Khinkali and various types of khachapuri might hog the spotlight in Tbilisi but we sure have some mouthwatering burgers.
✱ Photograph courtesy of Burger City
There’s something about the fried egg-atop-burger that remains a notion burger eaters have not fully embraced. If fried eggs on burgers are your thing, please enjoy it forever and you can do it at Burger City. If not, they have much more to surprise your taste buds.
✱ Photograph courtesy of Respublika Grill Bar
Respublika Grill Bar
19 Pavle Ingorokva St, Tbilisi 0108, Georgia
It’s hard to amaze Americans with a good hamburger but some of my American friends consider Respublika Grill Bar a decent place for steaks and hamburgers. Anyway about the burger: the beef is excellent, the bun is buttery and toasty, and the microgreens are a nice touch. It’s simple and perfectly done every time. We’re also pretty down with the side of crispy french fries that comes with them.
✱ Photograph courtesy of Burger House
Aleksandr Pushikin st. 25, Tbilisi
Some people consider this not only the best burger house in town but in the whole country. The space is small but cozy, the menu is clear and makes your life easier. Burger House has any burger you could possibly want but our favorite is the pork belly with kimchi. It tastes so good your belly will be murmuring “გმადლობ!” afterward.
✱ Photograph courtesy of Organique Josper Bar
Organique Josper Bar
Bambis Rigi 12, Tbilisi
Using only Georgian produce and baking their food in a specialized oven, the chefs at Organique Josper Bar know what they’re doing as they do it so well. There are a lot of great items on the menu, but the mouthwatering chicken hamburger is so worth a visit. Don’t say we didn’t warn you — decadence awaits!
✱ Photograph courtesy of Burger Bar
Burger Bar – Local Favorite!
15 Alexander Kazbegi Ave, Tbilisi
If you ask your local friends about a good burger spot, you’ll be directed towards the Burger Bar. And, yes, they are absolutely worth it. The service is great and the burgers are delish. The squid ink bun cheeseburger is on my personal bucket list!
✱ Photograph courtesy of MacLaren’s Irish Pub
MacLaren’s Irish Pub
5 Rkinis Rigi St. Tbilisi
Of all the burgers on the list, MacLaren’s classic cheeseburger is likely to be held closest to Americans’ hearts. It’s a nice patty with cheese, lettuce, and tomato on a sesame bun. Go after a nice evening walk, and you’ll soon be a MacLaren’s disciple, too.
✱ Photograph courtesy of Krab’s Burger
Irakli Abashidze 2, Tbilisi
What’s better than a big, juicy burger, piled high with all the fixings? That’s exactly what you get at Krab’s. Take a deep breath and dive in any of their burgers. Your jaw might hurt a liitle bit the next day, but a frequent visit to the joint will help you keep the muscles trained!
✱ Photograph courtesy of Strada
Strada is a café with contemporary American and Asian fusion cuisine created by an international team of chefs from New York, London, and Moscow. They have two burgers on their menu and both are delish. Have you tried the burger made with a black bun? If not, this is the place to check it out. The burger has a salmon patty inside and comes with fresh salad and sweet pickled cucumber.