Excellent restaurant serving well prepared local menus. Service is most polite finalizing the nice and welcoming atmosphere. I especially recommend the local reindeer filet.
Best fillet ever
Some of the best, tastiest meat I have ever had. Brilliant meal and flavours. Had the Reindeer fillet, perfectly cooked.
Overpriced and plastic
Lunch pasta was really overpriced as portion is very small. Fried vendace was good, and more reasonably priced. Tables not wiped, and really sad that inside in the restaurant you get beer in plastic cup and even forks are
All too small portion comparing the prize
Sauteed reindeer was good but all too small. Even mashed potatoes was little. Beetroot - portion was okei. Weiters were too little, maybe because covid influence still
Exotic And Pleasant
The waitress was kind and welcoming. The food was tasty and exotic. The dishes were a bit pricey but that is understandable considering the quality. The desserts were unique and also delicious. The mood / ambience was homey and relaxing. I would 100% recommend this place to anyone that is visiting Ruka. :)
Best steak ever tasted
This was our second visit to Ruka and my husband was excited to try the bear after missing out on going the last time we were on holiday. We decided to book here for my 40th birthday meal and we were not disappointed. I even had to change the time of the booking via online chat and this was sorted no problems at all. I ordered the elk steak and my husband had the “legendary” bear. The bear was delicious but the elk steak was out of this world and just melted in the mouth. Whilst my husband was happy with the bear he was jealous of the elk steak. For dessert I had the bread cheese (which is essentially halloumi in a Dulce de lace sauce). It blew my mind as the flavours went so well together and is something I have recreated since coming home. My husband had the brownie which was rich and moist. The staff and service was superb and the restaurant itself is very cosy. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and it was genuinely one of the best meals I have ever had.
The vey best for delicious game meat
I ate here 3 times despite, I might add , the cost. The Saute Bear was delicious as wqs the Elk pepper steak and also Elk Carpaccio. I loved the Diime cake but at 12 Euros could have done without. I thought the decor was wonderfully folksy. People from Helsinki like to eat here too. The service was ok but not exceptional. Would I go again yes!!
Very nice dinner and warm service
Very tasty food, nothing too fancy almost like my mother was in kicthen.That is good couse the most if customers seems to come with very casual attitude. Servise was quick and friendly even they start to be very busy.We liked ❤
This is "a "no it is "the" excellent place to have delicious exotic dinner in Ruka, it is not cheap but really worth of the money you can spend.
The bear experience
There aren't many restaurants that offer a bear dish. Here they have one. Is it worth the 70€? Perhaps, depends what you are looking for. There was decent amout of meat and it was very tasty. So yes, if you are looking for something you don't eat or even can't get for every day try it, we enjoyed the experience. Otherwise the portion was nothing special, some mash and pickled cucumber. So if you don't specially want bear meat, you can get better, fine dining options for less from other restaurants. Oh and service was fine but interior bit kitschy.
This dinner was supposed to be the highlight of the holiday, but as a Ruka classic for years, the restaurant no longer lives up to its reputation. The menus are ok, the food is adequate, the main course is a little better, but the desserts are floundering on a daily basis (not at all worth the overall price!) and ruin overall. The wines in the wine package always had to be asked separately and were meshed up by the waiter and served wrongd. Paid almost 100 €/person and gave feedback in a constructive spirit to the above matter fresh (can't fix it yet). After that, there was no more service, and we were left alone at the table. They started to close the place and only served another group (there were no others present), we went to ask the cashier for the bill and wondered about the bad customer experience again. that's when the waiter apologized and said, everyone's taste is not the same (huh?), so there was no eye for the game. We went to our place for a coffee. The owner also has a pizzeria and a hamburger places (+ Kotipizza & Subway) on the same side of the fell, which are good, but the quality has dropped sharply in this flagship restaurant. So fast food is fine. We will not come again, will not suffer because of the poor value for money. Can't take this place anymore, it's not the best game restaurant in Finland.
Really nice restaurant whit good food
Really nice restaurant and quality food. Service was fast and nothing to complain. Highly recommend to eat in this place.
