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“Great find in Astoria” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Drina Daisy Bosnian Restaurant

Drina Daisy Bosnian Restaurant
915 Commercial St, Astoria, OR 97103-4516
503-338-2912
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Ranked #2 of 82 restaurants in Astoria
Cuisines: Yugoslavian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
SeaTac, Washington
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58 reviews 58 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Great find in Astoria”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2008

Fordinka, the cook, is from Bosnia. Ken, her husband, is the waiter. They are a delightful couple and the food, drinks and decor will transport you to a part of the world too few of us know much about. Ask a few questions and maybe you can coax Fordinka out of the kitchen to tell you a little of her backround. This is a cozy spot on a stretch of Commercial St. that's not as active as other parts so you could miss Drina Daisy if you don't know about it or aren't looking for it. Do seek it out. Try the sopska salad and any of the lamb or cabbage dishes. I'd love to import he ajvar, a puree of bell peppers and baked eggplant. We found this all over Sarajevo and Mostar when we were there a few years ago. Everything here is authentic! My favorite is the cherry dessert wine imported from Croatia.

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Seattle
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Lamb and coffee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2008

Drina Daisy has a great laid-back atmosphere, with very friendly service and a mixed tape of music from the homeland on endless repeat.

We ordered the lamb and were blown away. Some of the best food we've had anywhere.

My wife had some great Armenian pomegranate wine with dinner, while I indulged in a glass of slivovitz.

Finally, turkish coffee, the way it was introduced to Europe through Sarajevo.

A wonderful experience and highly recommended.

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“Great Bosnian food & a great time when you want something unique while dining out.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2008

Great Bosnian food & a great time when you want something unique while dining out.

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Corvallis, OR USA
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2008

We were on our way to a recommended restaurant and saw the words "Drina Daisy Bosnian Restaurant". A quick whirl around the block for a second look, attractive, medium sized, so we gave it a try. Food was excellent, generous servings, comfortable atmosphere, and good service. It would be hard to fault it in any way. We shared the lamb with extra meat and the vegetarian stuffed cabbage and could have skipped the salad we ordered. Our orders came with good bread, butter, and a red pepper-eggplant spread, sides of gently pickled vegetables and sides of freshly cooked seasonal vegetables. Our only regret is we didn't order a full bottle instead of glasses of their most excellent Diugac Croatian wine. It's a little spendy but shockingly good. I should add it is their most expensive wine, Excellent value for excellent food.

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NW washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“excellent choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2008

We read about this restaurant as we were touring thru Astoria and very pleased with the choice. Just get the entree, no kidding, It was a huge amount of food, and if any complaints it would be this of having to waste some as a traveler and not being able to take it home. The waiter was great, he made a random guess at my profession and was right!! How did he do that? Get the sarna, the cabbage rolls, you will not regret this, vegetarian or with meat.

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