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Rueuetli 5, Tartu 51007, Estonia
+372 740 6890
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good35%
  • Average28%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“burek” (2 reviews)
“second floor” (2 reviews)
“hungarian” (5 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
Rueuetli 5, Tartu 51007, Estonia
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1 - 10 of 17 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Great, central location in Old Town. We saw signs outside and walked to 2nd floor where is their quite small restaurant. Interior is "cold", nothing like you've used to see in Greek/Balkan restaurant. Reasonable prices considering their prime location. Good, but not great food. My...More

Thank Halkidis
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Cozy place, nicely decorated and tasty food! for lunch they have good prices for the main dishes! Good place in the center of Tartu!

Thank CristinaCBL
Reviewed 25 December 2017

Everything was pretty much ok. Was nothing surprising. I was little bit disappointed after I finished my meal we discovered there is possibility to order sauce separately. Meal was little bit dry cause of that. Dessert was fine and service was overall good.

1  Thank Markus K
Reviewed 11 December 2017

We went there with my Bulgarian girlfriend to remind us of the scents of Bulgaria... and we were not disappointed! The restaurant is finely furnished as a traditional Bulgarian village, and the food was really excellent, with very tasteful meat and incredible burek: I would...More

1  Thank Killian B
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Being a Bulgarian myself, I can definitely confirm that this restaurant proposes an authentic experience of Bulgarian cuisine! Very well located and with very friendly staff and... most importantly, delicious food. We had Tarator, Mish-Mash, Burek paprika and Meshana Skara! Would definitely come back there...More

1  Thank Ivelina P
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This restaurant is located on the second floor and you need to climb a relatively steep stair to reach it.I ordered a mixed grill shish kebab together with rice. It tasted as it should do so I left satisfied with my meal.

Thank Bearsm53
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We had a rough week of studying behind us and had a great plan... to eat good food at a nice restaurant in good company. This place made the week feel 10 times worse. The service was utterly terrible and the food looked and tasted...More

3  Thank Joel P
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Menu is quite interesting and foods are delicious. Also the owner is very friendly and does his job with care and love.

2  Thank Egle H
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Daily specials are sensibly priced and very tasty. I especially like their meatballs. Also try fried liver. Sadly it's hard to find - you need to find narrow door that leads to second floor between multiple street cafes. But when you do - you have...More

Thank plescheff
Reviewed 14 November 2015

I heard about this place too late, but however, I went there once. I am a Bulgarian and I heard the chef and owner is a Bulgarian too. After me and my friends tried some of the food and the traditional rakia, I asked for...More

Thank Irena_Chakarova
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rueuetli 5, Tartu 51007, Estonia
  • Location: Europe  >  Estonia  >  Tartu County  >  Tartu
  • Phone Number: +372 740 6890
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Restaurant Balkan is the first restaurant in Tartu that offers traditional Bulgarian and Greek cuisine.
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