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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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“shashlik” (5 reviews)
“pork” (17 reviews)
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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 359 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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

2  Thank Bluesphynx
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, meat wasn't quite as good as other places we went but still nice. Potatoes were great, as was the cheesy pork knuckle

2  Thank Jan O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you arrive at 20,15 and they warn you that they close the terrace at 22,00 think twice before confirming that you want to eat outside: we waited 45 minutes for 2 (bottled) biers and over 1 hour for the food - brought separatlly, 10...More

1  Thank Doina L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for dinner and as from the moment we entered the restaurant, we could feel the traditional bulgarian atmosphere. The food was DELICIOUS, and as a belgian I must say that the french fries were fabulous :-). Thanks to Nikolay we had some...More

2  Thank Stéphanie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traditional Bulgarian restaurant very close to the main shopping street sadly filled with tourists however the food is very good and a bargain - the kebabs are homemade and very tasty

1  Thank lee w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the food is unbelievable, the waiter was awesome!! although, at first they said that we have to have reservations and there is no free table, we asked to see the lower floor and the waiter there told us it's O.K. and we can have a...More

1  Thank Moran B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended this place by the people we rented our place from. The food is traditional Bulgarian - lots of meat on skewers, really tasty. Lovely veg too. Service very good. HUGE selection of wines to choose from. With 4 children (7 - 14)...More

1  Thank Hasselhoff-Hepburn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this establishment a as it was reccommened by our Hotel Manager.... after reading such positive reviews, along we happily went..... that is where it went wrong. We booked a table outside for 20:00, with food and drinks ordered we settled down for a...More

Thank Andy G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm Bulgarian and to be honest that is a bad representation of Bulgarian taste and flavors. The food was rather cold and without any salt. The service will be slow unless you are a wealthy tourist. Sadly that's a place I'll probably never eat here...More

Thank Яна Д
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Restaurant Details

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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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
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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