Inat kuca- The House of Defiance: Original taste of the Bosnian cousine
Inat kuća is a name for the house made on the left bank of the river Miljacka, across the bridge ( Šeher Ćehajine ćuprije) near Vijećnica( townhall). Inat means a caprice, because the house stood on the place where today is Vijećnica, built by order of Austro-Hungarian governement. The owner didn't wanted to move from it before the workers transfered all parts of his house on the new location. In 1997 this house was transformed into a resturant.
Their logo is: I was on the other side, but I crossed to this side because of the caprice.
I tried their food and it was so good that I didn't know what to eat first, so many various delicious courses, authentic Bosnian taste, but therefor also expensive in comparison with other places.
Buregdzinica Sac: Bosnian fast-food
Sometimes it is the best in Sarajevo, sometimes not, obviously they don't have the quality standard.
I choose such kind of place because in our modern flats we cannot make pita under sač( baking lid). The taste of this pita is like from our grandmother's time, much better than we usually get in our electric oven.
Favorite Dish: all kinds of pita:
1kg of sjeckani burek( meat)= 14KM
1kg of burek= 12KM
1kg of zeljanica( spinach) or sirnica( cheese) = 10KM
BTW-any pita outside of Bašćaršija tastes better
Elite club 31: Avaz Twist Tower
Avaz Twist Tower(with antenna 175 m) is the highest office building in the region and one of the most spectacular buildings in Europe(on the 2nd place in the Balkans with forty floors).
It is one the ten most beautiful buildings in the world, according to Schuco.
There are the fastest elevators in Europe, at a speed of up to 5 meters per second!
A special attraction is a lookout at the 36th floor with a powerful telescope, that gives the magnificent view of the capital.
"Caffe 35" is at the 35 th floor.
Resturant " Elite club 31" is situated at 31st floor of the Tower. It is a beautiful rotating restaurant with magically breath-taking views.
The main feature of the restaurant:
-one of the most prestigious restaurants in Sarajevo
-its offer is adapted to suit everyone: for coffee & cake or a lunch/ romantic dinner
Favorite Dish: Imperial salmon with mushrooms and leek, Petit Gateau
Slasticarnica Egipat: Sweets for My Sweet
The legendary patisserie in the Old Sarajevo, popular among native Sarajlije; existing already more than 65 years in the town.
The recognizable logo of the pastry is a blackman with an ice cream in a hand that represents Aladdin and his magic lamp.
The recipe for the legendary "Egyptian Cream" is a family secret. It consists of eggs, milk and natural ingredients that give flavor and it is prepared only by hand .
The brown colour of their "Egyptian vanilla" icecream represents the color of pyramid and the Sahara's sand.
Favorite Dish: All kinds of cakes and ice-creams: šampita, krempita, torte-boem & Havana, and many others.
Cakes costs from 1,5 to 2 KM( almost 1euro).
Park Princeva: Restaurant with The Best View of Sarajevo
-great general view of the town, specially beautiful by night,
- fresh tasty food,
- well visited, quick service, friendly staff
The restaurant was opened in 2001, suitable for business entertainment and festive events in the indoor restaurant space, as well as in a summer garden.
Favorite Dish: Bey's broth, Veal made in sač and Tufahija
Restaurant Kolobara Han: From the first han to the oriental cafe
It was the first han in Sarajevo when it was built in 1462 . Since 1935 there are only walls left, after many fires.
Later it was transformed into an Oriental restaurant, where they serve delicious traditional food from the menu. In a beautiful summer garden ambience they organize live music. In the month of Ramazan they also offer iftar for believers.
Favorite Dish: all cooked, how we use to say: čorbali, eaten with a spoon
Restaurant Caffe Pizzeria Dino: You'll regret it if you do not try food here
In this restaurant/pizzeria food is amazing, they have a wide variety of food and drinks, steaks, pizzas, pastas and other dishes will leave you speechless. Atmosphere is a mixture of luxury and average, old and new, the way in which it is decorated give a sense of relaxation and atmosphere. For me, the food at this place is something that I would recommend anyone to try it. if you are planning to visit the city of Sarajevo, this is where you should eat. They also have food delivery which is very nice
Favorite Dish: Special Pizza, Mafiosa Pizza (every pizza is good at its own way), Luganer Steak, Rolled Chicken, Spaghetti Carbonara
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Where is the name?: Great restaurant
I was with a Korean girl I had meet at Mostar train station. We were looking for a quite restaurant to have dinner. We had no information at all about this place, but we found it very interesting.
I ordered a grilled meat dish and she ordered cevapcici.
We liked the ambience, the food and the service. My friend found the food a little bit salty.
