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Restaurant Niko

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Chowder, Mediterranean, Croatian
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Obala Kneza Domagoja 9, Zadar 23000, Croatia
+385(0)23 337 888
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The members of the Pavin family explain their lifelong successful...
The members of the Pavin family explain their lifelong successful tradition with the motto: "Our guests feel at home here and the meals we serve them are the ones we would prepare for us." The Niko Restaurant is situated just 3,5 km from the town centre, in the picturesque location known as Puntamika. It is surrounded by the sea, soft flowing winds, with the panoramic View of our 3,000 years old town of Zadar, the town with rich historical background and numerous cultural and historical monuments and museums. The restaurant has seating for 150 people. Its cuisine is based on the fish and the house specialities are scampi, fish (which our guests choose themselves from an abundant fresh selection) and lobsters from our own aquarium. Not only the pleasant atmosphere and the world class cuisine are meritorious for the overall enjoyment you will experience at Niko's, the credit also goes to the klapa Niko (choir) founded by the owner himself.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and service

We visit today at the end of Croatian Holiday restaurant Niko. We ate grilled fish and grilled squid and they were both very good and tasty. Also the service was very good indeed so we can recommend this restaurant to other visitors. Thank you Tarja and Topi from Finland!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The food is excellent and i must also compliment the vine card. I have been going to this restaurant for years and years and it always seems to amaze me with their overall service ! The waiters are very friendly and the owners as well ;)

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

We had an excellent long late lunch at Niko. We had just arrved in Zadar. It was on our list and our hotel manager said it was the best in Puntamika. We sat at a nice table overlooking the water. We shared a small salad followed by the fish platter for two: grilled sea bass, grilled sqid, langostines, and fried... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Joseph and sarah were the best hsot i have ever met. This restaurant is an awesome quality of service and food. I really recommend it for any one from all over the World. Just go and enjoy

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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78 reviews 78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The service was very good and friendly. The fish melánge, prepared according to the local ways with vegetables was delicious. The white wines suggested by the waiter were also very good. An excellent place to dine, particularly with you are a guest at the Niko hotel.

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Annandale, Virginia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I've had the breakfast buffet at Restaurant Niko 14 times in my 2013 and 2014 stays at the hotel. While the buffet tends to repeat its items, it offers a solid European breakfast with eggs prepared to order. During my recent 7-night stay at Hotel Niko, I had the pleasure of enjoying four evening meals. Although Niko is known locally... More 

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We visit today at the end of Croatian Holiday restaurant Niko. We ate grilled fish and grilled squid and they were both very good and tasty. Also the service was very good indeed so we can recommend this restaurant to other visitors. Thank you Tarja and Topi from Finland!

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HotelNiko, Manager at Restaurant Niko, responded to this review

Dear Tarja and Topi, Thank You for Your great review and recommendation for our restaurant! We truly appreciate You taking the time to share Your experience. We hope to welcome you again, next time you visit Zadar! Best regards, Restaurant Manager More 

Scottsbluff, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We stayed at Hotel Niko and enjoyed the restaurant both nights. The food was excellent and the staff was very professional and took great care of us!

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HotelNiko, Manager at Restaurant Niko, responded to this review

Dear guests, Thank You for Your great review about our restaurant,hotel and staff! We truly appreciate You taking the time to share Your experience! See You next time when You visit Zadar! Best regards, Restaurant Manager More 

Watford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Having read some of the reviews I was hoping for something really special from Restaurant Niko, and it just didn't live up to expectations. The food was fine, but not as good as we had in other local restaurants, and the staff were kind but overly attentive. We were asked about 4 times in the first 5 minutes if we... More 

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Rijeka, Croatia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Excellent location near the sea with the panoramic View on old town of Zadar. Great selection of fresh seafood presented in the aquarium from which you can directly select what you want to taste. This culinary experience is worth every paid coins:):):).

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HotelNiko, Manager at Restaurant Niko, responded to this review

Dear guests, Thank You for Your great review about our restaurant! We truly appreciate You taking the time to share Your experience and recommendation! See You next time when You visit Zadar! Best regards, Restaurant Manager More 

Windsor, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

After driving all day to get to Zadar, we did not want to get in the car again for dinner. We asked the hostess at Villa Julian for a dinner recommendation. She suggested Niko. It was only a 20 minute walk. It was not crowded; we got a table by the large window with a view of the harbor. Our... More 

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HotelNiko, Manager at Restaurant Niko, responded to this review

Dear Allan, Thank you for your excellent review about our restaurant! We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. It's really nice to hear You had a great time here. Joseph is sending greetings! We hope to welcome you again, next time you visit Zadar! Best regards, Restaurant Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Obala Kneza Domagoja 9, Zadar 23000, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Zadar County  >  Zadar
  • Phone Number: +385(0)23 337 888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder, Mediterranean, Croatian

Description

The members of the Pavin family explain their lifelong successful tradition with the motto: "Our guests feel at home here and the meals we serve them are the ones we would prepare for us." The Niko Restaurant is situated just 3,5 km from the town centre, in the picturesque location known as Puntamika. It is surrounded by the sea, soft flowing winds, with the panoramic View of our 3,000 years old town of Zadar, the town with rich historical background and numerous cultural and historical monuments and museums. The restaurant has seating for 150 people. Its cuisine is based on the fish and the house specialities are scampi, fish (which our guests choose themselves from an abundant fresh selection) and lobsters from our own aquarium. Not only the pleasant atmosphere and the world class cuisine are meritorious for the overall enjoyment you will experience at Niko's, the credit also goes to the klapa Niko (choir) founded by the owner himself.

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