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Where to eat the best fried squid in Zagreb? 5 top places 

Fried squid (Photo: Kod Dede)

Squid, or lignje as it is called in Croatia, is one of the most popular dishes tourists order when on the Croatian coast. 

Whether it’s fresh squid – which is always best dusted with a bit of flour and fried, local Adriatic squid on the grill, or even frozen California or Patagonian squid fried, it can go great with a side of either potato salad, fries or blitva.  

Now that the summer is over, local culinary portal Dobra hrana went on the pursuit to find the best options in Zagreb for fried squid. Here is their list of the best five places in town.

Dolac 2, Centar

If you want to eat completely fresh fish at the lowest price in Zagreb, then Amfora is the place to eat. The most expensive, the so-called first class fish, 100 kuna. Squid fried or grilled with a side dish you will pay 45 kuna.

Jurišićeva 21, Centar

(Photo: Restaurant Mimice)

This cult Zagreb local has been in existence since 1945. Mimice is a place that, despite all the changes in people’s tastes, social upheavals, opening new restaurants and changing interests and habits of Zagreb citizens, is almost always full.

Kod Šime
Martićeva 62, Kvatrić

Kod Šime Bistro is located near Kvatrić Market. They serve fried, grilled and stuffed squid here. If you order the fried squid with a side dish and tartar sauce, you will pay 54 kuna.

Kod Dede
Prečko 5C, Prečko

Friday is always reserved for fish and squid here. Fried squid with potatoes and tartar here is 51 kuna.

(Photo: Kod Dede)

Kod Vukušića
Slavonska avenija 22D, Žitnjak

Located within the Žitnjak Business Center, close to Garden Brewery, you will pay $50 for the squid which is served with a generous portion of tartar sauce and french fries.


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