We paid a visit to Karas fast food restaurant on Mashtots avenue in Yerevan, just shortly we checked in at nearby Park hotel on Koghbaci street.
We got to this place by simply asking on street to a passer by where are some cool places around to get some cool food experience. The lady told - Karas, it's just around corner. So we ended up in Karas.
Menu at Karas restaurant in Yerevan
This was the most interesting menu I have seen, featuring neat marketing element. Menu was illustrated with happy people eating at Karas with texts like this - Omelet with ham and tomato juice - its the best start of my day. Buy Tomato juice - AMD 300.
The restaurant is actually located at the second floor, at first floor take away food can be ordered. The Best - Karas on Mashtots avenue works 24/7
Armenian beer - Gyumri
Very good Armenian brewed light beer
A combo, with some interesting local sauce and Coke for AMD 1200. Frankly speaking - nothing special - want real shaurma - best are located in neighboring Georgia. See Shaurma club on Tamar Mephe (Georgia)
Armenian cabbage dolma AMD 1000
Wow, this was some real masterpiece of Armenian cuisine - cabage leaves were soft and filling was just melting. Try dolmas (tolmas)
Traditional Armenian Tolma AMD 1000
Once in Armenia, mandatory try tolma (grape leave rolls). Some time ago at our kitchen we tried to master something similar, see: How to prepare traditional dolma (grape leaves roll)
The Bottom Line
Karas restaurant is really cool and budget friendly, we paid AMD 4500 (EUR 8) here, service is excellent. Definitely worth of a visit.