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First Review by hume-walls

Great - Edit

Great food, original and VERY tasty !!
A little bit more of quantity would be perfect ♥ but the main course and the desert was enough.

Pros: tasty, great, nice people

Cons: a little bit too short on quantity

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Romantic vegan - Edit

This is the only vegetarian restaurant I could find in Dubrovnik. It's located down a small alley way in Old Town, a romantic setting to say the least. The food tastes great and the service was very good. I would recommend the "Twister" for a starter, the "meatballs" are delicious! :-)

Would recommend booking in the evening as it gets quite busy.

Pros: Friendly staff, Delicious vegan food, Outdoor seating

Cons: No vegan cake when I visited

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Good option for vegans - Edit

It was really nice to find Nishta in the busy Old Town of Dubrovnik. Although the menu is limited and portions are on the smaller side, the food is good and it is a nice change from all of the other restaurants you walk by in the city that serve meat and seafood. The server was great and service was prompt.

Pros: Vegetarian and vegan options , Good location, Prompt service

Cons: Limited menu items, Smaller portion sizes, Limited hours of operation

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a lucky find! - Edit

I was sceptical about finding a place in Dubrovnik that would cater for vegan. So pleasantly surprised! We went for dinner and lunch the following day. We got the burger, taco, noodles, pakoras and the chocolate pudding made out of tofu. The pakoras and noodles were definitely the highlight. My friend even ordered 2 serves of the pakoras. Staff were super friendly and cute. Highly recommend

Pros: delicious food

Cons: not the cheapest

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Great food, service and location - Edit

Everything we order was very tasty and of very good quality. What topped the experience off was the fantastic service.

Book ahead as we saw loads of disappointed people getting turned away as they were full!

Pros: Quality, Service, Location

Cons: Nothing

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Ate twice, both a delight. - Edit

Day 1
First we had the Bar-Bea Burger and the Tempehritos. The vegan option to have hummus instead of cream was a great addition on the burritos. The burger it's self was deepfried too long for my liking, the chips were under cooked also. But had the potential the be really tasty.

Day 2
Had the pakoras to start, they were lovely. 6 instead of 5 would make them a great dish without arguments ;)
Then had the vege-thali (tofu instead of panner would be a great vegan option). I had the banana curry. Which was lovely and gone within a minute. The cream eu chocolate was a perfect end.

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amazing! - Edit

only vegetarian restaurant in Dubrovnik .. and easily one of the most amazing restaurants in the world. I spent a week in Dubrovnik and ate here 4 times -beware-its a small place and it fills up fast (they do accept reservations). We just ate early every night.
The salad bar is incredible. At first glance, its small, but has so many delicious options, i ran out of room in my bowl SO fast! and the other food on the menu! OMG-my group of 3 ordered different things almost every night, and never had anything we didnt like (even the meat eater in our group was thrilled, and delighted to return night after night!)

Pros: amazing food, friendly staff

Cons: i wish there were more of these restaurants!

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One week with Nishta - Edit

I was in Dubrovnik for 7 days. Spent 5 dinners at Nishta. It was a lifesavior. Not only do they have the best food in town, they are also sooo supernice and its a lovely atmosphere.

I also had a friend with me who was neither vegan or vegetarian and he didn't want to go to any other restuarant other than Nishta.

On our last day in Dubrovnik they got us desserts on the house, since we ate there so much. They are supercute! Love from Sweden!

Pros: Vegan, Big portions, Really good and tasty stuff

Cons: The only con was the banana dish, it was not enoug

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excellent- thank you! - Edit

I'm overjoyed that this restaurant exists. It's the only vegan place anywhere in the area. It made my stay in Dubrovnik possible- it meant I could have a nutritious meal and didn't have to ask constantly if it's got milk/eggs in it etc!
The quality of the food is excellent. We ate there 4 times in a week. We had just about everything on the menu between us and there was nothing that I was disappointed in. Eggplant 'meat'balls, eggplant tartar, vegan temporitos and the sea queen are my favourites.
The restaurant is massively popular. I recommend making a reservation.
The only improvement this restaurant could make would be either to extend the premises or open up a second location in the city.
Keep up the good work (if you publish a recipe book I'd definitely buy it...)

Pros: mostly vegan, excellent range of food options, excellent quality food

Cons: could do with bigger premises

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Great meal! - Edit

I had read a flattering article about this restaurant before my trip and was pleasantly surprised just looking at the menu. Despite catering to people with restricted diets, the options sounded appealing and creative. I ordered Pakoras: "Mixed vegetables fried in a light and spicy dough made of chickpeas.
Refreshing raita. Dip it in sweet and spicy cream made of green beans. Gluten free." My main course was the SeaQueen: "Algae’s accompanied by avocados, cranberries, walnuts, cashews and sesame–orange
dressing served with the Peruvian grain, quinoa. Vegan. Gluten free." Both were flavorful and different from the vegetarian food I would order in the U.S.!

