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Sophia

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Obala 45 | Kempinski Palace, Portoroz 6320, Slovenia
+386 5 692 70 00
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This restaurant is at Kempinski Palace Portoroz
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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Still one of the best, but beware of octopus

Located inside the best hotel in Slovenia, the Kempinski in Portoroz, Sophia is an upscale restaurant offering great international cuisine, and local as well. Service is impeccable, the only disappointment was the main course - octopus was way too chewy. Everything else was super.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2015
aaronmarko
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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106 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Located inside the best hotel in Slovenia, the Kempinski in Portoroz, Sophia is an upscale restaurant offering great international cuisine, and local as well. Service is impeccable, the only disappointment was the main course - octopus was way too chewy. Everything else was super.

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Thank aaronmarko
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Amazing food, drinks and service. The staff are so knowledgeableand professional. It is a marvellous gourmet restaurant and I would recommend it to everyone who stays at the hotel to try it.

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Thank Hema J
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The food and service are excellent; the portions are small; the prices are high. We enjoyed the freshness of the ingredients, but thought 4 prawns on a dish that was 30+ euros was a bit high priced.

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Thank JJHigh
Bratislava, Slovakia
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Great seafood dishes. The seafood pasta dish with octopus was truly great. Great wine and mixed drinks. Terrace was very nice, view of pool and ocean. Service staff was nice. A bit pricy for the area, but worth it.

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Thank American_Traveller1
paris
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138 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We celebrated our anniversary there in September. The restaurant is stunning, very beautiful decor. We opted for the Menu degustation at 44,50 euros. The food was good and very well presented but we didn't find that our meal lived up to the price. The fish was very fresh but the portions were tiny. The service was friendly and efficient.

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Thank anne boas c
Dendermonde, Belgium
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261 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

a very nice restaurant where we were lucky enough that a Slovenian female cook came in that week..each dish was a delicacy..the girl who served us was very friendly and knew her job.. the restaurant is located at the hotel Kempinski and has the advantage that a very cosy bar next to the restaurant. There is a lot of space... More 

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Thank xavke
London
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We chose to eat in the fine dining restaurant of the Kempinski Palace Hotel on our overnight stop there. It was very good with good service but some of the food lacked the wow factor you might hope for (although the spaghetti with lobster was outstanding. You can eat on the lawn or in the opulent dining room or indeed... More 

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Thank LondonHedonist
Gourock
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We pre-booked our table at Sophia and were thrilled to find that we had a table on the lawn which was just lovely. Starting off in Bubbless with a glass of Pol Roger, we then moved on to a Slovenian wine for dinner. It was decanted and very nice. At this point, with my eyeliner and decolletage with heaving bosom,... More 

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Thank Elaine T
Vienna, Austria
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

We are staying in the kempinski so we dined here last night. The salt baked sea bass for two was outstanding. The fish was delicious and the presentation was fantastic. The restaurant is beautiful and we enjoyed the atmosphere . The appetizers were good, but mine was a bit silly in terms of price . A ravioli appetizer at 15... More 

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Thank Bfdcshskpr
Belgrade, Serbia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

As a frequent visitor in Portorož, both Kempinski and Sophia have been high on my priority list. This time I finally decided to drop by for dinner while I was staying at the hotel. The restaurant is located in the classic part of the hotel, in a spacious room with high ceilings and columns. The whole atmosphere is fairly extravagant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Obala 45 | Kempinski Palace, Portoroz 6320, Slovenia
  • Location: Europe  >  Slovenia  >  Slovenian Littoral Region  >  Portoroz
  • Phone Number: +386 5 692 70 00
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?