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Restaurant Vaakku

₹₹ - ₹₹₹European, Seafood,
Varissaari | Fort Elisabeth, Kotka 48100, Finland
+358 44 9864925
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good20%
  • Average29%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
17 Jul 2017
“Nice location, friendly service, but quite expensive”
2 Jul 2017
“Good food”
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European, Seafood, Grill
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Varissaari | Fort Elisabeth, Kotka 48100, Finland
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We visited Varissaari on a windy and cloudy day, which was probably at least partly why the restaurant was mostly empty. The location is nice and I believe that the setting would be even nicer for dinner. Varissaari is a traditional day-trip destination for many...More

Thank dissonanssi
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Ruoka oli todella hyvää ja hienot saaristomaisemat ruokaillessa. Good food. Fine sights. Beautiful archipelago. Easy and short boat trip from Sapokka bay.

Niina U, Omistaja at Restaurant Vaakku, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017
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Kiitos käynnistänne :) Tervetuloa uudelleen👌

Reviewed 18 May 2017

Beautiful place but not worth a visit. The food is not good but the prices are very expensive. Service is impolite.

Thank Hyasintti
Niina U, Omistaja at Restaurant Vaakku, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Thank you for your feedback on when to do in our restaurant. For a portion of your meal we would be happy to hear more. This way we can handle the complaint here we have :)

Reviewed 22 September 2016

If you visit in Kotka you really should go to this little island and restaurant. We were group of 7 adults and 2 kids. Food was good. We had maybe five different meals and they all were good. And of course the view is stunning.

Thank Jani40
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Vaakku is an Island restaurant a 15 min waterbuss ride outside of the City of Kotka. One of the best of it´s kind. Very light ambiance with excellent sea view. Menu is limited enough for a quality restaurant. Wine selection adequate. Service and attitude outstanding....More

Thank hsk50
Reviewed 5 September 2016

WE arrived to have lunch on Varissaari as a family with two kids. The trip on a boat is an attraction by itself (8 euro for adult and 4 for kid both ways). We were offered a menu and immidiately told that that a toddler...More

Thank Alslonik
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Varissaari Island is a 15-minute frequent waterbus ride from the centre of Kotka, and worth visiting at least once if you are in Kotka in summertime. Small beach, ruins of the fortress, nice place for picknicking. If you have visited the faily modest Varissaari cafe...More

Thank TarmoA18
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Must visit place while being in Kotka! The restaurant is located on Varissaari island and can be easily reached by regular boat from Sapokka harbor.

Thank Mika L
Niina U, Omistaja at Restaurant Vaakku, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2016

Thank you, See you next time ;)

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Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 36
European, Seafood, Grill
Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Varissaari | Fort Elisabeth, Kotka 48100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Kymenlaakso  >  Kotka
  • Phone Number: +358 44 9864925
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