Maruseki: Good sushi
Restaurant Maruseki is an odd deviation from the norm in the line Finnish shopping mall restaurants; it serves sushi and it tastes good. I know only one other good / decent sushi restaurant in Finnish malls, Ichiban in Kamppi.
Anyhow, the restaurant is located in the "old town district" of Lempäälä's Ideapark. The small restaurant was empty when we arrived, but filled later. The sushi was good and some of the portions were a bit more adventurous than the normal sets found in most of the restaurants.
The prices were quite right, too. Two adults and one child ate their bellies full with about 40 euros. Most of the sushi was nigiris, so the pricing is good -- at least in Finnish standards.
Enfantti: Furniture for children
Enfantti is a shop that you see seldom in Finland: they sell furniture for children rooms. There are all kinds of bigger and smaller items for children, ranging from baby years to early teens. They carry also wallpapers and other items needed in renovating a room for a child.
The shop sells also accessories of all kinds and some clothing. The service is friendly and knowledgeable, albeit there is only one or two clerks in the store -- so personal service might be hard to get during busy hours.
The prices are quite high, as usually for any children stuff in Finland.
Ideapark: Huge shopping mall
Ideapark is a huge shopping mall built in the middle of fields, about 20 kilometers south from Tampere and 150 kilometers north of Helsinki.
The mall might not be worth of visit from Helsinki, as there are as big malls nearby, but from Tampere region it attracts people. A lot of them, actually, as the huge parking lots were almost completely full on early Saturday morning.
There is about hundred or so shops, so you should find almost anything you are looking for. The emphasis is on furniture, the second floor is filled with home interior shops, and on fashion. The number of shoe stores is baffling compared to any other mall in Finland, and there is also a surprisingly big number of clothing stores.
The mall has about a dozen restaurants, several cafés, a few specialized food stores (just meat, just fish and so on), a couple bakeries and a huge grocery store (Euromarket). The restaurants are a mixed bunch, we saw Japanese (ate there, quite good sushi), Mexican, Thai, Chinese and international restaurants.
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