Ota Bucharest – Best soup in Bucharest

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"Ota" Bucharest is one of those bars you learn about through word of mouth. Ota is many things, it's informal & underground and makes a mean Persian soup.

Ota is one of those places that you find out about through word of mouth, as they do not advertise themselves anywhere, they do not even have a sign at the entrance of the place. If you do not know about this place, you could easily just pass by it without even noticing that there are so many things happening inside.

Ota is a bar, restaurant, terrace, club, art gallery (Galeria 26) and yoga studio, all these in one architect's house in Cotroceni, one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of Bucharest.

Ota is a very informal and has an underground feel to it, with good music and a very cosy atmosphere as you feel like you're at a friend's house. Here you get to eat their FAMOUS SOUPS and all sorts of homemade Asian dishes, especially Persian, because of the cook. The prices are surprisingly low, for example you pay only 5 lei for a good white beer and 10 lei for their amazing soup - every week there's a different soup.

Ota is usually open on Wednesdays and Thursdays and sometimes during the weekends, but it's best to check out their Facebook page for events beforehand or for the menu of the day.

Really close by you also have Infinitea (check the Infinitea article), a teahouse in what I think is the most beautiful location possible - it's in an old house that's situated on one of the few hills in Bucharest.

About this spot

Dr. Staicovici Street 26

Wed - Thu 18:00 - last client | Fri - Sun depending on events

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