Nishta

Price guide: Mid-range

Prijeko bb, Dubrovnik, 20000

Price guide: Mid-range

Dining room

By Jane Foster, your Dubrovnik expert

#7 of 15
expert-rated restaurants in Dubrovnik
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.3
4.3
Ambience:
4.2
4.2
Service:
4
4.0
Location:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
4.2
4.2
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, History, People watching, Sightseeing

Expert review of Nishta

Spicy vegetarian fare in a colourful little eatery in Dubrovnik Old Town.

For those who exclude anything fleshy from their diets, Nishta (which means ‘nothing’ in Croatian), is a real find. It’s quite small with just nine or ten tables, but everything on offer is wonderfully flavoursome and sensibly priced. Vegans and those on gluten-free diets are catered for too, and Nishta has even been known to win the hearts of several hardcore carnivores.

Food and drink: 

Nishta serves 100 per cent vegetarian dishes. Expect influences from Mexico, India and China, with a generous sprinkling of herbs and spices. Soups range from classic Spanish gazpacho to fragrant Sunrise (an exotic combination of carrot, ginger and orange), while mains include falafel, curries and veggie burgers. And for dessert there’s a wicked chocolate fondue served with fresh fruit and chunks of coconut.

Recommended dishes: 

The house specialty is tempehrito – Nishta’s own improved version of the Mexican burrito. It combines tempeh (made from soybeans), sweetcorn, beans and hot spicy salsa, topped with sour cream and melted cheese. Yum. Vegans can miss out on the naughty bits.

Ambience: 

There’s a fun vibe - a warm mauve dining room with happy toy farmyard animals – cows, pigs and sheep – dangling from the ceiling, and several extra tables outside on pedestrian-only Prijeka. The pink bathrooms are an attraction in their own right.

Service: 

Welcoming staff provide friendly, low-key service (quite a relief after the pushy waiters who maraud unknowing passers-by on much of Prijeko).

Location: 

It's in the Old Town, close to Stari Grad hotel, on the corner of Palmotićeva and Prijeko.

Price advice: 

It's very reasonably priced. Expect to pay 130 kuna per person for a three-course meal, excluding drinks.

More information on Nishta:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Indian, Mexican, Vegetarian
Address:
Prijeko bb, Dubrovnik, 20000
Telephone:
098 1867440
Website:
http://www.nishtarestaurant.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Tue-Sat noon-3pm, 6pm-10pm, Mon 6pm-10pm. Closed Sundays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

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