Pros: Unique menu with a wide range of options , Friendly staff! I arrived with a group of 7 and th, Not expensive!

Cons: Not a good restaurant for people who aren't health

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A gem! / Perffaith! - Edit

Nishta's is great - location is right in the centre of old town, prices are average for Dubrovnik and food was very tasty!!
Plenty of gluten free and vegan options for starter, main and dessert.
Lots of smoothies (vegan with soya milk), healthy shots, juices etc too!

Mae Nishta yn wych - yng nghanol hen dref Dubrovnik, y prisiau ddim rhy ddrud a'r bwyd yn andros o flasus!
Digonedd o opsiynnau di-glwten, fegan ar gyfer y tri chwrs.
Llwythi o ddiodydd meddal iachus a diddorol yn cynnwys smwddis (fegan gyda llaeth soya), diodydd byr iachus, sudd ayyb!

Pros: lots of gluten free options, lots of vegan options, very tasty


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Cosy vegan/vegetarian dubrovnik - Edit

Great little find in Dubrovnik. I ordered a starter of spiralled zucchini and Brown rice/eggplant balls. Was delicious! I didn't order a main but I was still hungry, so ordered some sweet potato fries with hummus. the fries weren't as cooked as I would have liked them, but still a lovely experience. The waitress was lively and spoke really good English.

Pros: Plenty of vegan options, plus salad bar.

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Great food! - Edit

Cozy and conveniently located in the touristic center of Dubrovnik.
I was skeptical as I read a bad review of this place, but the food was good and appreciate it being in a convenient place for a tourist like me :)

Most of their foods were good - but some were so so.
I liked their cashew and carrot soup.

Pros: good food, city center

Cons: seating is limited

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great - Edit

Nishta has it down. During my visits, I had almost every vegan item on the menu, and everything was consistently excellent. My favorite was probably the ping pong appetizer. I also particularly appreciate the fresh juices. Service was efficient and attentive. And the location in the old town is full of charm. Prices are quite reasonable especially considering both the location and the quality. I only wish there were a few more vegan items on the menu, to keep things interesting on multiple visits.


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Only option in the old town, still fantastic - Edit

I recommend eating here.
For low budgets a salad bar bowl will be enough to fill you up, and is full of a variety of ingredients.
The starters are large, which is positive.
The curried banana was interesting and I would have it again.
The three of us who attended all enjoyed our meals here.
Service was a bit stretched, but the quality of the food is so high a wait is worth it.

Pros: Excellent food, Large portions

Cons: Steep price; however it is Dubrovnik, Unusually long service time

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The only veg restaurant in Dubrovnik - Edit

We ate there 2 times only because we had no other choices in Dubrovnik.
The only nice choice I found was the rice noodles which was tasty. the indian dish and falafel is just not good and I wouldn't recommend.
It's good option when you have nothing else.

Pros: have vegan options

Cons: average food

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Nishta - a vegan/veggie haven in Dubrovnik - Edit

We just spent a week in Dubrovnik and ate at Nishta 6 times! As a vegan, eating abroad can be stressful but Nishta took all of that away and we absolutely loved every meal. I think between us we ate everything on the menu and all were delicious. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable too and made us feel completely at home. It is very popular so it is worth booking in advance, one of its many charms is that it is small but not at all cramped. I hope we get to visit again one day. PS. Try the cholocate mousse!

Pros: Delicious food for vegans or veggies, Charming staff, Not crowded

Cons: You need to book to be sure of a place

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The only veg restaurant, but a delicious one! - Edit

Really delicious! My husband and I went twice. I’m not sure how long the current menu stays in place, but try the Ping Pong appetizer (“meatballs” made of eggplant) if you go before the menu does change.

Everything is vegetarian, and vegan and gluten free options are clearly marked. The menu matched what we’d seen on the website.

The location was really nice, right in the old city. The outdoor seating was really nice.

As others have said, you’ll need reservations, at least on more popular evenings. We were there on Thursday and Friday, and reservations were definitely a must. You can of course call to make a reservation. Email is another option if you want to contact them before you get there, we found them to be fairly responsive to email. You can also just stop by. You may not be able to just show up and expect a table, but you can stop by and reserve a table for later in the evening if you’re early enough.

The second time we ate there, they were out of a few things. We ate at 9pm, so it may be beneficial to eat there not so late into the evening. That said, it's all delicious, so it wasn't a problem.

