Šaran Belgrade

Image by Vesna Radovanovic

Šaran – A Zemun carp with tradition

I like cooking, I do it masterfully and I know how to do it with little money. That’s why I don’t eat out too often and that’s why when I recommend an eating place, it’s really worth considering.

Šaran (Serbian for “carp”) is a fish restaurant at the very beginning of the Zemun quay, on the right bank of the Danube. My earliest childhood memories date back to the occasional family gatherings organized there. Little has changed since then. The fish is still fresh and yummy, the wine list is carefully assembled, the music pleasant and typical for Zemun and Srem (as Zemun, you know, is not Belgrade, as everyone born in Zemun, including me, will never fail to remind you) and the interior old-fashioned in the best sense of the term. The generally gregarious atmosphere gets additionally warmed up in winter by boiled rakija and cheerful live music which leaves no one sitting.

A special event, introduced a couple of years ago, is “Days of Hvar” (a beautiful Croatian island) which lasts for a week and presents Mediterranean cuisine typical for that part of Croatia. It is usually organized in winter so if you’re planning to visit at that time, check their website for the dates and make a reservation.

I was kindly offered to take a photo of food but I know my limits: there’s no way my photos could do that food any justice. You just have to see/taste it for yourself. Then you’ll know.

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Кеј Ослобођења 53, Zemun , Belgrade

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Opening Times

Mon 16:00 - 01:00, Tue - Sun 12:00 - 02:00


Main from: RSD 2000


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)