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Vaakahuoneen Paviljonki

££ - £££
Pizza, Scandinavian, Seafood, European
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Linnankatu 38, Turku 20100, Finland
+358 3 5825153300
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Turku, Finland
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93 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 you hungry maybe take pizza and enjoy the live music (mostly jazz/dixie type of music)

Thank Kreivi
Turku, Finland
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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188 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 and going, many there just for their pints or to listen/dance to live music often... More 

Thank Eric_Greeney
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 choise.

Thank Ritva L
Watford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

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 food. Alina the front of house person was able to answer most of my questions... More 

Thank June L
Karioskari K, Omistaja at Vaakahuoneen Paviljonki, responded to this review

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

Turku, Finland
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123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 good. You have to order the food yourself at the counter so it is self... More 

Thank Tukano
Karioskari K, Omistaja at Vaakahuoneen Paviljonki, responded to this review

Thank you! Welcome again 😄 More 

Turku, Finland
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66 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Have enjoyed coming here every year for the past six years but the past few years it's losing it's appeal slowly - the food isn't as good as it was, pizzas are ok but the a la carte menu is pretty much burgers or meat with fries. The other low point is the music, the bohemio social club seems to... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

We went for the lunch buffet and there was a great range of very traditional dishes from the archipelago, including salads, warm main courses and dessert. The fish dishes were all amazing as well as the brown bread from archipelago. Excellent food all in all and represents traditional cuisine fantastically. Not too pricey either!

Thank Vesavius
Raisio, Finland
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

Vaakahuoneen Paviljonki is promising: the surrounding and the atmosphere are nice. Terrace area is spatious and warm with help of the heating lamps, and the location is excellent by the river Aura, close enough to the city center, however a bit further away to avoid the noisiest crouds in the evenings. Consider the self service when you plan your visit.... More 

Thank MsQuality
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Sunday- brunch with a friend. Buffeetables full of food. But. Herrings tasted and feld rotten! Fried halloumi was fried when? It tasted old. Warm dishes included tasteless chicken, convenience food- meatballs and mashed fish- something. Was it also from yesterday? Dessert was worth laughing: berries from the freezer! And it's the best berry-season in Finland!!!! Restaurant was full of staff... More 

Thank Anne Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Pizza, Scandinavian, Seafood, European
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, 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
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Linnankatu 38, Turku 20100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southwest Finland  >  Turku
  • Phone Number: +358 3 5825153300
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?