8120 Research Blvd, Austin, TX | Directions 7875830.352520 -97.713882
Good Food, Great Service – The food was ethnic and some of it was great and some was good, though probably more because I was unaccustomed than because of actual quality. The server was very friendly and willing to make recommendations to us. A very good dining experience!
Amazing Food, Great People – I am from Romania, therefore I was very pleased to find out about Drakula. Their food is authentic and tastes great. The appetizer is similar to what you would find in Romania (yes, we have feta cheese, ham and salami there, should anyone be complaining about their serving these items).
I am vegetarian, and they have a special menu for vegetarians with four entrees on it, offering more vegetarian options than many other restaurants.
The food is absolutely delicious, and the owners are friendly. If you are looking to experience a bit of Romanian culture and cuisine, this is the place to go.
Dont' waste your time and money!! – I went there the other day with some friends.
All of us were very excited to try something new.
So we went around dinner time, we were not greeted by the waitress. It looked like she was pissed that we even showed up although we were the only people in there.
After we sat down and looked down at the menu we had some questions...of course because we have never had romanian food before. The waitress was extremely rude.
To make a long story short, we had the worst customer service of our lives: the 3 people in there (the dad and the mother who I am assuming were the cooks along with their daughter who was the waitress) sat down across the table and were staring at us the whole time when were eating. The waitress got mad when we asked her for a spoon and almost threw the spoon at us. And when we left the restaurant she ran after us and started punching against the door which we thought was very strange. Maybe she was the Drakula :) who knows. Very scary!
Their side dishes taste like canned food.
All together bad experience, ok food and worst service.
Wonderful awesome delicious! – Wow, what a great place this is. It is one of my favorite places of all times. I had never had Romanian food before and now I am hooked! The food is prepared fresh and presented beautifully. I highly recommend Drakula. It has the feel of an old world family kitchen, I recommend trying the pollenta sausage bowl..it is to die for. Their appetizer plates are outstanding.
Too bad.. – It sounds like people used to really like this restaurant for great and unique food. It's been a few months since it had a review, and I really hope that they can regain the glory days. We went in and had a pretty good variety of what they offered. Nothing was particularly fun or good to be honest, I had the appetizer sampler for two, and while the amount of food was good, only one or two items really stood out, and that was because they weren't bad, as opposed to being good. It was supposed to contain a cheese item that has some sort of spread between the layers of cheese.. only it was some sort of kraft cheese slices as opposed to real cheese.. mmm.. nothing better than a big mouthful of kraft cheese, it was disappointing to say the least. The seafood spread was interesting (a part of the sampler), but had no real personality to speak of, it was very non offensive, there was something gray that kind of reminded me of hummus that you buy from the store, and the feta cheese was sliced off of blocks that you buy at the store.. such wow factor. I also had the tripe soup, which my wife found disgusting, while I enjoyed eating the tripe, the soup was basically like poorly seasoned milk, and didn't really have anything going on. They gave us bread rolls.. cold and probably from HEB. The goulash was okay, but nothing special. I wonder if we were to go back if we could find something truly unique and exciting, but out of 4 people, no one was interested in giving it a second chance. Bottom line, don't waste your time if you're looking for good food, but if you think it sounds like fun.. well, it's not. The coolest thing about it were the salt and pepper dispensers, they were little scoops, which was neat, but unfortunately every single thing needed salt added to have some sort of flavor, so they got old. I was really hoping for something neat and ethnic, and I got subpar home cooking. The best part was the price, it's not very expensive, but it shouldn't be.
Great Romanian Food – Drakula has great food there and i hear that they are adding some new things to the menu. They are going to have new vegetarian plate that i have tried and that are also great food. i enjoy all the food the Stuffed Cabbage, Stuffed pepper etc... I talked to the people who work there and they said they will be putting a new web site soon i will write back with the site when i get it. Go and try Drakula Romanian Restaurant it is a really great place to try new food
Tastes like home cooked food with love – This is another resturant i frequent in Austin. Atmosphere is lacking a bit yes i agree but the food takes care of that. The appetizer plate of canapes and meats and veggies is a great start to any meal. I have tryed quite a few things all very good but i usually stick with the Pork Shnitzel very tasty!!! One time my girlfriend left her purse there. They were going to be closed for a month for vacation but we still managed to get in touch before they left and went to there house to pick it up. Very nice people :-) The food is just really great peasant food with alot of love. A must try for everyone.
not a place for vegetarian – This is not really a place for vegetarian. I ordered (I forget what it's called) something that has polenta, cheese, sour cream and sausages. I ordered it without the meat. Though it sounds kinda blah, I actually enjoyed it. I also had some of my friend's veggies (mainly with cabbage) and I enjoyed that as well. My friend didn't like her meat plate however. I probably won't be going back anytime soon. Waitress was awesome!
Romanian Gourmet Food at an Affordable Price – Authentic Romanian food in Austin?? You don't go here for the atmosphere, but the food makes it worth the trip -- even if it's not across the Big Pond. I was skeptical at first when I found this restaurant with a name that is better suited for a Halloween outing, but don't let that "scare" you off. Our hearty dishes were prepared as if they came out of an international cooking school. The prices were just right -- very affordable, and the food tasted expensive. If they would create more Romanian atmostphere for this cozy place and rename it something like "Bucharest Bistro", "Transylvania Tastes", or "Romanian Village" , this place would make it more onto the Bon Appetit map of Austin. The main attraction (the food), however, is already there.
Good Food and Service without chadeliers nor linen cloths – My eccentric friend, Skatarina, and I went to this restaurant and we both liked our food. It's very basic and good food. If you're looking for frills and elegance, this is not for you. If you want to pay for fancy decor, go downtown to one of the tourist traps there. I like the food and think the waitstaff is very nice. Although there was a slight language barrier problem because my friend had an unusual order (a meat dish without meat!), the staff in the end did accomodate her after they actually understood what she wanted. We both give Drakula two fangs up!
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