Pros: Location, Delicious food, Ambiance

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Beautiful Spot - Edit

Lovely staff who fitted us in even know we hadn't booked. Loads of healthy vegan options. My partner and I shared the meatballs, then for my main I had the banana curry with fresh Narn, followed by the chocolate mousse for dessert. We were not disappointed and everything was so tasty and well presented. Not expensive either. The street was cute and off the tourist path. Was a lovely atmosphere. Would go again.

Pros: Vegan options, Friendly staff, Cheap

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I wanted to like it. - Edit

I was looking forward to eating here based on the reviews. Anyone who has travelled to Croatia knows that vegan options are limited. I dined at Nishta with my family, and we all agreed it was pretty average. By all means go, as there are no other options, but don't expect to be blown away. Make a reservation as seating is very limited.

Pros: Vegan options, It exists.

Cons: Food is a bit underwhelming.

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Lovely little restaurant :) - Edit

My partner and I are travelling through Europe and travelled through Zagreb before Dubrovnik so we had the pleasure of trying both locations of the 'Nishta' restaurants!

While I loved the Zagreb one and it was my favourite of the two, the one in Dubrovnik was really lovely too :)

The meals are good, servings are a good size and the location is good - in the heart of old town Dubrovnik, which was very convenient for us only a very short walk from the apartment we were staying in.

The staff were very friendly and we ate there twice on our stay of 3 days.

Would definitely recommend heading here if you are in the area!

Pros: Location, Food , Staff

Cons: Small

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Delicius - Edit

The food here is truly delicious. We tried both vegan and some raw options. All were excellent.

Do note that the place is small and as others have already mentioned, reserving a table is a must.

I really hope that Nishta opens some more branches in other cites.

Pros: Excelent food, Friendly staff, All vegan + raw dishes available

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delicious - Edit

Finding this place in a land full of meat was a true relief. Seeing the menu made me smile instantly. The first day I had a starter and a main dish and they were both extremely good. It wasn't so busy so I got to talking with the (Swiss) chef about vegetarian food, he is obviously very talented as he seems to whip up the tasty dishes quite easily. The second day I convinced my friends to join me and they were so happy they did. The vegan version of the tempehritos wasn't as good as the non-vegan, the noodles with veg & tofu was slightly disappointing to a meat-eating friend, but I was lucky as I chose the seitan burger (called Bar-Bea burger, I wonder if there is a link with the Barbie-themed toilets?) that was my all-time favourite. The banana curry was a big hit, too.

Pros: price-quality, excellent food, friendly staff

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Great experience! - Edit

A must if you come to Dubrovnik. Had very nice pasta carbonara made of potatoes with delicious, smokey-tasting sauce and simple but super tasty raw beetroot soup, pureed with sunflower seeds. Tartare was ok, ratatouille a little boring (but after the beetroot soup everything else seemed a little boring:)
Location is amazing, you're basically in the heart of the Old Town and service was very friendly. Not cheap but the dishes are mostly worth it.

Pros: some great food, beautiful location, friendly service

Cons: can get crowded

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Nishta - Edit

Since there are no other decent vegetarian restaurants in or around Dubrovnik, dining at Nishta is the only reasonable thing to do.
It's a small place with very nice interior and a friendly atmosphere, both the seating accommodations inside and the ones outside are a bit cramped but I guess, considering the narrow streets, that's like in any other place in Dubrovnik's old town.
I have been there today around noon and I have eaten a bowl of salad from the salad bar, gnocchi made of nuts with pesto, a freshly squeezed juice and a lentil pancake as dessert. Soon after opening there weren't many other guests there so I could order right away and was served pretty quickly by an very friendly waitress.
Salad was great, plenty of choice and all fresh. Sadly (and for unknown reasons) the mushroom pasta, which I ordered in the first place, was not being provided, so I took the raw gnocchi. Pretty good taste, no large portion but therefore substantial. The juice was really great and the dessert was fair, not bad but also not gorgeous.
Nishta in Dubrovnik is definitely a lovely place, you should go there; as far as I am concerned, I like a Nishta in Zargeb more though.

Pros: only decent restaurant in Dubrovnik, lovely, good taste

Cons: cramped, a bit expensive(due to central location)

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greet place in that surrounding - Edit

We apprechiated it very much, that there was in Dubrovnic, with all the meaty-touristic options, also one very resprectable option for vegetarians and vegans. you need reservation on the crouded times, but if you don't have: the staff is so much involved to get you a table also on some neighbour-restaurants. the food is quite good and also side dishes like salat and dessert are pretty good.
well actually there is no other place to go for vegetarians so it's easy to be popular. But nevertheless it's a great place and there is no way to not go there if you are in Dubrovnic and also in ZAGREB (there is a second one) it's a good choice to go there, although there are other possibilities too.

