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“An old fashioned Finnish fish bistro” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Veijon kokkitykki

Veijon kokkitykki
Ranked #60 of 429 Restaurants in Tampere
Cuisines: Scandinavian, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: rating of the restaurant:http://eat.fi/en/tampere/veijon-kokkitykki?page=3
Tampere, Finland
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101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“An old fashioned Finnish fish bistro”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

Visited this place, because of some good reviews. From outside the place is not appealing at all, when you get in, it is like jumping back to 90's. The place feels like a cheap gas station cafeteria somewhere in Lapland, but I gave it a try. The Veijo itself was a pleasant guy, that recommended me a fish plate. Almost all dishes are around 10 euros, so the prices are about at the same level as at the market square, where you can find similar lunch stands. The dish was exactly as on the pictures here and for the starter we got a small paper cup of salmon soup. In a paper cup! The salad was fresh, but the fish itself was really basic, as well as the souce and mashed potatoes. You can actually feel, that dispite eating three totally different fishes, they are all fried and roasted in the same oil at the same time. The open kitchen concept, where a guy handles fresh fish and the cash desk at the same time is a non-sense. The place is also very uncomfortable and tables were not clean. All in all, this place is far away from best lunch places in Tampere.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Modest but delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank O-P A
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Helsinki, Finland
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25 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best fish in Tampere”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank etl2010
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Tampere, Finland
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254 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Everymans diner”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Jari A
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Tampere, Finland
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem of Tampere”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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