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Riva, 21, Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
+385 21 742 999
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

For a seafood lover, it was the perfect restaurant. We had dinner inside, above an underground aquarium. I have not tasted seafood as fresh as this place before during our Balkan trip, so we came back for lunch before our departure and sat outside, with a view of the sea. The service was as professional as the way the tables... More 

Thank CitizenMondial
Bath, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

You do not get fish much fresher than this. It was very pricey but worth the visit and set in a wonderful location along the harbor-side. Our waiter was excellent and we were given a free dessert for some reason (although the softened the high price blow). Highly recommend the red snapper

Thank mattmakaveli
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Scallops, clams, red snapper all very nicely cooked in lots of garlic and lashings of wine. Excellent wine list too from all over the world. On the pricey side but an unmissable location listening to the sounds of the waves crashing against the harbour. Great service and really perfect for the last night of your holiday as a special treat.

Thank lovethebox
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Upon a recommendation, I went here with friends and loved it. It is lovely for dinner and the sunset.

Thank NYCtraveler417
Antibes, France
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

The view is fine, personnel helpful and charming. The fresh fish & shellfish is indeed top notch. The wine list is impressive when it comes to non-croatian wines. worth a visit IF you are in Hvar

Thank Trippthoughts
San Jose, California
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We picked this place as the views are wonderful and we thought the food would be great. Overall, the food was ok but it wasn't cheap and the service was meh. Maybe for a glass of wine and appetizers, but not worth the cost.

Thank Keels O
New Haven, Connecticut
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338 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Finally I found well made scampi on the grill. Pulp carpaccio was OK. Oysters were fresh and tasty, but not excellent. Wine selection is OK. We landed on a Posip which was not bad. Service was very professional. The view on the water was very nice, as was the view on the small barbecue outside the restaurant. Price was aligned... More 

Thank pieroinusa
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

I'm not sure how we ended up here, but myself and a few friends had a great dinner here. The oysters we had really stood out, searched all over the rest of croatia to find something similar and they just didn't compare. Everything else was great, thanks for a great dinner.

Thank Ben S
Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I started with the Greek salad, which was very fresh, a great starter. My husband ordered the seafood spaghetti, very tasty. I ordered the shrimp pasta. It was loaded with perfectly cooked shrimp and had 2 scampi thrown in for good measure. The restaurant is right on the marina, so besides the great food, good service, free Wifi, the people... More 

Thank girltravels53
Baldock, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We are lucky enough to have visited Gariful twice now and we weren't disappointed either time. The setting on the sea by the harbour is perfect, the service is proficient but not overbearing, the food is out of this world - simple, fresh fish caught that day. I would thoroughly recommend the seafood platter. My only slight comment would be... More 

Thank Mandy H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Croatian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riva, 21, Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Split-Dalmatia County  >  Hvar Island  >  Hvar
  • Phone Number: +385 21 742 999
Restaurant Gariful is a small family business with a large international reputation. Situated on the exclusive waterfront of Hvar Town - Lonely Planet’s number five destination for 2012 - Gariful is the island’s most luxurious fish restaurant, renowned for its fresh seafood, outstanding wine and Champagne list, aquarium floor, and complete dining experience. Attracting some of the largest yachts on the Adriatic, Gariful attracts many VIP guests, and 2011 visitors included Prince Harry, Giorgio Armani and Roman Abramovich.

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