Restaurant reviews

Since I'm living in the 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.

Keti's Bistro

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Keti's Bistro is another stylish  Tbilisi restaurant located on Tamar Chovelidze street 3 (opposite to hotel Stamba) My better part took me here just before the New Year 2020, and I found this place quite a chill.  We agreed to order here some steaks before going to the Christmas market opposite the Radisson hotel. As we were out with our almost 18-month baby girl, we wanted to make sure we will go to a place with a lot of space and few people. During our time at Keti's bistro we were the…


Tori 'Cafe-Restaurant' near Akhaldaba

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Tori is a small roadside cafeteria located near the town of Akhaldaba. We have made a stop and dinned here at the end of June when traveling to Borjomi Cafe Tori Restaurant Well, what can I say about this place? A typical roadside cafeteria, you can get here some coffee and decent food. Prices seemed kind of expensive, maybe because the cafe is located on a pretty touristic route close to Borjomi. Road to Borjomi There is free parking available in front of the restaurant. A decent…


Tavada Restaurant in Baku

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Tavada restaurant is another fine example fo great Azerbaijani cuisine and service. Located on Mardanov Brothers street this place serves fine Azerbaijani and European cuisine. Discovered in early August 2019, during a weekend trip to Baku. Kid friendly - got a baby chair for our 13-month old daughter + asked to make mashed potatoes for her Mashed potatoes especially for babies Lovely Dolma with a yogurt sauce If there is a reason to visit Azerbaijan, then it' s because of Dolma…


Nergiz Restaurant in Baku

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Nergiz restaurant is located on Fountain Square in Baku, this places serves typical Azerbaijani cuisine and let me name it as of the best Baku restaurants.  Discovered in early August, during my birthday trip to Baku.  Just like another excellent Baku restaurant Dolma, Nergiz also is located in a basement.  Dolma at Nergiz restaurant If there is a reason to visit Azerbaijan, then it's because of Dolma. The best Dolma I've tried so far. And I love Dolma. Kebab at restaurant Nergiz…


Monadire Dedoplis Tskaro Restaurant

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Monadire is a small roadside restaurant located in the town of Dedoplis Tskaro, we made a stop here at the end of June during our explorations in the area. The places look bit abandoned or not well maintained, but despite first looks - the place is quite good. They may not have all ingredients on-site, but they will figure it out to go to the nearby hop to buy missing ingredients. As we learned-  Monadire means hunter. The places serve typical Georgian cuisine.  Ostri and salads Despite…


Dolma restaurant in Baku

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Dolma restaurant is located on M.Rasulzada street 8 in Baku, this places serves typical Azerbaijani cuisine and is named as of the best Baku restaurants. This  restaurant was a recommendation from a Tripadvisor, we got here from our hotel room in Flames Tower using Bolt Taxi application At first, it was hard to find this place, as the restaurant is actually located in a basement, which actually is more like a dungeon Restaurant Dolma in Baku I barely noticed the signboard among the many…


Grill&Fish Jomas terase, Jūrmala

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Grill&Fish Jomas terase is another stylish restaurant located on central Jomas street in busy Latvian seaside town Jūrmala. We visited this place in early May 2019, during a short  10 day trip to Latvia.  Grill bar Lighthouse serves traditional seasonal Latvian cuisine and not only Soup at Grill and Fish restaurant in Jūrmala The Grill & Fish restaurant seems is quite popular among locals and visitors. Food choice is OK, prices are pretty high, but taking into consideration that…


Latvian - Georgian Cafe 4You in Gori

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Now besides hostel in Tbilisi, Latvians have a cafe in Gori Latvian - Georgian Cafe 4You is located on Ilia Chavchavadze Avenue 34, Gori.  Opened for the public in 2018, this place serves pastry, cakes and a huge menu of a different kind of meals (both Latvian and Georgian style), you can get here both some salty Gori style cutlets and even Kiev's cutlet, not to speak about salad olive and more.  Overall feeling  - The Soviet Obshchepit (общепит) - sometimes I just can't resist it. lol…


Batumi McDonald's

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The coolest McDonald's building probably is located in Georgian seaside town Batumi. Officially opened for public already back in 2013, this place has been featured in countless architecture award magazines across the World. Named as the World’s Best Commercial Building 2014 (source: Batumi McDonald’s: World’s Best Commercial Building 2014) The restaurant, designed by Harvard-graduate and Georgian architect Giorgi Khmaladze, was named Building of the Year in the Commercial Architecture…


Grill Bar Lighthouse Jūrmala

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Grill bar Lighthouse is centrally located on Jomas street in Jūrmala.  We visited this place in early May 2019, during a short  10 day trip to Latvia. Before diving in details - I should note - grill bar Lighthouse is a kid-friendly place, our then 9-month old daughter enjoyed here a lot Grill bar Lighthouse serves traditional seasonal Latvian cuisine and not only, but you will also find seafood like shrimps and tuna. Grill bar Lighthouse in Jūrmala Grill bar „Lighthouse” is a familial,…