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Enigma Secret Garden Bistro

Strada Maniu Iuliu 12, Cluj-Napoca 400095, Romania
+40 752 104 642
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good36%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible12%
Travelers talk about
“steam punk” (4 reviews)
“quick drink” (2 reviews)
“during summer” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Cafe, European, International
$$ - $$$
Strada Maniu Iuliu 12, Cluj-Napoca 400095, Romania
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Reviewed today via mobile

The food we ordered was quite good, no comments there. But the service was horrible. We waited for ages until the waitress brought our food, drinks, our check.

Thank misatuska
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went for a drink on a recommendation. Intruiging interior motorised decorations. Beautiful beer garden. Enjoyed the place so much we forgot about dinner and just drank. Unique experience

Thank 29twoey
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Apart from the steampunk decor, which was a bit over the top and not terribly imaginative, this is an average bar, with good cocktail choice, but limited beer and food menus. Fine for a quick drink while passing, or a meeting point that everyone's heard...More

Thank Gabriel B
Reviewed June 18, 2018

I was quite curious about it, I had read it was full of kinetic sculptures moving, and the atmosphere was very steampunk. Turned out to be quite average pub, with a sad mannequin riding a bike. Was surprisingly quiet on a Thursday night. Didn't try...More

Thank Valeria V
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

Terrible, we came here to have a good time, a quiet time and eat some quality food. I was a « regular » client because I liked the terrace and the intime atmosphere. Today, the service was beyond bad. We have waited very long for our food,...More

Thank ioanasima17
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Unusual steampunk interior. The bar is covered in engine bits and a robot sits and cycles. The terrace is excellent on a sunny day. Service for drinks at the bar was good

Thank Antonyh1952
Reviewed January 29, 2018

We stayed on the same street as this bar but only found it by chance as there was no signs besides an A4 sign on the door (easily missed). We visited in January too cold for the garden (unless you are a smoker) busy friendly...More

Thank horatio521
Reviewed January 25, 2018

The design of Enigma is really great, creating a cool atmosphere. It has a backyard terrace which is great for summer days. Overall, the serving is good and the menu is OK. Good place for going out, but the food is just average.

Thank Adina M
Reviewed January 5, 2018

Since it's the world's only Steampunk Bar you should really pay a visit just out of curiosity! The staff is great and the drinks are good!

Thank Trav3lhog
Reviewed January 4, 2018

We were in Cluj Napoca to go clubbing etc for 1 night during a Halloween weekend away in Turda , Romania. We had no idea where we were going to drink and by chance stumbled across the world's only steampunk bar, it was really super...More

Thank Suzanne Marie C... T
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strada Maniu Iuliu 12, Cluj-Napoca 400095, Romania
  • Location: Europe  >  Romania  >  Transylvania  >  Northwest Romania  >  Cluj County  >  Cluj-Napoca
  • Phone Number: +40 752 104 642
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Enigma Cafe is a bar, coffee place and terrase, that you will find on Iuliu Maniu street, at number 12, in the old town centre of Cluj-Napoca. In October 2015 Enigma Cafe reopened its doors after undergoing almost a two year-long redesign project. The transformation was long awaited but the end result was worth it. Seven moving mechanisms were created and tens of static sculptures that ornate the entire bar area. Enigma is touted as the first kinetic steampunk bar in the world.
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