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“Beautiful food, even more beautiful setting!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Konoba Turan

Konoba Turan
Ranked #14 of 41 Restaurants in Jelsa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
York, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Beautiful food, even more beautiful setting!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

My husband and I ate here one night whilst we were on Hvar. It is hidden about a 5 minute walk from the harbour up some pretty alleys. I loved the feeling at this restaurant - really romantic, it was lovely to be eating outside surrounded by lime trees. The food was great - we had sardines as a starter and they were amazing! I hate steak and my partner had fish and both were really beautiful. We really enjoyed the service too - very friendly and efficent. We really wished we'd found this place sooner as we would have went back!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Michaela_P86
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Fish & Chips you will find in the Adriatic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

The restaurant is tucked away from the bustle of the marina in peaceful surroundings, and the staff is charming and overall very helpful.
What distinguishes (in our opinion anyway) Turan from the rest of konobas (taverns) most is their creativity in the menu. You'll find some delicious cold appetizers, some combining flavors unusual for a tavern style offering and others plain and simple yet simply mouth watering, like the marinated fish.
You will find the best fish and chips you've tasted so far, made of fish or octopus.

Fortunately they save the best for last. Turan isn't on the posh side, and that is reflected on the bill at the end of the night.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank hajdiga
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Terrible service and food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

Me and my girlfriend visited turan and had a terrible experience.the waitor was rude and the food bad.dont go there

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Mtodden
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great place. Excellent service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Family of 4 had a great time here. Great personal service and lovely food. Worth following the signs to find it.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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 Paul M
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USA
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71 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“A wonderful discovery in Jelsa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

We had one of the best experiences of our 2 weeks in Croatia at Konoba Turan! The food and the hospitality were amazing - the grilled squid was the best I had while we were in Croatia, spectacular! The restaurant is a bit off the beaten path as it isn't on the waterfront or in the immediate vicinity however once you get there you are in for a treat. Admittedly while we were there there were only a few other tables full as we were there a bit before high season began. I can see that the service may be a bit slow if the restaurant is full because it is a family operation with the mother, father and daughter providing all the service. While we were there the food didn't come quickly but I felt it was perfectly timed for a very relaxing meal. At the end of our meal during our complimentary glass of dessert wine, the father came over to our table, charmed us and told us he makes all the wine they serve, white, red and dessert, grows the vegetables from his own garden and catches the squid.

A couple suggestions:
- Take (or wear) bug spray as there were quite a few mosquitoes,
- Ask ask to taste the white wine before you order more than a glass - I found it a bit smoky, nice for a glass but we couldn't finish our carafe
- Order the grilled squid and octopus meatballs (starter), fantastic!

  • Visited June 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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3 Thank trvl09
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