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“I've had better in Bulgaria, but OK”
Review of Chervenata Kashta

Chervenata Kashta
Ranked #729 of 1,140 Restaurants in Sofia
Cuisines: Barbecue, European
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Oborishte
Description: These is one of two same named restaurants, both in Sofia, Bulgaria. The old and gorgous Red House is situated at 33, Parchevich Str. If you are one of those curious travellers who prefer to walk through smaller, narrow streets, you will hardly miss Chervenata Kashta (the Red House). It is indisputably a big red house, which stands out from the rest of the houses and buildings around it. It is one of the oldest preserved houses in Sofia, recognized as a cultural monument. During summer the garden of the Red House is simply fantastic! Luckily the tables are big enough, because it will not be easy to pick one dish only! The food is delicious and the menu is very rich. The Red House serves also pizza baked in a charcoal oven and many vegetarian dishes. There is a good selection of fresh fish to choose from. Everyweek (from 8 pm on) you can enjoy the delicious meals of the house while listening to live music - very 'live' and very entertaining because the performers are passionate proffessionals in a different styles of music. The Red House really wants you to feel as relaxed as at home...And loves the little ones too! In fact they have a small 'children's restaurant' where the kids can play, draw and socialize.
Reviewed 17 August 2012

This is clearly a popular restaurant, since it was quite busy even on a weekday evening.

I first ordered pork kavarma (a Bulgarian speciality) but the waitress advised me against it since she said they didn't have "the right kind of meat" and I might therefore be disappointed with the result. In the end I went with her recommendation, which turned out to be a simple pork steak in mushroom sauce. It was perfectly acceptable but really had nothing particularly notable about it. The other guests at our table seemed happy with their meals.

At a little over 50Lv. for five meals and drinks for everyone, it wasn't the cheapest restaurant in Bulgaria I've visited, but of course being in Sofia, I guess that's only to be expected.

Service was friendly and efficient.

Thank chrissw
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Reviewed 17 June 2012

Food was average Bulgerian fare, at slightly above-average price. But what really spoiled it for us was our Server, who had a real attitude problem -- which, it seemed, was due in no small part to our being 'foreigners' (or as he falsely assumed 'rich tourists'). Beginning with our wine selection, when our first request for a bottle of Rose was rejected by our server allegedly because they were out of stock, we asked about the different House Wines (available by Liter, 1/2 Ltr., 1/4 Liter, glass), and he said ALL of them were horrible and he would not recommend. Then, after I pointed to a Reserve Mavud for a fair price of 15 Lv., he also said not a good choice, and immediately recommended one of the pricier wines for 28 Lv. I wasted no time saying it was too pricey, and I would stick with our choice. BTW -- Throughout our meal, we saw many of the local Bulgarian diners happily enjoying their House Wine by the glass. Then when it came time to ordering various dishes, every one I asked about he said he would not recommend ANY of them (pray tell, when why are they on the Menu); and, of course, proceeded to point to dishes 2 and 3 times the price. Again, not trusting him after the wine business, I stuck with my choices -- and, most were just fine (albeit as noted before, nothing special). Hopefully the Owner will read this review, and have a good talk with her Waiters. Not all of us "foreign visitors' are so filthy rich, that we need to order only the priciest items on the menu. Indeed, most of us, just want to be treated like everyone else, and enjoy the local cuisine and drinks that the other locals are enjoying.

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Reviewed 28 March 2012

Nice food, nice place. In the restaurant on Parchevich 33 str. the non-smokers place is near the children's playroom so you can enjoy nice time and good food with your family and friends while there is somebody available to take care for the kids and you can keep an eye on them as well.

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Thank onji
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Reviewed 16 September 2011

I have been visiting this gem of a restaurant located in the heart of downtown Sofia for more than 10 years, and it never fails to provide good service, nice ambience, and wonderful Bulgarian cuisine.

Fresh salads, seafood and a wide selection of meats and home made sausages grilled on the charcoal fire, all at very reasonable prices.

Good selection of wines from all over the region

In the summer months, enjoy a table in the courtyard garden. Garden closes at 10pm, main restaurant at midnight.

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Thank Paul_CNX
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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile
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Thank paolo M
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