Pros: very, very nice staff, tasty food, good atmosphere

Cons: full organic would make it perfect

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Excellent international vegetarian restaurant - Edit

We had lunch in Nishta, ordered two main courses: Indian Curry and a Local Croatian dish- Boletus Papardelle . It came with 2 fresh Tortillas and different sauces.
Was absolutely delicious, so we also ordered an Asian style Pastaliscious as take away.
The staff at the Restaurant were kind enough to keep the TakeAway for us in the Restaurant for a couple of hours to complete our tour of the Dubrovnik Wall.
Prices are moderate, restroom is clean.Staff were friendly.
The only thing that could be improved is service time.
But it was worth the waiting. Came out fresh and Yummy.
Highly recommended

Pros: varied , international, fresh, only vegetarian Restaurant in Dubrovnik

Cons: service is slow

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Some Dishes Are Better Than Others - Edit

As the only vegetarian place in town, we had to try it out. We came here twice for lunch and the experience was variable. It's a small place and you may have to wait for a table. Staff are also variable, with some more attentive than others. At least one waitress had a cigarette break during her shift, a couple of steps from the outside tables where smoking wasn't allowed. The food ranged from very good to extremely salty -- don't have the kokofino unless you have a severe craving for salt.

Pros: Inventive, Some Dishes Are Excellent

Cons: Some Dishes Are Way Too Salty, Staff Sometime Inattentive

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Great find! - Edit

This place is a gem. You'll need it during your trip.

Some of the dishes (such as pho and the rice plate) were too salty, but many of them were quite good. Limited vegan dessert options, though.

Make a reservation, if you plan to go any time after 7pm on Thurs/Fri/Sat.

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Great place - Edit

Thanks to Happy Cow found this restaurant when I visited Dubrovnik on my recent annual vacation. Am so glad to have found as it meant I had a great choice of food to eat whilst away...not always possible when I go abroad. My friend also loved the place as she wasn't vegan/vegetarian but so kindly agreed to eat there as well for my sake. The choices for vegan were good as well as the local wine and beers. It is very busy and best to try and reserve table however we were dead lucky and managed to get table the three times we visited. Lovely staff and such a refreshing experience for me as normally get no choices when abroad.

Pros: All good for me.

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Don't Miss This Exceptional Nishta - Edit

This is an outstanding vege-only restaurant. Delicious, creative and reasonably priced. It is small, popular, and located in a choice area of the old city, so reservations would not hurt. I would rate it as one of the top 50 vege-only restaurants in the world. The daily selection of entrees was fewer than a dozen, but changed often. Some vegan choices. Do not miss their fantastic "Smokve i Prošek" dessert with figs, wine and marscapone.

Pros: excellent, creative food, small and funky atmosphere

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Great vegan lunch - Edit

It truly was great to have a creative vegan menu and great tasting food. Location in beautiful Dubrovnik is outstanding and staff speaks English very well. As vegan foodies we rate this as a top notch place to have a great lunch. The restaurant was rather busy with people from all over the world.

Pros: Vegan mayo was very creative, Spicy soup was great

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Excellent - Edit

I ate here four times when I was in Dubrovnik, and I would have eaten here more if they hadn't been closed on Sunday. I had the veganized version of the Indian plate twice, the nut gnocchi and the falafel dish. All excellent.

I didn't have room to try any of the desserts, but it would be great, if they would make soy ice cream, because I didn't see soy ice cream for sale in the supermarket in Dubrovnik or anywhere in Croatia. It would also be great if they would make vegan shredded cheese for the nachos starter.

Pros: delicious veganized Indian food

Cons: somewhat expensive, closed on Sunday

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Tasty and Healthy - Edit

The fruit juice is lovely, they have a salad bar with loads of raw and cooked options. The main courses have a lot of variety, with raw, vegan and gluten free options, sometimes within the same course. Plus the decor is really tasteful. Orange to help digestion and purple to avert nausea, all very useful as Dubrovnik can get very hot and sometimes quite overwhelming.

I had the 'Simplicity' which is courgette spaghetti with a variety of sauces and nuts, while my husband had the Indiastic, a curry with 3 types of dish, a naan and some chutney. Combined with a large salad bowl we were stuffed. All lovely of course.

We also had a lemon spiced rooibos afterwards, which was great as a palate cleanser.

All the prices are in Kuna but all that worked out to be around 260kuna, maybe about £40? Not sure. Still, you'd pay a lot more for a lot less in the UK.

The only thing I would say is that the directions that google maps gives you from the address on here are wrong, they lead you to a completely different place.

The best way to get there is to go through the Pile gate, down the stairs and onto the Placa Ul. Then take the first left proper up Celestina Medovica, go first right and the restaurant is on your right about 2 blocks later. Small purple lantern hanging outside.

