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“Excellent, enjoyable, elegant experience”
Review of Pollowaari

Pollowaari
Ranked #1 of 136 Restaurants in Jyvaskyla
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Scandinavian, International
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Huelva, Spain
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Excellent, enjoyable, elegant experience”
Reviewed 2 May 2014

This restaurant is part of the Yopuu hotel. Do not be put off by the name. The decor is rather dark and traditionalist but the food is very good. We had the special nature journey menu. The best hollandaise sauce I've had. The veal was just melt in the mouth. Dessert was tropical fruits and mousse, again delightful . The price is quite hefty but well worth it for a special occasion.

  • Visited May 2014
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  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Excellent fine dining!”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

This place was excellent! Many of us in the party tried the "land" menu which included the lamb neck. It sounded a little risky, but we were assured by our waiter that it was excellent and after describing how it was prepared via slow cooking many of us decided to take a chance on it, as it is always nice to try something new that you normally don't eat. None of us were disappointed. The dish was excellent as well as the service. There is a reason this place is #1.

Price: The evening got pretty expensive in our party of 7, but you can probably scrape by okay with the a la carte menu if you want to limit the spending but still enjoy a fine dining experience.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank John_Gaudy
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Helsinki, Finland
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Siply the best restaurant in Jyväskylä”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

This was my second visit in Pöllövaari and once again the food was absolutely fantastic. They way how they are combining Finns raw material to modern portion is amassing. They have also their own wine selection which gives the final combination to whole dinner. Restaurant is small so you need to make table reservation. Very intimate dining area. Service was friendly and professional.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Arska-FI
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Food excellent”
Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

The food here is excellent, the table was well set in a comfortable room. I selected from a set menu which included beetroot soup and a main course of reindeer which was complimented by a selection of good wines suggested by the restaurant and served with a brief description by the waiter.
As part of a hotel the breakfast was also of excellent quality.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Archy28
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Petajavesi, Finland
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best dinner in JKL”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

If you like to have good long dinner with excellent wines included and you happen to be near Jyväskylä then look no further. Pöllövaari is the place to visit. Small friendly restaurant with staff that surely knows their business. I would recommend to all to take one of the menu selections with suggested wines. Menus themselves are excellent but wines added they are heavenly. I am not a wine expert but like good wines and it is certainly true that you get more out of the good food when you add wine that supports exactly those flavors in the food.
Take your time, no hurry. After the dinner you can move into bar area and have still coffee and maybe some brandy to go along.

  • Visited October 2013
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