Okusi Istre: "Don't miss The Tapas Bar!" Okusi Istre Tip by James_

Okusi Istre, Ljubljana: 1 reviews and 0 photos

Food: The food is typical coast-line (Istria) food, which is not very common and it's usually hard to get in Ljubljana or any other part of the country, since it's very specific for the Southern/SouthWest region.
There is a wide selection of fish and sea food dishes, cheese (I really loved cheese with truffles), olives, ham (especially dry ham) and other types of salami. Meat and vegeterian selection is a bit limited.
The quality of the food is very high - nothing is "mass produced" and it's based on some of the oldest and most typical local recipes.

Drinks: Here's the trick; They only have wine. Very broad selection - for all tastes. Ask the staff if you want something that goes particularly well with the food you ordered.

Ambience: The place itself is very small - it's a tapas bar, decorated in typical local style. There are very few tables inside, but there are more seats and tables outside; you can also order for take away.

Surroundings: It's just next to the Ljubljanica river and few steps away from Ljubljana castle and the old town. Very nice atmosphere.

Staff: Extremly friendly, chatty especially if there is not much crowd. Knowledgeable about their business and in general very aware of Slovenian food/wine culture and history.

Favorite Dish: All the seafood dishes are amazing! I've never tried anything like that before.

Address: Plecnikove Arkade, Ljubljana
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: It's just next to the main market in Ljubljana. Going across the bridge from Presernov Trg; turn left and continue to the market place; when you arrive it's on your left.
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 5
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 10, 2011
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