Zagreb - Post Report Question and Answers

What typical restaurants, food delivery services, and/or takeout options are popular among expatriates?

The food delivery system was good (unless it was during "rush hour" and/or on the weekends), but the restaurant scene was really lacking in diversity for us. If you like meat, Zagreb's your place. If you want anything else besides Croatian food (i.e., meat), there are a handful of restaurants offering different options, but only a few are actually good. Other people were happy with the restaurant scene, so take this with a proverbial grain of salt. - Jan 2023

U.S. chains here include McDonald's, Burger King, KFC and a Subway (at Arena Centar). The website is amazing because it tells you delivery options based on your address. Many restaurants here are great, and prices are not bad. Groceries are cheaper than the U.S. but I would argue that restaurants are about the same. - Jul 2018

Surprisingly few fast food places: McDonald's, Burger King and KFC only. Lots of bistros and tiny restaurants, but not very many family friendly spaces to take kids to. Good if you want a quiet romantic dinner out, but not good if you are in need of a high chair and some noise to cover the kids! :) Great pizza available from local pizzarias, delivered. Very poor quality imitation Mexican and Chinese. We really miss good "ethnic" food options when eating out here. Costs overall are very cheap to eat out---maybe US$20-$30 for a family of 4, depending on where you go. - Apr 2016

McDonald's, KFC, and now Burger King are all in Croatia. Prices are a bit higher than in the States but comparable to the same fast food joints in other parts of Europe. There are tons of restaurants in Zagreb, the other major cities, and in most of the small towns in areas frequented by tourists. Quality of the food and price vary depending on the specific restaurant and where it is located. - Aug 2014

McDonald's, KFC, and Burger King is just arriving, costs are about the same as the U.S. Eating out is fairly limited to grilled meats and pizza although now that Croatia is in the EU, we see some new places opening up. We have a favorite vegetarian place and 2 Italian restaurants we like. There is a burrito restaurant that is passable and a couple of new sushi places that are not great. For a really good meal at our favorite Italian restaurant, 5 of us ate for US$125. I can have 2 pizzas delivered to my house in 30 minutes for about US$10 to 12. Coffee bars and sweet shops are very good. - Jun 2014

There are about 8 McDonald's in the city, and 4 KFC's. That is about it for Western Fast Food but is that really a bad thing?! Don't expect any good food other than the local cuisine (which gets old after the first few months). They do have ethnic restaurants but they are just silly imitations at best. - Feb 2014

Croatian food is fair. Very good Italian is readily available. There's not much else in the way of ethnic food -- the Indian is horrible, while the Chinese and Mexican joints are slightly better. There are some nice restaurants; our favorite was Trilogija. Not too much fast food. McDonald's is there, but it's the only American chain. Not a big street food presence. - Jan 2012

None, forget it! there is only a MacDonald's in the center, and a few bakery places that only sell bread. - Dec 2011

There are 100s of GREAT restaurant in the city. Fast food wise, there is McDonalds, Subway (a bit out of the city), numerous Pizza places and a few Kebab whole-in-the-walls around the city. All are reasonably priced. - Oct 2010

The only fastfood they have here is McD's. Cost is the same as in the States (I think--it's been awhile since I've been home).There are a handful of good restaurants, but generally, it's hard to find a really delicious, high-quality meal with good service. There are a lot of so-so joints with crummy service. - Mar 2009

Restaurants are less expensive than in many other cities in Europe. Meat is everywhere ad good. Not much choice for vegetarian or ethnic food, but it is available. McDonald's is there, as is Subway. - Mar 2009

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