We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.


Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Suvantokatu 12, Joensuu 80100, Finland
+358 13 227874
Mon - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

89 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 59: English reviews
Level Contributor
27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Staff here is very friendly and professional. Food is delicious, every dish that I've had here has been really good. Wines are also really good. Price is on the expensive side, but it's worth it.

Thank Emma T
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Good, greate food. Very friendly staff. Good wine. Really modern wonderful interours. Greate music. Go there!

Thank kaja h
Joensuu, Finland
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The food is accompanied by a friendly staff and a great atmosphere. I had the starter of the day, consisting of five treats including duck, salmon, and lamb and prepared to perfection. For the main course, I had moose wallenberg and it too was excellent.

Thank henrikfinland2017
Level Contributor
35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Had dinner at Kielo with colleagues as it was recommended for its high quality modern Finnish cuisine and it did not dissppointed us. First course of mixed small starters with artic char paté, smoked lamb and chèvre cheese motley was very good. Main course of pike-perch with artichoke cream and smoked corns was very well presented and tasty with the... More 

Thank FlybyChuba
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Stumbled upon this restaurant and was surprised at the superior level of the kitchen. We had perch and the duck dish, both were very well prepared, cooked and presented. Service is excellent here. I would not hesitate this recommend to anyone.

Thank Dean P
Siuntio, Finland
Level Contributor
31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Very nice food. I had perch. Friend had duck. Both very well prepared. Service was excellent. We were first in the restaurant so can't comment if the place was busier. Quite expensive but good value. Would go again and probably try the tasting menu...

Thank Jamie B
Tampere, Finland
Level Contributor
61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

The reataurant is nicely decorated and tables are set so that there is privacy and a good athmosphere. The waitress seemed like she had some problems with the Finnish language, so choosing gluten free options that would have not changed the original dish too much was a bit tricky. Also I would hope for a better understanding and recommendations on... More 

Thank monnianneli
Level Contributor
398 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Still amazed by the fact that this kind of restaurant can be found in a city like Joensuu. The menu is simple, yet versatile and down to earth but very innovative at the same time. The chef really know what he is doing and has developed the skill constantly during the time the restaurant has existed. The price level of... More 

Thank Jarimalla
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I visited Kileo last December to attend a dissertation party. Kileo is a small restaurant, more like a private dining, located right at the heart of the town. Staffs are welcoming. Food is really good, authentic Finnish cuisine cooked in North Karelian style. Food is expensive as can be expected in such type of restaurant. I would like to recommend... More 

2 Thank Subhajit B
Level Contributor
37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

A bit pricey, but Kielo has yet to disappoint after many visits. Local food and menus, each time offers something new and tempting to try. Though I'm not a dessert person, Kielo always has something that I order based on local berries that is simply amazing. When in Joensuu, visit Kielo.

Thank Finland Fryer

Travellers who viewed Kielo also viewed

Joensuu, North Karelia
Joensuu, North Karelia
Joensuu, North Karelia
Joensuu, North Karelia
Joensuu, North Karelia

Been to Kielo? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Suvantokatu 12, Joensuu 80100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  North Karelia  >  Joensuu
  • Phone Number: +358 13 227874

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Kielo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?