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Hadjidraganov's Cellars

18, Hristo Belchev st | next to Vitoshka street, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 2 981 8148
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Barbecue, European, Eastern European, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18, Hristo Belchev st | next to Vitoshka street, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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1 - 10 of 367 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited a restaurant on a family trip to Bulgaria. It is 19 diners, the service is excellent, the food is amazing and the price is excellent. It is highly recommended

2  Thank Haitham S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a tourist point with bad service and unfriendly staff. Not at all value for money The meat dishes proposed from the waiter were not cooked well , the waiter's English was very poor, so the communication was really difficult. We had a bad lunch...More

Thank frieda1234
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good bulgarian food , service really bad. We Will never comeback for sure. Waiters were really unpolite. Regards

Thank jcanesan c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is mainly for tourists. I didn't see any local person. It is behind a corner of the main pedestrian Street of Sofia. I ate the famous kebab (see picture) and it was good. For western european, it is not expensive place (less than...More

Thank IT2World
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traditional and pleasant atmosphere with amazing food and wine. Good surprise related to the service (not very common in Sofia) the waiter was very nice and helpful and assisted us through the menu. Atmosfera tradicional e agradável com comida e vinho maravilhosos. Boa surpresa relacionada...More

2  Thank Ana A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just from going down the dark narrow steps into this place, we knew something great awaited us at the bottom. We weren’t disappointed! We felt like we were transported back in time! The atmosphere, food, wine & service were all great. The staff were friendly...More

2  Thank MaryQ2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table for dinner beforehand, cause we heard that it could be very busy. It wasn't that busy, but we went on a Monday night. The food was delicious. We shared a mixed grill for two. The service was nice and polite. There...More

1  Thank CharlotteFH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I were here for one night only so wanted to go to a place which we enjoyed both the food and the experience and that's what we got! We had originally called Hadjidraganovs houses but they were fully booked but luckily we're...More

2  Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the ambience with waiters in traditional costumes, decor resembles ethnographic museum displays, wooden containers for condiments and pieces of raw garlic which we weren't sure were to be eaten or just for decoration but we bit into a slice anyway, sharp and raw! Unknowing...More

3  Thank Bluesphynx
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Worst experience ever in a restaurant; they tell that it takes 45 min for your food to be cooked and when it's served: the food is cold and the meat had evidence that it was recycled because it had pieces of carrots on it and...More

Thank Hind4
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18, Hristo Belchev st | next to Vitoshka street, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia>  > Oborishte
  • Neighbourhood: Oborishte
  • Phone Number: +359 2 981 8148
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The Restaurant Hadjidraganovite Izbi that means "Hadjidraganov's Cellars" offers Bulgarian national cuisine on fire, on a hot plate and in an oven. Situated in the center of Sofia restaurant exposes unique atmosphere of an old cellar - all hand-maded. A band of one of the best Bulgarian folklore musicians is playing folklore music in the nights! Legend of Hadjidraganov's Cellars! "In 1866 a century ago Hadji Dragan, a trader of wool and silk lived in Sofia and four great houses built. Each with a style from different region of Bulgaria (Melnik, Koprivshtitza, Zheravna, Bansko). Now it's a famous restaurant "Hadjidraganov's Houses". In his famous cellars there was wine from vineyards all over the country. Only few were people entered into the Hadjidraganov's Cellars. While entering inside, silence, a smell of old barrels and a coolness met the special guests. Barrels ordered in long lines could be seen in twilight of kerosene lamps. Selected bottles lay in straw in wine racks." Now the Restaurant Hadjidraganov's Cellars welcomes you with it's traditional bulgarian food cooked on fire, hot plate and in an oven. You can choose a wine from different regions all over Bulgaria.
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