Aščinica Hadžibajrić | Sarajevo

…The place where kings and paupers eat…


Nestled in the heart of Baščaršija, Aščinica Hadzibajric stands as the oldest establishment of its kind, weaving a culinary tale that dates back through the annals of Bosnian history.


With roots tracing back to 1860, the Hadzibajric family has been curating a symphony of traditional Bosnian flavors, showcasing a commitment to authenticity that has endured the test of time.

The aroma of freshly prepared dishes fills the air each morning as the skilled chefs craft meals using only the finest, locally sourced ingredients.


A commitment to freshness is evident, as nothing is left for tomorrow, and once the day’s fare is sold out, the doors of Aščinica gracefully close until the next dawn.


Aščinica Hadzibajric has found its home at its current location since 1964, a testament to its enduring legacy.


Despite its unassuming interior, this eatery has played host to kings and queens, a fact immortalized in a photograph featuring the Spanish King Juan Carlos and his wife, Queen Sophia, who savored the timeless flavors within these humble walls.



The menu is a journey through Bosnian culinary heritage, featuring traditional savory delights like begova and skerver corba, paće, bosanski lonac, dolme, cevab, pilav, and the exclusive klepe, which are a Friday specialty.



All dishes are proudly displayed in a warm counter and served in metal sahanas, evoking a sense of tradition and warmth.

For dessert, Aščinica tantalizes taste buds with kadaif and compote, offering a sweet conclusion to the gastronomic adventure.


Aščinica Hadzibajric is a place where history and flavor converge, inviting all who enter to partake in the rich tapestry of Bosnian cuisine, a journey that transcends time and leaves an indelible mark on the palate.

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