Restaurant reviews

Since I'm living in a lovely Republic of Georgia in South Caucasus, you will find a lot of Tbilisi restaurants reviewed here. Alternatively you should check out my food blogger posts on preparing food at home.

Magic Fish - Tbilisi Restaurant

Magic Fish is another interesting restaurant I've discovered in Tbilisi (see complete list with Tbilisi restaurant reviews). The fun fact is following, I had seen this place countless times by passing it by on lively Aghmeneshabeli avenue, but never thought, there is a restaurant located inside. As flashy banner, and kind of strange name lead me to think there is some disco bar or something. Turns out I was wrong, and Magic Fish actually is a decent seafood restaurant in Tbilisi. I was taken...

Hard Rock Cafe Tbilisi

I've found one of my favorite Tbilisi restaurants - meet Hard Rock cafe Tbilisi, located on lively Vasil Petrashvili street 1, near Tbilisi Philharmonic building. Hard Rock Cafe Tbilisi, in fact is first Hard Rock cafe I've ever visited, but now I know, there is a good reason to visit them around the World. Hard Rock Cafe Tbilsi ​Located steps away from Casino Sakartvelo in the historical Vera District of Tbilisi (the capital of Georgia), our brand-new cafe...

Famous Tbilisi Restaurant Review

Famous restaurant in Tbilisi is another so called high end restaurant located in the quiet are of old town on Abo Tbileli street (Puri Square) Famous restaurant is one of the best places to enjoy European & Georgian cuisine in Tbilisi in a pleasant music and a special atmosphere of comfort and playful romance. During our latest visit here (February 2017) we learnt that a chef we already knew from master class in Asian cuisine - gourmet chef from Russia Natalia Chvileva...

PAUL Depuis 1889 Bakery & Restaurant in Tbilisi

I'm glad seeing more good dinning places and restaurants popping up in Tbilisi, there is huge demand for a good place, and worldwide known French Paul bakery & restaurant brand seems have made a good decision opening a branch in Tbilisi on Abashidze street. At Paul bakery you could get freshly baked bread and other French pastry goodies,in this article I'll stick with restaurant review. I love Paul because of salads and desserts. I've tried other things, like burgers here, though they are...

Khinklis Sakhli / Khinkali House on Moscow Avenue, Tbilisi

I usually don't hang out in this area of Tbilisi, just recently we returned by marshrutka from Hiking Route in Georgia - Norio Village - Martkopi Monastery and were really starving, and agreed to leave the minivan as soon we will notice some restaurant, that's how we ended up here in Moscow avenue (somewhere between Samgori and Isani metro stations) and found this interesting Khinkali house. Now, I must admit I had a feeling I've traveled back in the time to the early 90-ties, a disco...

Restaurant at Best Western's Tbilisi Art Hotel

This article is about restaurants review at Best Western's Tbilisi Art hotel located on Apakidze street 11 (behind the sports palace) We visited this place on a Valentine's day 2017, ordered some basics, like Caesars salad, meal from fish and a dessert, also we ordered some glass of pink wine. Yeah, the basic stuff when taking your girl out. Salmon with risotto  Now, I wouldn't call this something special, let's say it was decent, not gourmet but decent.  Lounge at Best...

Hee Korean BBQ Grill in Chelsea, New York Review

Our latest trip to the United States was accompanied a lot by visiting local Asian cuisines, a Japanese Sushi place in Financial district (Zen Ramen and Sushi House, New York City) or Chinese noodle house in Philadelphia (Spice C - Hand Drawn Noodles in Philadelphia). Now it was time for Korean cuisine. Hee Korean BBQ Grill is located on the corner of 6th Avenue and 27th street, which was just a few blocks away from our hotel room and INNSIDE NoMad hotel. Frankly speaking, I do believe...

