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Tucked away yet in the heart of it all, Bazeni is a family-run restaurant with a truly unusual and unique setting by the water, overlooking the old town. Prices are incredibly low for the quality of food served. One would be hard-pressed to find a better lunch location around.


Like most areas in the Balkan region, Sarajevo’s cuisine is made up of fresh local produce such as meat (particularly lamb), dairy products, different breads, fresh fruit and vegetables. Traditional dishes to look out for include jagnjetina (lamb grilled over open fire), begova corba (chicken), one of the many stews and the local fast food cevapcici (minced meat sausages). However, be sure to leave space for a piece of baklava, a sweet honey pastry.