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Yliopistonkatu 23, Jyvaskyla 40100, Finland
+358 14 333900
11:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 13:00 - 22:30
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Kuopio, Finland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ole of the best taste menus I have ever tasted. Fantastic and you should definetely choose also wine menu with the taste menu.

Thank FinSeagram
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32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was there with my colleague. We both had scampi and elk for appetizer and main course respectively. The scampi was a little too salty but very fresh tasting. The elk was great, cooked just right. The restaurant has great wine combination with the food as well. Highly recommended.

Thank Ronald L
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Pöllöwaari has long been a step above other fine dining places here in Jyväskylä. There are not many restaurants that can deliver the same consistent quality as Pöllöwaari does. I have not ate a single mediocre dish here. Service is friendly, professional and makes you feel easy. Top class restaurant. Always worth the price.

Thank Lauri H
Jyvaskyla, Finland
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This restaurant is the top culinary restaurant in Jyväskylä, offering seasonal menus together with excellent wines. Pöllöwaari traditional Christmas menu is well know in the city. Service in the restaurant is always first-class level and their wine selection is world class.

Thank Ari_J_To
Trondheim, Norway
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Definitely the place to go if you enjoy fine dining and local ingredients. All the dishes we ordered were excellent, if a bit overpriced. The staff came across as a bit arrogant as they didn't seem too happy that we wanted to selected the wine ourselves. But overall, a very nice experience.

Thank AnnaKrulatz
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36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This is a restaurant for people who value good food and complex, nordic cooking styles. Refined flavors, quality raw materials for a slow evening enjoying dinner. Pricey.

Thank Krisu K
Lublin, Poland
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Usually hotel restaurants are my last choice but this time my customer advice this restaurant. We have 4 course menu and especially duck was great. Wine suggestion also was good. I was not expecting in the small town such a good looking and tasty food. Place is small so better reserve table .

Thank Bartosz S
Jyvaskyla, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had a delicious dinner at Pöllöwaari in November 2015 with my colleagues. At the start of the dinner we had a wine-tasting with 4 different wines, 2 red and 2 white. It was exciting for me who had never been to a wine-tasting before and it was interesting to see how the wines actually tasted different from different kind... More 

Thank veera_koivu
Ashland, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely 3 course lunch. The price was 31 euros. While not cheap it was excellent value for the excellent quality of the food and service. Reservations highly recommended

Thank garden31459
Jyvaskyla, Finland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Had such a wonderful evening (three course dinner). Special thanks for the non-alcohol drinks served with food. So far the best place to eat in Jyväskylä.

Thank jensku2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Scandinavian, International, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yliopistonkatu 23, Jyvaskyla 40100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Central Finland  >  Jyvaskyla
  • Phone Number: +358 14 333900

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