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“Traditional Finnish food in an atmospheric setting”

Sokeri-Jussin Kievari
Ranked #1 of 7 Dessert in Oulu
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 28 April 2014

We were in Oulu over the Easter weekend and were very disappointed to be informed that the restaurant and br in our hotel were both closed. Fortunately we made an excellent discovery in Sokeri-Jussin Kievari where both the atmosphere and the food were very good. The restaurant was very busy but we got bread and drinks almost immediately and our food came very quickly. The menu was reasonably small with a lot of tradional Finnish dishes suited to winter, some from Oulu itself, and I could happily have chosen several of them. The same with the wine menu. My friend asked for help with choosing both her dinner (gluten and lactose free) and wine to complement her meal and the waitress was extremely helpful. The portions were very generous, especially the pork and beef combo.
Another time I would choose a table away from the door as the restaurant was busy and people came in and out constantly so there was a cold draught. I will return again in the summer and look forward to seeing the ssummer menu.

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Thank Maggie G
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

If you're looking for an authentic Finnish experience, visit Sokeri-Jussi, restaurant in an old log house. Nicely decorated place serves traditional Finnish food, also Oulu's specialities (for ex. rössypottu, i.e. food with black pudding). During summer the terrace/patio is wonderful place to sit and enjoy the sun and the sea.

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Thank Miia S
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

This ravintola is located after crossing the bridge from Oulu's market square to idyllic Pikisaari.

The location is fantastic. If you are looking for a traditional plate here you can find it. The interior is in old style as I like and the food is very tasty. Also the people inside are very friendly. I have been there 3 times and all the times I have tasted the reindeer, fantastic dish. Remember to book because usually is fully booked

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Thank Lui S
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

nice location, just accross a pedestrian bridge leading to a small Island in the Oulu estuary (guess that is what it is?). traditional building with solid wooden floors, walls and ceilings, cosy warm atmosphere and a menu with lots of traditional Finnish meals, both fish and meet based.
had the herring trio as a starter, pieces of herrings marinated in different (sweetish) marinades. reminded me of a similar article you can buy in the IKEA food shop, and that is meant to be more of a compliment to IKEA than a blame to this restaurant.
main course, salmon seasoned and grilled to perfection, was accompanied by succulent carrots and a sweet vegetable unknown to us.
the wine list is rather limited, expensive (Nordic style) and our choice did not live up to the expectations. a Viognier that did not taste at all as a Viognier.
all in all, recommmended, both for the food, the setting, and the nice walk over the bridge

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Thank fvs1308
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

Unique location and vintage building embraces a nice restaurant, which has something very Oulu'ish. Best enjoyed in a hot and sunny summer afternoon, sitting relaxed with friends on a large patio. Menu has many traditional Oulu dishes, maybe a bit too many for my taste. Very friendly service.

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Thank K0O
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