Veggie restaurant with another location in Dubrovnik; this one opened in Jan 2014. Most of the dishes are vegan and labelled as such. An interesting take on traditional and ethnic dishes, gluten free and raw options, selection of drinks. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, International, Croatian, Beer/Wine, Take-out
Masarykova 11/1
Zagreb, Croatia
01-8897444
Closed time

Mon-Sat 11:00am-11:00pm

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First Review by Ven
nadiamorais
nadiamorais
  • mostly-vegetarian
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+28

Cosy place, nice people, scrumptious food

5
Posted on 04 / 30 / 2015

This place is really cosy with a home feel. The food is delicious and the waiters are really friendly. Definitely recommended!

Pros: location, price, selection
Cons: none!
jon active
jon active
  • vegan
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+181

Izvrstan! or as we say excellent!

5
Posted on 04 / 29 / 2015

So Zagreb moves into a new (and once rare) category of major cities that are good for vegans! Given that Zagreb isn't a really big place and is in the Balkans it is impressive that it has three good vegan (or vegan friendly) restaurants. Nishta is the newest and maybe I should urge you to visit here in case it doesn't survive long, but given how good the food is I think they will persevere or more likely flourish! We shared or meals and so I can reliably inform you that of the three al la carte soups the Buča, buča or Buttersquash soup served with vegan cream and toasted pumpkin seeds was by far the best! Nishta is not cheap by Croatian punk rock standards but by Northern European standards its very fair (so the soup was 22kn which is about £2.50 or 3 euros). Check the menu out, there are plenty of different dishes not to be found elsewhere that will tempt you and nothing I tried was a dissapointment. The Zeleni se zeleni dish was super healthy tasting and although the cheese sauce serving was a little ungenerous in proportion they obligingly gave me some more on request!
They offer a buffet service that is by weight, 100grams for about £1.20 1.5e and I'll try that next time. The deserts were good but not as interesting as the savoury courses. Vegehop down the road does better in this department!
As with other Zagreb vegan establishments it is important to arrive well before the closing time as the kitchen stops well before the doors close :( and they are closed on Sunday which is really sad for vegan tourists like myself. Nishta is a really good addition to the European vegan food scene and I shall return there with enthusiasm :)

Updated from previous review on Monday April 07, 2014

Returned to Nishta with five mates in April 2015 and had another great meal. The conclusion of all was that this is at present the best vegan restaurant in Zagreb.

Pros: Excellent healthy food, Interesting different menu options, Fair price not too busy!
Cons: Stairs to get in, accessibility issues!, Kitchen / Buffet closes before 11pm
itzjac
itzjac
  • vegan
Contributions
+100

Delicious Food, Great Service! :)

4
Posted on 04 / 21 / 2015

My partner and I are Zagreb for two nights and decided to head to Nishka for lunch today. It is in a pretty central location and very close to where we are staying which made it even more of a bonus :)

We arrived just before 12noon today - and even though we were a bit earlier than opening time, the lovely gentleman waiter took us to our seats and said it would just be a few minutes more setting up but we could browse the menu in th meantime.

Not long after he took our orders -so hard to choose as everything on the menu looked delicious!

My partner and I both ordered cappuccinos and I also ordered a fresh juice of orange, apple and ginger - all good! So nice to have a soy cap - rare thing to find soy coffee's in Eastern Europe! Probably the biggest thing I miss from Australia!

For Entree we ordered the gluten free pumpkin, vegan cheese & pear pizza - IT WAS DELICIOUS!!! This was my favourite dish of everything we tried at lunch! We both really really loved it! The gluten free base was the best I've tried - gluten free or not! Thin and crispy deliciousness!

For main I had the chickpea burger which came with sweet potato fries and the burger had a great chickpea pat tie with salad and yummy hommus! The only improvement I could see here was a bit of a home-made tomato sauce for the fries and maybe on the buyer with the hommus too - but this is a tiny criticism on a delicious meal!

My partner ordered the hemp-seed wholemeal pasta with creamy mushroom & thyme sauce - it was delicious!!

For dessert I ordered the Tiramisu and my partner had the apple pie with cream (both vegan). The apple pie was delicious - only thin geas it was very cold - I think warmed up it would be even better - but we still loved it! The Tiramisu was more like a vanilla custard-cream with a small amount of cookie crumble - I couldn't taste much coffee or chocolate flavour I think it would have been better with more of this through it, but again a small criticism - still a lovely way to end a delicious meal!

The prices are a little expensive - not by Australian standards at all - but for Eastern Europe (and Croatia) standards - but at the same time the food was some of the best I've had in Europe and the serves was great! The restaurant is also really cute and I would highly recommend going here if you're in Zagreb!

