Eat, drink and be merry. Dine in or carry away. Whether you like traditional Macedonian food or if you prefer Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Mexican, Italian or Vegetarian cuisine, you will find it in Skopje. Places where you could feel the Macedonian spirit and taste the best Macedonian food are the national restaurants, usually full of traditional decorations, wood carvings and friendly atmosphere.
The well-known, Macedonian “kafana” is a tavern where traditional Balkan music is played and a wide range of delicious Macedonian food is offered for reasonable and accessible prices. A couple can have a salad (in Macedonia normally accompanied with rakija i.e. brandy – like the Italian Grapa), a soup, main course (usually grilled meat), and a bottle of a decent wine, for approximately 20 Euro. In better restaurants the main course can cost maximum 10 Euro, unless it is some imported see fish.
Better Macedonian, wines in better restaurants cost around 20 Euro, and the best ones – up to 50. Since 2011, there are also some Macedonian wines that might cost close to 100 Euro per bottle.
What is important – we do not know a foreigner that does not like the cuisine, especially the salads and breads. Vegetables do taste like they should, and there are also some good wines. All kinds of international restaurants are also there to serve you. Enjoy your meal!
Here's a list of some of our finest restaurants:
Oreov Lad, Saraj Sarajska 1, 1000 Skopje 02 2057 956, 02 2057 958
Lira, ul.Nikola Tesla 11, 1000 Skopje 02 3061 726, 02 3093 678
Old house, Pajko Maalo 14, 1000 Skopje 02 3131 376
Krigla, Kliment Ohridski 18, Skopje 02 3117 869
Beer house “An”, Kapan An, Stara Carsija, 1000 Skopje 02 3212 111
Dal Met Fu, Plostad Makedonija, 1000 Skopje 02 3239 584
Kaj Marshalot, Bul. Kliment Ohridski, 1000 Skopje 02 3223 829
Kibo, T.C.C. Paloma Bjanka, 1000 Skopje 02 3133 535
Plaza de Toros, Kej 13 Noemvri 1000 Skopje 02 3228 155
Pizzeria „Enriko”, Shopping center Leptokarija 02 3061 273