Top Choice Romanian in Cluj-Napoca


Transylvanian cuisine just like granny made it, in an untouristed part of Cluj. Settle in beneath the vine-covered trellis in the outdoor area, and agonise between roasted pork ribs and pike with capers. Or go all o…
Top Choice Romanian in Bistriţa

Crama Veche

Feast like a medieval noble in this stone-floored restaurant, where walls are slung with guild regalia and lights twinkle beneath low-slung beams. Bring a healthy appetite for paprika chicken, veal stew, meatballs a…
Desserts in Cluj-Napoca

Bistro Viena

Channelling Austria's sweet tooth and coffee culture, this cafe with outdoor seating has tempting desserts including Sachertorte, strudels and poppyseed dumplings, with a range of refreshing cocktails (13 lei) if ca…
Romanian in Bistriţa

Coroana de Aur Restaurant

Setting aside the decidedly retro feel to the Coroana de Aur hotel’s restaurant, it’s considered the finest place to eat in town. Indulgent game dishes include wild boar leg with venison sauce, while Romanian classi…
International in Cluj-Napoca


This boho restaurant has a raffish charm, its peeling interior decked in candelabra and threadbare rugs, and outdoor seating spilling into monumental Piaţa Muzeului. Italian, Spanish and Indian dishes grace the menu…
Steak in Cluj-Napoca

Bricks – (M)eating Point Restaurant

Jazz flows right along with the cocktails at this chic steakhouse overhanging the river. Italian pasta dishes, burgers and barbecued meats dominate the menu, alongside a couple of vegetarian options and plump desser…
Burgers in Cluj-Napoca

Nuka Bistro

Choose from Vlad, Monroe or JFK burgers at this smart bistro (the count has chilli, while Marilyn is slathered with sweet caramelised onion). There's also a fine pan-European menu with good breakfasts, seafood and c…
Hungarian in Cluj-Napoca

Mátyás Étterem

Based at the Hotel Agape, rustically painted wooden walls and finely carved furniture complement a menu of Hungarian dishes with a twist, such as Marmite goulash and meat stew with rosehip jam. Polish it off with ch…
Vegetarian in Cluj-Napoca


Cluj’s hippie haven is this health-conscious veggie place with a convivial outdoor garden seating. Nibble brown-rice sushi and raw cakes with a few gulps of green smoothie as the ultimate antidote to heavy Romanian …
Romanian in Cluj-Napoca

Restaurant Matei Corvin

Sit down at one of the tables tumbling onto the stony pedestrian lane, and tuck in to Transylvanian cuisine such as paprika chicken with mămăligă (cornmeal) and big crunchy salads on the side.