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Riva, 21, Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
+385 21 742 999
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Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I started with the Greek salad, which was very fresh, a great starter. My husband ordered the seafood spaghetti, very tasty. I ordered the shrimp pasta. It was loaded with perfectly cooked shrimp and had 2 scampi thrown in for good measure. The restaurant is right on the marina, so besides the great food, good service, free Wifi, the people... More 

Thank girltravels53
Baldock, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We are lucky enough to have visited Gariful twice now and we weren't disappointed either time. The setting on the sea by the harbour is perfect, the service is proficient but not overbearing, the food is out of this world - simple, fresh fish caught that day. I would thoroughly recommend the seafood platter. My only slight comment would be... More 

Thank Mandy H
Carnforth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant recently. The food is quite expensive compared to other restaurants. I ordered mussels and my partner had chicken breast - the mussels were delicious but the chicken breast although tasty looked quite bland - could have been nice to add some colour to the plate! We were very happy when the waiter brought to us... More 

Thank RebeccaM88
hampshire, UK
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

An upmarket restaurant with an enviable position on the waterfront. The service was superb and the food excellent. The wine is expensive though.

Thank dianasmith67
Zagreb, Croatia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Gariful is classic. Well known not only in Croatia. Perfect place for fish dinner, literarlly 5 meters from the sea. Service was really great, starters (tuna carpaccio, octopussy salad), fish for the main course on high level. White wine too, it was famous Kozlovic's Malvasia, another classic. Semifreddo, pannacota & carob cake, small doses. All in all - a real... More 

Thank dan f
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

It is our first night in Hvar and we went to Gariful at our hotel staff's recommendation. We had just returned from the restaurant and left rather disappointed. The starter (fish soup) arrived quite quickly, however, It took at least 45min for our main courses to appear, after I chased the waiter. What annoyed us is that a large group... More 

Thank Amy H
Belgrade, Serbia
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34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This really is ine if best fish restaurants on adriatic coast. Great variety of local fish and sea food combined with perfect one list. The fish is grilled on special oak fire in front of the restaurant. Yes it is pricy (we went for high end including best wine from Hvar for some 100 eur pp) however this really is... More 

Thank NikolaAndrijana
West Auckland, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 18 September 2016

If this is supposed to be one of Hvars better restaurants then I dread to thing what the others are like. Called on a whim without booking, and got a table no problem. We ordered mussels, a safe bet as its a fish restaurant and chicken. The mussels were an utter disgrace over cooked and the size of shrivelled peas,... More 

Thank mikesmith725
Zúrich, Suiza
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Sitting at the end of the port and Riva promenade, Gariful offers very nice seafood options. Overall good food (great octopus salad), pricing ok given Hvar and location, staff not very charming but this tends to be a constant in Hvar - maybe season was long and staff worn-out! Mind the loud Carpe Diem lounge next door, it won't be... More 

Thank VinceL_DianeF
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Superb view. Friendly staff. Wonderful freshly caught fish and good local wine. Worth every penny. Coffee is average

Thank Dmitry N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Croatian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riva, 21, Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Split-Dalmatia County  >  Hvar Island  >  Hvar
  • Phone Number: +385 21 742 999
Restaurant Gariful is a small family business with a large international reputation. Situated on the exclusive waterfront of Hvar Town - Lonely Planet’s number five destination for 2012 - Gariful is the island’s most luxurious fish restaurant, renowned for its fresh seafood, outstanding wine and Champagne list, aquarium floor, and complete dining experience. Attracting some of the largest yachts on the Adriatic, Gariful attracts many VIP guests, and 2011 visitors included Prince Harry, Giorgio Armani and Roman Abramovich.

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