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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%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (41 reviews)
“shashlik” (7 reviews)
“pork” (24 reviews)
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Barbecue, European, Eastern European, Central European, Deli, 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 492 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mother and I decided to have dinner here because of our “food tour” with Balkan Bites. We were so excited! Since the moment we told them we came with the tour they started treating us so rudely. We ordered the Lamb plate for two...More

Thank Cristina c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the place may look like tourist trap it's actually very nice place to eat local food. Prices are low and good service

Thank chovavz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m a foodie..I always do my research before visiting and city and identify 2-3 restaurants that I must visit. This place let me down. Service was very average, waited over an hour for a chicken skewer dish, and when I enquired about the wait, the...More

Thank hassman87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here twice (once part of a food tour). Awesome architecture, amazing food, excellent service, and live music to boot! Great for families as well. A little touristy, but the food is genuine. Amazing pork!

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best traditional restaurant in Sofia.Excellent food nice and friendly staff.try dessert.good prices

2  Thank bon e
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visit this restaurant and enjoy a good Bulgarian meal or one of the other dishes they do, the salads are lovely and you have a wide range of Main course to choice from. The service was excellent as well. I don’t think you will come...More

2  Thank murray_campbell250
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ambiance is great, it looks very cosy and the interior is traditional Bulgarian. The menu was quite extensive. The meat was burned and therefore not very tasty. It made my stomach upset. Quite disappointing.

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

The food is very good the dishes are big, very oriental bulgarian traditional food and Good prices But, no A/C so we had to go away very fast.

2  Thank bachliz
Reviewed 8 June 2018

The atmosphere in this particular bulgarian traditional restaurant was very cheerful and we had a great time. The food is very good, and comes in plenty (make sure you're hungry, my "plate" was like 1m long full of meat. And it was for 1 person)....More

1  Thank Corentin L
Reviewed 4 June 2018

One of the first restaurants I visited in Sofia- it was winter, and this place is cozy. Portions are ENORMOUS and general atmosphere is very convivial. Food is more or less Bulgarian comfort food, and some of the presentations of grilled meats, etc. are ideal...More

1  Thank Christine M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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