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“Nice but not as authentic as owner like you to beleive”
Review of Jastozera - CLOSED

Jastozera
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 19, 2012

My family and I went to this restaurant with great expectations. First impressions were positive. The setting is great and unique. However, for the quality of food served it was highly overpriced. I could not swallow the fact that owner was not totally honest on the authenticity. For the starters, the ownership of this restaurant is from inland Croatia, not from local people. That is a big red flag for Croatia as inlanders do not know about fish. We ordered grilled "jastog" or lobster. We were not shown any live lobsters to choose from, nor were told about size and weight as advertised. The waiter just informed us that he ordered 3 half a kilo each, lobsters. That was the first red flag. Lobsters looked great when they arrived but they did not look like one pound or half a kilo each. They looked more like an over sized shrimp in the US. The service was slow and it was hard to get waiters' attention. The second big NO for Croatian grills is that restaurant is using charcoal, not wood. I have never seen even s=cheep restaurants use charcoal in Croatia. The grill is simply not as good. We drank house wine, Vugava, a native variety from Vis. This was good. The souses were all average and probably from the can. All in all this is a restaurant with a great location and rustic ambiance and setting and very average food. You can probably eat equal or better meal in other local restaurants for half the price. I would recommend to inquire about local fisherman owned restaurants. But if you do go here, ask to see the food you will be eating and ask about price. 750 kuna (100 EUR) or $125) per kilo of lobster is astronomical. You can get fresh Adriatic lobster at other places for under 600 kuna/kilo.

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1  Thank Spalatium
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

it was a lobster breed, now converted into a restaurant. excellent location on the water and with the Comiza village and bay in the background. The restaurant has a very local and typical ambience, with old tools used for fishing. It is specialized in lobsters, obviously, and when you ask for it, the waiter fishes few of them out of the water where they are breeded and shows them to you so that you can choose. We did not eat lobster (a little too expensive for our pockets) but quite good fresh fish and local wine. i would say it is better for the atmosphere (i guarantee it's really peculiar!) rather than the food, but we ate quite well. Not particularly cheap but for croatians standards, but for once i would definitely suggest it. we paid 1 starter and 1 main course+local wine and water 45 Euro.

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Thank bobolawwe
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

Jastožera (Jah-stoh-zhe-rah) is a beautifully located restaurant in the fishing village of Komiža on the Isle of Vis in Croatia. The restaurant is a converted former collection point for lobsters and the name means exactly that. It is a wooden structure on a pier, there is lovely lit water in the middle and a good view of the pretty little town. The setting is just right for a romantic dinner. Sadly, the beauty of it ends there. The menu is unimaginative, three of the four dishes we ordered had the same sad sauce, without any herbs, spices or flair, the alleged scampi turned out to be microscopic shrimp, the fish-stew had a store-bought sauce (sans fish-fond, spice or similar). The prices are such that one expects at least solid cooking, if not creative, but these were dishes that local children can prepare better. Still, the waitress took our complaint seriously and our bill was halved, but the fact that neither the owner nor the chef deemed it important enough to add their view on the matter shows that this is just one of many summer rip-off places. All in all, thank heavens we didn't take the lobster!

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3  Thank Muvator
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Fresh lobster, directly out of the sea, on a deck overlooking the amazing bay of Komiza on Vis. Great service, 'indoor' parking for a dinghy if you're coming in from a boat moored in the bay. An excellent treat in a great location!

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Thank Tomi33
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Reviewed December 11, 2011

We sailed to the island of Vis by a charter boat. Told of this fantastic Resturant that used to be a fish market. Booked for dinner ( 4 persons) went by zodiac dingy , they opened a side door and we motored our dingy into the centre of the Resturant. Seated at a table with a window looking out to our Yatch moored in the bay. Food was fantastic, had the crayfish ( little expensive by Oz standards ) very special night after a week at sea sailing the adjoining islands. A must do when in Vis. Staff very good and very helpful

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2  Thank Coroona
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