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Restaurant Niko

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Chowder, Mediterranean, European, Soups, 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, 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 soup, decent fish plate, good desserts, good service

Staff were very helpful throughout and moved us to a window table without us even asking. The fish soup and scampi risotto starters were very good. The fish plate was decent overall. However my squid seemed a little over done, although my girlfriend said hers was excellent. A couple of the mussels... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel. The food was not cheap but outstanding. The service was excellent and the view of the water is very pleasant. Their specialty is local fish dishes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Staff were very helpful throughout and moved us to a window table without us even asking. The fish soup and scampi risotto starters were very good. The fish plate was decent overall. However my squid seemed a little over done, although my girlfriend said hers was excellent. A couple of the mussels were closed, which I appreciate happens, but they... More 

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Halden, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The staff and the service is great, the food is perfect and delicious. The prices is a bit over average than other restaurants in Zadar, but it is definitely worth it. It is a experience of a Lifetime, and you will not regret to be served a meal in this restaurant.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A wide variety of great food & drinks, good service and atmosphere. If you are in Zadar, you simply have to go there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It is my first time to Zadar,as usual,looking for restaurant from tripadvisor. Food & service overall above standards,I have tried seafood planter,fresh & well cooked, the guy trying his best serving us better,thanks. By the way, smoking here is common,surely it is good place for smokers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My wife loves seafood. I like it too, but she lives for seafood. We have been in Zadar for a week and have eaten the seafood platter every day. This was by far the best, and definitely NOT the most expensive. The staff was amazing. The waiter was like part of an animation team. Our kids loved playing with him... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Although I was dissapointed with the service when I visited this restautant a couple years ago, my experience was much better this time. Service was really friendly and they offer really good, fresh fish. For sure one of the best places in Zadar if you're into fish.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Our friend from Razanac gave us an advice to visit this restaurant for the best fish in Zadar, and we came here with my friend for my b-day celebration. We have ordered mussels buzzara - they were fresh and wild, sause with a white wine and garlic was good also. We were planning to try a scarpina fish, but on... More 

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Toulouse, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

this is the best restaurant in zadar! this place comes the closest to making food that the locals cook, eat and are proud of. it is not in the city center so it may not have the visibility as the other places but it is worth the drive (and the beaches nearby are quite nice). every croatian i know loves... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Dined here twice and both times had wonderful experience. Menu is almost superfluous as waiter asked what kind of food we would like to eat then explained what was fresh and how it could be prepared and tailored everything for us. We were encouraged to feel free to say if there was anything we didn't like or was not as... More 

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Address: Obala Kneza Domagoja 9, Zadar 23000, Croatia
Phone Number: +385(0)23 337 888
Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Zadar County  >  Zadar
Cuisine: Chowder, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Croatian

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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, European, Soups, 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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