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Restaurant Niko

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Obala Kneza Domagoja 9, Zadar 23000, Croatia
+385(0)23 337 888
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Stavanger, Norway
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have tried John Dorry there (called also St Peter's fish) that was fantastic! Good local Croatian wine was recommended by the waiter. Perfect meal. Since we stayed in the hotel, we tried also breakfast there - excellent as well!

Thank Magdalena B
Baia Mare, Romania
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107 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate here every night and each time I got good and tasteful products. the staff is very ice and can successfully recommend good wines too...

Thank Mihai_BM
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband & I have been coming to Niko's since 1978. And while in Zadar, we are "regulars" there. Niko's has always been Zadar's # 1 Seafood Restaurant. If you want "wild" fish, not farm-raised, not frozen, then this is the place! Of course, there is always a price tag that comes with that. It's sort of a "you get... More 

Thank Faith C
Zadar County, Croatia
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For my taste too cold interieur, expensive food and small portions, although the taste was good. Positive is it's position just near to see with nice view.

Thank GM0209
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and great staff, family who owns the restaurants are great especially the girls! Thank you, will come again j

Thank Kejt M
Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dine with two girlfriends last week. Old fashioned and very expensive compared to comparable restaurants in the old town. However it was our waiter is the main reason for this review. I ordered muscles as my main. Half the shells were empty with another quarter fully closed. When our waiter how we were enjoying our meal I explained about the... More 

Thank francesdublinireland
Launceston, Australia
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450 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 662 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This restaurant is located at Hotel Niko a short trip north of the centre of Zadar. It offers a lovely view and excellent hours being open from 4.00pm. On entry to the restaurant was a massive fish tank with numerous large fish and an eel. It was quite a nice centrepiece. There was a lovely decor with thick columns, shell... More 

Thank TassieTravellers99
Vienna, Austria
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

A friend recommended this restaurant to us but unfortunately something must have happened since he last visited it. Beside the setting which I did not really care for since for me it doesn't fit the seaside scenery the staff was nice and we were seated right away. The mussels were tasty but very small portion compared to other places, spaghetti... More 

Thank Mzlam
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This is where the locals go for a classy night out with their wives. The restaurant is decorated with nautical theme and a large fish tank dominates the entrance. We had fresh grilled fish and a great bottle of local white wine. We sat in a booth next to an open window.

Thank PaulParks
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Stayed at the hotel for 4 nights (see separate review) and had dinner in the restaurant one evening. It has a high reputation locally, specializing in fish but with plenty of other courses also. Lovely meal, well presented, and explained clearly by the friendly waiting staff. Good choice of local wines. Lots of locals were also dining, which is always... More 

Thank Phil W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Croatian
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Obala Kneza Domagoja 9, Zadar 23000, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Zadar County  >  Zadar
  • Phone Number: +385(0)23 337 888
The members of the Pavin family explain their lifelong successful tradition with the motto: "Our guests feel at home here and the meals we serve them are the ones we would prepare for us." The Niko Restaurant is situated just 3,5 km from the town centre, in the picturesque location known as Puntamika. It is surrounded by the sea, soft flowing winds, with the panoramic View of our 3,000 years old town of Zadar, the town with rich historical background and numerous cultural and historical monuments and museums. The restaurant has seating for 150 people. Its cuisine is based on the fish and the house specialities are scampi, fish (which our guests choose themselves from an abundant fresh selection) and lobsters from our own aquarium. Not only the pleasant atmosphere and the world class cuisine are meritorious for the overall enjoyment you will experience at Niko's, the credit also goes to the klapa Niko (choir) founded by the owner himself.

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