About Sarajevo Restaurant & Lounge

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.

2332 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Balkan style

Hours of Operation:
Monday Closed

Tue 4:00PM-12:00AM

Wed 4:00PM-12:00AM

Thur 4:00PM-12:00AM

Fri 11:00AM-2:00AM

Sat 11:00AM-2:00AM

Sun 11:00AM-2:00AM

Cross Street:
Battery

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 448-9000

Website:
http://www.sarajevolounge.com/

Entertainment:
Thursday Night: Latin/Top 40 2 Rooms 2 Dj's

Fridays: Latin Night 2 Rooms 4 Dj's playing hottest Latin hits.

Saturdays: International Saturday's 2 Rooms 4 Dj's playing music from all around the world.

Sunday Night: Front room Salsa Back Room Top 40

Full Bar & Table Service available for any occasion, Reservation highly recommended after 10PM

Parking Details:
Lots close by

Public Transit:
Metro Bus 99

Executive Chef:
Chef Dino

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Private Dining Suite (cocktail style) with Private Bar & Stage for 90 Guests

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

Sarajevo Restaurant & Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.1

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3.4

value

4.0

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Food was delicious!

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 (Portland)·Dined on June 4, 2017

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

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 (Portland)·Dined on June 3, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 16, 2017

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

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Casual, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Food was fine, not gourmet. Venue felt more like a dance club before the doors open. Service was slow

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Attended the Balkan Night NorthWest afterparty with Chis and Vlado. Wonderful staff, food, and service. More live music ethnic dance parties please! Joe ;-{

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Live Music, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 11, 2017

Had their meatballs, a family recipe. They were wonderful

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Tapas
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Amazing service, awesome food. The waiter was very friendly and treated us well. The food came out on time. I would recommend this place.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
1 person found this review helpful.
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Best cevapi I have had in years.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 30, 2016

Need more customers. We were the only table in there being served.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2016

What an awesome experience!! Highly, highly recommend this restaurant and bar! Delicious cuisine, great service and very enjoyable. We dined for my birthday and would definitely return. Great prices. We had the lamb kabobs and the cevapi and bread with the crepes for dessert. Yum!!!!! Service was wonderful!!!

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2016

First our waitress was really nice this was surprising as they seem understaffed and she was the only one taking care of 5 tables. The appetizers and entree were good though the entree was not a lot of food for the price (medium plate of pasta for $14). Friend got the salad, lettuce was essentially burnt. If you want cheap drinks and good service then this is for you! If your vegan or vegetarian, don't really recommend.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 17, 2016

Excellent food and atmosphere. Easy to find. Good service.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 15, 2016

Great place for happy hour!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 15, 2016

The food was just not that good, either in taste or in quality. What was advertised as ethnic dishes did not come through as desirable.
No one else was there which is now, not surprising.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 13, 2016

Delicious Gimlet. Great goulash. Cevapi is amazing with a very generous portion. The staff went out of their way to please out party of 6

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 11, 2016

First time here! We chose this place based on the reviews. Our group will be back! Good food

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 7, 2016

We had a blast at this restaurant last Friday night! We had a group of 6 and surprised the waitress by asking for one of everything on the appetizer menu. She was an outstanding hostess. She suggested a couple of Eastern European liquors and beers, and guided us through some of the entrée selections to experience everything they had to offer. Thank you!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Boise)·Dined on September 17, 2016

I love this place

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 1, 2016

Flaming Cheese is Amazing! Goulash tastes like something out of Mama' kitchen! The hummus is a delightful delicacy! And OMG, the breads with the sauces!!! The lamb kabobs were wonderful too! The best part of our experience here at the Sarajevo Restaurant and lounge was our guy, ZAR! Do not miss an evening at the wonderful little establishment!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 31, 2016

Nice find unique and delightful menu
Try the fire grilled cheese
Had lamb kabob only complaint asked for rare and got medium
Attentive service too!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 17, 2016

Outstanding fresh scratch-made food! So many good choices on the menu. Would definitely recommend!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Favorite place!
Great food, great service!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2016

We sat inside at the large open windows from where you can still see the water, in spite of a lot of construction. The tables were high for the sofa-style seats but not really a problem. The waitress was very friendly and we enjoyed happy hour cocktails. The food style is Mediterranean/Balkan and the cucumber/tomato salad was refreshing and a bit different from its Greek cousin, possibly due to the the nice vinaigrette dressing. We shared a tasty lamb kebab dish with ethnic side dishes, as the servings were generous. All in all a very nice meal (and very reasonable prices) in a neighborhood pub.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2016

Great food. A must try! Service was personal and attentive. Overall great experience and highly recommended.

