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Rakija Lounge, Miami Beach, FL

Rakija Lounge

4.4
4.4
31 Reviews
$30 and under
Balkan style
When we came up with the idea to open a Serbian restaurant in Miami Beach, we were set on a couple of things. We wanted to offer our guests a warm and relaxing environment where they can feel at home and we wanted to introduce them to a Balkan cuisine that’s rich not only in flavor, but in tradition as well. We invite you to take a gourmet history tour and discover why are more and more people in Miami Beach falling in love with Serbian food. Spicy and unique dishes like the Mediterranean Pljeskavica, Goulash, and Cevapi will activate all your senses while eating. Of course, a meal is not complete without a glass of our premium Rakija brandy. Just remember to sip and enjoy.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Balkan style, American, Latin American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 9:00 am–12:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–7:00 pm Lunch Daily 1:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (786) 558-4805

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Marija Banjac

  • Catering

    No

  • Private party facilities

    yes

  • Neighborhood

    South Beach

  • Cross street

    behind Versace House

  • Parking details

    Vallet Parking

  • Public transit

    yes

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 31 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Poor service. Too loud. Disappointing.
  2. DM

    DijanaM

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful Place. Love The food and stuff.

    Rakija LoungeResponded on July 13, 2022Thank you so much for your kind review :)

  3. CB

    CarolineB

    Naples

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was outstanding. This is not a place for children - the music was loud and many songs had suggestive lyrics. However, great place for adults! Good value. Staff was very nice.

    Rakija LoungeResponded on June 14, 2022Thank you so much for your amazing review! We are so happy to hear that you are enjoying our place. Please let us know if we can help you with anything further, and thank you for taking time out of your day to leave us this super kind review.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service, friendly and efficient staff, great atmosphere
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved everything from the service to the food to the decor even the hookah
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was incredible and staff are extremely friendly Great variety on menu and the Serbian food is tasty
  7. C

    Cheeezyy

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    I spent 300 but it was fun. I just wish they did more to sing happy birthday for my guest cause that sucked..
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here once for breakfast and once for late night drinks/food while in South Beach, Everything was exceptional both times.
  9. MG

    MarquetteG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time! Food was great! Will definitely come back When in town
  10. A

    Andre

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super dobro!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing.
  12. K

    Kkatiedenae

    Nashville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We truly enjoyed the Balkan menu and wines! Such a pleasurable evening. Tiki bar meets Mediterranean flavors. Service was outstanding. What a great different destination while on South Beach.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    I had one of the worst experiences at this place. We sat at our table for nearly an hour without being served. They finally came after we waived them down multiple times. We ordered hookah and drinks but they told us that we couldn’t stay at our seat unless we both also order food. The hostess was friendly but the rest of the experience was horrible. Not worth your time or $.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great ambience, delicious drinks. An all around good experiance
  15. PM

    PedjaM

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place!!! Great food!!!!Especially for people from Balkan they get reminder of food from back home!!! Service was excellent !!!
  16. JK

    JovanK

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and it was some of the best food we had in Miami Beach!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it was great. loved the food and the vibe.
  18. DK

    DeniseK

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place! We went there twice! Great service and fun atmosphere!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Overall we had a good time. The food was good and the drinks strong. I reserved a table for 4 for my nieces 21st birthday on Open table. I specified it was her 21st Birthday on the reservation but I guess it didn’t come through. As we were leaving a Birthday celebration was taking place, I wish they would have done that for my niece. I spent a little over $230 on 4 drinks and dinner for four. We ordered their grill platter for 4 and the waitress asked if we wanted salad or fries with it. We assumed it was part of their dinner for four but it was all charged separately. It came with 2 huge burger patties, sausage, chicken breast pieces, some other meat, onions and sauces. The cucumber, tomato salad with feta was my favorite. The Caesar and house salad were ok as well. The basket a fries came in some fluffy cream sauce that was really good. The waitress was not very attentive but it still managed to make it work.
  20. m

    mvbstn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Balkan food is excellent. plenty of outside seating with distance between tables.
  21. s

    soguis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    was my Birthday and Had a horrible experience wont recommend nobody there the food was not good hookah was horible and my I paid a bill that wasn't even worth it that price very dissapointed
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday party
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Third Time here. Food is Excellent! Service is great! Vibe and decor is awesome! Prices are decent for the portion size. Only suggestion: Play some Balkan Music during the day, not only American music.
  24. FS

    FrancisS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice service abs food
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2020

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Our server wasn’t the greatest. We were not warned when we ordered water that it would be a $7 bottle of water and we should have asked for water. The hookah didn’t stretch that far. Asked for medium lamb chops came well done. I was excited to come here left very disappointed. Couldn’t hear over the loud music.
  26. N

    jNick94

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2020

    overall2food4service4ambience4
    Drinks were watered down and had no taste. They turned the lights off on us as we ate and used our hookah. Don’t go here there are better places to eat on the strip
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2020

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    The food was good and generously portioned even though it was from the Miami Spice menu.. Service was good. The rap music was so loud, we had to shout to each other and to the wait staff. We were told we couldn't have tap water "because of the open bar", which as residents, we had never heard of that, and it's possibly illegal. Also, even thought we told the hostess on arrival that we had reservations, she never asked for our name. We had to ask the waiter to check us in, otherwise we would have been marked as a "no-show" on Open Table.
  28. MR

    MariaR

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The menu was a bit disappointing as they didn't have a lot of traditional Serbian fare- but rather a lot of generic pasta/American dishes that looked unappealing. The Shopska salad I had was fresh and a good size. The service was sub par, and we were charged an 18% gratuity automatically despite being a table of only 2.
  29. SS

    ShawnS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had so much fun at Rakija Lounge. Food was amazing, Hookah was smooth and tasty and the atmosphere is cool. Service was excellent as well! Check it out, you wont be disappointed!
  30. F

    Fatima

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited in Feb 2019, We were very impressed with Svetlana’s service, quality of food & whole ambience. We came back knowing there are plenty of choices in Miami. We brought 2 extra people for Valentine’s Day dinner who also enjoyed It so much. We came back for breakfast the next morning & I loved the burek too. We hope to visit again unless you bring it to Australia first. Thanks for 2 fabulous evenings spent at Rakija Lounge. Fatima Todorovski
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austria

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Es war echt toll, es war am dienstag balkan night und die stimmung war toll

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Rakija Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (786) 558-4805.

Rakija Lounge is rated 4.4 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Rakija Lounge

1131 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4604

Additional information

  • Cross street

    behind Versace House

  • Neighborhood

    South Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 9:00 am–12:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–7:00 pm Lunch Daily 1:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Balkan style, American, Latin American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Vallet Parking

  • Public transit

    yes

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Marija Banjac

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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