Looking for nice Skopje restaurants?

If you’re reading this article you are either in Skopje at the moment or planning a visit. The city became very popular in the last few years as many new buildings and historical monuments have been renewed.

As a result of the increased number of tourists, there are very nice places to eat which offer traditional and western food.

In this article I will suggest places where you can eat traditional food and which are considered few of the best Macedonia restaurants.

Makedonsko selo

The complex Makedonsko Selo was opened in the summer of 2016 and here you can find probably 2 restaurants serving great food. There are 2 of them; one which server traditional Macedonian food and another one which is considered luxurious and server only fish specialties.

Beside the food, you can enjoy traditional Macedonian atmosphere with a fantastic view of the entire city, something which you can’t do in other places.


This is probably the most famous one. It has been around for over 80 years and is situated at the very center of the city.

Beside the traditional food, here you can find other western cuisines such as the Italian. Don’t forget to also order some deserts, they prepare it really good.


Very elegant with outstanding cooking, Vodenica is considered one of the most exclusive restaurants. It offers really nice atmosphere, with great specialties both traditional and international ones. Of course, because of this, you should be prepared to pay a bit more than other restaurants but it definitely pays off.


DM Restaurant

I doubt you can find DM restaurant without any help of locals. It’s not so popular among people coming from abroad, but it defientely is among the locals. If you are looking to eat Maceodonian pleskavica, DM is definitely a place you should visit. Beside pleskavica, there are plenty of other traditional specialties you can try there.


Hope this article helps when visiting the city.

In addition, when visiting these places, you can ask for the following traditional foods:

selsko meso

This is a must try in any traditional Skopje restaurant. Selsko meso is a traditional Macedonian mushroom and pork dish.

tavce gravce

“Tavce Gravce” is also a traditional food prepared with fresh beans and you can find it in any Skopje Restaurant.


Burek is a traditional breakfast in Macedonia. Precisely, “round burek” is popular in Macedonia. Not sure if you can find it in any of the Skopje restaurants, but you will definitely find it in any bakery.


I bet there’s no restaurant where they don’t serve Ajvar. People in Macedonia are especially proud of it and they claim they have the best red peppers in the worlds out of which Ajvar is made.


Sarma is prepared of rice and mince meat rolled in fresh cabbage leaves. It is part of the Christmas Eve dinner because of the fasting period but in those. You’re likely not going to find it in modern restaurants, but there are plenty of traditional places that serve it for sure.

Hope these few tips will help you make your mind while enjoying the food in any of the restaurants in Macedonia