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Vkusnoto Kebapche

Vkusnoto Kebapche (20 San Stefano Street, Sofia) – this is a restaurant that foreigners go to when they want to sample Bulgarian cuisine.  The literal translation of this restaurant’s name is “tasty sausage roll” – which is one of its specialties.  This is a kind of sausage roll made of ground pork and grilled on […]

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Vino and Tapas

Vino and Tapas (38 Knyaz Al. Dondukob Blvd., Sofia) – this restaurant serves a selection of Mediterranean dishes, along with both Bulgarian and International wines.  The atmosphere is cozy and resembles an authentic wine cellar.  It’s hidden in Sofia’s downtown area.  Although in this neighborhood, the bars and restaurants rarely have gardens, in the warm […]

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Tavan

Tavan (98 Balgariya Blvd., Sofia) – located on top of a 12-story office building, this is a rooftop restaurant which serves a variety of international dishes (from fresh Aegean sea fish & seafood, to chilled meat from Argentine, American steaks, pasta pork Vienna Schnitzel, and Risotto with Porcini mushrooms).  The area is very close to […]

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Soul Kitchen

Soul Kitchen (13 Kokiche Street, Sofia) – this is an unusual restaurant in the Balkans:  one that caters to vegetarians and vegans.  Items like guacamole and hummus are among the preferred items here.  Dishes are prepared with low temperature and using carefully picked products such as himalayan salt and cold-pressed olive oil. You could also […]

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Pri Orlite

Pri Orlite (11 Dyakon Ignatiy Street, Sofia) – located on the 18th floor of the city’s Ministry of Transport building, this rooftop bar attracts those who want to enjoy an eagle’s eye view of the city while enjoying a glass of wine or beer.  Liquor is not the only item served here – there is […]

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Phoenicia

Phoenicia (2 Osogovo Street, Sofia) – this is the oldest Lebanese restaurant in the country.  Even though the restaurant’s interior is modest, the Lebanese dishes served here are said to be very good.  In addition to the dining, there are occasional belly dancing and other Middle East-themed events held here.

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Leo’s Pizza

Leo’s Pizza (Bul. Nikola Vapzarpy 57, Sofia) – this pizza restaurant was launched by local celebrity Leo (from “Big Brother Bulgaria” TV show).  Along with pizza and Italian dishes, Leo’s also serves vegetarian and international meals.  Both travelers and locals have given this restaurant very good ratings for the quality of the food.

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K.E.V.A.

K.E.V.A. (114 Georgi S. Rakovski Street, Sofia) – this restaurant is located within the “Bulgarian Broadway” district (called that, because of the concentration of theaters in the area).  Mainly Bulgarian dishes are served here (which often includes grilled meat options).  It’s no surprise that a number of local actors are seen here.  Also, the restaurant’s […]

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Hamachi

Hamachi (3 Orfei Street, Sofia) – this is the first Japanese restaurant in Sofia, which serves not only Sushi, but also traditional miso soup, exotic salads, shrimps, cooked in various ways, crabs, crab pincers, the amazing Saint Jacques clams, the famous Japanese Tempura and Hamachi fish.

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Gustosa

Gustosa (30 Alexander Momchev Street, Sofia) – with Greece located just south of the country, it’s expected that such a eatery would exist here — this is reputedly the oldest (and best) Greek restaurant in Sofia.  This may explain the frequent crowds that come here.  Along with seafood, there are many typical Greek dishes like […]