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Local cuisine, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
“By the sea, friendly, fresh and laid-back” At the quay of Kalaranta you will find us along with the most spectacular view in Vaasa. Faros Restaurant is an old lightship that came to Vaasa in 1989 and has ever since worked as a restaurant. After an extensive renovation, the new Faros opened up its doors to a totally renewed and freshened restaurant in May 2013. 2018 we expanded and opened a second restaurant in connection to our terrace. We call it FYR. FYR has high ceilings and a true panoramic view of the sea. We will make sure that you feel comfortable here from April to December. In our bright restaurant you can enjoy the sea view, have a wonderful à la carte dinner or toast to celebrations.
US$11 - US$39
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
European, Scandinavian
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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All reviews perch filet burger nice sea view beautiful restaurant nice atmosphere excellent food terrace summer mojito stylish interior
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Reviewed 9 August 2020

Business meeting in Faros provided us with a great location, wonderful service, and excellent food. All dishes ordered were tasty and laid out beautifully. My asparagus soup and steak dinner were spot on, excellent choices. Also, our clients and colleagues dishes received excellent feedback and...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 6 August 2020 via mobile

Quite a busy place, but it didn't bother us at all. They had live music at the time too. The staff was friendly, service was quick and the food delicious. One of the better chicken burgers I've had. Also the baked potato with skagen (shrimps...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 30 July 2020 via mobile

Good food from fresh ingredients with lots of local stuff too. The perch was great both as fillets and in burger. Fast and polite service even though place was near full. Pleasant terrace at waterfront for eating outside.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 25 July 2020 via mobile

Booked a table inside, as the weather was unstable (as ever). The interior was a pleasant surprise, with sea views from the windows. Perch was again excellent, and service friendly.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 23 July 2020 via mobile

We had lunch in Faros with a fried and absolutely enjoyed the experience. The restaurant is cozy and stylish, it is filled with daylight and has a nice sea view. The service was great and the food was really delicious. The hand made ice cream...More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 24 June 2020 via mobile

We had a late dinner here and there was nothing special about what we had it was ok and it felt like you paid for the view. I would have given it 1 star but our server was 5 star in every way and made...More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 15 June 2020 via mobile

Another business lunch, this time at Faros. Covid-19 had messed up eating out for so long, that it was a pleasure to be able to eat out again after so long. There were four different options to choose from, and we all happened to prefer...More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 1 June 2020 via mobile

First day of summer. Great location at the seaside. Outdoor dining at summer time strongly recommended. I had the Crispy Chicken salad which was good. Summer weather & cold beer, what more can you ask.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 23 May 2020

This place is perfect for dinner in summers with an amazing sea view. I went with friends and we ordered Salmon and burgers, they were served with coleslaw but it was scanty. The food was overall good but it was little over-priced, may be charged...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 25 July 2019 via mobile

we were there for lunch. very nice salmon risotto dish, nicely located. enough space outside. will come again.

Date of visit: July 2019
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  • Faros is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4