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“Don't Miss Out if You Visit Skopje”
Review of Old House

Old House
Ranked #5 of 273 Restaurants in Skopje
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Central European
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Melbourne, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Don't Miss Out if You Visit Skopje”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Simply a great place to visit; the welcome, the selection, the quality of the food and the value for money.
It is known locally as "Starakuka" and the taxi drivers will know it by this name, although it is only 10 minutes walk from the city sqaure.
For three of us, including drinks, starters and main courses, the total was just over 40.00 Euros.

Website is: starakuka.com

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Alistair R
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
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English first
Dorchester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
918 reviews
502 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 436 helpful votes
“Paprika based sauces, character, and singers (ah well, nothing's perfect)”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

This is a great place to come if you want to try some good traditional Macedonian fare with character. Just on the river, across from the new Court of Justice building, this restaurant offers everything from paprika based sauces to chick pea bakes. Wonderful stuff offered in an array of dishes from which you select as your heart desires. Great fun, and my favourite kind of eating. OK, there were the traditional singers and musicians - I suppose you either love them or hate them - but this is a highly recommended place to go should you find yourself looking for somewhere to eat in Skopje.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank OlderGuy1956
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Bologna, Italy
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Real Macedonian food in a real old house: do not miss it”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

The indication outside of this restaurant proudly informed that it has been settled since 1836: a rare event in a city that was almost completely destroyed in the earthquake in 1963, when 80% of the old buildings, most from the ottoman period collapsed. The old house is a pretty building, which has been actually built in 1836 and restored to the magnificent original style. A patio with a fountain forming a little pond is the perfect frame for a relaxing, enchanting atmosphere while eating. Food is traditional. You have the possibility to try an assortment of typical foodstuff that are served as the appetizer (big and delicious, be careful if you are on a diet)., followed by a variety of meat and vegetables. Wine was excellent. I cannot give any information about price since dinner was hosted by local colleagues but I can recommend not to miss this restaurant if you want to get a hint of the real Skopje.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank sweetienj
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Naas, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
246 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Trip to Skopje”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

Centre of town , Macedionan restuarant with an eye to tourists. Not a bad thing. Food excellent for eastern european cuisine. Very very reasonable in price for centre of Skopje. Focused a little on the tourist side of business but still outstanding value and comfort and good food.

  • Visited October 2011
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1 Thank decdeasy
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Istanbul, Turkey
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“High quality local food and excellent price”
Reviewed June 30, 2012

Don't be deterred at the somewhat touristy feel to this place. It is the real thing. The food is outstanding and very good quality. I've tried the roasted lamb and boneless pork rib (200g should do) and they were out of this world. A must (if in season) are also the local grilled mushrooms (Boletus or Bukovka). The house wine by the glass is very reasonable and I recommend it. No need to go fancy. A must is also the Shopska or Macadonian salad. Their bread dishes are also tasty and great for sharing as appetizers. The deserts are their weak spot, but by the time you finish feasting on the starters and mains, there's little room left in any case.

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank pablotheagave
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