Restaurant Vaakku

We´re open only by request.

Table-reservations, company-reservations etc. phone: +358 44 986 4925 or by email:

A restaurant in the middle of the most beautiful Kotka archipelago – Restaurant Vaakku

Restaurant Vaakku offers its customers an unforgettable experience in terms of both setting and food. Restaurant Vaakku is located in Varissaari, Kotka, about a ten-minute boat ride from the continent. Between June and August, the restaurant’s own ferry m/s Klippan takes passengers to the island once every hour, and will also pick passengers up by special request, if needed. For its menu, Restaurant Vaakku relies on only the best fresh ingredients – come and taste the catch of the day or the most delicious steaks of Tamminen’s Rotukarja.

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Varissaari is an excellent place for day trips

Restaurant Vaakku is located in Varissaari, which has been a favorite site for trips for the people of Kotka for over a century. The island has an eventful history, and there are still various monuments to commemorate it. Today, the island offers various recreational activities, such as rental of SUP boards. Find out more about Varissaari and what it has to offer.

The Rento Bar & Lounge and Winter Café are also at your service on the island

In the summer, Varissaari also has the Rento Bar & Lounge located near Restaurant Vaakku and the beach, which offers live music as well as drinks. Snacks for hikers on winter weekends are served by Vaakku’s Winter Café.

Saunaboat on Varissaari or the waves

Restaurant Vaakku’s excellent selection of services expands even further when the restaurant’s new sauna ferry, the Saunaboat, is launched this summer. The Saunaboat offers its passengers an opportunity to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Varissaari straight from the pews of a sauna, and on the sea, no less.

You can rent the Saunaboat for your own group at the shore of Vaakku, where its capacity is 15-20 people. With a driver, you can fit in 12 people, and the Saunaboat’s big, wood-heated sauna allows travelers to bathe further out in the sea. Read more about the Saunaboat!

Reserve a table or ask for more information

You can make a table reservation at Restaurant Vaakku by calling 044 986 4925 or by sending e-mail to You can send other questions and offer requests for things like workplace health promotion days and private functions outside the summer season to our e-mail or through our contact form.