Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Oulu

Rooster

Inside a beautiful wooden building, Rooster has a minimalist Finnish-design interior. Burgers, such as its Lohiburgeri (salmon, marinated fennel and horseradish mayo), Vuohenjuustoburgeri (beef, grilled goat's chees…
Top Choice Finnish in Oulu

Kitchen & Bar Oula

Beneath an igloo-inspired glass atrium, this restaurant inside the Lapland Hotel Oulu features outsized prints of Lapland scenes, such as spawning salmon. Gourmet Lappish dishes include cold-smoked Arctic perch soup…
Top Choice Finnish in Oulu

Ravintola Hugo

Innovative cuisine using locally sourced products makes this elegant restaurant with white tablecloths and richly coloured walls a real Oulu highlight. Some outstanding flavour combinations feature in its menus (no …
Top Choice Finnish in Oulu

1881 Uleåborg

In an old timber warehouse near the kauppatori, this classy spot combines a traditional setting with chic Finnish style and creative cooking (smoked reindeer and morel terrine, Åland lamb with spruce-smoked potatoes…
Burgers in Oulu

Kauppuri 5

With a cosy interior and a great sunny terrace on the pedestrian strip, this casual spot is very popular for its delicious, decent-value handmade burgers. Specialities include Slaughterhouse (beef, pulled pork, baco…
Market in Oulu

Oulun Kauppahalli

On the square, the 1901-built kauppahalli has freshly filleted salmon glistening in the market stalls and plenty of spots to snack on anything from cloudberries to sushi.
Cafe in Oulu

Pannukakkutalo

Finland's distinctive pannukakku (salty oven-baked pancake) is the house speciality of this cafe in a rust-red former warehouse on the waterfront. Savoury varieties include warm- or cold-smoked reindeer, cured salmo…
Greek in Oulu

Crecian

It’s worth the short stroll from the town centre to this popular, welcoming neighbourhood restaurant, predictably decked out in blue and white, though the owner’s actually Cypriot. Start with the four-piece meze pla…
Cafe in Oulu

Café Bisketti/Bar Bee

This 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, cof…
Bistro in Oulu

Puistola

This curved-fronted, rose-pink, art nouveau place contains a deli-cafe that does great breakfasts and good-value lunches, plus a bistro that turns out steaks, grilled chicken, ribs, burgers and pasta from its open k…