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Širhans (Shirhan) is a lovely restaurant serving Azerbaijani cuisine located in the suburbs of Sarkandaugava in Riga, Latvia (Meža Prospekts 90).
I visited this place just shortly after a visit to Riga Zoo.
If you just like me enjoy Caucasian style cuisine you will enjoy this place. Although I must admit I'm very found of Georgian cuisine (Read my Tbilisi restaurant reviews) - this time I was pleased with Azerbaijani cuisine also. Thus take into consideration - to enjoy a real Azeri cuisine - you must visit land of fire. The local versions are usually adopted to local customer tastes.
Restaurant Shirhan in Riga
Just take a look at this lovely tiger - as seen in the famous Mowgli series
Outdoor patio at Shirhan
Azerbaijani bread at Shirhan restaurant
Rye garlic bread
Well, this is a more Latvian thing rather Azerbaijani, but a good one
Meal at Shirhan restaurant
The Bottom line
Restaurant Širhans in Riga serves both Caucasian (Azerbaijani) and European food. Prices at this place are a bit pricey. Don't try to order a Georgian wine here - although they have a Kinzdmarauli on the wine list, looking on its label I find it's produced in Russia. I don't know does it tastes good (probably), but hey it's not a real Georgian wine. But in overall - this is good place!
Visit official website: www.sirhans.lv (Latvian and Russian)