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Balkan Seafood Restaurant

217 Oxford St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9331 7670
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (29 reviews)
“meat platter” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
217 Oxford St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was my first visit. I had been up since 5 a.m. In Sydney for work and what is a man to do before hunting on Oxford. Because of where I was staying I came across this place on my way towards Taylor Square. It...More

Thank Travis G
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great restaurant to go with friends. Service is good. They make excellent steaks and chips. Their signature Balkan Salad is Croatian potato salad and cabbage. It is delicious. Another tasty dish is white bait. It is crispy and not greasy.The restaurant is...More

Thank AvivaElie
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Place is vibrant and noisy but food is fabulous, nothing fancy but very good honest food, with extremely generous helpings. I have been there many times but on the last visit the BBQ octopus and prawns were exceptionally good.

Thank Les F
Reviewed 21 May 2017 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
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
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, 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 7670
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