We are probably going back for dinner! Can't wait!! ;)

Pros: FOOD! - Esp Pumpkin Pizza Entree!, Lovely Staff :), Good location
Cons: A little expensive

Jameskille
Jameskille
  • vegan
Contributions
+33

fantastic

5
Posted on 04 / 04 / 2015

Great restaurant, service and food. Not the cheapest veggie restaurant in Zagreb but it's probably the best and you definitely get what you pay for! Very welcoming and accommodating


Ryecatcher
Ryecatcher
  • vegetarian
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+211

So great, seriously!

5
Posted on 11 / 08 / 2014

First of all the interior is remarkably tasteful and welcoming, clean and brightly colored.
A large salad bar provides numerous choices to be taken on the plate and weighted out.
I had pasta with mushrooms: delicious! The freshly squeezed lemonade was decanted and given to me in a stylish bottle.
As dessert I had the tiramisu which was a special creation: Handed in a somewhat smaller ice cream cup with crispy chocolate flakes elements in it; and the cream had a slightly bitter flavour which tasted really good. I think, I have seen small grated orange peelings in it.
The staff was really nice and accommodating.
Definitely go there, it's a revelation!

Pros: great value for money, superb location, huge salad bar
Woogleboo
Woogleboo
  • vegan
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+44

Just perfect.

5
Posted on 09 / 07 / 2014

The tastiest meal I have perhaps ever had. We only had one day in Zagreb and we ate here only once and that makes me sad.
Everything was perfect, drinks, starters, main dish, desserts and teas.
If you are in Zagreb, do not skip this place


rhelune
rhelune
  • vegan
Contributions
+108

Delicious! Try the vegan dessert Mare

5
Posted on 08 / 23 / 2014

I ate there 3 times, twice during the winter months, and yesterday. Their menu is different in the summer months, somewhat lighter and taking advantage of fresh produce. Some main courses are the same though.

I really liked the new vegan dessert Mare - warm peach and hazelnut tart with dark chocolate ice cream. I've also had ćevapovrćići (ćevapčići made of lentils and barley) in a pita bread with rocket salad and 2 dips, all of which were delicious. During the winter months I ate their chickburger (chickpea and quinoa burger) and some Mexican dish with tempeh. I also tried their pasta with peanut butter and their falafel. I liked everything.

Just make sure to double check if the desserts are really vegan. Their Chocolate passion raw cake, available during winter months, had "honey" stated as an ingredients, but the menu said it was "vegan". I asked waiters to check twice with the kitchen and it turned out it was agave nectar, not the animal ingredient honey.

They serve teas from nearby Harissa spice and tea store. The staff is very friendly. The food is pricey by Croatian standards, but the tastiness makes up for it.

Pros: delicious food, friendly staff, location
Cons: pricey, closed on Sundays
Southsea
Southsea
  • vegetarian
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+13

Great creative tasty food for anyone!

5
Posted on 08 / 02 / 2014

...and glory for a vegetarian! I consider myself a tolerant vegetarian; strict to the letter for almost 20 years, but I often eat with omnivores. Finding restaurants that are equally satisfying and inspiring to both of us is often a challenge. Nishta was recommended in Rick Steve's Eastern Europe guide, and we were delighted to find it, and even more so as each course was presented by the genuinely warm staff. The creativity and concern for both health benefits and flavor were exemplary. Nothing tastes like anything you've had before, and everything is fabulously delicious. Even familiar ingredients are re-cast in surprising and delightful ways. The dessert, for example, was simple fresh figs with mascarpone and cinnamon, and my dining partner considered it the most delicious thing he had ever eaten in his life! Prices were very reasonable and they gave us a lucky Bob Bean in a box as a souvenir. Highly highly recommend finding them in this location or their original spot in Dubrovnik.

Pros: Delicious, Affordable, Friendly
Ven
Ven
  • vegan
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+26

Great for Vegans! Delicious Food!

5
Posted on 07 / 22 / 2014

My boyfriend and I visited this restaurant and absolutely loved it! For a starter, main, dessert, and lemonade each we paid the 30 euros total, (230 kuna), which is very reasonable for what we received. The restaurant has very tasty healthy options with limited grease and processed ingredients. We could see how everything was prepared fresh and to order in the kitchen. As vegans, we had no problem finding lots of great options! We can recommend, the sunshine soup, non-deep fried spring rolls, Mexican platter, homemade lemonade, and Mare apricot dessert…so yes, everything we had was amazing! The atmosphere is casual & cozy, the servers speak English, menu is available in English, and you can pay by card.

Pros: Variety of Food, Healthy Options, Atmopshere
Cons: Nadda

 

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