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European, Scandinavian
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Suvantokatu 12, Joensuu 80100, Finland
+358 13 227874
16:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Tampere, Finland
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The reataurant is nicely decorated and tables are set so that there is privacy and a good athmosphere. The waitress seemed like she had some problems with the Finnish language, so choosing gluten free options that would have not changed the original dish too much was a bit tricky. Also I would hope for a better understanding and recommendations on... More 

Thank monnianneli
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400 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Still amazed by the fact that this kind of restaurant can be found in a city like Joensuu. The menu is simple, yet versatile and down to earth but very innovative at the same time. The chef really know what he is doing and has developed the skill constantly during the time the restaurant has existed. The price level of... More 

Thank Jarimalla
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I visited Kileo last December to attend a dissertation party. Kileo is a small restaurant, more like a private dining, located right at the heart of the town. Staffs are welcoming. Food is really good, authentic Finnish cuisine cooked in North Karelian style. Food is expensive as can be expected in such type of restaurant. I would like to recommend... More 

2 Thank Subhajit B
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

A bit pricey, but Kielo has yet to disappoint after many visits. Local food and menus, each time offers something new and tempting to try. Though I'm not a dessert person, Kielo always has something that I order based on local berries that is simply amazing. When in Joensuu, visit Kielo.

Thank Finland Fryer
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent food in small and relaxed dining area. Friendly service. Location could be more central, but good enough. Worth recommending!

Thank Jukka J
Joensuu, Finland
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106 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Best restaurant in Joensuu. They have really well prepared food and every part of it is amazing. Food is fresh and waiters are really nice!

Thank HannuV
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Very good food but as fine-dining is often are the dishes very small. Very nice restaurant and has lots of Finland touch in the interior design.

Thank Janne L
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Had a small family gathering (8 persons) at Kielo. Due to taste and allergies we had quite a few requests to the kitchen, but from our very first contact the restaurant had a very open minded and accommodating approach: We called in advance to do the reservation and to investigate possibilities for setting our own menu for the evening. As... More 

Thank cirlu
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

This is nice and frendly restaurant near Joensuu center. I have visited there often and there has been always good meal. Price is reasnable.

Thank Kari R
Wijnegem, Belgium
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

A very warm welcome in perfect English puts everybody immediately at ease. Nice background music, elegant and still very natural decor and good lighting make a nice setting and the idea of having long curtains in between the tables gives you the privacy that you hardly find elsewhere. The menu changes every second month so it's worthwhile going regularly as... More 

Thank Kurt K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Scandinavian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Suvantokatu 12, Joensuu 80100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  North Karelia  >  Joensuu
  • Phone Number: +358 13 227874

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?