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“Fresh fish, pleasant service”
Review of The Sesame Tavern

The Sesame Tavern
Ranked #75 of 406 Restaurants in Dubrovnik
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Croatian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Sesame Restaurant is a well known Dubrovnik Restaurant situated just a minute walk on the main road on Pile gate close to Hilton Imperial Hotel near Pile gate, close to the Hilton Imperial Hotel. Sesame Restaurant is located in the complex of an two hundred-years-old family house surrounded by rich vegetation, including orange trees and very interesting residential architecture from 1900s. All dishes are prepared carefully and respectfully by Paris Cordon Bleu trained chef Marina Žibert. Chef Marina offers a unique twist on local and Mediterranean cuisine with a touch of French cuisine using modern cooking methods like sous-vide for optimum temperature and timing to preserve flavor and vitamins from organic vegetables, meat or fish.
Reviewed January 29, 2013

As many restaurants are closed in Dubrovnik during January, our hotel (Hilton Imperial) suggested the nearby Sesame. It was a quiet weekday evening with only one other couple in the dining room. Fortunately, the slow tourism season did not seem to diminish the quality of food being prepared in the kitchen. We enjoyed a starter of handmade ravioli - the pasta dough was light and tender with a filling of spinach and ricotta. We enjoyed mains of fresh-tasting, well-prepared fish, with chard and boiled potatoes (common side accompaniments in the region). For wine, we thoroughly enjoyed a Korta Katarina posip - highly recommended. The server was very pleasant. All in all, an enjoyable evening.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Chose to visit Sesame on Saturday eve for dinner. While always quieter during the winter months, the food is still outstanding. The pictures in the restaurant are some traditional pictures - some done by the owner's relatives. The meal for both Joan and I were delicious starting with the Croatian wines (Plavac Mali and Malvazija). The lamb and sea bass were nicely presented and even more tasty! Joan isn't a big seafood eater, but swore she could eat this every day.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We had our last meal in Dubrovnik at sesame. I had a wonderful salad with rocket,prosciutto,figs,honey and olive oil. It was luscious. Other dishes,ravioli with ricotta,spinach were very well appreciated also. Very lovely quaint setting right across from the Hilton. Congratulations on a great restaurant experience for all of us.

Thank marthasleelanautable
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

We found this place expensive for what it served. The main courses were an improvement on the starters. Starter of fresh fig salad with honey dressing had nice tasty dressing but the figs were dried figs. Starter of shrimp, mussel, clam & fish risotto was mainly shrimp didn't see one clam in there. Beefsteak with truffles & baked potato was nice & tasty but seemed lost without anything else on the plate & separate vegetables are not offered as an option. Service was slow & subdued though this may be the Croatian way. We had a fabulous bottle of Croatian Merlot which cost about £20 as I recall

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Thank lovetheunexpected
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

The restaurant is a short walk from Pile gate near the university. It has a small menu but the food was different and delicious. The waiter was very friendly and had a good knowledge of Croatian wines.

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