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“swing with the food”
Review of Vaakahuone

Vaakahuone
Ranked #97 of 325 Restaurants in Turku
Price range: $0 - $22
Cuisines: Seafood
Description: 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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Description: 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.
Turku, Finland
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251 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“swing with the food”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Offers decent food with free entertainment (we had a jazz & swing band). be aware that the food has to be ordered from the counter, although the waitress will bring it to your table. So partly self service. Nice atmosphere, popular with the "older people". (we at our mid forties felt youngish!)

Visited July 2013
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  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

Due to an unexpected close of another restaurant, we found this place via Tripadvisor and it's a pleasant surprise that we had a very nice meal here. The buffet dinner had already ended so we ordered ala carte. Friend had a burger and fries, while I took the grilled chicken. My dish was a simple one but it tasted really good. Friend enjoyed his burger too. The large place, which is almost full, is lively with live music and people dancing. It's by the river so it's a nice place to have a beer and enjoy the view.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Ling Y
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Turku, Finland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“great place”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

Great place next to river. Good buffet and cheap, value for money. Seafood buffet table was great and huge. Salads can be better.

  • Visited August 2012
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Anacortes, Washington
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480 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Watch the people and ships on the river go bu as you eat your buffet lunch / dinner”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

A pretty good buffet selection can be had here. Fish is the specialty here with several different types of fish being offered.

The staff is English speaking for the non Finn, and is attentive and friendly.

If you have a car, parking can be a problem, but not insurmountable.

I had the buffet lunch.

A good salad bar is also available.

This is a great place to have lunch in the summer because you can sit outside.

Being next to the river, it is a great place to watch people walking by, or boats going up and down the river.

Next time if you are in Turku, stop buy. With the great buffet, everyone in your party will find something to their liking for luch or dinner.

  • Visited August 2012
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Turku, Finland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“good food, and music (jazz)nice place”
Reviewed March 29, 2012

Fantastic glamour, Nice, good food, atmosfare is very nice aand greatful go ex. with your friends and start evening, this must see

Visited July 2011
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