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Restaurant Niko

Obala Kneza Domagoja 9, Zadar 23000, Croatia
+385(0)23 337 888
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Ranked #17 of 101 Restaurants in Zadar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Croatian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We stayed at the hotel for our final day in Croatia and were just too lazy to go and find another restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised by the good food and very friendly service. The food is skillfully prepared with fresh ingredients and really well seasoned, I will be back.

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HotelNiko, Manager at Restaurant Niko, responded to this review

Dear Jeroen, thank you for taking Your valuable time to share Your experience in our restaurant as You did already for our hotel on Tripadvisor! We are glad You liked our food as our accomodation. Once more, we hope to welcome You again, next time You visit Zadar! Best regards, Restaurant Manager More

2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

very has all the pranks! we ate I my dear and your daughter Kelly, we ate very well! Ambience is wonderful! the meal was well prepared kalo! and the staff very friendly and professional! all the praise!

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Prenton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The restaurant was beautiful and the food and service divine! Nothing to dislike but don't go if you don't like seafood!

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HotelNikoZadar, Manager at Restaurant Niko, responded to this review

Dear Kazenge, Thank you for your great review about 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

East Leake
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Out for a meal with friends. Ordered mussels as a starter - not even recognisable as mussels and chef should have been ashamed sending them out. Friends ordered fish platter for two - very small pieces of white fish but a plate of mainly scampi and octopus - not what was expected. Two other main courses were Turbot - very... More

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HotelNikoZadar, Manager at Restaurant Niko, responded to this review

Dear Vivr50, We are very sorry to hear your experience with us, as a family run business your feedback is important to us and we will look into this. Can You please check Your inbox so we can discuss a bit more about Your expirience? Thank You! Best regards, Restaurant Manager More

Key West, Florida
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Zadar is a rather off the beaten path place for Americans. Check out this restaurant for solid choices. Shrimp with green pasta and light Creme was delicious. I opted for Veal Milanese for main course and was not disappointed. All good but the French fries, which I have found to be a bit soggy in Croatia.

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HotelNikoZadar, Manager at Restaurant Niko, responded to this review

Dear Rider, Thank you for your great review about our restaurant! We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience! We are glad you liked our food. We hope to welcome you again, next time you visit Zadar! Best regards, Restaurant Manager More

France
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90 reviews 90 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Having read the reviews on this restaurant and, following recommendations by our host in Zadar, we decided to give it a try. It's quite upmarket and we expected to be blown away by the food, given the setting and atmosphere. Sadly we were rather disappointed. We had the fish platter which was very average; we had much better elsewhere in... More

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HotelNikoZadar, Manager at Restaurant Niko, responded to this review

Dear Tilly, We sincerely apologize for the visit you describe here. The issues you had with our greeting, food and atmosphere do not meet our standards.We do hope you give us another try in the future and again, we are very sorry for this first impression. Best regards Restaurant Manager More

Sweden
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Have read several reviews of this restaurant and I must agree it is pretty expensive. To give you an idea this is what we paid 2 weeks ago when we invited a friend for lunch (3 adults): Cover-charge 3x10 kuna A small mineral water 15 kuna A small Karlovajko (33 cl) beer 17 kun House-wine (very poor quality) 0.5 ltr... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Niko does not have an outdoor terrace but opens the windows towards the Borik Marina with a view towards Zadar. Smoking is permitted everywhere indoors so be prepared to have your eating experience ruined by inconsiderate guests on neighboring tables! The wind from the windows spreads smoke everywhere so there is not any escape. We had a good Dalmatian platter... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We ate decent seafood here, but not really better than anywhere else, we had the large platter which was nice and included all kinds of Fish and shell fish. Was pretty expensive and not amazing but just good.

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HotelNikoZadar, Manager at Restaurant Niko, responded to this review

Dear Diveboy77, Thank you for taking your valuable time to share your experience on Tripadvisor! We hope you give us a second opportunity to exceed your expectations next time you visit Zadar! Best regards Restaurant Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

seafood was so good .海鲜面海鲜饭已经烤鱼拼盘都好吃到暴!服务也是超级贴心。 And the service is really warm and good

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HotelNikoZadar, Manager at Restaurant Niko, responded to this review

Thank You, Amelie! Best regards! Sarina More

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