Spice C - Hand Drawn Noodles in Philadelphia

I first discovered Spice C noodle house in Philadelphia back in 2013, and mentioned it on my article about streets of Philadelphia. Now about 3 years later, re-discovered this place again, after arrived to Philly from NYC and stayed at a lovely Chinatown hotel - Sleep Inn, it turned out that Spice C Noodle House is just about a block away from our hotel. Spice C Noodle house in Philadelphia One of the things visitors will enjoy at this place, you can actually see how your noodles are...

House of Madatovi - Tbilisi Restaurant

House of Madatovi is a really lovely Georgian style cuisine restaurant, located on the recently renovated part of David Aghameshabeli avenue. See: New Life for Agmashenebeli avenue, Tbilisi Madatovi restaurant features not only authentic Georgian cuisine with amazing serving, it's crafted of lovely details, like chandlers with paper house shades, wine bottles, shelves, more shelves. Tastefully. Interior at House of Madatovi Stylish places with rustic elements are popping a lot lately...

Restaurant Kus Tba (Turtle Lake) in Tbilisi

Restaurant Kus Tba is located next to the popular recreational area Turtle lake in Tbilisi, here serves a traditional Georgian cuisine in a touristic sauce.  I have been to this place several times, I cannot tell neither good, neither bad - I'm more neutral regarding this place, it definitely is not the cheapest, but also not the most expensive, from what I have met in Tbilisi. See Tbilisi restaurant reviews. I have my favorite Turtle lake restaurant, maybe that's way I cannot be...

Carpe Diem Cafe Bar in Tbilisi

Carpe Diem is a cozy cafe bar in Tbilisi, located between Narikala fortress and Shardeni. Here at Carpe Diem you can try tasty home made burgers and have a herbal tea in pot.  Because of this place been located in a steep uphill between Narikala fortress and Old Town, I have visited this place just twice so far, both of the times after climbing down from the fortress. The good news, this cafe bar have been in business for years, and it means just one - it's a good place.  Carpe Diem...

Restaurant Kala in Tbilisi

Restaurant Kala in Tbilisi's Old Town actually is one of the first restaurant I've visited once set my foot on Georgian land back in April 2011.  I have spent countless evenings here, enjoying Georgian red wine, listening to great live musicians and of course trying dishes. I would list Kala as a medium priced place, with pleasant atmosphere and great service. Interior at Kala restaurant in Tbilisi Salmon sandwich served with French fries Basically here at Kala they serves both...

Darbnīca Cafe Liepāja

Centrally located on Lielā street in Liepāja, Darbnīca Cafe is another nice addition to my Liepāja restaurant reviews (they are few, I know). We travel to Liepāja once in a while, during our Summer's in Latvia, mostly for buying some construction materials for our home remodeling works or handling some financial tasks (banks and so on). It was on early September morning I had to handle something a bank, and we agreed to have some brunch after that. While looking for a parkin spot,...

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Secaucus, NJ

Once in the Burger bar - order burgers. That's how in short I could describe my experience at Red Robin Gourmet Burger in Secaucus, NJ. Located in the some building were La Quinta Inn & Suites Secaucus Meadowlands, in which we stayed during my latest US trip Red Robin was an oblivious choice for meal. They indeed have gourmet burgers and super delicious milkshakes.  Red Robin Gourmet Burgers in Secaucus No wonder it's called Red. Everything is so red around you. Fish...

Zen Ramen and Sushi House, New York City

Nestled in the middle of financial district, New York City, we discovered this place by an accident. After wondering around Manhattan, I took the wrong subway ride and once we left subway, we were in a cool neighborhood somewhere in Midtown. This place promised some 50% discount on some select sushi and we decided to go inside. Zen Ramen and Sushi house in New York City if you don't read Japanese you should take a careful look around, as it was bright banners that attracted our attention,...

Tasty Ukrainian Cuisine on Khreshchatyk street in Kiev

Wow, my first (yet, only one) Kiev restaurant review and I can't remember name of this place. Shame on me. On the other hand it was not planned to make any Kiev restaurant reviews this time, as we were having just a layover flight in Kiev before departing to NYC. See: About Tbilisi - Kiev - New York Flight by Ukrainian Airlines Unfortunately our flight was delayed for 10 hours and instead of waiting at Borispol's airport transit area we opted to have some Kiev tour. At that included...

