Restaurants

Top Choice International in Yerevan

The Club

Fusing western Armenian and French cuisine, the menu at this fashionable basement restaurant includes salads, traditional village dishes such as dolma (meat, rice and herbs wrapped in vine leaves) and manti (meat ra…
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…
Top Choice Armenian in Yerevan

Anteb

Serving 'western Amenian' dishes that are very similar to those enjoyed in Turkey, this is one of the most popular eateries in the city centre. The decor and service are without frills, but this doesn't matter – eve…
Top Choice Italian in Yerevan

Ankyun

Ask local foodies to nominate the best Italian food in town, and they inevitably choose this place. The chef uses seasonal ingredients to create pizzas, antipasti, pasta, grills and excellent versions of classic des…
Armenian in Sevan

Zanazan Restaurant

Well, this one's a surprise. Housed in a huge barnlike building constructed with local stone, this excellent restaurant serves the best food in the region. The unusual and salads and barbecued ishkhan (trout) are pa…
Armenian in Yerevan

Yerevan Tavern

You'll need a big appetite and a willingness to be noisily entertained to make the most of this traditional dining experience. Popular with large groups of locals, it features a huge khoravats menu, brisk service an…
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…
Cafe in Yerevan

12 Tables

Entered through an arty handicrafts shop, this cute-as-a-button basement tearoom has a whimsical, very feminine, decor and a well-priced menu of toasted sandwiches, baguettes, salads, pastas, waffles and crepes. The…
Vegetarian in Yerevan

The Green Bean

Its heart is in the right place, so we wish that the coffee and food served at this modern cafe beneath the Cascade was better. Plenty of vegetarian and vegan salads and sandwiches are on offer (many produced using …
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…