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Vaasa, Finland
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived to Vaasa late in the evening and were very happy to find a restaurant that served dinner after 10 pm. For starters we had the Country-Style Frence Treats which tasted great and we had fish for main course. I would really recommend this restaurant. Good food and nice staff.

Thank Siril H
Stockholm, Sweden
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343 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We where in Vaasa staying at Central Hotel and decided to have dinner at Fransmanni. We had escargot, chanterell soup and salads and they all tasted great. Nice waiting staff helped us though the menu and the sevice was prompt. The kichen closed at 11.15 PM (!) so for us late eaters this was a real ace. The bar looked... More 

Thank Tord E
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on my bfriends birthday. I had the pepper steak, which is my favourite food, and my bfriend the salmon. As a starter you will get free white bread with some kind of tomatoe sauce, ok. The pepper steak, 100 grams, was very good..lots of pepper/flavour but a bit pricey for the amount, about 26€. I could have eaten... More 

Thank Toxx d
Herentals, Belgium
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This cosy restaurant is located in the building of Sokos Hotel. One serves Finnish specialities also there apart from the French cuisine. Prices are surprisingly low, the quality very good and the service is fast and very friendly. Too bad we only one day remained in Vaasa.

Thank huiigje53
Coral Springs, Florida
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is inside the Royal Sokos hotel. It's nice. Classic. Good menu with weekly and season specials. Right now is asparagus season and I had their perch with asparagus & mashed potatoes (pictured). Food was good but, I think it lacked some seasoning thus giving them a 4 instead of a 5. Waiter was very knowledgeable explaining the menu... More 

Thank Bethzaida T
Glomfjord, Norway
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92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent. Very good service from the staff as well. I had the sirlion, and it was perfect. I cannot imagine that it is possible to get it any better. My colleagues were also very satisfied with their food.

Thank Ron70G
Pietarsaari, Finland
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354 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I have been seeing a theater play and again I found me having dinner at Fransmanni. The restaurant is still going strong. This time I had a delicious beef and a glass of red wine, which I got free on our theater ticket.

Thank leffex
Roeselare, Belgium
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

After a long day and a check in at the Royal Vaasa hotel, my legs took me no further than Fransmanni which has its entrance in the hotel lobby. Overall it was a nice experience. The décor is a little out there; I think “kitschy” does it justice, but I did enjoy it. The waitress was very nice and helpful... More 

Thank Arne S
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Had the best potato wedges I've ever tasted, crispy outside and melting soft inside! Potato wedges come with many dishes. We were only there for a late night snack and didn't expect much but we were wrong! Atmospheric decor inside helped us have a relaxing dinner too.

Thank Yumes
Rovaniemi, Finland
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142 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

You will probably not be dining alone. The place is cosy and easy, and the menu has a good variety of almost everything. Service is friendly. The only thing I would preferred more is more local food as the menu is the same as everywhere else in Finland. Only one local specialty was introduced when I was here the last... More 

Thank suomituristi2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vaasa, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Ostrobothnia  >  Vaasa
  • Phone Number: 062128240

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?