Local Finnish food in the old barn

Mustikkakukko ja savustetut muikut

Restaurant Niinipuu in Puumala serves local Finnish food. The restaurant is built in a stone barn in the grounds of Okkola. You are most welcome to visit us, taste  our delicacies, grab a cold drink or treat yourself with rye-crusted blueberry pie!

Depending on the season and the catch, the restaurant may serve whitebait caught the previous night in Lake Saimaa or chanterelles picked by the owner Heikki. Our speciality is plank-roasted rainbow trout from Puumala.

The weekend before midsummer, jazz fans travel from far and wide to meet in the attic at Niinipuu. The legendary Niini Jazz event has had musicians jamming in the barn since 1994.

Restaurant Niinipuu is open from Tuesday to Sunday in the summer, and by reservation in the winter for groups. Please see information for group bookings here. Our restaurant is licensed to serve strong alcohol.

You can find additional information about our catering services here.

Open Tue-Sun (Mondays closed)

Tue-Sat 11am-6pm

  • Lunch and á la carte 11am-5pm
  • Kitchen closes at 5pm

Sundays midday–3pm

  • Archipelago buffet from midday till 3pm
  • No á la carte or lunch on Sundays
  • Please arrive at least half an hour before closing time


Ylössaarentie 35, Niinisaari
Puumala 52200
Tel: +358 500 259 378

Breaks in service by the Hätinvirta cable ferry:


Excluding the above mentioned breaks, the ferry operates 24/7 and is free of charge.

Arriving with a boat?
You can berth boats of all sizes at our pier! Work up a hunger and thirst on the short walk (150 meters) to the restaurant. Please note that staying overnight at the pier is not allowed.

Table bookings

+358 500 259 378
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Please note that if you would like to reserve a table to the Sunday buffet, the reservation has to start at midday.