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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 10/31/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/31/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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PRICE RANGE
$6 - $23
CUISINES
Eastern European, Central European, Romanian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Traditional restaurant
1. Traditional restaurant
"Fantastic restaurant where you can eat a real traditional romanian"
Tito V
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2. Folklor Dancers
2. Folklor Dancers
" Wonderful atmosphere with music and folklore dancers"
Dean V
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3. Romanian Food
3. Romanian Food
"The food was excellent, real Romanian food"
Michael B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good specific Romanian food, reasonable prices. Nice and helpful staff. A good choice in the centre of Bucarest

Date of visit: October 2021
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Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback regarding your recent visit at Vatra Restaurant. We are delighted that you enjoyed our dishes, we hope to welcome you back in the near future! All the best, Christina M

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Reviewed January 14, 2020 via mobile

We ate here for our last night in Bucharest, looking for a venue with local cuisine and culture. This restaurant ticked the boxes. We booked last minute, and were welcomed and sat at a pleasant table with plenty of room. Servers were generally pleasant and...helpful. We started with sharers of grilled chicken livers, and fried/battered chicken gizzards. Both good, but quite substantial. We had a local garlic sauce to go with the meat. For mains, we shared a meat platter of lamb chops, pork ribs, chicken fillets, chicken kebab skewers, fried potatoes and polenta. The dish was fine, although again very substantial, and the meat also tasted indistinct from each type of cut, as all grilled on the same hot plate, in same style. The desserts were a high point. The cream cheese, cake with raisins and meringue slice very good and light. We had a local red wine, a nice Romanian cabernet sauvignon. Recommend, but be prepared to eat a lot.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2020

Dear guest, We thank you for your fine review and for sharing your experience at Vatra Restaurant. We are very pleased to know that our customers are recommending us! Looking forward to have you guest again! Best regards, Christina M

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, very efficient and friendly service I had eggplants salad, (vinete) which was very good Then chicken Ciorba, which was extremely tasty and Papanash- which was not of this world With 1/2 litter local red wine it summed to 113 leiMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for the review, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at Vatra Restaurant. Your satisfaction is our only goal, so we're pleased to hear we exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back on a future...More

Reviewed September 8, 2021 via mobile

Vatra is an excellent traditional restaurant that offers the very best of the Romanian cuisine. It really has a dish for every taste: whether you like our sour soups or the legendary sarmale, this is the place to go. Service is truly excellent, the waiters...are friendly and very responsive. Prices are a bit high, as would be expected of a good restaurant in downtown Bucharest. 4/5More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, We are very glad that you have enjoyed our traditional food. Your opinion is very important for us and we thank you for choosing Vatra Restaurant. Looking forward to see you again at Vatra! Best regards, Christina

Reviewed August 22, 2021 via mobile

Very good experience. Meals excellent! It was our first restaurant in Bucarest and it was just perfect. Waiter very nice and kind too! And the decoration is very perfect and cute!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for your excellent review! We are always trying our best to make your experience memorable, and we’re glad that we’ve achieved it! Best regards, Christina

Reviewed August 17, 2021 via mobile

Absolute fiasco with take away dinner. Main dish (skewer with potato) was extremely bad. The meat was of a very poor quality (consisted of a fat for one half) and not enough cooked (rose color). Potato was semi-raw (tough). Meal portion was big (twice bigger,...than at the foto), but there was no pleasure to eat.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2021

Dear customer, Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we are so sorry you didn’t enjoy your experience. If you’d like to give us another try, we’d love to make it up to you as a guest in our restaurant! On behalf of...More

Reviewed July 24, 2021

We went there for dinner. The food was excellent, real Romanian food. Service was great too. price was very reasonable. Due to Covid 19 we were sitting in the garden, nice atmosphere.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2021

Dear guest, Thank you for your excellent review, it is always a pleasure to hear that our customers enjoyed our food. On behalf of the Vatra`s Staff, we thank you for the review and we are looking forward to have you back! Best wishes, Christina...More

Reviewed July 14, 2021

It is the best restaurant in the Bucharest with Romanian food. If you see this review it is the best chois, thrust me.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Vatra, Public Relations Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2021

Dear guest, Thank you for your excellent review, we are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed our food. We are looking forward to have you back! Best wishes, Christina M

Reviewed May 23, 2021 via mobile

Great place! Food was amazing! We tried traditional dishes with polenta, so tasty! Mixt grill was very good prepared, juicy and soft meat. Very nice stuff, professional and friendly, ready to meet all your demands and provide recommendations in case you are confused. And their...Hugo was top, and Papanasi to dye for!!!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Vatra, General Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2021

Dear guest, Thank you for your review, it is always a pleasure to hear that our customers enjoyed spending time at Vatra Restaurant. On behalf of the Vatra`s Staff, we thank you for the review and we are looking forward to have you back! Best...More

Reviewed May 19, 2021 via mobile

Excellent food and service, discrete and with nice, background music that doesn't intrude but you can still hear it. The seats were very comfortable and we had a blast. We are romanians and this is the place to have traditional food. The Palinca and Iahnie...are the real deal, give them a try.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Vatra, General Manager at Vatra, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your review and for choosing to come at Vatra Restaurant. We are very glad that you have enjoyed our food and we thank you for your compliments. Looking forward to see you again at Vatra! Kind regards Christina...More

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Mikaela M
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Response from adventureplus1958 | Reviewed this property |
I travelled thru Romania and thought it a very romantic country. The people are happy and very welcoming. I think it is easy to find a romantic restaurant especially this one. 4 stars out of 5.
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I would say medium to cheap, considering the range of Bucharest's restaurants. Don't expect KFC prices though.
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Vatra is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5