We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Balin Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Viale Rimembranza 33 | Importante: Non Fate Confusione Con Il Bar Paninoteca Con Nome Simile Che Si Trova Nella Stessa Strada, 16039, Sestri Levante, Italy
+39 0185 44397
Website
Today
7:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 7:30 pm - 11:45 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

441 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 72: English reviews
Level Contributor
23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

The service was great and we liked the philosophy of the owner. The starters where very good. The pasta wasn't great. The main course was good, fresh fish. But it was so expensive and not as good as you hope for for that price.

Helpful?
Thank Roos K
Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Been coming to Sestri for few years,and new restaurant appear from time to time.some very good some so so,but Balin cuisine is still the best

Helpful?
Thank Cpulze
Brussels, Belgium
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Excellent sea food dishes. The prawns were extremely tasteful. The service is also very good. Prices are a bit on the high side. Call for a reservation beforehand.

Helpful?
Thank Bart T
Basel, Switzerland
Level Contributor
96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Opening night for a vacation 'en famille' on the Ligurian coast. Promising sunset and views but the meal couldn't convince with a variety of ups and downs. I expect to py for good quality but at this price level I couldn't get very excited about the total picture. Seems the tripadvisor ratings have hyped this chef to amp up prices... More 

Helpful?
Thank RWJanssen
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

This was a total let down after reading all the positive feedback on trip advisor. The service was almost non existing (one waiter for the whole restaurant!). We waited endless for everything...beng served, placing orders, waiting for the bill. For an "upmarket" restaurant they only offered wine and water...no soft drinks or any other drinks alternatives (our 2 teenage daughters... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank travelmadDubai
Level Contributor
33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

When in doubt on where to eat, always look at restaurants where you can see the chef cooking. Now imagine if the chef owns the restaurant, imagine if its very intimate, concise and has a well thought off menu. The food comes and it is Sublime, Rustic and yes very very tasty. To add to that, wonderful service and genuine... More 

Helpful?
Thank Malek T
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is on one of the main streets. You need to make a reservation because it is very small. There was one waiter and the chef cooking. Service was impeccable and if anything the dishes came out a bit too quickly which is unusual. The chef is extremely good. We will definitely return.

Helpful?
Thank Jocelyn S
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

The food is not as good as I expected. The price is expensive too. They have a fresh shrim and offer to us at 120 eur / kg ...

Helpful?
Thank Minh N
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level Contributor
100 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016

This is a very small family restaurant so reservations are needed. The seafood was absolutely excellent, our waiter telling us it had "arrived out of the sea 1 hour ago" and it was apparent that was true. The wine selection is extensive. The desserts we had were a type of flan with fruit over them. Absolutely fantastic. This is a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jill D
Fairfield, New Jersey
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2015

Very small venue with few tables in an covered outside patio and few more inside but a top notch in food quality and creativity. Limited wines list but with great selection. Visited 2 times, had a great meal on both.

Helpful?
Thank AMarsNJ

Travelers who viewed Balin Cuisine also viewed

Sestri Levante, Italian Riviera
Sestri Levante, Italian Riviera
 
Sestri Levante, Italian Riviera
Sestri Levante, Italian Riviera
 

Been to Balin Cuisine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Friday
7:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Viale Rimembranza 33 | Importante: Non Fate Confusione Con Il Bar Paninoteca Con Nome Simile Che Si Trova Nella Stessa Strada, 16039, Sestri Levante, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Sestri Levante
  • Phone Number: +39 0185 44397

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Balin Cuisine and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Balin Cuisine staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?