Restaurants

Top Choice Armenian in Gyumri

Cherkezi Dzor

Popular with Russian officers from the nearby army base, this restaurant is a great summer choice. Seating is in open pavilions surrounding the fish pools where your dinner will be caught to order. Those in the know…
Armenian in Gyumri

Polos Mukuch

In an historic building opposite the beer factory, this popular place prepares a mix of Armenian and Georgian dishes – kalla, stodgy khinkali (spicy meat dumplings), khashlama (beef and potato stew) and kebabs are p…
Armenian in Dilijan

Haykanoush

Pickings are slim when it comes to Dilijan's dining scene, so we're including this restaurant in the Dilijan Historic Centre despite our reservations. Its decor is pleasant, but on our most-recent visit we found its…
Armenian in Sevan

Ashot Yerkat Restaurant

Located off the stairs leading to the monastery, this place has a huge dining terrace with partially obscured lake views. You'll need to share one of the long tables, as the restaurant is set up for the large tour g…
Armenian in Dzoraget

Avan Dzoraget Restaurant

Few Armenian dining experiences are as pleasant as this one. Graze on your choice of an impressive array of salads and appetisers, many of which are vegetarian, or opt for a main dish such as locally caught rainbow …
Armenian in Dilijan

Getap Restaurant

Armenians adore dining at restaurants offering small wooden pavilions situated next to rivers and lakes – it's one step up from the equally adored picnic. Located on the highway to Ijevan, this place has plenty of p…
Armenian in Alaverdi

Flora

Also called Armen's, this huge place is popular with tour groups and has a number of dining spaces inside and on the rear terraces. The menu holds no surprises (khorovats, cheese and salad) and the quality only just…
Armenian in Dilijan

Flying Ostrich By Dolmama

There was great excitement in town when this branch of Yerevan's upmarket Dolmama Restaurant opened next to the Aghstev River in 2014. Serving what it describes as 'traditional Armenian food with a twist', it offers…
European in Vanadzor

Oasis

The food's nothing to get excited about (pizzas are stodgy, burgers are rubbery and the salads could be fresher), but this is the most popular dining spot in town. Its wide 1st-floor balcony is popular with students…
Armenian in Stepanavan & Around

Slobodka Restaurant

The chef at this recently opened restaurant behind the museum doesn't speak any English but she is happy to show guests what's in the refrigerator and on the stove. Khoravats and dolma are the staples, and they're b…