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Hadjidraganov's Cellars

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18, Hristo Belchev street | next to Vitoshka street, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 2 981 8148
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11:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This came recommended and didn't disappoint. The food was good and plentiful, served on wooden plates- very quirky. Don't expect fine dining but do expect a good time

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Thank Stuart B
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107 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here with some trepidation. We are not fond of theme restaurants for Tourists. In fact we would prefer to go where no Tourists go..... even if no one speaks our language as long as the food is good. This restaurant may attract some Tourists; we don't care because this is one excellent restaurant. If we lived here we... More 

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2 Thank wrldtrav
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very friendly staff. Great food which is very well presented, the creme brulee was very good. Great atmosphere with an authentic feel

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2 Thank Elliot S
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is tasty. They offer big plates of meat to share if you are with the group. It's worth it. Prices are not going to kill You. You have terrace there. Inside of the restaurant looks like traditional Bulgarian village house. I give only 4 because they didn't serve any good traditional bewe but they should. A waiter that served... More 

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2 Thank Szymon K
Ιαλυσσός, Ελλάδα, Ευρώπη
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best Traditional food EVER, You have to try it, the decoration is just perfect and the staff is very freandly. Congratulations!!!!

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2 Thank Diamando T
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A large and varied menu, there is something for everyone (providing you like meat) - we chose the King's shashlik, which unsurprisingly was more than enough for two people. Fortunately the quality was not sacrificed for the quantity as the food was delicious. The service could perhaps have been a little quicker but we were enjoying our unusual surroundings. Highly... More 

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2 Thank oceanbeach28
Sofia, Bulgaria
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I eat almost everyday in this restaurant - they update their lunch menu each day. The service is fast and you can enjoy some really well cooked tradituonal meals for a cheap price. The restaurant is decorated in typicall Bulgarian style and there is always some folklore music in the background. Overall I noticed a lot of foreigners dinning at... More 

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2 Thank Eli_765
Annapolis, Maryland
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was quite good. I had a shopska salad and a mushroom bread bowl soup which both were quote good. I think what made it for me was the atmosphere though. The whole restaurant had an amazing old school folk feel. The restaurant was recommended to me by my local Bulgarian friend and I'd highly recommend sitting out in... More 

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1 Thank Ingrid S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice food styling with traditional utensils , not superb but good tastes. I will recomend to my friends, but I am not sure if I will come back again.

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Thank Aris C
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brought a friend from London with me (we both live there but i Am from Sofia) and she loved it. I ordered all the typical mezze (starters) and mostly salads like shopska and some vegetarian dishes (tarator included) because of the scortching heat. Staff was also great,highly recommended for people visiting Sofia.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Cuisine
Barbecue, European, Eastern European, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Digital Payments
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 01:00
Monday
11:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 01:00
Thursday
11:30 - 01:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18, Hristo Belchev street | next to Vitoshka street, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia>  > Oborishte
  • Neighbourhood: Oborishte
  • Phone Number: +359 2 981 8148
Description
The Restaurant Hadjidraganovite Izbi that means "Hadjidraganov's Cellars" offers Bulgarian national cuisine on fire, on a hot plate and in an oven. Situated in the center of Sofia restaurant exposes unique atmosphere of an old cellar - all hand-maded. A band of one of the best Bulgarian folklore musicians is playing folklore music in the nights!

Legend of Hadjidraganov's Cellars!

"In 1866 a century ago Hadji Dragan, a trader of wool and silk lived in Sofia and four great houses built. Each with a style from different region of Bulgaria (Melnik, Koprivshtitza, Zheravna, Bansko). Now it's a famous restaurant "Hadjidraganov's Houses". In his famous cellars there was wine from vineyards all over the country. Only few were people entered into the Hadjidraganov's Cellars. While entering inside, silence, a smell of old barrels and a coolness met the special guests. Barrels ordered in long lines could be seen in twilight of kerosene lamps. Selected bottles lay in straw in wine racks."

Now the Restaurant Hadjidraganov's Cellars welcomes you with it's traditional bulgarian food cooked on fire, hot plate and in an oven. You can choose a wine from different regions all over Bulgaria.

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