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“3.5” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Konoba Buscina

Konoba Buscina
Ranked #3 of 94 Restaurants in Umag
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $39
Cuisines: Grill, Gastropub, European, Croatian, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Honolulu, Hawaii
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“3.5”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Positives - friendly service. A little challenging if you don't speak Croatian or Austrian. Nice, rustic ambience.

Negatives - not very easy to find, and that's with 3 different GPS systems. But that's a very minor flaw. It was still a lovely drive.

The food was just ok. The carpaccio was good, albeit a tad over seasoned. The beefsteak was cooked perfectly medium-rare. Scallops were a let-down. Truffle cheese ... hardly could taste the truffle, to be honest.

Price-point, a bit high for comparable food elsewhere.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mike R
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barcelona
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Typical Istrian and great quality!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Open all year round (which is rare in this area), this Konoba (or local restaurant) is a great recommendation.
Meat is best here and they serve the rare Boskarin (local kettle) which is very tasty and soft.
They have a nice terrace for "al Fresco" dining and a nice open fire place where you see your meats grilling.
It is not the cheapest option but definitely not a tourist trap like many other restaurants in Umag.
As for waiter Branko who is very helpful and attentive

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank superchelo
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Go here, you will be satisfied”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

We got recommendation for this Konoba and it was true. Perfect meal, great steaks, very good vine and perfect service. And prices still achievable. We will come back. Definitely.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Marcel6565
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Istrian food, ambient and service at its best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

We love this restaurant and are coming here often for a day trip from Ljubljana. It is our favorite place to eat and enjoy afternoons in Istria. Their food is outstanding - meat, fresh fish and other seafood grilled on the fire, great homemade pasta, appraisers with home prosciutto, salami and cheese with truffles. Good selection of local wines, cozy atmosphere for cold or hot days as fireplace or terrace is always ready. Amazing service and a reasonable prices! Do try it!!!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Haaz
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Koper, Slovenia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“extra charge for olive oil???!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

i eat here so many times for years.... yesterday it was first time i give a detail look at the bill because it seems it was a little overpriced...i saw that they charged us 4 times 'couvert'. that is ok.but then an additional extra charge for olive oil??for what?for salads we order?? but it was not the only thing. on average we eat much more than yesterday but the bill was almost the same . we asked if they changed prices but the answer was no...

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank maarshaa
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