Pros: Tasty and healthy, Great variety, Lovely decor

Cons: Hard to find with directions on website

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cute, but nothing spectacular - Edit

first of all, do take the note about reservations seriously. it was almost fully booked by noon and we saw tens of people being turned down.
we wanted to spend the last night in Dubrovnik nicely, so we went to Nishta for dinner. The staff was super nice, showed us to the table and there were even some cosy blankets available for that rainy and chilly night.
I really liked the mushroom appetizer with dried cinnamon apples on top, that was a surprise. Lentil patties and burger however were under-cooked, you could taste raw beans and flour in it, so those were disappointing. My Thai noodles were too greasy, but I guess that's just a matter of taste.
Another downside is that the reservation time is too short. Combined with the slow service, we felt rushed all the time and had to eat our desserts (which arrived too late) in 5 minutes, because the next couple was waiting already.
I would not recommend this place for a romantic night out. You'll be better off having a pick-nick by the sea.

Pros: only vegan place there, friendly staff

Cons: sloppy food, reservation

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Loved it! - Edit

On holiday in Dubrovnik I found it very hard to find anywhere that catered for vegans!
This place was great. I had the Sunrise soup and tried both the Boletus Papardelle and the Veggie Burger.
Everything I tried was of excellent quality and the staff were extremely friendly.
Would recommend to all my veggie and vegan friends.
However,it is a small restaurant so would encourage you to book if you want to eat in the evening as they are very popular!

Pros: good value, great food, friendly staff

Cons: Not enough seating

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Very Happy This Restaurant Exists! - Edit

As a vegan staying in a hotel in Dubrovnik, I ate almost every meal at this restaurant during my ten day stay and I liked almost everything I ate. Plus, the look and feel of the restaurant was lovely! Although I never felt like the staff was happy to see me, they were friendly enough.

Pros: vegan options, adorable decor

Cons: a bit expensive for me

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My favourite vegan restaurant - Edit

We had to wait till tomorrow to get a table in August, but it was worthy. The food was excellent, restaurant in a small street in the center of old town Dubrovnik very nice and cozy. Salad bar to wish for, and ginger lemonade a delight.

Pros: nice vibe, excellent food

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Excellent - Edit

Very good restaurant with inovative menu.You can choose vegan, vege and no gluten options. Big portions, and great salad bar!

Pros: nice vibe, plenty of food

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make a reservation or wait.... - Edit

Very popular with anyone who is vegan/ vegetarian so make a reservation or be forced to wait. Food is just fine but not amazing. It's one of the only vegetarian/ vegan shows in town so I was glad to find it. Servers were very sweet. It's in an alleyway away from the main square so not easy to find

Pros: it's a good find, menu has vegan and vegetarian options, service with a smile

Cons: food was just fair, location was not scenic, long wait if you don't have a reservation or get t

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Good place - Edit

I had a glass of nice white wine and "grah," a traditional stew of beans, carrots, onion, a bit of grain (barley and wild rice but not much), smoked-seitan chunks, topped with two slices of toasted polenta. Very, very good and tasty. There's also a salad bar.

Pros: good food, wines and juices

Cons: sometimes inattentive service

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Don't Miss This One! - Edit

This food is so amazing. The vegan soups are so delicious. We had the Sunshine Soup and the Mint Peace. The salad bar is awesome. I ate here both days I was in Dubrovnik. The lentil cakes appetizer was also very good. I don't think you will be disappointed with anything on the menu. The staff was also very friendly and helpful.

Pros: Delicious, Helpful Staff, Takes Reservations

Cons: Small restaurant , Smoking Outside

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Simply excellent!! - Edit

We've eaten in that restaurant 4 times since we are in Dubrovnik, that is since...4 days!
The restaurant is pretty easy to find in one of the main "restaurant" streets in the old city.
The waitresses are really nice and always asking if everything is fine during the meal.
We tasted a few starters (lentils cake tastes like even) and most of the main dishes and everything was delicious, a mix of different cuisines with spices touches everywhere. I would highly recommend the "grah" wish is a typical Croatian ragout; you won't eat that vege/vegan version anywhere else!
There are vegan options to most of the dishes and even some desserts available!
The restaurant is quite small but you can book a table without any problem. One evening we came around 8.50pm and could book a table for 9.15pm.
Personal note: I loved the toilets decoration :-)

Pros: vegan options, location, variety

Cons: small place

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Stunning food! - Edit

We ate at Nishta twice and both times the food was amazing. The Grah was very hearty and slightly hot for a lunch meal but absolutely delicious! The Falafel itself was yummy but the rest of the dish was a bit plain. For dinner we both had the Indianastic which like a thali; our favourite bit was a the palak paneer (vegan option) which was incredible, we found ourselves picking through it to work out how it was made so that we could remake it back home! Obviously overall the dish was a bit spicy and possibly a bit intense for some people for lunch on a hot summer day.

