Sarajevo - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Korpa and Glovo are the main delivery apps. There are lots of pizza restaurants (although a wide variety in quality) and lots of burger places (again, quality varies). Most food delivery is heavy on the meat and carbs and light on the vegetables. We do have Vapiano, Caribou Coffee, and several boutique places including a nice New York Bagel shop and country-themed places. Currently the biggest thing you need to know is that smoking is still allowed inside restaurants. While they have begun to provide non-smoking areas, the smoke still comes across. The few fully non-smoking places tend to be highly frequented by expats. - Mar 2024

Donesi and Korpa are food delivery options that most people use. There's not a ton of cuisine variety in Sarajevo but take out is very affordable. - Apr 2021 delivers from a variety of restaurants, and most places will do take-out if you ask. There are plenty of great, inexpensive restaurants with European cuisine. Not much decent Asian food other than two Japanese places and one mediocre Chinese restaurant. It's all VERY cheap compared to the US though, so who cares? - Dec 2017

Very few restaurants are non-smoking, so if smoke is a problem you will likely not be eating out a lot. is used by the expat community for takeout/food delivery. Konzum has a grocery delivery service you can use by visiting their website. There is also a "Blue Apron-like" service that will send you a curated box of fruits and vegetables but the quality is often miss more than a hit. - Sep 2017

Lots of good local restaurants if you like meat. Not many international chains - there is McDonalds and Vapiano. - Feb 2017

The food here is amazing. - May 2016

Ha. There are 2 McDonald's. A couple of good restaurants--decent steak at the country club, fine dining at Four Rooms of Ms. Sofiya, good sushi at Sushi San. - Aug 2014

McDonald's recently arrived. There are numerous local fast food places featuring grilled meats and pizza. - Nov 2012

We had no American fast food while we were there, although I believe a McDonald's just opened. There are good local dishes (cevapi, burek, sopska salad). Also a few decent Italian restaurants. Noovi (wine bar and pizza) got to be an American hangout for some. The local brewery had decent food. There are many different restaurants at different price levels. Interesting thing though: the service never seemed to depend on how much business you brought their way. Bosnians would be sitting there nursing an espresso for 2 hours while your party could have a full meal with wine, and the server would not really care (tipping is a "round up" philosophy). - Aug 2011

No American fast food. - May 2011

Forget about American fast food. None here. Restaurants are plentiful, though it can get a bit boring in town unless you get out and explore options. Good pizza just about everywhere. - May 2010

No American fast food. There are local specialties that are fast and inexpensive (such as burek and cevapi). There are many restaurants at all different price levels. - Jun 2009

There is a decent variety of restaurants, but no American fast food or chinese. Local food is tasty but heavy. Cost varies, but most places are very reasonable. - Mar 2009

No. American fastfood chains here but a lot of cevapi (sausages) and burek (meatpie) places. Nice! - Dec 2008

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