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Muikkuravintola Sampo
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Ranked #5 of 129 Restaurants in Kuopio
Price range: US$15 - US$22
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 27 July 2021

Not funny to see full tables and service colllapsing. Really hope it was just one time broblem but waiting one hour for simple snack food (muikku) and what Peoples when the kitchen can not provide good on time. We walk Off after an hour and the only excuse was that they had in so many People it was 50% full so I had to ask why they have so many tables.

Fiid good value and Finland 5 stats service and waiting Timo zero 0

Date of visit: July 2021
1  Thank 857mikko
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Reviewed 19 July 2021 via mobile

Interesting place with a long history. Decoration is of a period well passed. It honestly looking a bit worn and not in a good way.

Price wise it’s ok neither cheap or expensive.

Service is polite but the wait for the food to arrive was unacceptable around 50mins. This is too long even if it’s an iconic restaurant.

Muikku portion is satisfactory. I would say the mash potatoes are the highlight of the dish. The side salad is lacking.

Overall save your money and eat Muikku in the main square …

Date of visit: June 2021
1  Thank christianr776
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Reviewed 23 June 2021

This restaurant is iconic. It was opened in the same house in 1931. The style of the restaurant is old-fashioned but food is delicious. They are a fish restaurant and they specialize in vendace (European cisco) food. Both vendace soup and shoemaker's stew were extremely delicious. Shoemaker's stew included mashed potatoes, vendace, bacon, onion, tomato, cucumber, lemon and dill. A table reservation could be a good idea here. The restaurant was almost full.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 19 June 2021 via mobile

Traditional finnish fried vendace(?) / paistetut muikut, since 1931. Just perfected dish served in nice environment. Worth separate trip.

Date of visit: May 2021
Thank MarkoT1971
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Reviewed 12 September 2020

Traditional place to have vendace. Big portions. I have an impression that the quality varies from day to day. We have had good vendace here before and also now the portions was ok, but not exceptional. Also it took almost one hour to get the portions, so there was most probably some challenge in the kitchen. We also wanted to order desert, but because the restaurant was closing one hour later, we were not allowed to order desert. You can get similar vendace elsewhere, so to keep up to the reputation the restaurant needs to improve.

Date of visit: June 2020
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1  Thank SusaMasa
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