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Zara iz duvara . The Singing Nettle

Dzenetica Cikma Bb, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
+387 62 147 300
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  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Eastern European, Soups, Healthy, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Dzenetica Cikma Bb, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Interesting place to visit.. Good atmosphere, good bosnian food, live music.. My recommendation to visit..

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Emir_saraj
Reviewed 4 days ago

LOVE Zara iz Duvara - its one of the best restaurants in Sarajevo and consistently offers up excellent Bosnian cuisine (the klepe with nettle pesto is hands down amazing) with ambiance that can't be beat. Wednesday nights also feature live music. Dietary restrictions can be...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank missrene25
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Nettle is an unappreciated, underutilized ingredient, and I was thrilled to find this gem of a restaurant in Sarajevo which specializes in some dishes with nettle. It was so good the first time that my husband and I visited it twice in one week. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Theos_leftluggage
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

This is a place you should visit when you go to sarajevo, a small traditional restaurant with homecooked meals and a lovely atmosphere. If you dont know the dishes, ask the staff for a recommendation. They wil take the time for you and help you...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Maik J
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

A taste that you should never miss in Sarajevo. Homemade food with hospitality! A peaceful atmosphere you should try the delicious oriental spices cooked with love.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank drsuada
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

I absolute love this place! It’s home cooking at its finest with absolutely lovely staff. I recommend going earlier in the evening (around 5:30/6:00) as it’s quite a small restaurant and it can get exceptionally busy. But if you’re prepared to make a night of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank EeT44
Reviewed 20 August 2018

A small, cozy restaurant in downtown Sarajevo, with a pretty decor. We had a very nice dinner; in my case it was a mushroom soup and then a mixed platter with meat skewers, dolma, grilled vegetables... very good. The owner/server is a pleasant lady. The...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank YouBeeTs
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Tucked in a side street, we found great food and service. The nettle rakia is only for the brave! Well worth a visit

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sclax
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

First time I’ve ever felt I needed to write a review. Arrived and it took 20mins to take out order. The food then took a further 90minutes to arrive. The food at best was mediocre. I have traveled the Balkans extensively and the food has...More

Date of visit: August 2018
3  Thank Kimberley J
zara_iz_duvara, Owner at Zara iz duvara . The Singing Nettle, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Kimberley J All guests for the past couple of nights of incredible rushhours were informed of the waiting line to be served. This is minimum we can do to ensure our guests satisfaction, bearing in mind we are only one chef in the kitchen and...More

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing Bosnian typical interiors, lovely vintage with a modern touch. We had to wait like 1 hour to start eating something but the ambience was so lovely we didn’t care. A guy with a guitar and a girl with a violin played next table with...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank matteomanca
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Mohsen K
29 May 2018|
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Response from zara_iz_duvara | Property representative |
Dear Mohsen, thank you for your inquiry. We cannot accept the card but ATM is available in the closest vicinity of the restaurant. I hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you in the near future.
Mohsen K
29 May 2018|
Response from zara_iz_duvara | Property representative |
Dear Mohsen K, We can only accept payments in cash. However there are several ATMs nearby. Best regards, Sabiba
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 2 - USD 10
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dzenetica Cikma Bb, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Location: Europe  >  Bosnia and Herzegovina  >  Sarajevo Canton  >  Sarajevo
  • Phone Number: +387 62 147 300
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Story about "Zara iz duvara" is truly inspired by nature from its very beginnings. Literal translation is "Nettle from a Wall", where we put nettles on pedestal as one of the finest gifts of nature. Nettles have incredible application in alternative medicine, agriculture, cuisine. They say if nettle grew in limited locations and in limited amounts on the planet, it would be more valuable than gold, thanks to its precious health benefits. It contains many minerals and vitamins, as well as folic acid and fiber. "Duvar" represents a wall, most specifically a wall encompassing an estate, and nettles that grow "from a wall" is actually the first defense an enemy would approach. By growing even "from duvar", it symbolizes the indestructible power of nature, which survives despite all the difficulties and external influences, it always find a way toward life, and continues to provide its best, without asking anything in return, even though it is often considered weed which is to be eradicated - thus serving as a reminder that the best things in life are often taken for granted, even though they are there at the touch of our hand. Such is the case with real home-made cuisine in the world today, which is more and more replaced with fast foods thanks to a hectic lifestyle we live by today. Thus we have made it a point here at "Zara iz duvara" to prepare dishes in accordance with traditional family recipes, we one sole wish in the heart: to bring to your table that feeling of love and care which can only be found at mother's kitchen table. Within our daily offer we prepare typical dishes of traditional Bosnian cuisine: Bosnian pot, ćevabs (slow-cooked stews), okra with veal, klepe (home-style ravioli), dolma and sarma, tripes, and many others. Ingredients for particular dishes are somewhat different depending on the season, because we are dedicated to selecting only those finest gifts of nature for preparation our dishes that currently grow in nearby fields and forests. Most of these wonderful traditional dishes are slow-cooked in earthenware pots for major part of the day. As part of our special daily offer, we prepare certain dishes that are not typically found in traditional restaurants any more, such as bumbar or lamb roast with prunes and walnuts. We also aim to revive some neglected foods, so you will have the opportunity to taste dishes with barley, soups with millet, home-made juices from hand-picked mountain herbs, compotes, home-made chutney and various other specialties. And alongside everything - nettles is omnipresent! In form of home-made juice, our very own nettle pesto, pies or prepared with potatoes a la Dalmata with fish and seafood. We cordially invite you to discover your favorite flavor in "Zara iz duvara"'s authentic offer!
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