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Reviewed 26 October 2021

A rainy working day in mid October probably caused that we were the only party dining that evening. So we had a private waitress. She was really needed, since the restaurant´s menu describes dishes with only two words. All courses were prepared with several minor...components and decorations, making them like fine dining. Unfortunately the taste was mostly only average - by no means they were not bad but not quite the quality we had expected. The restaurant has been built with style into an old ware-house next to the harbour. Unfortunately, this time, as there were no other customers, it lacked a normal restaurant atmosphere.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 24 August 2021

We had awesome dinner, the waitress was really in the right place, she could read our atmosphere and nail the experience with excellent service and recommendations! Food was very fine and good quality, steak was cooked to perfection just the way we wanted. I had...two appetizers, main course, dessert and at least 3 glasses of wine and my bill was about 100 euros. Definitely worth it!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 August 2021

The place is nice, something different, something fancy, something you don´t usually find in little towns like Lappeenranta. Service was friendly. Food was tasty but portions were REALLY small and also too expensive :( Water costs also 2,5e no matter if you also drink a...bottle of wine. This is fine dining for sure! That´s a pity because I would love to recommend this restaurant but I´m not sure if I think I want to?More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 20 July 2021

A week ago we had our wedding anniversary with my wife, and decided to celebrate it with our friend couple at Wanha makasiini. We checked the menu in advance, the ready created "Keittiömestarin menu" seemed like a perfect match for us. So, we booked a...table, and arrived to the restaurant in good time. The waitress guided us to our table, and took our first drink orders. As she came back with our drinks, we were ready to make our orders. Three of us ordered the Keittiömestarin menus with recommended wine packages, but my wife had to order separate entry course and main course because of her special diet. The waitress took our orders, and at this point everything seemed to be ok. After a few minutes the waitress comes back to inform us that the kitchen refuses to serve three menus if also my wife doesn´t also order the same menu. No matter how simplified we tried to explain to the waitress that my wife has a special diet and she can´t eat the menus courses, the waitress still refused to serve our orders including only three menus. At this point my wife was so disappointed and frustrated to the whole situation, that she decided to leave the restaurant. Friday night at 20.30 - what a perfect time to search for a free table from other restaurants.. Must say, that the restaurant policy is a stupid one. This time it lead to discriminating treatment, what a shameful event all in all. I strongly advice to avoid this restaurant.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 13 July 2021

We had a lunch for two adults and two kids. We took tuna and salmon for adults and beef kabab for kids. The meals were delicious and of high quality ingredients. Very good value for money and pleasant place.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 10 July 2021 via mobile

Our choice was Chef's Menu with wine package. It was really one of the best menus i have ever eaten. Nice combination of salty and sweet flavors with lots of local fresh ingredients. Waitresses were experts and told us lot of details of dishes and...wines. If you love fine dining, Wanha Makasiini is your choice. We will come back.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 2 July 2021 via mobile

Nice athmosphere. Food was good except for smoky potatoes, which tasted of merely SMOKE. They were uneatable. We mentioned that to the waitress and she only apologized that they were not of our taste. Also the restaurant charged 2,5€ for tap water. Pretty expensive water,...I think.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 September 2019 via mobile

So far never had a bad experience there. Probably one of my favorite choices in LPR. Reservation is recommended since we've had to go somewhere else couple times due to full restaurant. It's time to book a table again soon :)

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed 18 August 2019 via mobile

Place has great atmosphere and the service was very helpful and nice. Most of the main courses we ordered were on the salty side.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 17 August 2019

Having a late summer dinner here was one of the best I've had in Finland. Friendly service combined with tasty (not too expensive) food was all I needed. It might seem to have an odd location, but do give it a chance. Especially the dessert...I had was something truly special. Nearly fine dining but affordable pricing.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Wanha Makasiini Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4