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Rueuetli 5, Tartu, Estonia
+372 740 6890
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good32%
  • Average28%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
10 Jul 2017
“Solid Balkan meal without highs”
11 Nov 2016
“The new low of Tartu”
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European, Eastern European
$$ - $$$
Rueuetli 5, Tartu, Estonia
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

This restaurant is located on the second floor and you need to climb a relatively steep stair to reach it.I ordered a mixed grill shish kebab together with rice. It tasted as it should do so I left satisfied with my meal.

Thank Bearsm53
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We had a rough week of studying behind us and had a great plan... to eat good food at a nice restaurant in good company. This place made the week feel 10 times worse. The service was utterly terrible and the food looked and tasted...More

3  Thank Joel P
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Menu is quite interesting and foods are delicious. Also the owner is very friendly and does his job with care and love.

1  Thank Egle H
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Daily specials are sensibly priced and very tasty. I especially like their meatballs. Also try fried liver. Sadly it's hard to find - you need to find narrow door that leads to second floor between multiple street cafes. But when you do - you have...More

Thank plescheff
Reviewed 14 November 2015

I heard about this place too late, but however, I went there once. I am a Bulgarian and I heard the chef and owner is a Bulgarian too. After me and my friends tried some of the food and the traditional rakia, I asked for...More

Thank Irena_Chakarova
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

The dishes were great, tasty and authentic. The Peta cheese was great and accurately spiced. Great place. The music is mainly Greek and Hungarian.

Thank Avi D
Reviewed 13 November 2014

Had an late evening dinner. Ok food, something I'd make at home. So if you are hungry and need some food then this might be a place for you. Looking for something special? keep on looking.

Thank aixcracker
Reviewed 1 July 2014

I have been there two years ago and have no wish to go back - there are so many better places in Tartu: La Dolce Vita, Spargel, Shakespeare, Trüffe etc.

Thank Anne V
Reviewed 28 January 2013

Simple place without any pathos. Inside the restaurant looks like a bulgarian village and waitress- as that village citizen. Everything made with heart, but very dear for food you get at the end. If you are in Tartu, there is a choice!

Thank Lu L
Reviewed 18 January 2013

Excellent food, good and warm service Just go you will not regret! The kitchen is Bulgarian and Greek. The atmosphere is authentic for the Balkan countries. Suitable for dinner, and for special occasions.

Thank AniZBrussels
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 7 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rueuetli 5, Tartu, Estonia
  • Location: Europe  >  Estonia  >  Tartu County  >  Tartu
  • Phone Number: +372 740 6890
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Restaurant Balkan is the first restaurant in Tartu that offers traditional Bulgarian and Greek cuisine.
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