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Reviewed December 4, 2019

Friendly service and interesting food. We liked the veal, Balkan potatoes and a dish of red peppers, onions and slivers of squash and mushrooms in a tasty sauce surrounding a mound of tasty rice. Alas we had ordered dessert - a torte consisting of layers...of chocolate - too late! A larger party had consumed the last servings. As Whining only produced laughter - it’s a very friendly kind of place - we settled on the chocolate crepes, a very tasty substitute. A good time was had by all!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 24, 2019

After stopping by to try Balkan Restaurant, which is a little spot down the road from us, we totally fell in love with the food. So much so, that my family hired Balkan Restaurant to cater our wedding of 75 people. We ordered the Feta...Salad, The Chicken and Beef Kebabs, Bread, Balkan Potatoes and Grilled Vegetables. Our guests LOVED the food. We have been to many weddings with the typical not great wedding food, but at our wedding people went out of their way to let us know how much they enjoyed the food! We absolutely love the staff. They go above and beyond to cater to your exact needs. If you try this place, you will not be let down!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed May 2, 2019

An almost-hidden jewel with a unique style of food: European, but all it's own. Lepinja bread served fresh and hot.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed March 12, 2019

Hidden in a strip mall next to Papa Johns, but don't miss this wonderful restaurant. The staff is friendly and the service is excellent! Most importantly, the food is outstanding! Two of us enjoyed the Mixed Grill with several different meats and chicken that were...grilled to perfection and served with wonderful grilled vegetables. Another enjoyed the Chicken Paprikish and the fourth a huge Falafel Sandwich. Absolutely fabulous and the feta salad equally so, with very fresh veggies and plenty of feta. I really wanted dessert but there was no room left for it. I think next trip I'll try the Hungarian Goulash!More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

I had been once before for lunch and had the burger (which is excellent). This time we went for dinner and I had there version of a cheesesteak sandwich (also excellent, very filling, tasty and satisfying). The bake their own bread which is delicious and...it’s also used for the sandwiches. My wife had chicken paprikash and my daughter had goulash. We sampled each other’s and all liked all three. We split the torte for dessert which was the best of all. Note they don’t serve alcohol but allow you to BYOB. This place is a gem and the food isn’t pricey.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed September 19, 2018

Lived in Italy 3 years and traveled though eastern Europe. The taste of the food we had for lunch was so authentic. great cevapi sandwich-bread perfectly done as well as the sausage

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed June 3, 2018

Wish we lived closer bc there were so many dishes I wanted to try! We got the Hungarian Goulash and it was very yummy! It came with mashed potatoes and bread. We were so full so we didn't get dessert, but again, there were a...lot of delicious looking choices!More

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

I went for the burger since it was highlighted in Richmond Magazine. It was worth it! Perfectly seasoned and great grilled taste. The bun was excellent. The fries were fair—next time I’ll try the Balkan potatoes. There was a kind of roasted red pepper dip...that made them better.More

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed January 26, 2018

We recently visited Balkan Restaurant which is located in a small strip shopping center on Patterson Avenue in the western part of Henrico County. The somewhat narrow space is far from fancy but appeared clean. A long table had been set up for our group....One person took our orders, which took some time, and the other patrons in the restaurant. She explained some of the menu items when asked. We inquired about wine since a bottle had been depicted on their website and on a tent menu card on the table and were told that it was not available. My wife ordered a Cevapi sandwich which contained small sausages made of ground beef on Lepinja bread. I ordered a Slovenian veal wurst sandwich also on Lepinja bread. The large sandwiches were hard to pick up to eat and the consistency of the bread made it impossible to cut with a knife especially since they were served on a board covered by waxed paper rather than on a plate. We decided to take our desserts home. She had the Spartak torte which was good but not as chocolatey as advertised and I had the Baklava rolls which tasted fine but the pastry was gummy. The prices were reasonable and the service was fairly prompt considering the size of our group.More

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed January 4, 2018

Small not well known restaurant. In a small strip mall. Cozy, friendly, family run, casual, great food and service. Mostly meats, but a few options for vegetarians. No liquor license.

Date of visit: January 2018
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5