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Balkan Seafood Restaurant

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Darlinghurst
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217 Oxford St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9331 2778
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traditional home cooked food, just as good as mama's. Quick lunch of cevapcici, potato and cabbage salad washed down with Karlovacko pivo - Croatian beer. Palacinke - crapes with walnuts and coffee to finish was just what we needed. First an hour and a bit I felt i was back on the Adriatic coast!

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Thank 56mmk1
Sydney, Australia
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221 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loads of people love this restaurant. I guess it is because of its reliable authenticity. The staff are friendly and I was welcomed at the door with a big smile. Genuinely pleased to see me. I shared the mixed grill which was enormous. I love the croation ćevapčići sausage. And I love the meat is BBQ and completely cooked and... More 

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Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Went with a friend after is birthday lunch food was prompt in coming had a seafood platter and order extra octopus the seafood was ok not the greatest , service was good overall experience ok ,would tried again.

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Sydney, Australia
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158 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

This restaurant is an institution, has been around for many years . Always had a great reputation, fabulous service , friendly staff. The food is simple, clean and fresh and tasty. We ordered the seafood platter, delicious The meat platter , delicious The home cooked chips, delicious The grilled octopus, delicious The stuffed cabbage leaves, delicious The Nutella crepes delicious... More 

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Thank aus66
London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner shared a seafood platter and it was just superb! The house wine was ok, not amazing but not bad, if your on a budget. Only thing that kind of let it down was the service, it wasn't the warmest. Other than that a great choice if you like seafood or grilled meats!

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Thank Alexander B
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is a Sydney Institution with over 30 years of history. The unique flavour of the male bark grill and traditional meat and seafood dishes or Bubas (Croatian for Grandmother)hand cut potatoe chips. Wether it be the cabbage and potatoe salad or the Sarma or the Scotch fillet on the wood fired grill. You need to make sure no matter... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Always a awesome feed here at the Balkan seafood ... we had the meat and seafood platter for two and it was definitely enough for two. Great atmosphere in the restaurant and it was a Thursday night. Service was still very good with the table well serviced. Thanks Balkan

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Thank Michael W
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Grilled octopus and calamaris were so tender (no disappointing rubbery taste what so ever) and delicious. The seafood spaghetti was so full of seafood that we were (pleasantly) surprised! The Greek salad was the least impressive dish that night but we were happy to have fresh veggies to crunch on. Would be a perfect dinner spot after a movie at... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Flown in from Perth and looking for something open st 930pm. Stumbled into this friendly restaurant where everything is freshly cooked on the grill. My partner had the calamari and I had the traditional Croatian pola pola meat dish with cabbage salad. Very tasty.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Went here with some work colleagues and wasn't sure what to expect - from the outside, the appearance doesn't give much away and I was not sure what to expect of Croatian food. I was very surprised just how good it was and the service was excellent. Leave it to the staff to make the recommendations - it won't disappoint.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 41
Cuisine
Seafood, Barbecue, European, Croatian, Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
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 2778

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Darlinghurst
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. Vintage lovers flock to Crown Street, and small designer boutiques can be found along Victoria and Bourke Streets. Dining in Darlinghurst is a gastronomic adventure. Food from all over the world is on the menu, from American ribs to tapas, sushi to gelato and every ethnicity in between.
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