A piece of Turku’s history
Kakolanmäki, the hill of Kakola, has undergone a remarkable change since those times, when the main building served as a notorious prison. Kakolanruusu, “the rose of Kakola”, was one of the first businesses to start in the area. It first opened its doors as a pop-up restaurant on May Day, 2017.
May Day 2019 started a new era for the Rose. The former kitchens made of shipping containers and outdoor grill oven has remain in history, as a new kitchen is put to use in new top-notch facilities in the Yöselli, “night cell”, building.
A brewery, bakery and coffee roastery complement the range of services in the area wonderfully. Their products are being served also in Kakolanruusu.
Cooking over open fire
The rugged setting of the old prison inspired our top chefs to play with fire. As a result, open fire defines the nuances in flavors of our dishes. Carefully selected seasonal produce are put to the 140 cm wide inferno, and the end result has been described sometimes as gourmet barbeque. Soulful, we say. At Kakolanruusu, we do a lot ourselves by hand so that we can ensure the result we were looking for. And become even better in what we’re doing.
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People behind Kakolanruusu
People, without any doubt, are the heart and soul of our restaurant. With the energy of the Kakolanruusu gang, you could almost light up and heat the whole neighborhood. Here are some faces of our incredible team: