Best Georgian Restaurants In Tbilisi

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February 27, 2020

Best Georgian Restaurants In Tbilisi

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February 27, 2020

Since this is our first list of Best Georgian Restaurants in Tbilisi, we’ve thought and fought a lot!

After all, this is Tbilisi — these restaurants are only a start to the many worthy places to dine in the city. Many of these can be found in other suggestions by our blog. And keep in mind, this is just a list; there’s no ranking involved.

Rather than throwing a fit over the exclusion of a favorite restaurant from the list, you can just get in touch with us for inclusion.

✱ Shavi Lomi Restaurant

Shavi Lomi

This cozy and stylish restaurant is home to some of the city’s finest and most soul-satisfying Georgian dishes — as long as you don’t have your heart set on khinkali, that is. Ingredients are always fresh, service is excellent and the food is simply delicious. 

✱ A view of the interior of “Keto and Kote” 

Keto and Kote

Keto and Kote restaurant has breathed new life into Georgian cuisine. Their dining room is probably the most beautiful space in Vera, with interesting decor to match their attractive clientele. It may be a bit pricey compared to other venues that serve local cuisine, but definitely worth checking out. Even just for a dessert stop. 

Salobie Bia

Salobie — from the Georgian word for bean stew, lobio — is a very old term that translates roughly to “the bean place.” Salobie’s version of lobio is widely hailed as one of the city’s best, and the rest of the menu is equally fantastic.

Customers may have never previously tried  —— But they’ll happily dig into those bold flavors here — and it doesn’t hurt that the space, with local artists’ colorful paintings and found objects setting a playfully unapologetic tone, is both lively and intimate.

The food and atmosphere are casual enough for a simple lunch, but special enough to warrant a celebratory night out. Don’t leave Georgia without coming here.

Amra Restaurant

Locals and tourists alike swarm to Amra for an exemplary taste of Abkhazian cuisine’s famous shkhmeruli: a traditional chicken dish cooked in milk and garlic; cheesy, grits-like elarji; kharcho, a beef and rice soup, and smoked ham typical of the Racha highlands. These dishes are on every table and you should try them too. 

Barbarestan

Barbarestan has breathed new life into the old family house it’s situated in. The recipes are fantastic, the staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is just great. The menu is inspired by the mother of modern Georgian cuisine, Barbare Jorjadze. 

Ezo Restaurant

The restaurant courtyard feels like home with tasty homemade dishes, friendly people around you, and even cats. Very nice place to chill with friends and enjoy good food with wine. It’s also nice for just sitting by yourself and letting their food take you back in time or take you somewhere unknown.

Cafe Littera

Cafe Littera feels like a secret hideout in the Vera neighborhood,  tucked in the lovely backyard of the Writer’s house. Enter, and find an inviting atmosphere with delicious dishes, a great wine list, and pleasant service. It’s wonderful during the day and in the evening. Their kitchen offers interesting versions of traditional Georgian dishes that will definitely make you come back. 

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