19 November, 2022 seen 20,817I have been living in Tbilisi since 2011 during my stay here I have tried tasty foof at more than a hundred restaurants…
Karabak is very cool Turkish restaurant located on the busy Queen Tamar Aveneu (Tamar Mephe) in Tbilisi not very far from Tbilisi Railway station.
When I first noticed a huge restaurant opening here on Tamar Mepe avenue, I got confused about its name - Karabak. My first thought was they are naming restaurant after Nagorno-Karabakh unrecognized Republic. Turns out (as I was told) it's not related to disputed land between Armenia and Azerbaijan, but it is actually the restaurant's owner surname)
It was on Valentine's day after two interesting photo journalism wanderings in Tbilisi (see: How Valentine's day was celebrated in Tbilisi and Reconstruction works on Agamashebeli avenue) we decided to visit one of my all times favorite Tbilisi restaurants - Katha 11... When we were at Katha 11... it was closed. I haven't checked lately, but back then I seem it is closed/closed like for permanent, we were sad and hungry... after few minutes of trying to figure out where to get a decent restaurant nearby (our options were: Shaurma club, Theater cafe or Bears restaurant) we agreed to say no to shaurma, theater cafe didn't sound like a serious option for dinner, at Bears I had a negative experience... and then we remembered about Karabak, located close to our apartment and not far from Katkha 11.
Story can be told now:
Spacious dining hall at Karabak restaurant
Seems Karabak is very popular restaurant among local Turks - I noticed a lot of Turkish people here.
I find it difficult at this place to actually choose a meal - there were no menu to look inside, instead visitors look into such showcases and order. Before we ordered I asked for the price for each course to the waitress. Prices are not high - so - a bowl of soup - 8GEL, or you can order half bowl for 4 lari. Shi kebab some 10 GEL and so on. Pretty average prices.
Just an excellent Turkish coffee served from branded cups
Delicious Turkish Pide bread
Finish your meal with sugar sweetened black tea
The Bottom Line
Turkish cuisine restaurant Karabak is a five star venue - meal is prepared according to best traditions. We paid about 60GEL for a full course for two persons. I will definitely return to this place more and more.
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