Service was excellent, very friendly staff - superior to what we saw elsewhere during our week in Croatia.

Location was very easy to find; it is one street North of and runs parallel to the main road into Old Town from the Western entrance (Placa Ulica). Start from that end and it is just a few restaurants along (East).

Note for evening meals if you want to eat outside (no air-conditioning inside, just fans) you will likely require a reservation as there are not many tables. We saw many people turned away, or asked to come back at ~9:30pm

Pros: Range, Service, Price

Cons: Not many tables in evening, No A/C!

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Great place! - Edit

This is really the only truly veg option when in Dubrovnik. Fantastic location in the old town (actually steps from where we were staying - how lucky!), great food, and nice staff. Loved it so much we went back THREE times within three days. Prices were comparable with other Dubrovnik restaurants. Lots of variety in the menu. We tried many different dishes and loved everything.

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Yummy - Edit

After 3 weeks pizza&pasta was it such a pleasure to eat in that nice restaurant. The menu carte offers various food for everyone. The atmosphere is very cozy and the service was kind and attentive. The food is delicious and inexpensive for what they offer (and for that it is located in the old town).

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the best (and only) veggie place in Dubrovnik - Edit

nestled cosily just off the main drag in Dubrovnik old town, this place served us up some of the best veggie food we've ever had. seriously good. the highlight has got to be the softened fig with cinnamon mascarpone for desert. full of flavour and far too moorish. the chocolate fondant was great too, with plenty of fruit to dip in, just about blunting its guilty edge.

also, you could really tell it meant a lot to the owners that we enjoyed their food. food coked with passion and love i would say. they gave us a stone with 'hvala' (thanks) written on and a smiley face- nice touch.

if in Dubrovnik, GO HERE!!

Pros: outrageously good desserts, cosy location, caring staff

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Underwhelming - Edit

Nishta is a very cosy spot in the Old Town of Dubrovnik. It is great to have a place serving veg options in a city dominated by meat and fish, but the food itself was a bit disappointing. We found all the dishes we tried tasted basically the same due to a spice overload. We pointed this out and although the initial reaction was a bit agressive, it was compensated by free dessert. I would still give it another try if I'm in Dubrovnik.

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Tasty And Vegan Options - Edit

We loved finding this cozy veggie spot in Croatia. The food was all very fresh tasting and loaded with vegetables. Lentil cakes and homemade pasta were both good. Only thing is that the dessert wasn't so good. They only had this applesauce thing that left something to be desired. But we would certainly go back. Nice staff

Pros: Vegan, Options, Vegetables

Cons: Dessert lacking

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Lovely veggie restaurant in the Old Town - Edit

We arrived in Dubrovnik after having travelled the entire coast of Croatia and parts of Bosnia & Hercegovina. Because Dubrovnik is by far the most touristy (and expensive) place we visited I wrongly assumed the city would have a lot of vegetarian options. How wrong I was. Nishta is a FANTASTIC exception to this rule, and we ended up eating there 2 out of our 3 nights in the city. Burritos, Thali, Vegetable noodles and Seitan with mushrooms were all delicious, and the salad bar was probably the best I've ever had, with fried aubergine and courgette, tofu with rice, and a selection of seeds making it really different and tasty. The rest of Dubrovnik needs to wake up and realise that 'vegetable platter' (basically just a plate of vegetables) is NOT a valid vegetarian meal. Well done Nishta for daring to be different :)

Pros: Really tasty, Friendly staff, Super popular

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most delicious ever! - Edit

We spent 4 days in Dubrovnik and managed to go to this restaurant THREE times. It was amazing, one of the best I have been to world-wide. The sweet potato with veg was my favourite dish, but also the mushroom pasta, indiatastic and salad bar. Prices were very reasonable with meals ranging between 7 and 10 euros. The only meal we didn't love was the burrito as it was a bit too cinnamon tasting for our liking, but I would recommend this restaurant 10 times over. The atmosphere is amazing and the bathrooms are decorated with Barbie! :) Staff were very friendly and helpful also. Do yourself a favour and visit. Be sure to make a reservation though as it is quite busy and only has 8 tables!!

Pros: Excellent food, Healthy, Good value

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Delicious mushroom pasta - Edit

Lovely cafe, very relaxed and friendly staff. Delicious falafel plate and pasta made from mushrooms - all extrememly fresh and full of flavour. Great location, up one of the first side streets inside the walls of the old town.

