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Barbecue, Grill
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Table Service
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Reviewed May 10, 2020

We ordered balkan plate for two and one čevapčići. We have been very positively surprised. The meat was soft, juicy, nicely baked and the portion was really big. Furthermore,čČevapčići melt like butter in the mouth, which I rarely see in Balkan restaurants. Also the cheese..."kajmak" tasted really original. We do not agree with some of reviews for this restaurant regarding the personnel. The waitress came very fast, was very friendly and the food was served very quick. Definitely worth to try!More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

As we came in nobody was at the bar to escort aus to the Table, when the waitress finnaly arrived she escorted us to the table,and then left again for about 10 min., when she came back we could finally order the food, she took...the order and then left. We waited again like 10 min. For the drinks, and approximately 40 extra min. For the food that in my oppinion had no taste, was like from two days ago. I gave two stars because the price was very low.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed September 30, 2019

A very nice place by the river with great food. Service polite and helpfull. Cousy terrace, interior neglected, could use some refreshment. But all in all, great!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 30, 2019

We were walking across the red old bridge in Maribor when the smell of barbecue caught our attention. Down by the river we saw a hidden restaurant, so we decided to give it a try. And we were not dissapointed! The grill was superb, we...ate the Premium plate, which has the best specialties on👍🏻. The view is great, you sit by the river and enjoy the calm beat of the city. We were also very pleased with our waitress ( Tatiana, I think..), she was very nice and helpfull. So if you’re in Maribor, stop in Orient, you won’t be sorry. And try the turschka kawa!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed June 3, 2019 via mobile

When we arrived at 20h30, the kitchen was already closed, we didn't get to eat soup although it was in the menu we ordered and the service was really rude about it

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed November 25, 2018

We came over for a dinner, having spotted this place from the bridge. The atmosphere was rather Bosnian (the layout of the restaurant as well as smell of meat and smoke inside), which was completely fine by us. The waiter offered to have a look...at menu beforehand, which we did - it was very reasonably priced, and the selection of meats was fabulous. We opted out for a dozen of cevapcici, pleskavica, couple of pitas and sopska salad, complemented by wine, water and coffee with baklava. All of the dishes were great, the size of portions - remarkable (like I said - the restaurant has Bosnian spirit, and hence - Bosnian size of dishes, which is rather large). By the time we arrived restaurant already had a good chunk of people, within 20 minutes from our arrival it was literally packed - something I'm always looking to see in a restaurant to establish if it's good (well, this one definitely was). We spent about an 1.5-2 hours inside, and it was an amazing dinner - a glimpse of Bosnia in rather Alpine Maribor. I highly recommend this place for those looking for more of a Balcan place to eat in Marbor as well as for those coming with friends - this place is really amazing and has nice seating for groups.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join the RESTAURANT! Life is so endlessly delicious. Incredibly tasty food, friendly staff, cool ambient and live music! Seize the momemt and enjoy in Orient! Thank you for everythink! There is also a place for children, so...is very suitable for families! And above all, you can meet hospitable owner!” Family for LjubljanaMore

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed July 24, 2018

Food: dellicious, among the best I've eaten in Maribor. There is one other Restaurant (Gala žar), that also serves simillar and also the best grilled food in Maribor. All other restaurants don't match this two in terms of original taste and food diversity. Place: We've...been only on outside terrace. It is not among stylish ones, could be redesigned or renovated at least. But is nearby Drava river and is not a crowded place. So if you want to impress your darling, not the best choice. Loaction: close to city centre. You only have to cross the main bridge (iron one, red colored). Serivce: kind and halpful, but a little slow. This probably comes with serbian style alonog :) Price: mid-priced and cheapper as Gala zar, or Bascarsija (both in Maribor). Recomended.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

Portions are extra big, very tasty.I guess its could be a bosnian restaurant. Service is fast, waiter is polite. Well, capuccino was not good.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed June 13, 2017

Balkan restaurant on the Drava bank. They offer classic balkan dishes form grill and also cooked meals. The food and the place is completely average and you can find better providers of this kind of food in Maribor.

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed May 15, 2017

There are very much types of meat in the menu and the location is the best of the restaurant (next to the Drava river). If the weather is good you can eat outside (there is a little park for children as well). All the meat...is grilled on a grill that they have next to the restaurant.More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed November 28, 2016

Visited this place few times with friends and I have to say that food was good and tasty every time we went there. Also, waiter is friendly and communicative, he suggested their specialties and the food really was nice. However, one time other waitress worked...there and she was very rude to us and her English was really poor. She didn't want to sit us at any table, saying that everything is already reserved. We still had more than an hour till the reservations so we asked can we just grab something quickly till the time of reservation, but she rejected us. Me and my friends went outside to see where are we going to eat and in couple of minutes she called us in, like suddenly there is a free table. We sat cause we didn't feel like looking for other place and, what a surprise, in an hour some reserved tables were full, but most of them were still free. So it was really rude of her to treat us that way. All in all, I can say that food is decent if you're looking for this kind of food, but service could do better.More

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

If u like grilled meat you jave to visit this place. Real charcoal grill, tasy prepared and perfectyl grilled meat and great side dishes. Very cool prices and location near river with parking in gront of testaurant. Highly recommend!!

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Nice terrace, close to the river; the waiter was very friendly and the food quality was solid. This is a restaurant especially for meat lovers, but vegetarians will find something too. It was nice eating lunch outside, i would, however, not have lunch inside -...it "smells" quite old. All in all, good food quality and nice for a spontaneous lunch.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed May 14, 2016

We've been here when it was not busy, so the service was fast and attentive. Ordered the mixed grill for 9Euros. It was more than enough of great meat. Also bread was tasty!

Date of visit: May 2016
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Restavracija Orient is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4