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Restaurant Kaltiokivi & KarhuBar

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European, Italian, American, Scandinavian
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Rukakylantie 15, Kuusamo 93825, Finland
+358 8 85910
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit Ruka every year and usually head here in the evenings. The Finnish have extremely high standards and the food is fabulous. Even for kids they are great. They supply colouring supplies for them. Water readily available at the table for free, even the napkins are amazing and I know that sounds silly but I haven't found a restaurant... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was fine but the service was super slow and not very friendly - not cheap either 120 euros for 4 mains, 4 desserts and 2 alcoholic drinks

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Thank mrsbung
Belfast, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

This was about the only restaurant open on Midsummer's night in the area, so we were glad to find it. It's very spacious, pleasant enough surroundings and quite a menu choice. We plumped for simple house burger and reindeer pizza, and the pizza was the better of the two. As others have said, service is very slow, but everyone was... More 

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Thank Moira670
Espoo, Finland
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198 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

OK food for when you are staying at the hotel and are in a hurry to get to the slopes. Service is efficient but not too friendly so typically finnish. Can recommend the salads.

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Thank Gurumir
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102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Yes the place was rather full when we arrived but it took over 1h to get the food. Quality was variable from less tasty to OK. We were group of 5 and were seated in table of 4. Getting the extra chair wasn't automatic action though. It was given after specifically requesting it. Level of service was way below the... More 

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Thank Jarpi
Tampere, Finland
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Traditional reindeer dish (poronkäristys) was excellent with mashed potatoes, pickles and lingonberries. Not a cheap meal but well worth the money.

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Thank Olli K
Crete, Greece
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Despite it being very busy we were quickly seated. The food was very good and good portions. Our waiter Kalle was very good.

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Thank DanieleJollyRoger
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

I stayed at the resort last week adn the Kaltiokivi was the first place my friend and I ate. I had the salmon which I truly feel was the best I had ever tasted, and to me, very reasonable (20 Euros), the piece was huge and I have paid a lot more for a lot less in the UK. My... More 

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Thank themankam
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90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

This is a restaurant in the heart of the Rukavillage. The hotel is probably the oldest, but at least the public areas, including the restaurant seem refreshed. Friendly staff. No booking required. The menu ranges from inexpensive to quite pricey. Ordered reindeer filet, which was superb. My guest has reindeer stew which was nothing exceptional. Good basic restaurant and good... More 

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Thank Mi28
Vantaa, Finland
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105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2015

The restaurant serves lunch and dinner. During the lunch hours (until 4 p.m.), the salad buffet is included in the lunch price. The food is average: not bad but not particularly tasty either. The service was slowish.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$47
Cuisine
European, Italian, American, Scandinavian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rukakylantie 15, Kuusamo 93825, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Northern Ostrobothnia  >  Kuusamo
  • Phone Number: +358 8 85910

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