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lovely treat in old city - Edit

it was great to visit nishta-we tried on a sunday but it was closed so we had to wait a couple of days-took a veggie virgin ie my partner-I had a gr8 meal there and he admitted 4 days later it was the best meal he had the whole holiday and believe me when I say that is very high praise indeed-almost impossible to please-lovely venue-lovely people-great food

Pros: good value, healthy cuisine, friendly staff

Cons: restuarant too small

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Haven in a meat filled city - Edit

I visited here mid May and thought the food was delicious, good range on the menu, I ordered the burrito which could be vegan or vegetarian and expected it to just come without the cheese as the vegan verson but it had a lovely cream cheese and sour cream. My meat eating partner had thali and also really enjoyed it. The organic blackberry wion ewas also delicious. I thought it was overspriced, but it's a city centre what do you expect? The waitress was lovely so they must have replaced the one mentioned in an earlier review

Pros: good choice, great taste, good wine

Cons: expensive

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Lousy food, save your money - Edit

This just wasn't good food. It was overcooked, overspiced and overpriced. We went with an open mind and left still hungry, which was disappointing to say the least. $32 for mushy vegetables and dry flatbread for two, and the waitress spent most of the time reading a magazine (no one else was there at lunchtime, now we know why!). Do yourself a favor and buy fresh produce at a market. Nishta just is not worth it.

Pros: Pretty decor

Cons: Poor food preparation, small portions, Too expensive for what you get, Lousy service

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Okusno - Edit


We visited in August 2010 and ate there both nights we were in Dubrovnik. Book before going as it is very popular.

Very Very impressed. Godo range of dishes, particularly for Europe! Food was great quality and good portion sizes.

Thank you Nishta for providing loads of tasty healthy veg foods amongst a world of seafood restaurants!

Pros: Food quality, Location

Cons: Small restaurant, only one vegan dessert

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Not that good - Edit

Had dinner here last summer during our trip to Croatia. We ordered the veggie sticks with dip for starter, the burritos, and the white wine risotto for entrees. Everything was just so-so, nothing outstanding. That said, portions were generous, place was clean, staff were very friendly, prices were reasonable. We would try something else if we were to return to Dubrovnik again.

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very good food - Edit

when visiting Dubrovnik it was hard to find good vegetarian food.The vegetarian meal was usually always almost the same. Then we found Nishta! Very good food and friendly staff.
The place is very small and quite popular so it is advisable to reserve a table.

Pros: very good food, friendly staff, quiet location

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A real veggie gem! - Edit

Being a vegan in some parts of Europe is not always easy, but we were lucky to find the gem that is Nishta in the heart of Dubrovnik.
We ate dinner at Nishta for the three nights that we were in Dubrovnik, and each time were given a warm welcome by the wonderful staff.
The food was imaginitive and very tasty, and the prices are very reasonable too.
Nishta is an absolutely great find for all veggies/vegans and I would thoroughly recommend it if you are spending any time in Dubrovnik.
Despite it being November, we were able to sit outside on two of the nights we visited - there are even blankets provided should you get a bit cold!

Pros: Lovely staff, Great food, Great location

Cons: None

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Yummy yummy for my tummy - Edit

Well Nishta definitely left a good taste in my mouth :P
We ate at Nishta on three occasions and it was certainly the most delicious food I ate during my entire trip in Europe. The Middle Eastern and Indian dishes were so fresh and tasty, I was blissfully happy eating there, unlike most of my meals in Europe. We ate there with some meat eaters and they were also impressed. 10 out of 10.

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Nishta, Dubrovnik - Edit

We ate at Nishta every night we were in Dubrovnik. The food was excellent, the service friendly and the price very reasonable. Although the tables are rather close together, the atmosphere is relaxed and we enjoyed meeting fellow vegetarians for whom this was a haven in Dubrovnik and indeed Croatia.

Pros: Excellent food, Friendly service, Reasonable prices

Cons: Limited space

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An outstanding vegetarian restaurant - Edit

When we vacationed in Dubrovnik, we ate at this restaurant for lunch or dinner several times. The menu was international including Asian, Mexican, Indian, etc. The staff was very friendly, too. We highly recommend Nishta.

Pros: excellent food, creative menu, friendly staff

Cons: can be hard to find

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A Haven for Vegetarians...... - Edit

Id probably be repeating what the others have written about this restaurant, but I'm gonna say it anyway. They get full marks for selling a few choices of not only excellent vege food but Indian food in a place where people have a very faint idea of Indian cuisine. Being in an Indian myself, I should say they did an excellent job. The food is authentic, mercifully they dont try to pass off any food as Indian food. All the flavours in the food were well balanced & they knew wot they were doing. The ambience was great & the hosts excellent. We went there a couple of times , cudnt make it the one the last day.... I hope u guys do a great business ... keep rocking!!
Highly recommended not only for vege lovers but even meat eaters who want a change from the standard coastal menu.

