LOKYS is the second-generation family restaurant in Vilnius run by siblings. Co-owner Evaldas inherited the restaurant 20 years ago from his mother, who worked here all her life. He currently oversees the service and usually works as a host. Sister Rita has a passion for food and wine just like her mother. Now she is a qualified sommelier and restaurant chef, boasting the diploma of prestigious Cordon Bleu Culinary School.

Our chef Rita co-operated with the historians and researched the history of Lithuanian culinary to reclaim local gastronomy heritage. For curious readers we recommend BBC Travel article on Lithuanian cuisine and its forgotten tastes.

In 2018, Rita renewed restaurant’s menu and combined olden recipes with core principles of modern cuisine – natural and healthy products and modern technologies. So the restaurant became the House of Forest Foods (berries, mushrooms, nuts and game), featuring historical stories about Lithuanian Grand Dukes and their manors.

Opened more than 50 years ago, LOKYS is the oldest family-run restaurant in Vilnius. Our family aims to preserve its traditions and historical heritage. Located in the Medieval Merchant House, restaurant rooms are a time travel to the centuries of the past (full tour of the House). 

The oldest part of the building is restaurants’ Olden Basement room from 15th century; Gothic cellars are an example of 16th century architecture. Ground floor features unique Baroque style room, painted with restored frescoes from 18th century, while Wine and Small Wine Rooms are decorated in Classical interior style. The restaurant also offers an outside seating throughout the high season.

A small Lithuanian gourmet food shop LOKYS Deli has recently opened its doors in the restaurant. We selected delicacies and drinks of farmers and small-scale producers from all around Lithuania for you to taste and experience authentic Lithuanian products. Welcome!