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Balkan

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European, Eastern European, Central European
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Ruutli 5, Tartu, Estonia
+372 740 6890
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12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 like it came straight from the mens bathroom. It is unbeliable to realise that we... More 

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2 Thank Joel P
Estonia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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1 Thank Egle H
Tartu, Estonia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 plenty of space as there's rarely any customers at lunch time (this also means that... More 

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Thank plescheff
Shumen, Bulgaria
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 the owner. The waitress was confused... haha, but she called him. There are not many... More 

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Thank Irena_Chakarova
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Avi D
Porvoo, Finland
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank aixcracker
Tartu, Tartumaa, Estonia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Anne V
Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Lu L
Brussels
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank AniZBrussels
Sion, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2012

Came up the stairs not knowing what to expect; warm welcome and thankfully they speak English. Menu wide choice so we had several dishes to taste Balkan food. Best were the mussels(which would easily be ten times the price in a French restaurant). Food came after short wait, freshly cooked and piping hot. Would recommend this place as a warm... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 15
Cuisine
European, Eastern European, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ruutli 5, Tartu, Estonia
  • Location: Europe  >  Estonia  >  Tartu County  >  Tartu
  • Phone Number: +372 740 6890
Description
Restaurant Balkan is the first restaurant in Tartu that offers traditional Bulgarian and Greek cuisine.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?