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“Not worth the money”
Review of Smokini

Smokini
Ranked #4 of 314 Restaurants in Plovdiv
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$17
Description: Smokini is the reinvention of one of the classical restaurants in Plovdiv - Chuchura. Our understanding that improvement is a process, motivates us to find new challenges, to experiment and to develop the tastes we offer our guests. The cuisine we have prepared is a mixture between traditional Bulgarian and modern European. We hope to inspire you to join us on a tasty adventure! :)
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Description: Smokini is the reinvention of one of the classical restaurants in Plovdiv - Chuchura. Our understanding that improvement is a process, motivates us to find new challenges, to experiment and to develop the tastes we offer our guests. The cuisine we have prepared is a mixture between traditional Bulgarian and modern European. We hope to inspire you to join us on a tasty adventure! :)
Reviewed 31 May 2018

The dishes (we had three salads and mains) although fancy sounding, were poorly executed. There seemed to be more of an emphasis on presentation than on texture and taste. Compared to the average prices maintained by Bulgarian restaurants (this assessment comes from a native), Smokini is expensive for the mediocre food it offers. It makes an effort to present a fine European cuisine by including specialty cheeses and condiments in its ingredient selections, but the food lacked character.

The fact that we were overcharged didn't help improve our impression. My friend ordered roast lamb, which came with potatoes, but since he didn't want the potatoes, the waiter offered to swap them with grilled vegetables. Which popped up in the final check, even though they were offered as a substitution and not as an extra. We were given a lousy explanation as to why that could not be deducted from the bill.

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

I wanna thank the staff of Smokini for helping us out and organizing a birthday cake with a candle for our friend! Thank you for being so friendly and helpful! Really appreciate this!
The food was absolutely delicious, and really good value. The interiors and the terrace are lovely. Had a great time in this restaurant, highly recommend)

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Thank Darya V
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Superb. I eat out often (50% of the time) and I have never experienced service such as this. Not over attentive, just extremely pleasant when engaged. Food was very nice having the veal carpaccio to start and chicken with figs as main course (a side of spinach bites and chips rounded the meal).

When I return here, there will only be one place for me to dine.

Enjoy!

Thank David A
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We had lunch, very nice atmosphere, excellent service and big variety of dishes and wines. A bit expensive but worth it

Thank miroslava b
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Best place in Plovdiv. Great customer service ,nice and worm waiters the first restaurant when i meet that kind of waiters. Great food very good choise . Hightly recomedet defenetly will come again .

Thank veselina92
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