Pros: great food, great choice, its pure vegetarian!!

Cons: a bit hard to locate.

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Don't miss the verse on the bathroom walls! - Edit

I visited Nishta in September 2008 based on recommendations from HappyCow. What a pleasant place to get a bite to eat after walking the wall in the morning. It was nice to have the menu in English for those of us not fluent in Croatian. I had the Tempehritos - very large portion but very tasty. I'll echo other reviews and add that not having to eat pasta was a nice change of pace since this part of the world isn't known for veg*n options. My omni parents also enjoyed their meals of Happy Pasta and egg rolls. The pot leaf on the sign over the door was a surprise but I don't know the drug laws in Croatia.
I wish I could upload a photo of the interesting quotes and verse on the bathroom walls. Say Hello to the Duck!

Pros: Very friendy staff, English menu, Easy to find

Cons: Too large portions

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Lovely little place - Edit

We recently visited Nishta and enjoyed our visit thoroughly. The owner and waiter were delightful, and made great suggestions. For the most part, our food was excellent. We liked the Seitan a lot, and our appetizers were delicious, including the spring rolls and salad wraps (best dish there). We weren't as thrilled with the falafel plate, but it was certainly not bad. The prices were very reasonable.

All things considered, we really enjoyed the visit. It will not get five cows from me simply because I have been to many better places, and I don't think Nishta compares. The food was very good, but not great. Still, in Dubrovnik this is the best place going, and well worth visiting.

Pros: Vegan options marked, good value, super friendly staff

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One of the best! - Edit

Nishta must be one of the best vegetarian restaurant in the world!
Great food and very friendly and serviceminded staff.
During our stay in Dorbrovnik, me and my friend ate at Nishta 6-7 times, and the fodd were so great every time!

Pros: Great food, Great staff, Cute animals on the table ( :

Cons: Hard to get a table some times

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Very refreshing - Edit

when you go to Dubrovnic, you're expected to eat sea food. After eating pasta and potatos for a few days, Nishta was a very refreshing surprize. The menu is not very big, but all the stuff I had was delicious. The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere was just FUN.
If you're a vegetarian/vegan - this is your (only) place in dubrovnic!

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My #1 restaurant - Edit

I say this is the best restaurant in the world! The food is so good you don't want the meal to finish. The staff is really friendly and the restaurant cosy with happy animals on the table and non in the food. I'll probably return to Croatia just to go to Nishta again.

Pros: Exellent food, The cows in the air, Cheap

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Great restaurant - Edit

We spent a few days in Dubrovnik and ate in Nishta three times. The food is excellent and the staff great. Just one point, if you are a very strict vegetarian the cheese is not veggie. We spoke with the owner chef, who told us that it impossible to get veggie cheese in Croatia, but he was happy to make any dish without cheese. We can certainly recommend Nishta.

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A breath of fresh air - Edit

My husband and I took a day trip to Dubrovnik last week and were soo happy to find this place. It was not all that difficult to find. When entering the walls, you will go down a long set of stairs. The street runs perpendicular to the stairs and is full of restaurants.

Everything about this restaurant was spectacular. The choices were overwhelming! My husband and I eventually settled on the spring rolls, the falafel platter and the red thai curry. Everything was delicious. I wish we had gone back for dinner! The restaurant is affiliated with the Smoothie Bar around the corner and you can order smoothies with your meal (AND they have soymilk, rice milk and oat milk!). The service was exceptional and the hostess and chef even posed for a picture with us! Do not miss this restaurant if you are in Dubrovnik!

Pros: fantastic food, fresh ingredients, great value

Cons: none!

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Welcome choice - Promising Start - Edit

Whilst I was on holiday in Dubrovnik last week (12-18th Apr) Nishta opened for business. Myself and my partner visited the restaurant 3 times (2 evening meals & 1 lunchtime visit) and found all 3 to be pleasant experiences.
The food was obviously cooked from excellent ingredients, in a style that suited our UK tastes and the service was exceptional! We particularly enjoyed some of the carefully thought out small things:- the humour in the menu, the different squeaky toys (instead of table numbers), and the the use of colourful little 'pill boxes' to bring the bill to the table.
Oh, and did I say, the service was EXCEPTIONALLY good. The food was fairly priced (good value) and the bill did NOT included any 'extras'. They even provided a small free taster whilst waiting for our orders.
I'd be shocked if you would be disappointed by this restaurant choice.

Pros: Excellent Food, Exceptional Service, Good Value

Cons: Only veggie ingredients, Small capacity

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