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Hadjidraganov's Cellars

18, Hristo Belchev st | next to Vitoshka street, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 2 981 8148
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“bread” (30 reviews)
“salad” (36 reviews)
“shashlik” (5 reviews)
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Barbecue, European, Eastern European, Central European, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
18, Hristo Belchev st | next to Vitoshka street, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worst experience ever in Bulgaria. The food was cold and the service bad. Absolutely overpriced for Bulgarian standards.

Thank Philipp0507
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This restaurant exceeded expectations on every front. The food was delicious, the portions were generous, the pricing was correct, and the ambiance was really lovely. There was live music too! A special thanks to our waiter Toni who provided very attentive service and went above...More

Thank RajTK
Reviewed 6 days ago

We heard about this restaurant for being typically bulgarian so we decided to try it. We were a group of five, it was around 8pm on Monday night and the restaurant was empty. For some reason, one of the employees said we couldn't have dinner...More

Thank ritapatrocinio
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my Bulgarian friends suggested to visit the restaurant. It is important to make a reservation in advance otherwise there is a high possibility to not get a free table. Food was OK, we was eating shopska salad prepared for 4 persons - a...More

1  Thank Sunlaci
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is really nice, and it is decorated in traditional Bulgarian colors. We ate a shopska salad and another appetizer. Both were good, but nothing amazing. On the other hand, the dessert (a Buffalo yoghurt with jam) was very tasty and nice, definitely the...More

1  Thank bacc92
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was bad ans smelling..they cheat with prices..no credit cards accepted very unfriendly manager she looks like a witch!

Thank PeterJS700MY
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Presentation of dishes and interior are definitely good. So is the 'pelin' wine, it's excellent. Yet, seating is very uncomfortable as you sit arched forward. Service was average but friendly. Very low-quality food though. For one of the guests, the food was served completely cold....More

Thank Sofia-Explorer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We tried to eat here on a Saturday when we arrived but needed a booking so made one for Sunday night. It was much quieter with tables available. The staff were very helpful and an English menu available. The meals were sizable and we struggled...More

3  Thank Brandon T
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Yes, it's true that this traditional restaurant is a very touristic place. On the other hand, we saw many Bulgarians there. Yes, it's true that it's virtually impossible to get a place in the evening without booking. On the other hand, it's just a phone...More

2  Thank Kostyantyn_V
Reviewed 5 January 2018

We visited the restaurant on December the 29th. Well decorated, old style, wooden with traditional Bulgarian style. Stuff was friendly, helpful, multi language. Big variety on menu. The menu we ordered was huge and delicious, big enough to fulfill our stomachs! Prices was reasonable, not...More

2  Thank Lefteris D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$27
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, Highchairs Available, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18, Hristo Belchev st | next to Vitoshka street, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia>  > Oborishte
  • Neighbourhood: Oborishte
  • Phone Number: +359 2 981 8148
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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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