Sarajevo: 5 x favourite places to eat

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When you go on a city trip, you want to eat well. Often there is a lot of choice in the big city, but sometimes it takes a long time to find good places and you especially want to eat well, affordably and like a local. We have listed our five favourite restaurants in Sarajevo for you. Enjoy your meal!

Kibe Mahala

Dining with a view, that’s what Kibe Mahala stands for! Restaurant has been a household name in the city since 1988, and a hidden gem with phenomenal views of the city. Just outside the city centre, so ideal if you want to avoid the crowds. Mostly Bosnian dishes are served here, in a fine dining manner. Try Bosnian wine such as Žilavka with a dish. Tip! Book in advance to avoid disappointment. It is a popular place.

Bistro Zdravo

The healthiest hybrid restaurant in Sarajevo. Everything here is made fresh and plenty of options like a homemade soup, fresh smoothies, Arabica coffee, vegan burgers to sugar- and gluten-free pastries. They recently opened a co-working space hub unipromet here. So grab your laptop, order a cappuccino and get to work!


In the centre of Sarajevo (Ferhadija) right next to the cathedral, you will find Klopa. Imagine cosy and colourful décor, large portions and a wide choice of dishes. The menu includes pastas and pizzas, chicken and lamb burgers. Tip: try the Bosnian coffee. You can have breakfast, lunch or dinner here.

Zara iz Duvara / The Singing Nettle

Here you come for authentic Bosnian cuisine. The best seasonal ingredients and indigenous plants and herbs from the region are combined to serve the forgotten specialities of traditional Bosnian cuisine. Try the nettle bread or juice. A unique flavour and healthy too. The interior is inspired by Bosnian traditions, artisan embroidery and crochet work adorn the tables, creating a homely feel. The menu also features vegetarian dishes.

Restaurant Toplik

Not far outside Sarajevo (in the east), you will find this hidden gem. About a 15-minute drive from the city centre. Surrounded by trees and forest, you will feel right at home here and there is a relaxed atmosphere. Toplik has been around since 1997, and has grown from four tables, to a large family restaurant with 120 seats, surrounded by nature and specialising in fish specialities. On weekends, there is often live music, and if you don’t feel like driving back to the centre, don’t worry because you can stay overnight too!

Read more insider tips about Sarajevo here.