Poro
Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Details
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CUISINES
European, Scandinavian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
features
Can a vegan person get a good meal at this restaurant?
CUISINES
European, Scandinavian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles289 reviews
Excellent
149
Very good
89
Average
32
Poor
11
Terrible
8
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

104t
Taunton260 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
Poro is under new management as of a year or so ago, and wow, it's good. We went for the Christmas Eve buffet, and although we have visited Lapland many times, we wondered what to expect. The short answer to what we found was everything. A huge and totally delightful array of starters, so many I just could not try everything. I cannot imagine anyone from any country not being stunned by the variety and quality.Many Finnish/Lappish things and a good variety of things pleasing to all pallets. The main course was plentiful and nicely spiced for Christmas. Casseroles, which for British people are more like mash, were swede and also carrot, spiced and very tasty. Lappish potatoes and Finnish Christmas Ham. WOW!! Desserts, if you could fit one in were also lovely and then chocolates and coffee.The very family atmosphere was relaxed and had a nice gentle pace. I highly recommend.
Written 11 January 2020
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Montana666
Helsinki51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 none
My friends took me to this place and I have to say that food was spot on 100 %, nothing to complain about, and the service was pleasant as well. We picked from the short but delicious menu some reindeer roast and sautéed reindeer plus some ice cream and Irish coffee for dessert. Everyone was super happy after the dinner and if I'm ever back in Ylläs I'm not going to miss my chance to eat here again.
Written 11 April 2022
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Natalie P
48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 family
We had a delicious meal here (on 25 December) from their al a carte menu. The waiter was brilliant and there were a few choices for children - mine had meatballs and mash - they loved it. It was a traditional menu in a beautiful setting. Thank you
Written 8 January 2022
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Lynne W
178 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 family
We booked well in advance as we wanted to eat on Christmas Day early evening. Poro is a short walk out of the centre of Akaslompolo set in woodland. The interior is, as you would expect, centred around reindeer and horns; beautifully done. The menu was excellent. We have eaten in many starred restaurants and felt that this was on a par with many of them. The service was superb and our waiter was wonderful. We did try to book again a few days later but they were closed for a private function. For a wonderfully unique setting, exquisite food and excellent service you could not fault it. Would highly recommend.
Written 4 January 2024
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Jennifer F
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 friends
what an experience. We found the restaurant by accident. the service is incredibly warm and professional. the food incredibly delicious. I have rarely eaten so well. I can recommend the starter lappish flavor (with homemade products) and the reindeer roast beef. we were there for two days. really a heartfelt recommendation! the old ratings are no longer to be considered after a change of operator (circa 2019)
Written 6 December 2022
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Eleanor M
289 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 family
We were a large party including three under 5’s. The restaurant did a good job of seating us all together. The service was attentive and friendly and the non Finns in the group were introduced to Lappish specialities. The food was well presented and delicious. My reindeer stew passed muster also with the Finns! My husband had cod which herated highly. Not the cheapest place in town, but worth it
Written 10 April 2022
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Akina K
24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 friends
This is maybe the best restaurant in Äkäslompolo, food can compete well with fine places in bigger cities. We loved the Lappish flavours entree plate, some great tasting meats and other treats there. And their poronkäristys is one of the best I have tasted, can sure recommend that. Nice wines too, give them a try. Also service was very good and friendy. Only the interior we found bit kitcshy with reindeer hides and antlers and bones everywhere, yes we get that your restaurant is called Reindeer no need to rub in in our face thank you.
Written 11 January 2024
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Reto K
Zurich32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
Original restaurant with a cozy, Lappish atmosphere. Friendly staff and very good food. The menu selection is somewhat limited. It would be great if this could be expanded a little. Otherwise, the restaurant is absolutely recommendable. The online reservation worked perfectly.
Written 7 February 2024
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vWezer
Antwerp50 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
The specialty is reindeer, so best to stick to their specialty when making your choice in the menu. Very nice dressing of the plate as well.
Written 29 March 2024
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Boris
Freienstein-Teufen26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
Went with my wife and the reindeer steak was fantastic. Super friendly waiters and nice ambiente. For sure on the costly side but absolutely worth it. We are the first time in Äkäslomopolo and if we are coming back we will definetely visit this restaurant again.
Written 18 January 2024
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Mikko P
Sydney33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 couples
What a restaurant! Wov… the quality, ambiance and the service. We travel the world a lot and places like this are not enough! Had sampler plates, main reindeer course and unbelievable desserts!! STRONGLY recommend if travelling here at Äkäslompolo!
Written 20 April 2023
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-CEEVER
Utrecht Province14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 family
High quality, nice ambiance. Superbe service, friendly. Delicious food and good quality. Recommend the Finnish plate. Definite would come back if I am in the area.
Written 26 February 2023
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PekkaP
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 family
Excellent service by Käpsy, very informative and funny way to present menu and wines. Super nice to enjoy reindeer with the Noita winery wines.
Written 12 December 2022
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Timo M
36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 friends
Food was very tasty and service was friendly and professional. Our waitress was very helpful and funny. We recommend the restaurant to everyone. Ja vielä Suomeksi tämä ravintola on todellakin käymisen arvoinen.
Written 19 February 2021
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Jaakko S
Helsinki105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
This is a very nice atmospheric restaurant, serving delicious local specialties with an innovative touch. Very good choice for a couples or a family dinner.
Written 24 February 2020
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