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Cevabdzinica Zeljo

Kundurdziluk (Bascarsija), Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Ranked #13 of 201 Restaurants in Sarajevo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $7
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night
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Berlin, Germany
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We visited Zeljo as a part of our vein-clogging search for the best cevapi in Sarajevo. We ended up being unable to rank the places we visited, but Zeljo is definitely right up there. Their cevapi have a particularly smokey flavor and, judging by the other guests who were there at the time of our visit, they are hugely popular... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Very good traditional cevapi with onions and kajmak, don't miss it! Named afted Djeko's first football team

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Sarajevo is known by its speciality cevapcici and this is one of the best places to try them. Once you start you can't stop like you are eating popcorns. Big recomendation.

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Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Whether you visit Zeljo 1 or Zeljo 2 (across the road). You will not be disappointed. The Cevapi here are a Sarajevo institution. Regardless of who you support Fk Sarajevo or Zeljo football teams, both sets of fans can agree that these are one of the best Cevapi in town. Always busy, fresh tasty and well priced. Have been coming... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

If you are addicted to cevapi like I am, then this is a place for you. Great and fast service and who can say no to 10 cevapi in somun with some kajmak on the side and minced onions. WOW WOW

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Top Contributor
184 reviews 184 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Rumor has it that Željo had ćevapi even during the war when meat was impossible to obtain. This is one of the oldest and best known establishments of Baščaršija and it offers typical foods that can be found near by. It's perpetually crowded but the short wait is worth it because its simple, inexpensive and tasty meals are great.

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Sarajevo, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Cevapcici are most popular grill in Sarajevo. There are many restaurants in Bascarsia which offer this special grill. But the most popular is "Željo", place in the center of Old Town. Friendly stuff, smell and taste of this delicious grill will made you wish to come again. If you have not been in "čevabdžinica Željo", it means you had not... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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83 reviews 83 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

If you want the local fast food you get here very fast and plenty of it. But you can't get any demon fire water with it.

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Subotica, Serbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The food is great, meat is fresh, but the best is bred for me. I like to order and a Kiselo mleko with cevapi, that is like a yogurt, but a little bit densely. Tables are for four people, and when a couple is siting for one table, the staff put some other people for that table because there are... More

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Cologne, Germany
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86 reviews 86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

There is limited variety on the menu and there doesn't need to be more. I have been in BiH for two weeks visiting my wife's family and this was the best Civapcici is have had so far, hands down. Our cousin asked for directions to this particular restaurant and we were not disappointed. The meat and bread were fresh (how... More

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