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Old House (Stara Kuka)

Pajko Maalo 14, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
+389 2 31 31 376
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Ranked #2 of 100 restaurants in Skopje
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Central European
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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87% Recommend
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Valencia, California
Top Contributor
346 reviews 346 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had a late lunch here and really enjoyed the food and service. Our waitress spoke very good English. We had some local fare that I couldn't pronounce. The only down side is they still allow smoking inside the restaurant. Would go back again.

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London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We only found about this place, due to our hotel receptionist giving us a handy tip on a great restaurant serving traditional Macedonian food which was only 5 mins walk from our hotel (super 8). Was a great honour to have eaten in the oldest traditional house that is still in use. So much more than just food in a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We ate here two nights while in Macedonia, the first night we all ordered separately. I had the chicken and prosciutto with cream sauce... Amazing!! The second night we ordered traditional family style... Amazing!!! You can't go wrong here this paired with local wine and the prices... This is a must try if you ever come to Skopje.

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Beautiful house (with a good story) and it makes for a wonderful atmosphere, very relaxed yet elegant. Good service, appropriately attentive. Food contains some excellent dishes. The dried plums in prosciutto (kebabs) were the best. The tavche gravche was fine but no different or better than what you can get at any number of taverna-style lunch restaurants in town. There... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

we had 3 diners in Skopje and 2 of them was in Old House. They had best shopska salad in all Balkan countrys. Prices are reasonable and foods are good you can also try their own made wines. 2 people dines for like 10-20 Euro for 1. Enjoy...

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We arrived here in the afternoon after a nice walk and a drink on the quay next to the water. The restaurant was almost empty, it seemed we just missed the lunch service in which they served 200 persons ... Nevertheless, there was no proble in giving us a seat and serving us, we asked our friendly waitress to surprise... More

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Its a very nice renovated old macedonian house with real macedonien cuisine. You have to try "mezze" which is a traditional arrangement of starters.

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Brussels, Belgium
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Located in the oldest building of the city. The restaurant is located close to the center. The interior is very beautiful, with it's terrace it must be a great place during summer as well. I had a steak with mushroom sauce as main dish and some garlic bread. It was delicious, the meat was so tender it melted in my... More

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Haifa, Israel
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This restaurant serves some very good authentic dishes at reasonable prices (though not cheap). The setting and atmosphere is very charming, as it has couple of levels, it's not getting noisy, and has some nice decorations such as traditional costumes. We've had a light lunch which included Ajvar (delicious peppers and aubergine paste, a Serbian dish in its origin), a... More

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Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Had a meal here recently and was unimpressed. It is a type of restaurant found in every major city where locals (possibly on expense accounts) bring visitors from other countries to experience the "real" cuisine of the country. The decor, location and the professionalism of the service is good. The food, however, is mediocre and uninspiring and while, I think,... More

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