6 Places To Eat And Drink In Cluj-Napoca

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The Old Town of Cluj-Napoca attracts many tourists and even locals every evening because of the many restaurants, coffee-shops, and the old paved streets. Not all the great restaurants of Cluj are in its Old Town, and that’s why we will start with one that has a view over the entire city of Cluj-Napoca.

1. Aroma Restaurant

Outside of the city, on the hills of Feleac and in the middle of an orchard, lies the exclusive Aroma Restaurant. You can enjoy an excellent meal with the family or with friends, while admiring the landscape of the entire Transylvanian City of Cluj-Napoca. The Aroma Restaurant offers international specialties from steaks, salads, fish & seafood and many other standard dishes. They have a menu for food and one for the wines exclusively, as they have a variety of over 60 types of wines that you can choose from!

Aroma Restaurant

Address: Calea Turzii 295, Cluj-Napoca 407270

Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Access: 6.6 kilometers (3.1 miles) by car from the center of Cluj-Napoca

Contact: +40 723264455

Website: Aroma Restaurant

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2. Barraca Restaurant

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Back in town, actually in the Old Town, is the appreciated restaurant named Baracca. You will find it two streets away from the Unirii Square, where you can enjoy any of their specialties. The restaurant isn’t a themed one, and it serves dishes from many international cuisines. You can get a continental breakfast, onion soup, a brisket sandwich, an excellent dessert and one of their finest wines.

Barraca Restaurant

Address: Str. Ion Raţiu 10-12, Cluj-Napoca

Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Access: 3 minute walk from Memorandului Bus Station

Contact: +40 732155177

Website: Baracca

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3. Livada Restaurant

The Livada Restaurant & Lounge is a place where you can have a meal or just sit in the lounge having a drink with friends. The food served here is from the Romanian and the Italian cuisine, but you can find some other international dishes too. The restaurant has occasional live music concerts, with various local artists that you can check on their website down bellow. If you’re not in the mood for getting out of your room but still want to eat something, you can request their home delivery service and get their best dishes directly to your accommodation.

Livada Restaurant

Address: Strada Clinicilor 14, Cluj-Napoca 400006

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 am | Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

Access: 4 min walk from “Spitalul de Copii” Bus Station

Contact: +40 722111115

Website: Home Delivery

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4. Klausen Burger

Posted by Klausen Burger on Monday, December 7, 2020

The visitors don’t come to this place only for the burgers, they come for the great view and even for the other great dishes served here. If you get here on a sunny day, you’ll want to have a meal on the terrace where you can admire the old town of Cluj-Napoca and the Gothic Church. You can also have pizza, soup, vegetarian food, delicious desserts and a large variety of drinks from this place.

Klausen Burger

Address: Strada Regele Ferdinand 22, Cluj-Napoca 400110

Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 2:00 am | Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 am | Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am

Access: 5 min walk from the “George Banutiu” Tram Station

Contact: +40 372717552

Website: Klausen Burger

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5. Kaja Tanya

Maybe you’re not a vegetarian, but you want to enjoy a full meal as one of them. The Kaja Tanya Restaurant is the most vegetarian-friendly restaurant from Cluj-Napoca. And also, this restaurant is probably the smallest one from Cluj, it has only a couple of tables, and the food is prepared by its owners. The name of the restaurant is in Hungarian, and it can be translated as ‘homemade food’. So if you want to enjoy some food made by the locals, here’s another reason to come at this restaurant. You can find it in the Old Town of Bucharest, near the Baracca Restaurant and less than 1 km (0.6 mi) from the Botanical Gardens.

Kaja Tanya Restaurant

Address: Strada Inocențiu Micu Klein 11, Cluj-Napoca 400087

Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Access: 7 min walk from Memorandului Bus Station

Contact: +40 753931882

Website: Kaja Tanya

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6. Casa Boema

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

At Casa Boema you can enjoy specialties such as a leg of lamb, pork ribs, pork breast, beef cheeks or a salmon salad. They also have plates, appetizers, salads, soups, pasta, risotto, pizza and of course desserts. The restaurant is in the Old Town and is not too crowded, but a reservation would be useful to have a guaranteed great evening. And after that, you can take a walk in the Unirii Square.

Casa Boema

Address: Luliu Maniu 34, 400095 Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 04:00 am | Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am

Access: 5 min walk from Opera Bus Station

Contact: +40 734414414

Website: Casa Boema

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Where to eat?

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Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Ana Maria Catalina used under CC BY-SA 3.0

After some short reviews of these six restaurants, we all can agree that it can be hard to choose from a meal on the high hills, at a quiet terrace of the Old Town, or on a balcony with a view of the entire Old Town. It can be hard to choose if you stay here for only a night or two, but the restaurants on this list will be enough for a full week in the heart of Transylvania.

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