Tbilisi restaurants

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Shavi Lomi

Shavi Lomi is a terrific Georgian fusion restaurant in a brick-arched basement, serving up Georgian ingredients in inventive European-style preparations. The menu is long and enticing, but we can definitely recommen…
Top Choice Georgian in Tbilisi

Cafe Littera

A real treat, Littera serves delectable 'nouveau Georgian' dishes in the lovely rear garden of the Georgian Writers' Union building. The frequently changing menu might include filet mignon with wild mushrooms, or se…
Top Choice Georgian in Tbilisi

Mukhatsakatukha

Known to all as ‘Mukha’, this charming little restaurant fashions great European-style dishes from fresh local ingredients – the likes of pork escalope with mustard-and-cream sauce, or mussels provençale. It does gr…
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Desertirebis Bazari

This sprawling conglomeration near the train station is Tbilisi's major central market. A wander round its several areas will reveal probably every food that Georgians eat. There's a relatively handsome modern build…
Georgian in Tbilisi

Racha

One of Tbilisi’s last duqani (cheap, traditional, basement eatery, literally 'shop'), Racha serves up tasty home-style staples such as khinkali (spicy dumplings), mtsvadi (shish kebabs), khachapuri and badrijani nig…
Georgian in Tbilisi

Chela

Bustling brasserie-like Chela specialises in very good mtsvadi and other meaty grills, worthy of the fantastic views from the top of the funicular. It has a selection of good Georgian wines too (21 to 86 GEL a bottl…
Georgian in Tbilisi

Cafe Alani

This simple little restaurant with clean, modern design serves Ossetian food, which is similar to Georgian, and it’s some of the best-value fare in town. Try the very tasty chakapuli (lamb with tarragon and plums) o…
Georgian in Tbilisi

Pasanauri

A fairly modest place with around 10 wood-boothed tables, Pasanauri is frequently packed thanks to its khinkali, which are among the best in town. Top choice is the meaty 'Pasanauri special', but there are vegetable…
Georgian in Tbilisi

Samikitno

With large windows overlooking Meidan, this cheerful, informal place serves up decent Georgian standards from khachapuri to mtsvadi, chakapuli, and aubergine-and-walnut salad. The picture menu is a handy Georgian-fo…
Georgian in Tbilisi

Machakhela

A fine and inexpensive place to experience that quintessential Georgian dish, the khachapuri (cheese pie). It serves almost nothing else except salads (the Greek is fine). Every pie is freshly made and it offers mos…