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The 10 Best Restaurants in Tbilisi

30 July 2019

As you already know Georgia is a gem of world Gastronomy -  Georgian traditional cuisine and wine are very well known all over the world and probably there is no country without Georgian restaurants.  

Of course Tbilisi is the center of Gastronomy and diverse choices of restaurants.  Alongside with traditional, common food like Khinkali, Khatchapuri, Lobiani you can try some amazing delicacies in modern Georgian restaurants. 

In this blog we are going to show you the best fusion restaurants in Tbilisi. We made this list according to the interior, customer reviews and of course the most important - traditional Georgian Food with modern twist!  

Let’s begin! Here are the best restaurants in Tbilisi for those who are seeking foodie inspiration!  


Barbarestan    

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    D. Aghmashenebeli ave. 132, Tbilisi 

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If we talk about delicacies Barbarestan is the right place to visit. The main character and the inspiration of this restaurant is Barbare Jorjadze, Georgian chef whose exclusive recipe book was found by creators of this amazing venue. On the menu there are dishes created in 19th century by chef Barbare Jorjadze and now cooked by the best chefs of Georgia. Alongside with traditional Khinkali and Khatchapuri, mostly here are dishes like duck with pears, beef with red wine sauce or chicken Borano with Matsoni sauce and of course very unique Georgian desserts. All the products are natural and high quality, this makes dishes even much more delicious. Restaurant atmosphere is very beautiful - cozy and vintage, you will feel yourself in 19th century. Georgian melodies, the greatest collection of Georgian wine and the best service will make your night out unforgettable.   

We advice you to book your table in advance because there are lots of food lovers every evening.  


Leila   

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    18 Ioane Shavteli St, Tbilisi

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When you hear about Georgian cuisine you probably imagine lots ans lots of meat and this is partly right, because the most famous Georgian dishes are made with meat. But did you know? Georgian cuisine is paradise for vegans and vegetarians. Leila is the best vegetarian friendly restaurant in Tbilisi. Pkhali made of various vegetables, unbelievably delicious mushrooms, especially Niyvi, bean soup, eggplant stuffed with walnuts, falafel and many more. Interior of this restaurant is the beauty itself, vintage vibes, cozy outdoor seats, this place is perfect for harmony lovers. Friendly stuff and cozy atmosphere will make your visit extremely pleasant.  

Located in Old Tbilisi Leila always hosts lots of guest, so it's better to call and book in advance.   


Shavi Lomi   

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     Qvivlidze St. 30, Tbilisi     

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Shavi Lomi is another Georgian restaurant with modern twist. "Shavi Lomi" means black lion in Georgian, inspiration of the name is painting of famous Georgian artist Niko Phirosmani.  You will see this painting in the entrance of the restaurant. Shavi Lomi became favourite restaurant for locals and foreign guests, food is modern and very delicious, wine is amazing and just no words about incredible atmosphere. You can try many modern Georgian dishes or a plate with traditional Georgian mix "Gobi", also feel free to order delicious spinach pasta. There are some vintage indoor space and also outdoor space. Restaurant is very pet friendly, in the outside space you will meet funny cats, they really feel home here and guests are always very happy to see them.  

Booking in advance is a good idea.   


Funicular Complex 

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     Mtatsminda plateau, Tbilisi

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Funicular complex is located at Mtatsminda Plateau, location makes this restaurant even more special.  According to the view it's probably the best restaurant in Tbilisi - you can observe the whole city from the restaurant! Funicular has several departments: Puri Guliani, Chela, launge, restaurant and ballroom. In Chela you can explore a very special Khinkali recipe, this Khinkali is made only at funicular and it's called Chela - grey dough and special filling create unforgettable taste. At Puri Guliani you can try very delicious pastry and drink famous Lagidze water. If your visit is official and you want to have special luxury night out you must visit second and third levels, here you will enjoy amazing drinks, traditional food with European twist and listen to wonderful music. 


Keto da Kote  

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     3 Mikheil Zandukeli Dead End, T'bilisi 0179 

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Keto da Kote is one more fusion restaurant with stunning vintage interior, modern Georgian dishes, outstanding outdoor space and nice staff.  Restaurant is named after the famous comic opera by Victor Dolidze. Restaurant is famous for dishes from Western Georgia, you can try traditional Megrelian dishes - Gebjalian and Elarji. Keto da Kote serves very delicious desserts, homemade lemonades and of course a huge choice of wines. This place is known as a quite oasis in the center of hustle and bustle of city life and it's worth visiting. 

Bookin in advance is also a good idea. 


Here we have chosen 5 best restaurants in Tbilisi but of course you will find much more interesting in the capital city and maybe create your own top 5. Here are some more recommendations: 

Other Recommended         best restaurants in Tbilisi from Sakura   Travel Agency: 

Lolita

Dinehall

Salobie Bia

Shemometchama

Georgian House

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