Kod Jose

Address: Sredmanuška 4, Split, 21000, Croatia
Telephone: 021 347397

- Mid-range

4.6

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
4.5
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Service
4.1
90%
Food and drink
4.5
90%
Value for money
4.3
90%
Ambience
4.6
90%
Location
4.1
90%

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.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Honeymooners
  • Mature travellers
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Romance
  • History

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