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Restauracja Banjaluka

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ul. Szkolna 2/4 | 00-006 Warszawa, Warsaw 00-006, Poland
+48 22 828 10 60
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: "Best Balkan cuisine in an unnamed neighborhood!" Banja Luka is a...
"Best Balkan cuisine in an unnamed neighborhood!" Banja Luka is a wonderful town of sunny Bosnia. For centuries inhabited by Croats, Serbs, Bosniaks, Jews and Muslims was an example of good neighborly relations and positive mutual influence of many cultures. It's a fabulous city, destroyed by the terrible earthquake in 1969 and the subsequent war. It is for us a symbol of the Balkans, a lively mix of cultures and traditions, we want you to pass it in a casual atmosphere with a pinch of salt. We offer you delicious, a little crazy, real Balkan cuisine. Banjaluka started in 2002 and spent 10 years in Mokotow district. After moving to the heart of the city some nightlife was added to the family-friendly attitude. The restaurant is famous for its diverse balkan cuisine, highest ingredient and dish quality and casual atmosphere. Fresh balkan menu was developed by Tadeusz Muller - Banjaluka is now a real Balkan food venue with flair for seafood and large portions of meat with the legendary 20cm Gurmanska Pljeskavica as a flag dish. The place stays open late (11PM weekdays and 12PM on weekends). During lunch and the weekend brunches Banjaluka serves fine as a centrally located balkan diner and quality time with your family an friends.
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Good for:
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 22
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  • 24
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Paprika fest

I was here with colleagues, very persuasive waitress in terms of offering dishes. Tartar was good but not as good as in Starij dom. Food variety is interesting especially in cold dishes platters. Dessert mousse was nothing special

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I was here with colleagues, very persuasive waitress in terms of offering dishes. Tartar was good but not as good as in Starij dom. Food variety is interesting especially in cold dishes platters. Dessert mousse was nothing special

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Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

During a long layover in Warsaw, we decided grab late lunch/early dinner at Banjaluka. It is located in the basement so inherently the rooms are on a darker side but the (interesting) décor and ambient light make the place quite cozy. The menu was extensive with what appeared was mainly meat dishes. I was not able to keep up with... More 

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Timaru, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

I booked a table for 10 for my friends birthday here and it had a great atmosphere! The waiter was really great and spoke good english. Unfortunately the food was a real let down! There weren't many vegetarian options so I had the burger which just didn't taste good. My friends said the meat wasn't very good either and that... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
529 helpful votes 529 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

it is amazing how fast good restaurant can go to the dogs... few years ago they were awarded the best Balkan restaurant in Warsaw prize... but nowadays it disappeared ... as soon as you are indoors you want to escape... because the noise gives you a huge punch in your face ... mainly it is provoked by the musicians, who... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

With former chef in previous location it used to be a very good spot, with nice portions and tasty food. Nowdays things are different. Taste is only a bit over the average and everything is overpriced. Dishes lack originality. Rude and busy service convicted us not to visit Banjaluka again.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you want to eat balkan food just go there. big portions, very tasty, resonable prices, great place in city center

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Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I really enjoyed stay at Banjaluka recently. Food may look a little bit costy, but is definitely worth its price. Waiter Piotr was really amazing and kind, helping us or advising in case of any questions about meals! They were sorry about such small delays we did not even notice, that we were offered additional desserts (they were also amazing!)... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Banjaluka offers good Balkan food as well as a friendly service, however Balkan music is missing. Note that the place can be a bit crowded on Friday or Saturday evening.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Old location with the old chef was much better now it is a bit cold without any love. Food is pricey a bit but tasty if you know what to choose. Just a sad way to end up ....

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The service is generally very disappointing. Waiters and waitresses are not considerate, barely say hello and rarely pay attention at the client while taking the order. This observation is relevant whether the place is packed or not. I has to go there several times for lunch mainly because of a lock of choice. The food is uneven depending on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: ul. Szkolna 2/4 | 00-006 Warszawa, Warsaw 00-006, Poland
  • Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Central Poland  >  Mazovia Province  >  Warsaw
  • Phone Number: +48 22 828 10 60

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 15
  • Cuisine: Croatian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

"Best Balkan cuisine in an unnamed neighborhood!" Banja Luka is a wonderful town of sunny Bosnia. For centuries inhabited by Croats, Serbs, Bosniaks, Jews and Muslims was an example of good neighborly relations and positive mutual influence of many cultures. It's a fabulous city, destroyed by the terrible earthquake in 1969 and the subsequent war. It is for us a symbol of the Balkans, a lively mix of cultures and traditions, we want you to pass it in a casual atmosphere with a pinch of salt. We offer you delicious, a little crazy, real Balkan cuisine. Banjaluka started in 2002 and spent 10 years in Mokotow district. After moving to the heart of the city some nightlife was added to the family-friendly attitude. The restaurant is famous for its diverse balkan cuisine, highest ingredient and dish quality and casual atmosphere. Fresh balkan menu was developed by Tadeusz Muller - Banjaluka is now a real Balkan food venue with flair for seafood and large portions of meat with the legendary 20cm Gurmanska Pljeskavica as a flag dish. The place stays open late (11PM weekdays and 12PM on weekends). During lunch and the weekend brunches Banjaluka serves fine as a centrally located balkan diner and quality time with your family an friends.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?