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“Experts on baked whole fresh fish”
Review of Ostarija

Ostarija
Ranked #8 of 70 Restaurants in Portoroz
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$18
Cuisines: European, Mediterranean, Seafood, Slovenian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed June 21, 2018

This restaurant has a bit more pretension than most on the seafront at Portoroz, and we actually went three times during our stay. The first time we, in common with almost all our fellow guests, were upsold by a marketing-savvy waiter to order a whole baked fresh fish. This is indeed a delicious choice, although very expensive, and should be savoured. Their fish cooking is excellent, and the waiters are excellent at de-boning the whole fish tableside. On later visits we were more modest in our food choices, but everything was well done, and some choices, such as the fried chicken, were extremely economical. The wine list is more extensive than most of the other beachside restaurants, and it is definitely a more restaurant-like experience than the rush-through experienced elsewhere.
That said, one busy evening we arrived half an hour before a party of 100 pharmacists on their annual night-out and our food took over an hour and a half to arrive to feed some very hungry diners at our table, long after the pharmacists tucked into their buffet. We weren’t too pleased about that, although the staff did apologise, and tried hard to make up for the deficiencies of their kitchen colleagues.

Thank Peter V
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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

What a surprise :) We were planning to go to the other restaurant, but a bunch of circumstances lead us here. And it was defenitely worth it! :) Very friendly staff, nice atmosphere in the restaurant which has a terrase with the view of the beach. It is more costly, but for me it was worth it. We both ate beef steak (which came with the egg sunny side up) and for the side dish "fuži" (type of pasta) with truffles and some grilled vegetables. I wanted to skip the dessert, but I am glad I ordered the panckas with wine sauce (Refoškove palačinke). Defenitely coming back to this restaurant. With another dessert for my boyfriend the dinner cost us 68 eur.

Thank Anja T
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Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

Before and after pics of great sweet selection after wonderful sea food dinner.
Thanks a lot to Nea & Miško

3  Thank Tomislav N
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Reviewed May 20, 2018

We were warmly greeted by Moreno who did all he could to make us welcome - even to the point of suggesting variations from the printed menu which might suit us. Food was good in rather more relaxed surroundings than other restaurants nearby.

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1  Thank Adrian S
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

The locate, food, and service was great. A nice kitten visited us while we had dinner. Moreno the server was wonderful.

2  Thank Tony P
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