Top Choice Bistro in Oulu


This sweet little corner spot is a welcoming two-person show that offers excellent Italian-inspired fare. Attentive service is backed up by the food, which changes seasonally but features great salads, cannelloni st…
Top Choice Scandinavian in Oulu

Ravintola Hugo

Innovative gourmet dining generally using locally available products makes this a real Oulu highlight. There are some outstanding flavour combinations and a variety of degustation menu options with matched wines.
Finnish in Oulu

1881 Uleåborg

In an old warehouse near the kauppatori, this classy spot combines chic Finnish style with a traditional setting. The terrace by the water is one of Oulu’s loveliest summer spots.
Turkish in Oulu

Istanbul Oriental

This stylishly decorated place in the heart of things is a rather good Turkish restaurant with plenty of vegetarian options, great meze selections and succulent chargrilled meat. Service is excellent, though the foo…
Finnish in Oulu

Sokeri-Jussin Kievari

An Oulu classic, this timbered inn on Pikisaari was once a sugar warehouse and has outdoor tables that have good views of the centre. It’s an attractive spot to eat, with no-frills traditional dishes, including rein…
Cafe in Oulu

Café Bisketti

This top double-sided spot transforms itself throughout the day. Think twice before getting that pastry with your morning coffee; they’re enormous and might not leave room for lunch, with cheap deals on soup, salad,…
Market in Oulu

Oulun Kauppahalli

On the square, the kauppahalli has freshly filleted salmon glistening in the market stalls and plenty of spots to snack on anything from cloudberries to sushi.
Bistro in Oulu


This handsome place offers a deli-cafe that does great breakfasts, plus a bistro. This is a comfortable space that turns out tasty, sizeable dishes – think pastas, ribs, burgers, fish, salads, steaks – from its open…
Greek in Oulu


It’s worth the short stroll from the town centre to this popular neighbourhood restaurant, predictably decked out in blue and white, though the owner’s actually Cypriot. Dishes are tasty and generously proportioned,…
Burgers in Oulu

Kauppuri 5

With a cosy, almost claustrophobic interior and a great sunny terrace on the pedestrian strip, this is very popular for its delicious handmade burgers. They're very tasty and pretty good value.