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Cevabdzinica Zeljo

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Kundurdziluk (Bascarsija), Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
+387-33-447-000
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 238
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  • 30
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great breakfast

We got in early in a Sunday morning, chasing a warm place in the center. The cevapi were good, cooked in the traditional way. Staff smokes inside, but this is very common in the city.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Fabio C
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Milan, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We got in early in a Sunday morning, chasing a warm place in the center. The cevapi were good, cooked in the traditional way. Staff smokes inside, but this is very common in the city.

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Thank Fabio C
Mexico City, Mexico
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to different places in different cities and this is the one we likes the most. The bread is amazing, the sausage are delicious and the yogurt-like cream is delicious. Also as a Mexican we really appreciate that they brought us some type of chili peppers that perfectly accompanied the food.

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Thank imanolchavez
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I never thought I am going to review such place in Sarajevo. Why? It is the kind of place where the central place of a customer's attention pertains to „cevapi“, this famous (if not the most famous) Sarajevo meal. Everything else is of secondary importance, until it goes sooooo wrong (and bad) that you cannot ignore it and the quality... More 

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Thank Samira S
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is so good that it's always crowded, and you're expected to eat fast and make room for other people. Best ćevapi in town!

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Thank Martina P
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its so delicious that almost I eaten my fingers! I would recommend to all you, good host and most important very professional. On of best service in town for my whole 8 day visit

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Thank William S
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My brother is friends with Miss Sarajevo and she told him to go there. We didn't know what go expect and to be honest we loved it! It was so delicious. It's really tasty and cheap. If you are not really hungry eat the small one and maybe you can share it if you don't eat a lot. If you... More 

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Thank Ninaa C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Zeljo has always been and continues to be the best. Cevapi are of highest quality, made per secret recipe and kept with the family for decades. Will come back!

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Thank Izziemax
Prague, Czech Republic
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food (cevapcic) was really delicious, the best ones we had in the whole Sarajevo. We went twice here and was always packed with people. So that is a good sign for sure.The portions are quite big so if you have small kids dont order two portions for them rather order only one.

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Thank Miroslav M
Tampa, Florida
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traditional Bosnian grill done right. Cevapcici is sort of like sausage or hamburger, is grilled and comes with pita and French fries. It is quite tasty, filling and cheap, the 3 requirements for a great meal. Very busy and popular with locals. A restaurant for travelers, not tourists.

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2 Thank Doug C
milano
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Actually Zeljio is so popular that there are two of them, in the same street in the old town, and almost one in front of the other. If you want to eat cevapcici - and you should, otherwise why the hell did you go to Sarajevo for? - this is the place. Period

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kundurdziluk (Bascarsija), Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Location: Europe  >  Bosnia and Herzegovina  >  Sarajevo Canton  >  Sarajevo
  • Phone Number: +387-33-447-000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 7
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?