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₹₹ - ₹₹₹Pizza, , Seafood
Linnankatu 40, Turku 20100, Finland
+358 40 3599901
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good37%
  • Average29%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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Pizza, Scandinavian, Seafood
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Linnankatu 40, Turku 20100, Finland
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Vaakahuone is located in Turku, Finland, at the river bank of river Aurajoki. We visited the place to have a drink before our steam boat trip from Turku to Naantali. Restaurant has a outdoors terrace (where we were sitting) and restaurant spaces inside the building....More

Thank Anssi P
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Vaakahuone has a good serving of live music served all through the summer. Extra points for the cool jazz vibe, one of the few available in Turku. What I don't however like myself is the people dancing in front of the band in come gigs......More

Thank Henna_M_
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Lovely evening walk by the river Aura, Turku in warm evening sunshine Stopped off for a coffee (1€/cup) stayed on for wine as the music and old style dancing was so great! The terrace is dog friendly - they even brought water for our goldens!

Thank Lorna K
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Very good selection of baltic herring fillets in different sauces. Other fish dishes were nice as well, especially salmon soup was classic and tasty. Relaxing restaurant in the lower part of Aura riverside. I recommend as a summer and lunch restaurant. Spacious terrace and outdoor...More

Thank SakiJR
Reviewed 30 October 2016

If you are into free live music Vaakahuoneen paviljonki is place to go. There is live music almost every day and most of days it is free of charge. So this is a good place to relax have pint or class of wine and if...More

Thank Kreivi
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Cousy atmosphere with good music and friendly people. After conference cruise nice way settle on land. If You take one or two moore than normal You are not alone.

Thank mheinaka
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Vaakahuoneen paviljonki is located next to the Aura river, most of the restaurant area being actually a roofed terrace outside an old building used for weighing traded items. The place is on its most active during summertime, being a very casual one with people coming...More

Thank Eric_Greeney
Reviewed 25 August 2016

There is no service on the tables, but they will help you if you can´t manage yourself. It´s free, so you can go there with wheelchair. It´s little bit narrow, but also emotional. Menu was very simble, nothing fancy and not too much where to...More

Thank Ritva L
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We read about this restaurant in Lonely Planet and decided to give it a try. I had the fish buffet and my husband the hot buffet and both were very good value for money. As an ex-chef I am always keen to learn about the...More

Thank June L
Karioskari K, Omistaja at Vaakahuone, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2016

Thank you! It's always nice to have good feedback! 😄 Tervetuloa uudelleen, welcome again!

Reviewed 7 August 2016

We ate here on Saturday evening. There were Cuban band playing. We sat outside and listened cuban rhythms. They have buffet and ala carte but not fine dining. The ala carte portions are delicious and good on size. We had burgers and they were very...More

Thank Tukano
Karioskari K, Omistaja at Vaakahuone, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2016

Thank you! Welcome again 😄

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 25
Pizza, Scandinavian, Seafood
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Linnankatu 40, Turku 20100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southwest Finland  >  Turku
  • Phone Number: +358 40 3599901
  • E-mail
Vaakahuone restaurant complex is unique for its variety: under the same roof you'll find live music, archipelago buffé, à la carte delicacies, pizza and pasta, excellent coffee house and a traditionall grill.
All the Vaakahuone restaurants are located in the premises of the old Vaakahuone, an old cargo office and terminal. Once the freight imported and exported by steamships was weighted there. Vaakahuone was built in 1898.
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