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Reviewed November 18, 2023

Great food and service, even tea has been superb. The desert Господин Чоколадни is an explosion of high quality chocolate with dssn of Lemon and berries on the plate.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed September 23, 2023

Great restaurant! Service was excellent, food was fantastic. Wi tried the salads, the meat and sweets and everything was great. I do recommend for meeting with friends and family.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 28, 2023 via mobile

Maybe the self claimed chef had a night off or maybe he just hadn't his night but fact remains that dining was a disappointment. They claim to cook 'new Balkan cuisine' but let's leave the new out of it. Our appetizer was ok but was...not served at the same time, our enormous chunk of tuna was overcooked and yes, dessert was nice. The waiters were not overly busy in making you feel welcome but just went through the motions to get you out quick. And on top of it all it was for Serbian standards an expensive meal. That said, the ambiance is indeed very nice. That much of it's claim is true.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed June 7, 2023 via mobile

Dishes and drinks were quite delicious. We enjoyed a lot. Special local foods must be tried. Service is satisfiying and the staff is friendly.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 6, 2023

Verry good food and the service was so amazing. We will be back for sure. This place was the best in Nis

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed April 11, 2023 via mobile

Excelen restourant in vity centar of Niš. Great atmosfere and excelent staff. an excellent waiter , he can recommend a suitable dish to your taste. The food was very tasty and fresh. We ordered salads, fish, pork kolenica, stambolijski pleskavica... everything was perfect. Higly recomanded...place to visit and enjoyMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed March 20, 2023 via mobile

Service is good, waiters are super friendly, but food is not quite good. We had pljeskavica chef’s specialty and the taste was really bad - in quality and in taste. Other dishes we had were ok, but nothing special. Would jot come again.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed September 10, 2022 via mobile

I came with my friends and with high expectations after plenty of recommendations. We were 8 ppl.2 of us ordered lamb, me and another one of us ordered veal. Both dishes cooked in the traditional way. All 4 dishes arrived, and they looked the same,...smelled the same and tasted the same. I asked the waiter if he was sure that I was eating veal and not lamb as it was EXACTLY like the lamb my friend was eating opposite me, and he kept insisting it was veal. Lost cause, lost appetite, lost credibility. I refused to have anything else after that, or to leave any tips at the end. To add insult to injury, after paying and leaving the table, the waiter found one of us who was still lingering inside and vented his anger on him after discovering we left almost no tips. I am not stupid. Lamb is not veal, and veal is not lamb. Do not expect tips if I order a chocolate mousse and you get me a lemon merengue.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 18, 2022

articulate and telling. well versed and catalogued and with slow cooking recipes. however what we had, pork was not according to that theocracy and it was good, and the veal and the vegetables were descriptively emblematic but not much more. the aromatic rakia were of...interest and not the wines and beers. the professional and proud of themselves chief waiter(s) were more garrulous than of value. the clientele was willing for the ride and easily charmed. the location and the setting rather exceptional. worth trying if you are after a historic choice, though stoically, and the market is still clumsyMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 9, 2021

Big disappointment !!! Waiters disorganized, food selection quite large, but the quality very very poor. Cold food is brought in front of the guests, meat made without much imagination ... Chicken and turkey completely dry toasted .... very bad. Not a restaurant to recommend.

Date of visit: August 2021
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stambolijski, General Manager at Stambolijski, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2022

We are sorry for the inconvenience you experienced, we hope you will give us a second chance to improve the impression

Reviewed August 7, 2021 via mobile

Very good food and quiet ambiance. Good restaurant for a romantic moment. Good advise from the waiter. We tried specialty of the chef. Veal « sous vide ». Perfect. Tender and tasty.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Thank you very much, we are happy you enjoyed it! ♥

Reviewed July 20, 2021

Truly magical, a New Balkan cuisine restaurant located in a 143-year-old home in Nis, Serbia. The staff were incredible, we had a fun lunch with our lovely waiter and loved the warm welcome we received. The atmosphere was very relaxing as you dined in the...garden outdoors, imagine fine dining in your backyard, this was the ambience, surrounded by beautiful trees. A wonderful wine list of the very best wines from the Balkans, with a small sample of fine Italian wines. We were recommended a Serbian Pinot Noir '2012 Aleksandrovic Trijumf Noir' to complement our lamb, it is definitely now on the top of our list. Excellent value at $50 AUD. The food was exceptional. We started out with a very fresh Caesar Salad, followed by a lamb risotto full of flavour, we couldn't pass up the lamb and were grateful we didn't, it was very tasty and tender. If you are in Nis, then don't miss your chance dining at Stambolijskis Restaurant, you will be taken on a food and wine journey to remember.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed February 20, 2021

I unfortunately have to give to this restaurant only three stars because the waiter was not courteous with us. The quality of the food is in fact 5 stars, but we found a waiter who used a very unpleasant irony because we were Italians. He...started making jokes that weren't funny at all. At the end of the dinner, even after leaving him a big tip, he didn't even say hello to us when we left. If foreigners are not well liked in this restaurant, maybe they could write it already at the entrance... I recommend the owner to talk to some of his waiters. Recommended for the food, but not for the service.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed November 22, 2020 via mobile

I ordered Lamb prepared the traditionalway, pear rakia and sallad. The mutton was very delicious. I enjoy the lovely food and the restaurang environment. And the last but very important is the friendly waiter.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed September 3, 2020 via mobile

Come here with my girlfriend, first time I had been to Stambijski and I was so impressed. The service was fantastic from the moment we got there to the moment we left. Inside the garden area and the building are very elegant and a great...setting for an evening meal. It’s expensive for Nis but you get what you pay for, for English people reading this expect to pay maybe just short or similar of what you would pay in England compared to other places in Nis which would be a 1/3 of English prices. However I was happy to pay this as the quality of food and service was better than anywhere else I’d been. If I could offer advice to staff there, I would recommended a couple who are dining to order one main dish to share, but accompany this with side dishes. I found I had a plate of lamb and my girlfriend a plate of chicken which tasted great but one would have been enough and then we could have taken advantage of sides. I think this advice would be welcome. To summaries a fantastic place, great service, good setting and great food. Keep up the good work.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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