Sarajevo Restaurant & Lounge

4.2
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121 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Sarajevo pays homage to the tastes and aromas of the Mediterranean - featuring the influences found in Balkan, Greek, Turkish & Euro cooking.
Take a journey of gastronomic adventure and cultural exploration incorporating products indigenous to those parts of the world along with farm & garden
fresh local ingredients. Fresh Seafood from the Pacific waters, Meats from the mid-west, Produce & Fruits from Washington State.

Sidewalk Patio with Puget Sound Views, Private Suite with Bar for 100 Guests.

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Tue - Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 11:00PM

What 121 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Anniversary

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I went with my husband for dinner and we had cevape and shopska salad. I am from Serbia and my husband from England and we agreed that this cevapi we had here can easily compete with ones we had in Serbia, amazing taste and meat was so fresh. Ajvar and kajmak that came with it was so good. Kajmak not like in Serbia, but still good :) Shopska salad not the best but good(tomatoes in usa and serbia can’t compare). Palacinci for desert good as well. Waitress was very nice. We will definitely go back for some more cevapi and my husband to try their sarma :) Enjoyed it a lot!

s
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Decent food for a place that's really focused on its nightclub revenue, not so much the restaurant it seems. Don't get the Brussels sprouts though. Severely undercooked and under seasoned.

OT
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great options for some Balkan/Mediterranean chains. Great place to stop in for a meal!

OL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The restaurant is large and the service was attentive. However, the food was much to be desired. We had chicken, beef and lamb shishkababs. They were all mediocre. The rice that accompanied the food tasted old. Meat was rough.

SF
New England
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early and received excellent attention. I did worry that the establishment was not properly staffed for the evening. The restaurant filled, and there was only ONE person on the floor to:
hostess, bartend, waitress, etc. Can not imagine what was happening in the kitchen, too. Aside from my feeling bad for the staff at Sarajevo that day - we had an outstanding experience. The food was EXCELLENT !! We purposefully chose the traditional dishes offered, no calamari or American. And it was ALL delicious ! Generous servings, very reasonably priced ! We will be back ! It was SO, SO GOOD !

EG
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Ordered basic dishes: got the Hummus plate, and Gyro sliders, both were really good, decent portions, great pricing during happy hour. $20 and you have two dishes and a beer, not bad! Like the table next to the window, nice view

QB
Philadelphia
110 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything thing was very tasty. My wife and I had two small plates (Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts) and a Falafel sandwich. I desperately wanted the lamb burger too, but I glad that I didn't because we still took a significant amount of food home.

QM
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

This is a night club that tries to be a restaurant by day. The food was ok. The device seemed fine. Just a limited menu in a strange atmosphere especially the bathroom.

CM
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great prices for the large food portions. We are from out of town and went on a Saturday night. Stayed for the club after dinner and the music and ambience was amazing. Dj played all the hits. Our server during dinner was awesome. All the servers and bartenders were friendly and attentive. We all agreed we would definitely go back again.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, friendly staff, delicious food. U can find everything what you want. U should def visit there

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - attentive service - large portions - great value. Two thumbs way up. Better than anyone anticipated!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food yummy desserts you should try crepes and baklava.

i
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Went for birthday and Latin dancing. Initially the place was empty and service just so so. After dinner the service and ambiance improved. Latin dance music in two rooms. Great dancing.

EP
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Sadly, I was disappointed in the experience. We arrived early & were seated immediately- the restaurant was empty. Our server was delightful, a real asset to the restaurant. However, the bar tender - who acted as if he owned the place - ruined the dinner for us. He was loud & bossy, arguing with the only 3 customers at the bar. When I asked if we could hear some Bosnian music (since we were in a Bosnian restaurant) he said no, lied that the owner wanted the current music. The owner wasn’t even there but we were subjected to strange elevator music anyway. We quickly finished our food & left.

I
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Especially the shrimp. Really good service too. Underrated gem. Beats tavolata which is right across the street

c
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food and great service!! the goulash was delicious and the bread to die for. the server was super friendly and knowledgeable.

f
New England
127 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed a wonderful meal here. It was a beautiful evening so we sat outside. Service was excellent! We decided to sample a number of shared items - flaming cheese and gyros sliders were really, really good! Fries that accompanied them were also great. Wish we lived closer - we'd be regulars!

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great!

RM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Space is dated but outdoor seating looked nice. Our server was attentive but rather rushed even though place was practically empty. Wine list was non-existent so we ordered martinis which were decent. Happy hour food was better than I expected with good portions and flavors. However, with so many options in Belltown, I would not go back.

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time! Great food, drinks, and service.

PB
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Interesting menu combining traditional dishes of the Balkan region and contemporary US additions. Well prepared, nice use of spices and herb, fabulous bread, attentive service.

d
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot for people watching. The food is good and the server was so friendly! Try the brie with fig. Yummy!

j
Portland
31 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Service friendly but very slow, especially given there were few customers. Lamb kebab had no flavor, and looked microwaved instead of grilled. Red house wine terrible. Chopped salad no flavor either: so so tomatoes, very little feta, and no hot pepper. All of this very disappointing for someone who has visited the real Sarajevo and knows how great Bosnian cuisine can be, even in the cheapest most basic little restaurants. Interior most uncharming.

AJ
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was exquisite and the service was impeccable.

G
Seattle
148 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

only 1 server/bartender for whole restaurant. he seemed annoyed

AG
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was an excellent double date night location. We arrived around 8pm, We had a meat platter! It was huge!!! Then the restaurant turned into a night club and we danced! The staff was friendly and accommodating. I will be back.

M
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the happy hour with $5 well drinks and beer. They offered a nice selection of small plates, also at a discount. It was a great place for a pre-symphony dinner at a very reasonable price!

KM
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was very fun and tasty. Latin music in the background, and good food served till late. If you go try the Cajun prawns.

MA
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience4

This was a delayed Valentine's meal for my wife and I. She has connections in Bosnia, so it seemed like a happy convergence of Seattle with her interests. The woman who waited on our table was from Montenegro, and very good at her job - we were well looked-after throughout our meal. She was knowledgeable about the menu and offered good advice. My wife had a great mezze platter (I tested it thoroughly) and a succulent chicken kebab. I enjoyed a delicious calamari started, although my salmon was rather dry, although tasty. I'd probably say it's my fault for foolishly straying from Balkan choices! Anyway, there was no sign of the internet-promise of live music or dancing while we were there (early-ish on Sunday evening) so maybe we should have delayed our meal until a more party hour. But in compensation the restaurant seemed quiet (not empty), comfortable and satisfyingly romantic.

M
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, it feels like home away from home ;-) Superb service and great food, thank you Maja, Dino & the crew.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and servicr

LM
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy this place so much. I go at least 4 times a month. Drinks are strong. Food is fantastic

J
Dallas
43 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Sarajevo is a good restaurant - not the best in Seattle but suitable for a meal. The food was good, not great, but still enjoyable. I can see this restaurant as being more attractive if more people were there.

MH
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious!

OT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was excellent. The tvs took away from the atmosphere but overall things were great.

PD
Portland
53 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic and Delicious. Next time I'm in Seattle I will dine here again.

JM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Best calamari we have ever tasted. Flambing cheese was excellent. Lamb kebabs were disappointing.

S
Seattle
40 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Fourth visit for us and always enjoy it. Terrific food and service. We hear that it really gets jumping after 11pm but we always go for dinner.