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Kalaja e Lekursit, Saranda, Albania
+355(0)694020205
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very dissapointing!

Our guide book and some google reviews said it was excellent - we couln't find any trace of this excilency. The view is nice, of course, it's on a hilltop in a castle, but it still lacks atmosphere. The food is just regular and very overpriced. We even felt as if we paid to much for things but... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2014
Ann-Kathrin F
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Helsingborg, Sweden
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Delicious food, perfect view of Sarande and good, friendly service. Also, not expensive if you think of the luxury you are provided with! Would recommend going there right before sunset so you get to see the beautiful sunset and then enjoy the evening

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Our guide book and some google reviews said it was excellent - we couln't find any trace of this excilency. The view is nice, of course, it's on a hilltop in a castle, but it still lacks atmosphere. The food is just regular and very overpriced. We even felt as if we paid to much for things but didn't dare... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

For starters it takes a lots effort to understand the menu ! When you asked for kids menu is nonexistent ,and when you ask the waiter if they can arrange something as simple as spaghetti and meatballs the answer is no !! Prices are relatively expensive compare that you have to buy all the sides separately no matter what entre... More 

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Bistrita, Romania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I had dinner here 2 times, the pizza was great, fast service even when it was full. They were at full capacity but we still had a table and fast service. Great view and atmosphere. It is a must see in Saranda

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A historical site turned in a made into a restaurant/concert venue in summer. Bring your sunblock as quite hot. We had the seafood, fantastic! and great service.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The staff was very polite and proffesional! The meny were apparently updated and so was the prices 😊. The live music during the evening enhanced the good experience. It is definetly a favorite spot in Saranda.

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Where to start? Terrible food, bad service, long wait for food, most items on the menu unavailable, rude staff, charged more for drinks than the menu price then told the menu is old. Great views though, maybe have a drink and leave!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We came up here to watch the sunset over the city, which was great, but I don't recommend ordering anything from the bar or restaurant. It is over priced and the service is terrible. We ordered dinner around 8pm, but didn't receive any food, not even bread until about 9.30. There were very few menu items available, and had we... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Great view from this historic place. Food ? Normal Albanian . Terrible service my wife waited 50 min for a risotto ( can a risotto be so difficult )not Kids friendly. Needs road improvement same as in 1980 road really we are 2013 . Still would go with my wife only

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Oslo, Norway
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Terrible service, bad food; interesting dancing and singing: a tourist trap! - but glorious sunset over Saranda. I'd go for a sunset drink.

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  • Address: Kalaja e Lekursit, Saranda, Albania
  • Location: Europe  >  Albania  >  Vlore County  >  Saranda
  • Phone Number: +355(0)694020205

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