As usually, locals are very kind and, after finishing our dinner, we were invited to join this group for a beer.
At the Bašèaršija Square: Grilled Piletina
I really can't remember if the menu was writen in English, but I just wanted to try it in Bosnian. I asked to the waiter what was "piletina", and he answered me with the song of a chicken. It was really fun!
Cafe Tito: Interesting decor
This is not a restaurant. It is a bar. It is directly behind the history museum. The walls are decorated with posters of Tito and there are guns and model aircraft decorating the ceilings and walls. In the garden there are tanks and other old army vehicles. Children love to climb on them and play. There are shady areas to sit in in the garden. Very mellow, relaxed atmosphere. Clean toilet. We went here for beer and coffee.
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Buregdžinica Bosna: Burek!
No visit to this part of Europe would be complete without sampling some burek, it's very popular to eat at breakfast time but we had dinner here and the place was still very busy, pans and pans of burek were coming out of the oven and people were both dining in and carrying out. The service was fast and cheerful.
Favorite Dish: We ordered a portion each of burek, phyllo dough baked or fried and filled with meat. It was insanely cheap and delicious. In Bosnia, if you order burek it will be meat filled, sirnica comes stuffed with cottage cheese, zeljanica is filled with spinach and krompirusa filled with potatoes. There are a few other options on the menu in the attached photo.
Cevabdzinica Hodzic: Cevaps
We stopped here for lunch after seeing someone eating a fabulous looking sandwich and we were not disappointed, this simple meal ending up being the best place we stopped on this trip. We ate outside, most of the restaurants are set up with outdoor patios. Right in the center of town, if you are wandering through the pedestrian only shopping streets you should find it easily.
Favorite Dish: I ordered cevapi, 5 pieces, which came in the most delightful bread to make a sandwich along with some chopped onions, order some kajmak (extra 2km) to put on top-delicious! The cevapi was 3.5km (a little over $2US-really!) David had pljeskavica, 7km ($4US) a Serbian hamburger made with a mixture of meat, pork, lamb and beef and usually served with diced raw onions. Our food cost 12.50km ($8.50US).
Pizzeria / Bakery: We Have Capricciosa
Just up the hill from Pigeon Square in Bascarsija (follow the walking directions to Haris Youth Hostel, always keeping the cemetery to your immediate right) is one of Sarajevo's gems: a little bakery that serves up dinnertime pizzas so delicious that locals queue for hours (well, maybe half an hour). With no tables or chairs you're welcome to take your pizza back to your hotel or simply to perch on the cemetery wall and enjoy it on the spot. Be forewarned, however: they only serve one kind pizza. And that is capricciosa, which traditionally has mozzarella, tomato, mushrooms, artichokes, cooked ham and olives, but here is missing the olives and artichokes. No, they can't make a vegetarian version for you. No, you can't get extra ham. No, no, no, no. They have capricciosa, and if you want something else you need to go somewhere else. If you want capricciosa, this is the place!
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Zlatna Ribica: Coffee & Curios
"Zlatna Ribica" translates to "goldfish", and after you've walked a few steps into Zlatna Ribica you'll know why they chose their name! The entire places is decorated like a slightly-deranged antique shop, and the centerpiece is a golden tank home to two goldfish... drop some coins into the tank's jar (not the tank's water!) and your wishes may just come true. This is the best place in the city to meet your friends for a relaxed drink and conversation. Grab a menu (they're hidden, so keep looking!) and have some coffee or wine while you catch up. Your drink may even come with some nibbles!
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Buregdzinica at Bascarsija: One Not Burek Please
Having spent some time in Turkey I was already familiar with borek/burek, pastries filled with, according to Wikipedia, "cheese, often feta, sirene or kaşar; minced meat, or vegetables." However, the man selling bureks at the little shop in Bascarsija (shown in the attached photo) clearly has not read the Wikipedia definition of burek, as when I politely asked for one "vegetarian burek" he responded by yelling, "BUREK MEAT!" As I could clearly see that a number of his pastries did not contain meat, I pointed at one that I would like and said, "One please." His reply? "NOT BUREK!"
This became a bit of a running joke up at Haris Hostel for the duration of my stay, and each morning myself and the other guests would trek down the hill to the main square in Bascarsija to order "one not burek please!" After a while I think the man warmed to me, as it was clear I was bringing in a lot of business, and I was sad to have to part with the old man and his not burek. For those of you out there who don't want to get into a Not Burek Situation, you can also order the different pastries by their official names: cottage cheese is "sirnica", spinach and cheese is "zeljanica", and potatoes are "krompiruša". I love the potato version, but I know it's good to get in some leafy greens when you can!
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