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Konoba Jastožera
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Experience the flavors of the Mediterranean in the unique ambience of an old lobster farm.

Give us a call to make your reservation today: +385 91 984 25 13

Tavern Jastozera

Located south of a fortress that was built at the end of the 15th century, connecting two cliffs and creating a natural open air sea pool for breeding lobsters - it was established in 1883 and since has been owned by the Komizan family Marinkovic - Mestrezane.

We are proud to offer living lobsters and to prepare them according to your taste, using organic ingredients. We also offer the finest selection of wild cought fish as well as the finest quality meat. Sailors, dine with us! You're all welcome!


Once upon a time, an italian customs officer named Balicco came up with the idea to build a facility in which he could breed and keep lobsters. His plan began it's realisation in 1883 when he found the investors and builders Ivan Marinković, son of late Ivan, and his son Vicka. The facility was completed in 1902.


The building has been used as a lobster storehouse for trading purposes. Jastožera is able to store up to 15 tons of live lobsters. As a unique facility in the Mediterranean and in the world, it was known throughout Europe. The lobsters were transported to various European destinations such as Vienna, Budapest, Paris, etc. They were packed in wooden boxes and were coated with straw. The transportation lasted up to seven days, so it was important to pack the lobsters in this way for them to arrive at their destination alive.

Guest Reviews

Had a fantastic meal here yesterday, lovely from start to end. The setting was idyllic, right next to the sea. The staff were very friendly and professional and offered us complementary sweet wine and brandy to try. My partner had the stuffed quid which he said was the best he had ever eaten, and I had the braised beef which was just beautiful.

Ellie Ball, UK

Spectacular view with the first table on left perhaps most romantic in all Europe. Must visit if in Croatia.

Dave M, California

Great location, Excellent food and service! Great location with an amazing view. Simple design with enough room in between tables. Excellent food and service. The manager of the restaurant was so nice and professional that it made us to come back. We really enjoyed it both times and definitely come back next summer!

Petra V, Czech Republic

Authentic atmosphere, fresh food Jastožera is a must visit restaurant when in Komiža. Long tradition and original atmosphere makes this place unique and special. If you're used to generic touristy places this is not for you. But if you want experience something special than go for it. Fish was really fresh and very nicely prepared (traditional recipes).

Petra, Croatia

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    Working hours

    Every day: 12:00 - 00:00

    We work on a seasonal basis from 01.04. until 31.10.

    Konoba Jastožera, Ul. Ivana Gundulića 6, 21485, Komiža
    +385 91 984 25 13