good food. Cheap and quick food alternative is the "Majakka" drive-in / takeaway burger place behind the S-market.More

Date of visit: June 2014
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Mestarin Kievari Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4