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Balkan Seafood Restaurant

217 Oxford St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9331 7670
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“cabbage salad” (6 reviews)
“seafood” (33 reviews)
“meat platter” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Eastern European, Croatian
$$ - $$$
217 Oxford St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not much to say about this restaurant other than the staff tried hard but frankly we didn't enjoy the food. We ordered mixed platters to share among 4 people. It was mostly badly overcooked, tough and a bit bland. When we asked for the wine...More

Thank Paul2706
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Always enjoy dining at the Balkan Seafood in Oxford St! A large open plan dining area, with comfortably spaced seating. Father and daughter team looked after us like silkworms as did our favourite waiter, Alex! Seafood and Eastern European dishes off the grill are all...More

Thank TravellerQF
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Please do not go here. We paid for our meal, the lady large waitress apologised for bumping us all night. All that was said was, yes you did! (Mind you she had pushed into my elderly friend n wasn't apologetic at the time). Anyway was...More

1  Thank Buffet8
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Visited last night with a group of friends and the staff were very accommodating when we arrived with an extra person. The sea food platters were generous and delicious. I also particularly enjoyed the accompanying potato salad. I’d definitely return on a future trip to...More

Thank MysterySteve
Reviewed 3 November 2017

It's now called de spot Balkan. I can agree they do seafood well, all mine were cooked perfectly. I had a marinara. Pasta was greasiest I've ever had and had a lot of hair in it. I suspect it was deliberate as I got a...More

2  Thank Mike S
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I lived in Europe for a while and this restaurant reminds me how they do it in Croatia. Silver plates. Charcoal seafood. No muss no fuss service. Wavered between friendly and gruff. Lovely atmosphere - was one of the few places in the area that...More

Thank Damien G
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This was my first visit. I had been up since 5 a.m. In Sydney for work and what is a man to do before hunting on Oxford. Because of where I was staying I came across this place on my way towards Taylor Square. It...More

Thank Travis G
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great restaurant to go with friends. Service is good. They make excellent steaks and chips. Their signature Balkan Salad is Croatian potato salad and cabbage. It is delicious. Another tasty dish is white bait. It is crispy and not greasy.The restaurant is...More

Thank AvivaElie
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Place is vibrant and noisy but food is fabulous, nothing fancy but very good honest food, with extremely generous helpings. I have been there many times but on the last visit the BBQ octopus and prawns were exceptionally good.

Thank Les F
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I used to go to the Balkan in the past and always enjoyed the service and the food. This time it was a great disappointment. Entering the restaurant my guest and I were met with such a great noise. The live music was so loud...More

Thank ole b
Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney,
Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other
suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and
1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret
passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of
Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues
feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 41
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Oxford St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Darlinghurst
  • Neighbourhood: Darlinghurst
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9331 7670
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