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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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15 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to this restaurant on the first evening of our stay in Puntamika, chiefly because, it was the closest, good quality,restaurant to our apartment. We were reassured by the fact that our trusted guide book had given it a good write up, albeit, with a warning that prices are high by local standards. We have no objection to paying... More 

Thank MarcieFrance
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

first the good things: the food is excellent. all fish and the rest of the seafood is as fresh as can be. the kitchen guy also know how to prepare it. u can have high quality wine by glasses. and then a somewhat cold shower comes when the check comes. around 20% higher prices than usual. but you don't feel... More 

Thank Domagoj P
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Zadar on our honeymoon and happened to live just next door from Nikos. What a stroke of luck! Seafood so fresh it was basically moving around on the plate and waiters made you feel almost like family straight from the start. Heard from many that this is considered one of the nicest places in town. Even saw some... More 

Thank Family I
Split, Croatia
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62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined here last year and everything was perfect One year on and it appears as though the restaurant has lost it's appeal with the public Average food , average service yet the prices are still high I hope they turn things around as this was an iconic restaurant in Zadar

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love seafood but this dalmatian seasoning was terrible. I won't go there one more time I'm sure. The wines are the best from the menu. But do not try beers those were awful.

Thank jenecroispas
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

a bit more expensive than i thought, but the food is not bad, they have fresh catch of the day. grill prawns are really good.

Thank EvelynJFL
Northampton, United Kingdom
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

We were recommended this restaurant by our airbnb host as a great family run place with lovely fresh fish and we weren't disappointed. The setting is lovely with the big windows open overlooking the sea. The service was great, very attentive. The panna cotta dessert was gorgeous and worth having!! We would return if in the area.

Thank Tuckenby
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Went with my husband on holiday here in the beautiful Zadar. The restaurant was lovely and waiter nice although a little bit serious,but we expected better as it was more expensive than what we'd payed elsewhere and got better. My fish soup was like seasoned water with a few fish flakes floating in it,didn't even have fish flavour. My husband... More 

Thank Turtlechomper
Stavanger, Norway
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

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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37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

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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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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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