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Kielo

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European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
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Suvantokatu 12, Joensuu 80100, Finland
+358 13 227874
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12:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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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 

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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.

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Thank Finland Fryer
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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!

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Thank Jukka J
Joensuu, Finland
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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!

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Thank HannuV
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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.

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Thank Janne L
Sweden
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32 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 

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Thank cirlu
Finland
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37 reviews
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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.

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Thank Kari R
Wijnegem, Belgium
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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 

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Thank Kurt K
Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

This is a small cosy restaurant, not that far away from the square in the center of the town. The staff greet you immediately on arriving, and are very polite and attentive. The menu is wide ranging enough for most people's needs. If you are a vegetarian however, you might find it limited. (This is common feature of all restaurants... More 

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Thank Paul H
Joensuu, Finland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Food is better than homemade which is big difference to other restaurants in Joensuu. Prices might be higher than in chain restaurants but dishes are big enough and full of Finnish flavour.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?