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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with a friend after is birthday lunch food was prompt in coming had a seafood platter and order extra octopus the seafood was ok not the greatest , service was good overall experience ok ,would tried again.

Thank Citizengastronaut
Sydney, Australia
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159 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant is an institution, has been around for many years . Always had a great reputation, fabulous service , friendly staff. The food is simple, clean and fresh and tasty. We ordered the seafood platter, delicious The meat platter , delicious The home cooked chips, delicious The grilled octopus, delicious The stuffed cabbage leaves, delicious The Nutella crepes delicious... More 

Thank aus66
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner shared a seafood platter and it was just superb! The house wine was ok, not amazing but not bad, if your on a budget. Only thing that kind of let it down was the service, it wasn't the warmest. Other than that a great choice if you like seafood or grilled meats!

Thank Alexander B
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a Sydney Institution with over 30 years of history. The unique flavour of the male bark grill and traditional meat and seafood dishes or Bubas (Croatian for Grandmother)hand cut potatoe chips. Wether it be the cabbage and potatoe salad or the Sarma or the Scotch fillet on the wood fired grill. You need to make sure no matter... More 

Thank Adrian C
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always a awesome feed here at the Balkan seafood ... we had the meat and seafood platter for two and it was definitely enough for two. Great atmosphere in the restaurant and it was a Thursday night. Service was still very good with the table well serviced. Thanks Balkan

Thank Michael W
Sydney, Australia
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 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 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 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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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

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 29 December 2016

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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155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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, Eastern European, Croatian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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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