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Hovioikeudenpuistikko 15, Vaasa 65100, Finland
+358 20 7345400
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every thing was good (pasta, meat, burger) A good place to eat with friends or in family. The waiter was polite and professional.

Thank cucpoil
fondis, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Fondis, responded to this review

Hi cucpoil, Thank you for rating our restaurant. Our kitchen and service staff will appreciate your comments. Thank you again. More 

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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

Had Fondis burger one day and Mussels second day and everything was well prepared and very good. The friends who were with me, ate meat on both days and they were also very satisfied. The only thing that gives a small minus was that one waiter was almost rude and just "threw" up the order.

Thank Anna W
fondis, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Fondis, responded to this review

Hello Anna W, We are so glad to hear that our food was to your and your friends liking and took the time to write this review. What comes to the waiter, I'll take this up in our next personnel meeting. Thank you again and enjoy the coming spring. More 

Vaasa, Finland
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161 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Went there for dinner and we were very satisfied. Atmosphere was nice and everything went well. They have a lot of various alternatives to eat. Recomend to reserve places in advance on friday and saturday.

Thank Uffe38
fondis, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Fondis, responded to this review

Hi Uffe38, Thank you for your comments. Our staff is glad to hear positive feedback. You are right about making reservations on weekends it is highly recommended although we do try to find a place for all. More 

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70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We had a burger (housemade)!!! And Iberico steaks:) excellent food and good service! Definitely worth going to. Location is also very nice.

Thank Erwin K
fondis, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Fondis, responded to this review

Hi Erwin K! We all were so glad to hear your visit to our restaurant and the City of Vaasa was pleasant. If you shall visit Vaasa again, please do visit us too. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

We visited Fondis on a wet Tuesday afternoon, 1300hrs, for lunch. At this time, even considering the rain, one might have expected a few punters to be about, however, the place was empty! And such a Great Central Location. Strange. We ordered and waited and waited. Finally, our orders arrived - Very Average! Thank You Fondis. Sadly we will not... More 

Thank alx22015
fondis, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Fondis, responded to this review

Hi alx, I'm sorry to hear you did not have a pleasant stay at our Place. I will be taking this up with our personnel. More 

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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

It was very difficult to find a place for dinner in Vaasa on a Tuesday night and after a never ending search we found this. The clientele on the terrace did not create the idea of a nice restaurant, but thankfully the inside is kinda naturally divided into a clear pub area and separate dining area. The service we got... More 

Thank Miikka H
fondis, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Fondis, responded to this review

Hi Miikka! Thank you for your review. On Tuesdays throughout the whole summer we have a blues night on the street so I guess our terrace was filled with people having drinks rather than dinner guests. Glad to hear you had good service, I'll be sure to tell our personnel that. I was quite surprised to hear that you did... More 

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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

You will not leave hungry if you're here for lunch. I prefer the place lunch time anyway, since the salad buffet is great and the place is often packed, especially during a hot summer day on the terrace. But that's the way this place should be experienced. Prices are not cheap, but at least you won't have to eat for... More 

Thank Mikajussi
fondis, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Fondis, responded to this review

Hi Mikajussi! Thank you for your comments. We are glad to hear that you like our lunch. What comes to our pricing I would say that ours is rather reasonable when considering what you get for 11,60. It is true that we have cheaper lunch places here, but none of them has similar size salad buffet nor table service for... More 

Vaasa, Finland
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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

I have visited this bar several times. For drinks only and now I tried their lunch as well. For having drinks this place is perfect - located in the middle of the city, professional bartenders who can make suggestions, clean and unique seating areas in several different lounges. The drinks are a bit pricey, though, but they are worth the... More 

Thank Ainom
fondis, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at Fondis, responded to this review

Hi Ainom! It is nice to hear you have liked our drinks and establishment. For me it is rather difficult to comment on the main course you had for lunch, but I could assume it was a breaded steak and those tend to draw a lot of butter while being fried. Other dishes on the menu were most likely low... More 

Rapperswil, Switzerland
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198 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Located conveniently down town Vaasa, this restaurant was suggested by the hotel. Food was very nice but the portions are definitely not big enough vs. cost. We complained about the main course' size (we were all very hungry) and as compensation were offered free desert. The concept of selling food here should be reconsidered... Staff was friendly.

Thank erbr63
fondis, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Fondis, responded to this review

Hi erbr63 Thank you for appreciating our restaurant. It is nice to hear you found our food and service good. I'm sad you didn't find our dish sizes adequate, but I hope the dessert worked as a compensation and you didn't leave our establishment hungry. Thank you for visiting us and your feedback is much appreciated. More 

Vienna, Wien, Austria
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168 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

having enjoyed the first outdoors lunch day of the season, we had a great time with salad bar and tasty asparagus omelette and a small sweet with coffee to round up a deliciously prepared lunch menue.

Thank bwoe
fondis, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Fondis, responded to this review

Hi Bwoe! Thank you for your kind words. It always feels good to hear that we have succeeded. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
European, Bar, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hovioikeudenpuistikko 15, Vaasa 65100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Ostrobothnia  >  Vaasa
  • Phone Number: +358 20 7345400

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