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 (Austin)·Dined on August 3, 2016

The lamb burger was amazing; freshly ground with a light seasoning on a fresh bun locally made. Delicious!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 2, 2016

The flaming cheese was amazing! def more of a club vibe than a restaurant vibe though

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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Absolutely fantastic culinary experience. Delicious, delicious, delicious. We ordered hummus, which was prepared with spectacular texture, a fantastic blend of chickpeas and spices. The bread was to die for and also offered were very welcome thick slices of carrots and cucumber; great for dipping into the richly flavorful hummus. Then along came the shrimp kabob and the lamb kabob, both made to perfection. Succulent, tender, spiced such that you cannot wait for the next taste. Both items were accompanied by perfectly made rice rich with flavor and color, a beautiful side of tsatsiki, and a bit more of that gimme-more hummus. The ambiance was sweet, with perfect Seattle summer weather having us enjoy dinner on the outside patio, and the distance thump of dance music from within the lounge allowing an enjoyable cadence to our fabulous experience. If you live in Seattle and vicinity or are visiting the beautiful Puget Sound area, you will want to make Sarajevo Lounge a frequented favorite.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 24, 2016

My husband and I vacationed in Seattle for our 6 year anniversary and we made reservations for dinner at Sarajevo. We arrived at 8 pm and saw there was a wedding party also dining. We waited for the hostess, just inside the door. After a few minutes of not being acknowledged we went to the bar and I informed a lady about our reservation. She asked if we were with a group of 20 and I told her it was just my husband and I. She said she needed to find us seats and walked towards the back of the restaurant. After 5 minutes she had not returned. I approached the bar and waited while the bartender carried on a casual conversation with a few guys. After a couple minutes he asked what I needed. I asked if they were able to honor our reservation. The bartender said he thought we had been seated, even though we had been standing in front of the bar since the lady left. He grabbed a few menus and under his breath asked where his help was. He walked us towards the front of the restaurant, passed reserved tables. It was apparent there were seats for us so I told the guy we would go elsewhere. Thankfully there were lots of restaurants nearby because we had paid for parking and we were able to find the perfect place with great food and awesome customer service.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 17, 2016

The food at Sarajevo Lounge is beyond good. We had the flaming cheese, which I expected it to be like Saganaki, --but it is way better. We also had the Shopska salad which was very generous, big enough to share as a side dish. The cevapi dish was extraordinary. We are going back again!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 1, 2016

The way the restaurant is decorated is great. They have huge windows that open up to the outside so even that your sitting inside you feel as though you are dining outside. The couches are so comfortable and chic. The food was outstanding. Everything we ordered was great! The flaming cheese, the Balkan Burger and the Giro Sliders. The service was also outstanding....thanks for a great night Sarajevo!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 17, 2016

I ate at Sarajevo for the first time last week along with some of my colleagues from work. The menu looked different from other places in the neighborhood so it was intriguing. The Balkan/Eastern Mediterranean cuisine was very good, with generous portions. I had the chicken and vegetable kebab that came with rice, pita bread, hummus, and a mild chili roulade for the chicken. The chicken was slightly overlooked, but it had very good flavor. The lunch prices make it a good value. I'll be back to try the dinner one of these days.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 16, 2016

This was a reservation for my sister.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 16, 2016

Great eats and view of Puget Sound in the front room.
Excellent decor and friendly staff.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 15, 2016

Went here for lunch with work mates.
Very good food, sandwiches and kabobs... Watched some soccer and really enjoyed the whole experience. Would recommend to anyone and will return!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 23, 2016

Great place to have dinner!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 21, 2016

Everything was good.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 16, 2016

Best mediterranian food, great happy hour!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 26, 2016

The waitress was very attentive and had excellent customer service. We weren't familiar with food or wine from this area and she was very helpful. Will definitely go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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