Many people mentioned to me the restaurant Azur Dubrovnik, and I was really curious to try it out. Azur is a relatively new restaurant in the old town, located in a alleyway close to a popular “hole in the wall” Buza bar with an Asian-Mediterranean cuisine.
The place is tiny with maybe 20 places inside, and an outdoor terrace that can accommodate around 40 people. Outdoor terrace is laid in three small side streets with bistrot style tables, and a couple of high tables with stools. An open-style kitchen allows you to actually see the cooks at work.
Our experience at the restaurant Azur Dubrovnik
When my work brought me back to Dubrovnik this week, I finally made it to Azur. We were a group of six, and we ordered a variety of dishes that we all shared. A one page menu comprises of maybe 20 dishes including couple of dips, rice noodles, curries, starters, main courses, salads and desserts.
We've ordered both dips: a roasted almonds baba ghanoush and a fennel tzatziki. Dips came with a baguette-style bread and a flat bread. Dips were OK, although a bit too liquid for my taste.
We've continued our meal with a choice of starters including wasabi salmon pouches, cashew nut prawns, and a Thai-style beef salad. Although wasabi salmon pouches were tasty, we were the less impressed with them. This means that the other two dishes were extraordinary. Thai-style beef salad was yummy, with tender, thin-cut beef, shredded green salad, and red radicchio. Cashew nut prawns were awesome, and remained our second favorite dish of all dishes that we tasted that evening at the Azur.
We've ordered all four main dishes that Azur had on its menu. A crispy skin salmon was OK, but nothing to write home about (I don't know why Croatian restaurants keep insisting on salmon, when there are other local fish they could serve). A swordfish in black curry sauce was interesting at least. Not our favorite of the evening, but certainly tasty and well prepared. Meatballs in coconut curry sauce were excellent. Perfectly seasoned, and dipped in a sweet and spicy coconut curry sauce, meatballs were our contender number three.
A seared tuna served with radish sprouts, sesame oil and crashed cashew nuts was absolutely succulent, and our favorite dish of the evening. Tuna was first marinated, then seared and served as tagliata (sliced tuna steak). We ordered additional two portions of seared tuna and two portions of cashew nut prawns.
For a dessert we had a choice of baklava, and coconut tapioca pudding. We all ordered coconut tapioca pudding that was fine although nothing special.
The Azur keeps its wine list short: 5 white wines, 4 red wines, 2 rosé wines, and 2 sparkling wines. All of them Croatian. No dessert wine is available. Chardonnay Galic perfectly accompanied our meal.
Starters, noodles and curries go for 75-90 Kn per portion, while main course will set you back 135 Kn. Wine is expensive, but not more than in other Croatian restaurants. A bottled wine tends to be expensive when ordered in restaurants in Croatia. The cheapest bottle sells for 140 Kn, and the most expensive one goes for 300 Kn.
Final verdict: an interesting restaurant to visit when you are in Dubrovnik and it makes for a nice change to classical Croatian dishes most of other restaurants offer. Location is quiet, yet just few steps from Stradun, the main street in the old town. Portions are small, while the prices are on a high end. Food is tasty and well prepared.
The restaurant Azur Dubrovnik describes its cuisine as a Mediterranean cuisine with an Asian twist. And this is exactely what they offer. If you like a fusion of Asian and Croatian cuisine, the Azur will certainly meet your expectations. We also highly recommend dining at the Oyster & Sushi Bar Bota.
Further reading: If you are planning a visit to Dubrovnik, you can check our other Dubrovnik posts including The best places to eat in Dubrovnik, The best bars in Dubrovnik, Things to do in Dubrovnik beyond the city walls, and The best beaches in Dubrovnik. For more inspiration check our Dubrovnik photos.
Restaurant Azur Dubrovnik: Location & Contacts
Contacts: Address: Pobijana 10, Dubrovnik | Telephone: +385 20 324 806 | E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | Website
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