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Balkan Seafood Restaurant

217 Oxford St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9331 2778
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (28 reviews)
“meat platter” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Croatian
$$ - $$$
217 Oxford St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I used to go to the Balkan in the past and always enjoyed the service and the food. This time it was a great disappointment. Entering the restaurant my guest and I were met with such a great noise. The live music was so loud...More

Thank ole b
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Had dinner after movie at Verona Cinema last night. Decor very simple. Both Salmon and Snapper beautiful. Croatian mixed salad so good that my wife took a an extra serving home. The enjoyment of a good meal somewhat diminished by it being overpriced. Left $90....More

Thank David K
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Traditional home cooked food, just as good as mama's. Quick lunch of cevapcici, potato and cabbage salad washed down with Karlovacko pivo - Croatian beer. Palacinke - crapes with walnuts and coffee to finish was just what we needed. First an hour and a bit...More

Thank 56mmk1
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Loads of people love this restaurant. I guess it is because of its reliable authenticity. The staff are friendly and I was welcomed at the door with a big smile. Genuinely pleased to see me. I shared the mixed grill which was enormous. I love...More

Thank spiceylulu
Reviewed 18 February 2017 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
Reviewed 18 February 2017

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...More

Thank aus66
Reviewed 14 February 2017 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...More

Thank Alexander B
Reviewed 14 February 2017 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...More

Thank Adrian C
Reviewed 3 February 2017 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...More

Thank Michael W
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...More

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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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
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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