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All 208 Sarajevo Restaurants

To Be Or Not To Be

Cizmedziluk 5, Bascarsija, Bascarsija, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Ranked #16 of 208 Restaurants in Sarajevo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Yugoslavian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We always love to eat at this quaint little restaurant and visited twice on our recent visit to Sarajevo. We're vegetarians and they have a great choice for us. We had the different pastas, vegetable risotto and the vegetable and cheese plate - and the amazing apple pie dessert of course! It's a tiny restaurant with only 2 tables downstairs... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Only had one meal at “To Be”, however, of the several restaurants I tried in Sarajevo Old Town, this is the one I’d return to.. Diversified menu with an English description. What is more important, the lady waiting on our table and preparing our meals spoke perfect English. Charming establishment with two outside tables on a quiet minor street (more... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Cozy little restaurant, the only one we could find without crazy smoking. Nice food perfect atmosphere. A must visit place...

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Belgrade, Serbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

By far the most incredible eating experience I have had in the Balkans. The food was perfection, the service divine, and the wine spot on. Salivating at the thought of going back!!! 10/10.

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Reading, Berks
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I can see that this family run restaurant does not need another excellent report, but feel honour-bound to add my comments as for us too, it provided the most memorable meal in Bosnia, Sarajevo and Mostar, in a week. So what's to like? What's not to like here: location on side alley in the old town in the shadow of... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My mom and I found this place on a rainy morning. Every item that ordered from soup, to omelette and grilled veggies were just perfectly cooked with a great flavor. I will make it a point to eat here again on my next visit to Sarajevo and I highly recommend anyone to eat here. Lots of food and a good... More

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My wife and I both agreed this was the best meal of the our 2-week trip to the region. What a discovery: a place called “To Be or Not To Be” (Since the war, people decided they wanted to BE so they crossed off the latter words on her sign). It’s one lady running the place, cooking a serving, and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

First night in Sarajevo, confused about where to eat and found this place. It is effectively a home kitchen feel and our hostess / proprietor was very friendly and courteous. I don't often write reviews but I do when the food is of this quality. One of the best meals of my life. If I am ever back here I... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I have been in that place by June and it was so nice. I stayed otuside and I was watching the Bosnian people who live in their usual life and the coffee was great combined with small sweet snacks. I definitely recommend everyone to go there.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My boyfriend and i went to this tiny place for lunch. It was only us two and two ladies who seemed local. The host was male and couldn't have been ruder. We ordered white wine and a sea salad. He complained and sweared when he brought us red whine instead of white, slammed the bread basket on the table and... More

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Address: Cizmedziluk 5, Bascarsija, Bascarsija, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location: Europe  >  Bosnia and Herzegovina  >  Sarajevo Canton  >  Sarajevo
Cuisine: Yugoslavian

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