Cafe at Hotel Mate in Khulo

I just love those small roadside cafeterias and cafe at Hotel Mate in Khulo (region of Adjara in Georgia) is just another great discovery.  Hotel Mate is located in the center of Khulo in front of the hospital up the hill from central road. Address: 1 Davit Aghmashenebeli st, Khulo ​ Hotel cafe in Khulo The food served at this cafe is just delicious, let's say made with countryside love. Traditional Georgian meal - Ostri Ostri is a hot, spicy...

Samikitno Batumi Restaurant

Samikitno is a popular restaurant chain across Georgia. We visited this Batumi restaurant in the late evening during our latest trip to the lovely seaside town of Batumi, after discovered that restaurant at hotel we stayed was already closed. See Hotel Sputnik in Batumi. There is a very popular Samikitno restaurant located in the Old Tbilisi. See: Samikitno / Machakhela Restaurant review (Meidan square, Tbilisi) Combo meal at Samikitno Grilled vegetables, rice, sliced onions, meat...

Privet iz Batuma

Privet iz Batuma, literally meaning Hi from Batumi, if translated from Russian is just another cool cafe located in Georgian seaside resort city Batumi. Despite the name, giving a feeling you will be returned to the times of Imperial Russia, cuisine served here is quite modern, I managed to order shaslik with French fries, while my better part even got some American style lemonade. Eclectic, thus cool. Interior at Privet iz Batumi Yes, quite 19th century. Mcvadi with French fries...

Bulachauri restaurant

Bulachauri restaurant probably is the restaurant I have visited the most - unfortunately I have never paid attention to the name of this place - I always know, that's that restaurant we always take meals when hiring our driver for trips to region of Mtskheta-Mtianeti. Probably this is our driver's most favorite dining place.  I wanted to change this and ad this restaurant to the blog - so last time I visited this place I paid very much attention to remember the name of this place-...

Osteria de Luca Italian Restaurant in Vilnius

Osteria de Luca is an Italian restaurant located in the Old town of Vilnius, Lithuania. During my latest visit here in August 2016, they served delicious Italian cuisine, I tried a wrapped pizza - intrigue and amazing. I got the feelings they have taken all the best ingredients straight from the Italy. I love Italian cuisine, and especially pizzas, once my better part and me, we visited Italy especially for Pizza tourism, gosh we tried so many Osteria's, prosciutto's and of course Pizza's. I...

Restaurant El Arador, Estepa, Spain

I just love roadside cafeterias, so did happened today, we left Seville and had a direction towards Granada, after an hour of driving we started to feel hungry, it was lunch time. Luckly Restaurant El Arador popped up.  Restaurante El Arador What to order in a typical Spanish restaurant? How about a fresh orange juice and a chorizo?  French fries, chorizo and orange juice

Iosebis Duqani (Joseph's Tavern) near Sasadilo

Iosebis Duqani is just another cool roadside cafeteria, located near village of Sasadilo, in Mtskheta-Tianeti region, Georgia.  Often readers of my blog are familiar on my passion on roadside cafeterias, in most cases they are just excellent. It' s not that I have visited this place for the first time (as I did it actually already in 2011), it is just the first time I'm featuring it on blog. The most fun fact about this place, is not this place at all, but the fact - I had to...

Lord Restaurant Review in Tbilisi

The Lord restaurant comes as the biggest discovery in my Tbilisi restaurant review series this year, located on the Left embankment of Mtkvari, this place is actually pretty close to our apartment, although after living in this neighborhood for more than three years, we never tried those restaurants located on neither sides of Embankment (with an exception being Zakhar Zakharich restaurant). It was an evening, and we decided to try our luck at one of the Left embankment places...