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“Really good.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurant Arkada

Restaurant Arkada
Ranked #3 of 17 Restaurants in Podstrana
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Famous gastronomic location in Split - Arkada restaurant is located in Podstrana, above hotel Lav, a few kilometers away from the center of Split. Here you can enjoy in good kitchen and excellent service, which are worth every kilometer travelled. Restaurant manager and chef, Bogdanovic Miro, will always welcome you with a new dish, which he did not even managed to include in the menu.
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Really good.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

Really nice looking restaurant, so don't be put off by the location. The service was very good, our waitress was very pleasant. There was also a very good selection of vegetarian food, something that we had struggled with previously in other Croatian restaurants. And it's clearly enjoyed by the locals.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very poor quality of overpriced vine and average food!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

We came to try the food as we heard good references about this place. Very nice place but that is about all! Food poor, service level low but the vine that we ordered had a very strong cork taste! After we explained to the waiter about vine taste,he tried vine from our bottle?!?! And tried to assure us that this is very common taste for this sort of vine!?!?
We tried another bottle of this vine in different location and it was good vine without cork taste!
Food?!? So much self presentation written in menu from the main chef/owner, but food did not have any quality!

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Sweden
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Quiet but exelent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

The entrence is from a bussie road but in the retaurant is it very nice.
Exelent servise, value for money and the best fodd we ever hade in Croatia.

Visited September 2012
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Fosnavåg, Norway
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beef steak”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

You just have to try the beef steak with green pepper, grilled veggies and baked potatoes.
Good service

Visited August 2012
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
“Good food but terrible and slow service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

After eating at some wonderful restaurants in Croatia I was very disappointed with this restaurant. My wife and I sat at our table for 40 minutes before our drinks arrived and our mains arrived an hour and 15 minutes after being seated... the restaurant was about 75% full so I can't say that the poor service and long wait times were because of being busy.

Unfortunately I think this place has fallen into the unfortunate tourist restaurant syndrome - when service slips because 'well they are just tourists and a new flock of them will be here in two days'. I found the owner of the restaurant to be scattered and not very welcoming... the waiter wasn't much better though it was fairly obvious that the kitchen was to blame for the problems that night.

The food itself was good but we definitely had better in Croatia so I'd rate this place overall as fairly average. I read a lot of good reviews and felt like I needed to show a different side - it should also be noted that there were 4 other tables around me that night that had their own problems - including one table that sent back the wine and their meat (he ordered one of the more expensive meat dishes but they brought him a cheaper option (possible miscommunication?).

  • Visited July 2012
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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