Very tasty food
Very good food! The Lappi menu was excellent. The service was very friendly and the athmosphere and decor of the restaurant was cozy. Definitely would visit again!
What's all the fuss about?
The restaurant has earned quite an epic accolade. I cannot quite understand why. There's a fair selection of reindeer and other local dishes, plus a particularly "Lappish" decor. However, the food is nothing out of the ordinary and the service is decent at best.
Awesome game restaurant, unique culinary experience!
Truly memorable culinary experience! Unique aperitifs made from spruce sap (spirit and sparkling wine), fantastic vendace, beautifully cooked elk and reindeer steaks, and bear to die for! Not cheap but then this is not fast food .. well worth the money for a
We went here without very high expectations, there is always the possibility of ending up disappointed in these restaurants that are in tourist areas. We ended up being very satisfied though, we had their three course menu and everything was very tasty. The place is
Cozy restaurant with wild game food
We visited this restaurant with two families (4 adults, 3 children aged between 7-9). Everyone found something from the menu (reindeer, white fish, bear meat etc.). The interior is cozy and fits the wild game/Lappish theme.
We had dinner here on my husband’s BD night. Service was super slow. It took us ages to get out table. Then the waitress run away and to get drinks we had to go get someone as they seemed to ignore our presence effectively. When
Great game experience!
We ordered online for take away as we were too tired to walk to the restaurant. As starter we had white fish and vedace. Both were delicious, but the reindeere with two sauces was even better. Great experience.
Best Lappish restaurant
Amazing service, excellent food, good menu selection, a wide variety of available portions. We tried (with 7 persons) all we could, sharing all things interesting - and we consistently were happy and satisfied. Especially, the moose carpaccio is really worth a mention. So very interesting
Fancy game restaurant
The food was good all around. We visited with eleven people, mostly took full meals with three courses and there were only couple of misses in the appetizers. Main courses and desserts were from good to perfect. Prices were high, but that was expected. Service
Etelän variksilta rahat pois
Although food was delicious, it was way too overprized. Portions were very small after an active day. No bread, no appertizers, nothing. We wanted to eat outside, so waitress told us to order from the inside counter even there were only a few customers in
Takeaway game, and kids meals
Perfect takeaway food, and kids love too. We used their internet takeaway service and the food was really good. Nice change for the holiday. It’s good to use local services.
Riipinen keeps its quality and safety
Riipinen keeps its quality in food , wines and service even during Corona. We visit this cozy restaurant every time we are in Ruka. The menus were excellent and big enough portions. Wine selection is suitable for game meals as well as fish dishes. The
On a cold, windy day Riipinen offers a hearty refuge with good food and drinks. Amazingly, this year there are many more customers than last year.
Nice cozy restaurant with Nordic atmosphere
Nice cozy restaurant with Nordic atmosphere. Based on the reviews our expectations was very high and we both chose Menu Lappi, but my wife wanted to change Finnish squeaky cheese dessert to chocolate cake and Thanks for the waitress that it was possible with the
Excellent scandinavian food
I had the "Kuusamo" 3 course menu. Everything was delicious and as a Fin the flavourpalette is for my liking. Not too fini dining, but no burger joint either. If you visit Ruka, i would recommend trying some nordic food.
Good food and cozy place
Really good food and friendly service. We take menu Tunturi and all the dishes were good. Reindeer tenderloin was excellent!
Really don’t understand the hype
Really don’t understand the rating on this restaurant, given the perfomance on 24.11, was it off season or what, but: - 3 course menu, bottle of Amarone, only couple wines were sold by bottle. When bottle was opened the cork was dry as sand! Given
We were eating here in October on a day the very first snow fell down in Ruka. All tastes were carefully combined abd the foid was great; however, I definitely recommed an appetizer or even two before the main course if you are hungry. The
We ordered the Tunturi set menu. Appetizer: Muikku was fresh and the perfect bite sized, it’s deep fried crispy-licious with it’s dill infused dip. Main course: Tender reindeer fillets. I’m happy with the doneness that was presented to me even though I wasn’t asked about
the most famous restaurant for a good reason
If you can, book a table in advance as it tends to be fully booked often. The food was the best we ate in Ruka.
