Local Finnish food in the old barn

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 from Niinisaari. Our speciality is plank-roasted rainbow trout from Puumala.

Restaurant opening hours

Open 2024: 31.5 – 1.9.

Tue – Sat:
11-18 (kitchen closes at 17)



Table bookings
+358 500 259 378


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. Nearest place to stay overnight is in Liehtalanniemi.

Table bookings

+358 500 259 378

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

We take special diets into account. All dishes on our menu are lactose-free. We also bake our own gluten-free rolls and pastries. We always have vegetarian and vegan options available.

Local and organic food

All our mushrooms come from Puumala, mostly from Niinisaari.
The juice we serve is collected from our birch trees in Niinisaari. The grape leaves for the Louhisaari drink are collected from the restaurant’s garden.
The salmon we use is local Puumala rainbow trout.
The bugs come from a local fisherman, Antti Lainee.
The pike is caught in Puumala.
The pike meat comes from the organic farm Kotro in Puumala.
We grow our own edible flowers, dill, parsley and other herbs in our traps for use in the restaurant.
All the berries, fish and meat served in the restaurant are Finnish.
Organic wine is always available in the restaurant.
The meat and fish we use comes from Finland.

Sunday buffet

Every Sunday we have a big brunch on our restaurant! Minimum 4 different kinds of salad, three fish dishes and three different kinds of bread baked on the spot. Main course is meat. Different non-alcholic drinks are also included. Dessert, coffee and tea. Our foods are gluten free and lactose free by default. We are also happy to serve people with other special diets, please let us know if you have any other allergies or special diets beforehand so we can prepare accordingly. We do not charge extra for allergies or special diets.

Price is 34 €/person. 4-12 year olds half price. Children under 4 years old free of charge. We strongly recommend booking a table in advance.