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“Modest but delicious”
Review of Veijon kokkitykki

Veijon kokkitykki
Ranked #63 of 449 Restaurants in Tampere
Cuisines: Scandinavian
Description: rating of the restaurant:http://eat.fi/en/tampere/veijon-kokkitykki?page=3
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Description: rating of the restaurant:http://eat.fi/en/tampere/veijon-kokkitykki?page=3
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Modest but delicious”
Reviewed 12 March 2014

Veijo's is a real people's restaurant and is most conveniently located at Tammelantori market place, another must in Tampere food scene. It looks like a humble lunch café but serves most delicious fish meals.
The chef first takes your order and then cooks the portions in his open kitchen from fresh ingredients. While you set your table (self service) and finish the complimentary fish soup (a small sample in a paper cup) you also adjust yourself to the atmosphere. The meal itself is served to the table.
My favourite is the Fish assortment -meal that includes samples of day's fish (smoked salmon, fish mold, stir-fried vendace etc.), mashed potatoes, salad and sauces of secret recipe. If you like fish you will like this!

  • Visited March 2014
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English first
Helsinki, Finland
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best fish in Tampere”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Want to eat home made style finnish fish food cooked by a chef? Veijon kokkitykki by the Tammela square is a wonderful restaurant to visit if you like fish or if you're willing to try. The food is excellent, portions are plentiful and the atmosphere is 100% genuine. The quality and freshness of the ingredients and masterful cooking makes this restaurant a must to visit. I tried the "assorted fish" option of the day and I can recommend that to everyone, you can of course ask what is the chef's recommendation for the day. Remember: this is a no frills lunch restaurant with amazing food, the clientele consists mostly of the locals on a lunch break, pensioners etc. Price level is very affordable.

  • Visited June 2013
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Tampere, Finland
Level 6 Contributor
269 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Everymans diner”
Reviewed 24 June 2013

Like fish food and want it to be good and tasty even athmosphere is not the most beautiful. Good, cheap and tasty is everything what you need. Tammelantori marketplace gives much to look and see and then eating in a little different place. Believe and try.

Visited June 2013
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Tampere, Finland
Level 6 Contributor
55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem of Tampere”
Reviewed 15 June 2013

Veijon Kokkitykki is apparently a stereotypical restaurant that you could see everywhere. The fish platter included common fishes, for example, smoked and grilled salmon, fried muiku, etc. that we can see at every restaurant in Finland. However, they are absolutely different in taste from that of the other restaurants. More importantly, I was really satisfied with the taste-for-money performance.

  • Visited May 2013
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Lempaala, Finland
Level 6 Contributor
301 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
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“Five-star fish courses at a workmen's cafe”
Reviewed 1 October 2012

The chef of this place, Veijo, has a classical training and used to work at high-end restaurants. He got tired of that life and founded his restaurant "Veijo's Soup Cannon". He is selling affordable fish-based lunches, doesn't compromise on quality or taste and has an emphasis on seasonal fish and local food.

Nowadays it is very hard to get good fish dishes in restaurants in Finland, for many reasons: influx of too cheap Norwegian salmon (with its absolutely unsutainable production), lack of skills of using captured local fish with sustainable populations (we are selling pike to French gourmet restaurants for crying out loud), decline in numbers of small-scale fishermen and too strict regulations (or too strict abiding with them) that make it hard to sell and buy catch. Veijo is one of those few people who are combatting this trend succesfully.

Do not look at the menu. Ask Veijo what's available, and he will recommend what's good. Trust him and both of you will end up happy. You will have to fetch your own cutlery and water, as Veijo and his henchmen or -women are always swamped with orders – and this self-service helps keep the atmosphere homey, the flowthrough fast and prices affordable. Food will arrive shortly (it is brought to the table) and will be good.

I recommend "the Baltic herring á la Opera cellar" (Oopperakellarin silakat) and anything that has the fish we call "muikku".

If the weather permits, Veijo has also outdoor tables. I prefer to stay indoors and watch the main man at work and listen to the buzz of the people, but outside you'll have a view on the only very good marketplace in Tampere, Tammelantori.

  • Visited June 2012
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