Fantastic Food, but wear a thick jumper!
I dined here with my family last week. The food is absolutely wonderful - probably one of the best meals I've ever had. I had the Reindeer fillets, my husband had Elk and my daughter had the Verdace (a freshwater fish). All of us were
First of all: do not get fooled by the location of this place. A bit off the core of Ruka village and right next to a busy slope lies this nice and cosy restaurant. Food is tasty and fresh and the prices are not too
Very good quality Finnish
Very good quality Finnish food, including game and fish. Nice atmosphere, friendly service. A bit pricey but worth every cent.
The best place ever! Elk steak is delicious.
The best place ever! Our third time here, we would go everyday if we could! It’s a lovely short walk from Ruka ski in hotels. Lovely decor and the staff are all very friendly and welcoming. The vendace is delicious, we have it to start
Great experience and staff
Great experience, friendly staff. They have a lot of unique local dishes (I recommend trying the bear, it is pricy but a unique meal to enjoy) and the place is decorated very authentic.
Really nice place, amazing food.
We went here after a days skiing. We hadn’t booked but the host was very friendly, externally helpful and arranged a table for us. The food was amazing, so well cooked and well presented. A small hiccup with starters (probably down to our language barrier!)
What a way to end the year
We booked the table for New Year’s Eve following reading the review on trip advisor. It is situated a 5 min walk away from Ruka village (follow the road that the ski bus leaves the village) Having read that they served bear meat and the
One of the best meals I’ve ever had.
We booked online and walked the 10mins from Ruka. The restaurant had a quiet atmosphere and lovely Finnish decor. There was a small amount of choice in the menu and I could have chosen anything as they all sounded delicious. I went for a three
Excellent food and friendly service
We had sauteed reindeer and friend vendaces. Both were super tasty and even best we've ever had!! Service was friendly and quick. For the dessert we recommend squeaky cheese - really delicious.
A great place to taste specialities from north. All food was very tasty, especially beef of moose, fried small vendace, sauteed reindeer. Friendly service. I’ll hope that in next visit there is a couple of local cheese with berries and some kind of tasting (like
Light lunch on a sunny terrace of a wild game restaurant
Excellent fish soup (creamy arctic char!) enjoyed for lunch on a sunny terrace of a family owned famous wild game restaurant! A la carte list is full of tasty starters, main courses and desserts as well as moderately priced menus, like the trhree courses menu
Had a tasteful and plentiful poronkäristys at Riipisen riistaravintola. Otherwise nothong special to mention either service or atmosphere.
We had better than nice dinner in Riipisen Riistaravintola. We can recommend this place for everyone who loves good food!
The best wild game restaurant around
This place will not boast with its atmosphere or fancy interiors. It does not have to. The food speaks for itself. We were two families with teens and on the menu everyone found something that pleased their taste. As the main course I myself ate
Some very good points but also some not so good
We ate here as a group of 14 adults and upon arrival our table was ready. The restaurant is slightly out of town, about minutes walk from the main ski centre. The decor is typical Ruka, all wood beams and log-cabin feel. Overall the premises
Excellent food & service
We had an excellent evening with my family yesterday! We were all happy. I had as a starter fried vendaces, my main course was sauteed reindeer, both were excellent. The dessert was sprouse sprout creme brulee which was very good! My oldest son had as
The absolute best fried vendace (friteeratut muikut)!
Always when I visit Ruka I visit Riipisen Riistaravintola atleast once, often twice! Really great food, atmosphere and friendly staff! Located just next to the slopes, easy access for lunch or dinner!
Waited months for my visit to this restaurant and it didn’t disappoint. The Reindeer Steak was simply outstanding as were all our friends meals. This for me is the best restaurant in Ruka!
Ma-La (mon-sat) 13-21
Su (sun) 13-21
(Keittiö avoinna 13-20)
Rukatunturintie 6, 93830 Rukatunturi
puh. +358 8 868 1219