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Yliopistonkatu 23, Jyvaskyla 40100, Finland
+358 14 333900
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13:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 13:00 - 22:30
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Hellsinki
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't often find exquisite eating in Finland outside of Helsinki, but Pöllöwaari is more than worth a stop from the motorway. To even venture Jyväskylä just because!! Probabaly the only other resto competing with the best provincial Finnish eating experince would be Kaskis in Turku - very close but different! The decor hit me spot-on, being a fan of... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had dinner Here on Friday and what a place it was! Situated in an old building that also houses a beautiful boutique hotel, this place has a charm not very commonly found in a relatively small Finnish town. The interiors beautifully done( especially the wine bar), excellent food, wine and a service both kind and professional. I definitely recommend... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

I visited Pöllövaari in june 2016 during a business trip. The service was good and friendly. The atmosphere was cosy and warm. We ate the menu and it was little weird and average - not worth the money. The restaurant is not the cheapest one. If you necessarily want eat fine dining in Jyväskylä, so maybe this is your only... More 

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Thank Jarmo K
Tallinn, Estonia
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Simply wonderful! food, wine, atmosphere, service, design. An Mechelin star worth experience. Come earlier to enjoy a glass of sparkling in wine bar before dinner. Booking prior is recommended.

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Thank Vengabondo
Jyvaskyla, Finland
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Been here several times for lunch. The restaurant is quite expensive but in return you get excellent fine-dining food and service in nice premises - so worth the money if you can afford it!

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Thank tyuiopasd
Kuopio, Finland
1 review
Reviewed 4 February 2017 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.

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Thank FinSeagram
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 January 2017 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.

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Thank Ronald L
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 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.

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Thank Lauri H
Jyvaskyla, Finland
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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Thank Ari_J_To
Trondheim, Norway
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, International, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?