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“Average”
Review of Raketa Rakia Bar

Raketa Rakia Bar
Ranked #16 of 1,274 Restaurants in Sofia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Diner, Bar
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Cool atmosphere. The food was ok... Way below my expectation really overpriced and nothing special really. Service was nice

Thank vladimir p
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The place presents some nice antiquities from communism era, however the cuisine is contemporary and practically good. Medena rakia needs to be tried at all times :)

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Thank Nikolay M
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RaketaRakiaBar, Guest Relations Manager at Raketa Rakia Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Cheers, Nikolay.
Glad you enjoyed both the food and the rakia.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

The place is by no means bad, but the food is very overrated. On the positive side, the idea regarding old communism memorabilia is nice and there is wide selection of local rakia. As per the food - the menu features many traditional Bulgarian dishes, but it is not something spectacular. You can eat much better meatballs, pork chop, veal soup and salads in many other places around Sofia.
For foreigners it might be interesting to visit once, but on overall the place is very overrated and I would not recommend it for frequent visits.

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1  Thank Hideo T
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RaketaRakiaBar, Guest Relations Manager at Raketa Rakia Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank you for sharing your honest feedback - we appreciate it and take note.
Thanks for paying us a visit and wish you all the best.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

The restaurant is located in an apartment building just a little bit away from the city center (but still in walking distance) and well worth a visit. It offers contemporary Bulgarian cuisine on a competitive level in a nice and cozy atmosphere without cheap folklore elements. Instead, the restaurant is decorated with relicts from the socialist era, also not too funny as an idea, but the items are well selected and contribute to a cool atmosphere in an unobtrusive manner.

The menu offers a wide range of Bulgarian dishes, service is good, friendly and reasonably fast, and it is hard to find something to complain about in the dishes and drinks served.

The menu is just about the right size, and - because it is also your placemat - is available for the guest without asking. Regular visitors to Bulgaria will count that on the plus side. Icons for vegetarian and vegan dishes would be a little improvement.

I had to down-rate from 4 to 3 because - like many other restaurants in Sofia - Raketa Rakia Bar circumvents the smoking ban by offering a hermetically sealed, so-called "outside area" for smokers. This is a major nuisance for guests that are forced to walk through wads of smoke in order to reach the non-smoking area, not to speak of the staff working "outside".

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Thank hihosilver
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RaketaRakiaBar, Guest Relations Manager at Raketa Rakia Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to write an extensive review - and very much so, a positive one. We highly appreciate it.
Also, thank you for the remark regarding our smoking area - we have been thinking about how to accomodate this issue in colder months (in summer the area is indeed open and outdoor). So thank you for sharing your thoughts on this one.

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Fab restaurant, service was great , food was great and cocktails were great.
We visited twice for dinner on our 10 day trip to Sofia.
My Airbnb host recommended we try here and I will definitely go again when I come to Sofia later in the year.
You must try the homemade bread, it's delicious.

Thank SamT3121
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