Kuusamo Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Kuusamo

November 17, 2017 Fernanda Pittenger

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. It is located in the Northern Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 15,391 (31 August 2017) and covers an area of 5,808.92 square kilometres (2,242.84 sq mi) of which 830.81 km (320.78 sq mi) is water. The population density is 3.09 inhabitants per square kilometre (8.0/sq mi).
Things to do in Kuusamo

1. Restaurant Peak

Juhannuskalliontie 27 A, Kuusamo 93830, Finland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Scandinavian, European Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$94 - HK$777 +358 8 8684100
Excellent
70%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 50 reviews

Restaurant Peak

Restaurants uses widely the local ingredients. Along the favorite regional dishes, the restaurant offers special treats. Modern Finnish cuisine and quality wines. Restaurant has a dining hall and three cabinets: The Wine Cellar, The "skyscraping" Masto Lounge and The Top Terrace.

Reviewed By LikeTravelM - Belgium

We were fortunate to eat here at New Year's Eve! Amazing food, warm atmosphere, amazing views, wonderful fireworks at 12! Organic champagne! On top of a mountain but definitely on top of the World! We could not have had a better night! Very great service! Want to come back in the day time next time we visit Ruka!

2. Studio Restaurant Tundra

Vuotungintie 152, Kuusamo 93800, Finland Reservations, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Private Dining Scandinavian Dinner, Drinks HK$628 - HK$2,417 +358 40 7738000
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 8 reviews

Studio Restaurant Tundra

Studio Restaurant Tundra offers you aesthetic experiences and culinary pleasure in the form of a private restaurant, cooking courses and a professional ceramics studio. This charming studio restaurant is the realm of Chef and Ceramist Jarmo Pitkanen, whose unique gastronomy is founded on his long experience in kitchens all over the world.A meal full of northern aromas, at a table set with the designware of Tundra Ceramics Studio, in the idyllic North Finnish town of Kuusamo - an experience you will not forget!

Reviewed By MaxMattez - Bologna

We came here during a fishing trip in Kuusamo region. It was really a nice surprise, the food is excellent, recipes are coming from the Chef's international experience combined with local food, mostly fish of the region. The service is top class and location is unique. The price is not cheap, but you have to pay for such quality, of course. Strongly recommended.

3. Kultala at Rukan Salonki

Salongintie 2, Rukatunturi 93830, Finland Outdoor Seating, Buffet European Breakfast HK$86 - HK$973 +358 40 5640937
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Kultala at Rukan Salonki

Reviewed By sb8867 - Nottingham, United Kingdom

again we ate prior to new years eve here with two children and although it was a little expensive the food and service were fab. It appears the restaurants in Ruka village probably because its a ski resort charge similar so its a matter of favouritism.

4. Restaurant Piste

Rukakylantie 17, Kuusamo 93830, Finland Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available European, Scandinavian Drinks, Late Night, Lunch HK$55 - HK$322 +358 40 0101620
Excellent
28%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
9%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 63 reviews

Restaurant Piste

Reviewed By Pasi M

Most of the Restaurants in Ruka center were closer during the time we wanted to have lunch. However, restaurant Piste was open and we were actually positively surprised with the place.
Very tasty pasta and salad, fast and friendly service. Chocolate mousse desert very very good!

5. Kaarle XII Ski Ruka

Rukakylantie 15, Kuusamo 93830, Finland (Formerly Restaurant Rukahovi) Reservations, Seating European, Scandinavian HK$133 - HK$369 +358 8 85910
Excellent
31%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 16 reviews

Kaarle XII Ski Ruka

Reviewed By Michellej1975-2

The atmosphere was really nice very comfortable,the staff very friendly and welcoming. The food was also really good, I had the sautéed reindeer which was very tasty followed by ice cream, the servings are very generous. The price average, no reason for complaint here, look forward to going back next year.

6. Restaurant Kaltiokivi & KarhuBar

Rukakylantie 15, Kuusamo 93825, Finland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff European, Scandinavian Dinner HK$133 - HK$369 +358 8 85910
Excellent
24%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
30%
Poor
18%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 50 reviews

Restaurant Kaltiokivi & KarhuBar

Reviewed By Jarpi

Yes the place was rather full when we arrived but it took over 1h to get the food. Quality was variable from less tasty to OK. We were group of 5 and were seated in table of 4. Getting the extra chair wasn't automatic action though. It was given after specifically requesting it. Level of service was way below the bar for this kind of place. Will not return

7. Colorado Mts. Bar & Grill Ruka

Rukankylantie 6 | Rukan keskusaukio, Rukatunturi 93830, Finland Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Television Barbecue, European, American, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$55 - HK$965 +358 40 4823828
Excellent
41%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 179 reviews

Colorado Mts. Bar & Grill Ruka

Colorado Mts. Bar& Grill serves you the biggest portions in Rukatunturi.Our bar shows all kind of sports and live music during the winter.Colorado is laid back and easy to come, like a livingroom.

Reviewed By Maxine A - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Visited the bar here several times during our recent Christmas ski holiday in Ruka. Lovely traditional cosy bar right in the centre of resort just metres from the front slopes with rustic decor and a range of comfortable Seating from soft leather sofas and arm chairs to bar stools.
There are bar snacks such as nachos available or if you want something more filing the adjoining restaurant is highly recommended but seems to be very popular so would suggest booking a table in advance - good menu range including burgers, pizzas and ribs etc or more traditional grilled meats such as steaks and reindeer. Average prices for a main course in the restaurant if about 30 - 35 Euro per person.

8. Riipinen Wild Game Restaurant

Rukatunturintie 6, Kuusamo 93825, Finland Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi European, Scandinavian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +358 8 8681219
Excellent
51%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 95 reviews

Riipinen Wild Game Restaurant

Riipinen Wild Game is Riipinen's family owned restaurant. Restaurant has choosed the best wild game resraurant in Finland. We located only 300 metres of Ruka Village.

Reviewed By Matkailija48 - Kerava, Finland

We have been visiting the restaurant at new years evening almost 10 years. Last year we were a bit disappointed but this year the dinner was very good. Mushroom soup as starter and reindeer file wit mashed potatoes was delicious and the traditional cranberries with caramel as desert was the top.
Service was good, although it took time to find our reservation. ( Reservtion is a must at high seasons.)

9. Classic Pizza Ruka

Rukatunturintie 11, Kuusamo 93825, Finland Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks HK$94 - HK$196 +358 44 0337607
Excellent
55%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 127 reviews

Classic Pizza Ruka

Reviewed By veronique d - Noordwijk, The Netherlands

I'm not a fan of pizzas but our son is, so we went in for lunch. it was a great choice, the pizzas are very different, you can have classic style pizzas but the best are the other ones.. the Bangkok was brilliant ! Fresh ingredients, very friendly staff, it was a very good surprise to me and I would recommend to anybody to try it.

10. Restaurant Rukatonttu

Hiihtostadionintie 1, Kuusamo 93825, Finland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff European, Scandinavian Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$86 - HK$377 +358 40 1991100
Excellent
49%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
13%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 46 reviews

Restaurant Rukatonttu

Reviewed By 479Bob - Manchester, Michigan

We stayed 4 nights here, which included breakfast and dinner. The owner/manager Matti was a delight with insightful ideas and experience. The breakfast consisted of vegetables, cheese, meats, fish, hot cereal, and some fruit. The dinner consisted of salads, meat/fish, and potatoes or pasta. Both meals were served buffet style. All the meals were good with some exceptional, especially the fish.

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