Kod Jose

Price guide: Mid-range

Sredmanuška 4, Split, 21000

Price guide: Mid-range

Fresh squid and octopus from the fish market

By Jane Foster, your Split expert

#2 of 8
expert-rated restaurants in Split
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
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Ambience:
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Service:
4.1
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Location:
4.1
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Value for money:
4.3
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Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Escaping the crowds, History, Romance

Expert review of Kod Jose

A cosy and romantic traditional seafood eatery, just outside Split’s old town walls.

My favourite place for a special dinner, Kod Jose is much loved by locals and little frequented by visitors as it is so hard to find. A typical Dalmatian konoba (wine cellar serving local dishes), it has rustic interior with exposed stonewalls and heavy wooden furniture set off by candlelight. The seafood here is delicious.

Food and drink: 

Kod Jose specialises in local seafood, so you can expect classics such as salata od hobotnice (octopus salad), crni rižot (black risotto made from cuttlefish ink), rižot frutta di mare (seafood risotto) and dagnje na buzaru (mussels cooked in garlic and white wine). They also do great fresh fish, which changes daily depending on the previous night’s catch - ask your waiter what’s on offer that day. Decent house wine is served by the carafe.

Recommended dishes: 

My favourites here are the octopus salad, followed by the frigane lignje (fried squid) served with blitva sa krumpirom (Swiss chard and potatoes with olive oil and garlic) as a side dish.

Ambience: 

The traditional konoba stone interior, with a flagstone floor, heavy wooden tables and candlelight, is especially cosy and romantic on a chilly winter evening. In summer, there is also outside seating on a small raised terrace with potted plants.

Service: 

The staff are welcoming and friendly, but discreet.

Location: 

Kod Jose lies in a narrow side alley just outside the north-facing palace walls, a five-minute walk from the Zlatna Vrata (Golden Gate).

Price advice: 

Prices here are geared up to locals rather than tourists, so you’ll be paying 350-500 kuna for a two-course meal for two people, with wine.

More information on Kod Jose:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Mediterranean, Seafood, Traditional
Address:
Sredmanuška 4, Split, 21000
Telephone:
021 347397
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily noon-midnight.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

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