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Where The Stylish Eat in Tbilisi

posted: May 3, 2017

Stylediplomacy.com guide to the best restaurants  in Tbilisi, Georgia


Barbarestan

  • Charming non-smoking restaurant located on the left bank of the river
  • Founded by a 10-person family who discovered an old cookbook written by a 19th century Georgian socialite Barbare Jorjadze
  • Beautifully presented dishes on handmade Georgian tablecloths
  • Dimmed light from the old table shades, romantic spot, great for a date
  • Discover some beautiful antique on Marjanishvili Street before dinner
  • MUST TRY: all appetizers are great, cheese plate is amazing, khinkali is different, phelamushi cake, Danieli wines.

The Dining Room

  • Famous TV personality Keti Bakradze stands behind the restaurant’s success. Keti also heads Ket’s Bistro across the street from Rooms hotel
  • This sleek eatery with airy interior has been one of the locals’ favorite for years
  • The interior makes you forget your are actually in Georgia
  • Located in the posh residential area Vake
  • Ask for a table by the oversized windows overlooking a nice garden
  • MUST TRY: Steak salad, roasted beef with smoked duck breast, chestnut soup with scallops, and carrot cake for desert.

Keto & Kote

  • One of the most charming restaurants in Tbilisi steps away from the main Rustaveli Street, but still kind of difficult to find so ask a local
  • Named after the famous 20th century Georgian opera
  • We ♥ traditional carved balconies.
  • Ask for a table on the terrace or in the garden under the grapevines and enjoy a view of Tbilisi at night. Life is just simply different when you take it all in
  • MUST TRY: elarji (cornmeal with sulguni cheese), baje (traditional walnut sauce with spices), mchadi (cornbread that goes perfectly with baje and sulguni cheese), and cherry pie for desert.

Azarphesha

  • A short walk away from the Freedom Square and the Courtyard Marriott Hotel, this restaurant belongs to John Wurdeman, the owner of the Pheasant Tear’s winery. Our favorite chef Yotam Ottolenghi had great meals here during his recent trip to Tbilisi
  • Restaurant showcases a collection of old wine vessels and ancient cups
  • A charismatic and knowledgable host Luarsab Togonidze who sometimes performs the Georgian traditional polyphonic singing
  • Mouthwatering dishes baked in clay pots and great selection of Georgian wines
  • MUST TRY: Eggplant with tahini sauce, roasted chicken in wine sauce, mushrooms with cheese and the Jakeli wine.

Khasheria

  • Casual Tbilisi restaurant run by the US-trained celebrity chef Tekuna Gachechiladze who appeared on Anthony Bouardain’s Parts Unknown show
  • The late night spot across the domes of the sulfur baths (open 24 hours on weekends)
  • Famous for its soup- spicy khashi – traditional hangover cure
  • Take home Georgian red and green adjika (chili pepper paste), svanetian salt, sunflower oil and tarragon vinegar
  • MUST TRY: fresh sulguni with tomatoes and herbs, fried elarji balls with almond baje,and slow cooked veal cheeks in red wine.Try chacha from a local distillery Armazi and fruit brandy from another artisan distillery Rivaro.

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