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“Service was bad”
Review of Arka

Arka
Ranked #196 of 380 Restaurants in Dubrovnik
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Service was bad”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

We were a group of friends and the waiter offered us two bottles of wine on the house, however this must have been the worst available as it tasted more like vinegar.

The food was not great and the servings small. The staff wasn't friendly nor helpful.

There are far better restaurants in the old town where you can have a good meal for a good price, but just not here.

  • Visited May 2014
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West Sussex
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115 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Arka is one of many restauarnts in Dubrovnik with someone outside trying to woo you in. We were passing on a cool evening with not many other punters about. We were offered a 10% discount so agreed to give it a try. Fortunately we thought to check if they took credit cards, which they don't (we had this on a few occasions with other Dubrovnik restaurants so always worth checking first). After our trip to the money exchange to get some kunas we sat down to eat. Service was excellent and the food was very good. I thought the menu choice was a bit different to other restaurants we looked at. There are plenty of other restaurants in Gundulic Square but I would recommend giving this one a try.

  • Visited April 2014
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Perpignan, France
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great risotto and nice people”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

I ate there two times in April. Dubrovnik is a very, very touristic town, but in this restaurant they take care of people and serve good plates.
As shown in another review you can see and meet "the captain" of the restaurant : it seems it's a familly restaurant, well knowned by croatian people.
I recommend the seafood rissoto (I join a photography).
The draft beer is a little expensive, as in other restaurant in Dubrovnik (30-35 kn).

I tried another restaurant down in the same street (it is not in tripadvisor) and the food was awful !

  • Visited April 2014
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New Orleans
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103 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Welcome Affordability”
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.

Visited September 2013
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Could have been better”
Reviewed 17 October 2013 via mobile

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.

Visited October 2013
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