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Review of Arka

Arka
Ranked #248 of 403 Restaurants in Dubrovnik
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 18 December 2013

Having eaten at a few restaurants in old town Dubrovnik, I found most of them pretty similar in both menu and quality (generally good on both accounts). Unfortunately, most of them were also pretty pricey. Arka was a welcome exception; the quality was comparable but the cost a good bit lower. Service was good too. The dining choices in Dubrovnik are almost endless -- almost overwhelmingly so -- and I wouldn't plan my day around this one, but if the money outflow is starting to feel a bit much, this is a place to eat happily and affordably.

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Reviewed 17 October 2013

We found this place recommended on the Internet for also serving local food. Arka is located in the old city at a convenient location and has only a few tables inside, and more on the street.
The food we had, risotto with shrimps was mediocre, the moussaka not encouraging to eat moussaka once again in Croatia but to stick to Greece.
We had some cheese, ham and vegetable platter which was good, but unfortunately all the food was served together. Actually you would like to have the starter first, afterwards the main course. We were also disappointed that there was not a bigger selection of local dishes.
Thou the service was not too well arranged the staff was very friendly. I think the whole was overpriced for what we got.

Thank 69ozzy
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

Unfortunately the food and service here did not meet any desired standards that are expected from restaurants in Dubrovnik. The only aspect positive about our experience was the convenience of the location. It was the first restaurant we ate at after a day travelling and thankfully was not a sign of things to come in Dubrovnik and Croatia. If you are looking for somewhere in the very local area, head to Kopun (up the steps and on the left) which is superb, you may need to book mind.

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1  Thank sebhere
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

Food was quite basic but very tasty. The restaurant seemed to have a resident cat, which also enjoyed the squid! Service was good, and we enjoyed being in a buzzy square

Thank Jemcat75
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

We have recently returned from a city break in Dubrovnik old town, and after a busy day decided to book a table when passing the reasonably attractive Arka Restaurant around the corner from our townhouse. We did read the reviews but thought they might have been a bit harsh, so we gave them a chance. Big Mistake! On arrival the meet and greet was polite although not really friendly but that seems to be in general at most restaurants As we were a little tired we stuck to ordering steak, one medium rare, one well done and a Greek salad with a bottle of local red wine,yum. The first steak and greek salad arrived and after some minutes we enquired after the second steak. two waitresses ,two stories, sorry its on its way and sorry we forgot. When it did appear it was more rare than the first rare steak which by now was cold. only one of us was able to get a steak knife which was essential The meal finished with no further problems ,but on the arrival of the bill we offered our credit card and were told to go to the cashline and get some Kunas. We did have the cash but we like to use that for small payments, tips coffees and the like. We handed over our cash and left no tip. An unpleasant experience. If they do not take credit cards it should be made clear from the start ,perhaps on the menu..

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1  Thank lesleydoh
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