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Balkan Seafood Restaurant

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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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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 

Thank asiandub1
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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133 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank David W
Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Travellingbeaver
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been going to this restaurant for over a year and the food and service never disappoints. The grilled octopus is fantastic as well as mussels, John Dory and Barramundi. I've actually never had a bad dish and all come fresh and really tasty. We also shared a few grilled meats and they were all delicious. Above all the atmosphere... More 

Thank 241kateo
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Five of us came here for dinner midweek and we all were so pleased that we visited. Though some of the dishes that we wanted to order were unavailable, it really didn't matter too much. Our waitress, who was charming, helpful and welcoming, suggested that we leave it to her to decide what we ate and we agreed after giving... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Grilled prawns, bbq octopus , fillet steak and cevapi . Everything perfectly cooked and lovely friendly service

Thank paul a
Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This place never fails, been eating here for 2 decades. Basic good quality food cooked to perfection. Char grilled polo polo and balkan salad, seafood and excellent eastern european home cooked food. Reasonably priced. Staff are pleasant however busy. Sydneysiders know this place and return time and time again.

Thank joseD1465UH
Sydney, Australia
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We had dinner with another couple and ordered a couple of meat/seafood platters. Tasted great with a wide variety of items on each. Plenty of food. Service was OK but not fantastic. Friendly but just not right on the spot. A bit of a tight squeeze

Thank Davenbeth
Singapore, Singapore
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Was introduced to this place by a relative. I wouldn't have thought twice about coming here if not for the introduction, due to its very normal shop front. But after the first time, it was so good that I had to come back for one more meal before I flew off from Sydney. On both occasions, I went for an... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

After reading recent reviews about the poor service, I was apprehensive even though my first experience dining there in Feb this year was very good. The restaurant was quite full but the manager was the only one serving. most of the customers look like regulars. As anticipated, we had little attention but relied on googling searches for assistance to figure... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$41
Seafood, Barbecue, Italian, Mediterranean, European, Australian, Eastern European, Croatian
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Darlinghurst

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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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