We are situated on a famous local beauty spot, where the River Kymijoki meets the sea, only three kilometres from the interesting city of Kotka.
Keisarinsatama means the Emperor's Harbor. The name is part of this area's history from the end of 18 century when the Emperor of Russia and Grand Duke of Finland, Alexander III, spend time at the Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge. When he arrived to the lodge, the Emperor's ship was anchored here where our restaurant is located. Ever since this place was called Emperor's Harbor which was chosen as the name of our restaurant.
The history of this building
The old Kotka Steam Brewery (Kotkan Höyrypanimo) started it's operations here in this building on the 22 of August, 1895 and was operating until 1967. Brewery's own brewed beer was called UKKO.
Restaurant Keisarinsatama is located in this Kotkan Höyrypanimo (Kotka Steam Brewery) building.
Full-malt, unfiltered UKKO beer was named after the Kotka Steam Brewery's old UKKO beer. When you visit us, you definately have to taste the UKKO beer because it is only served here in our restaurant.
Inside the old, impressive walls, lies a modern, 120 seats restaurant with fine cuisine. During the summer months there is a landing stage for our customers who prefer to travel by boat. On the welcoming 100 seats terrace with sea view, our clients may sample exquisite food, sip cool wine and marvel at the breathtaking sunset and surrounding scenery.
At the terrace you can enjoy good food and drinks either at sunlight or in the shadow of trees. Astonishing sunset complete a perfect day by the sea.
The pier is in free use for guests.
We are a children-friendly restaurant, we have kids menu and high chairs for the little ones.
Free parking area is located in front of the restaurant.
You are very welcome to taste our fine cuisine and enjoy the scenery.