19 November, 2022 seen 20,867I have been living in Tbilisi since 2011 during my stay here I have tried tasty foof at more than a hundred restaurants and cafes across the city. Update, this article was originally published back in 2015. Many restaurants mentioned in this article are out of business. Due to the article's popularity, I decided to refresh it a bit and leave it for history…
Kalina is a Ukrainian cuisine restaurant in Tbilisi (located on 18 Shalva Dadiani street). Last time I was here (2016), you could try varenyiki, dumplings and other Ukrainian goodies..
The place has a pretty decent retro style interior, seems this interior style is trendy for Tbilisi. The same interior you can find at Gardenia, Barberstan... this retro interior style is trendy all over the world, chandelier lamp shades, jars on shelves and so on.
Interior at Kalinka
Overall the interior is pretty fine (just boring, as have been seen a dozen of times already) let's speak about food - Since this place serves Ukrainian cuisine I opted for Herring in coat, dumplings in a pot with sour cream and vareniki.
Look at Herring in coat:
Herring in coat at Kalinka restaurant
Dumplings in the pot