Feature in the rating
|1||Lagidze water||The best quality, time-tested|
|2||Mill||Georgian haute cuisine|
|3||In the shadow of Metekhi||Every evening show program|
|4||Funicular||Restaurant overlooking the whole city|
|5||Georgian house||A varied menu|
|6||Maspindzelo||Best online option with high quality food|
|7||Taglaura||Ideal for large companies|
|8||Sakhli No. 11||Wine from a private winery|
|9||Gabriadze Cafe||The best theater cafe with an interesting interior|
|10||Ezo||Cozy courtyard and homely atmosphere|
Very often, travelers, when planning a trip, make a list of places to which they must definitely go. In addition to historical sights, gastronomic places can get there. In the case of Tbilisi, 1 could do without a preliminary review of cafes and restaurants. It is known that in every institution of the capital of Georgia you can try high quality national cuisine. Fresh and appetizing khachapuri and khinkali are served in almost every Georgian restaurant.
However, tourists should keep in mind some places to eat. Most often, traditional dishes are served there, but sometimes restaurants and cafes carry a unique Georgian flavor and history that cannot be found in any modern and popular establishment. The list below contains the top 10 best cafes and restaurants in Tbilisi. The ranking was compiled based on traveler reviews.
Top 10 best cafes and restaurants in Tbilisi
To visit this cafe, all tourists are attracted by a pleasant open courtyard. The location of the establishment is good, but it is hidden in the courtyards. On the first visit, you will have to look for the entrance to the cafe. In addition to the outdoor terrace, there are several indoor halls, which are planned in the classic style of catering facilities. For guests, polite waiters can offer a menu with a large selection of items of national cuisine. According to tourists’ reviews, many were brought to cafes by locals. This means that it is here that you can feel the special Georgian flavor.
The impressions about this place are just the opposite. Some people think that the cafe has an amazing location. You can get to it from any central attraction. The search for the right yard immerses you even more in a special urban culture. Others believe that the restaurant has a very unattractive interior, and the chefs sometimes forget to add spices to their food. Other positions are too seasoned with salt, pepper and spices. The kitchen also does not always succeed in meat.
9 Gabriadze Cafe
The cafe at the Tbilisi State Puppet Theater named after Rezo Gabriadze has been considered a must-see place when visiting Georgia for over 20 years. You can taste local dishes not only after watching the performance. The institution is open to all visitors. The interior is made by the famous scriptwriter himself. The walls are decorated with posters and posters of Gabriadze’s films. All tables are designer, there are no similar to each other. The cozy room consists of 3 small rooms. In fine weather, you can order from the outdoor terrace. Traditional Georgian dishes are prepared in the kitchen. The bar is ready to offer a wine list with a wide selection of local wines.
Tourists recommend trying the famous donuts and apple pie. In this cafe they are made especially and well. Someone had bad luck with waiters. Some travelers have come across rude and unfriendly staff members. In addition, many were unlucky with positions on the menu. Many left reviews that half of the desserts are never in stock.
8 Sakhli No. 11
The restaurant can delight guests with live music. The establishment usually has a full seating, so you should take care of booking a table in advance. The menu has options for vegetarians and vegans, which will be a big plus. Prices are slightly higher than elsewhere. The price tag can start from 500 rubles. A good dinner for 2 can cost 1000-2000 rubles. It will include the national cuisine of Georgia and special wines that can be tasted only at Sakhli No. 11. A pleasant place is located in the very center of Tbilisi, but hidden from the tourist masses and noise.
Travelers in the reviews strongly advise you to try eggplant rolls in this small restaurant. All other famous dishes of Georgian cuisine are also prepared at the highest level here. The offered wine may seem too expensive, but it is made in a home winery from special grape varieties. Some tourists came across not the most polite waiters who were rude and forgot the order.
The restaurant is distinguished by its low prices, which were appreciated by many travelers. The large area will allow receiving many guests, including groups of tourists. Many guests of the country recommend this place by their Georgian friends. The restaurant is located next to the bus depot, which can be convenient for those traveling by car or bus and put off the hiker. The simple interior is designed in a classic style for such places. Combined with low prices, high quality food pleases all Taglaura guests.
Many visitors consider this place to be the best in Tbilisi. National cuisine, Georgian flavor and live music in the evenings are perfectly intertwined here. Reviews emphasize that the quality of the food in the restaurant is quite high. Unlike food, service can be frustrating at times. Waiters often do not notice some visitors, which may be due to the large flow of people and the constant full seating. But the low price and taste of food covers almost all the disadvantages.
A chain restaurant that pleases visitors with national cuisine regardless of address. The cozy place serves delicious food that will delight the tired traveler. The prices here are considered above average, but the portions seem very large to everyone. For example, the traditional Georgian soup kharcho is served in a plate about half a liter. In the evenings, visitors can listen to live music while waiting for an order. According to reviews, the dishes are served quickly, the waiters are polite and tactful.
Traditional khinkali are popular with guests. Also in the restaurant you can taste local cheeses with vegetables as an appetizer to wine. The alcoholic list is large – more than 10 varieties of home wines can be poured into glasses. The restaurant is open around the clock, where you can dine after walking around Tbilisi at night.
5 Georgian House
The large restaurant complex is designed in traditional Georgian style and offers to taste the national cuisine. For 6 years of existence, the place has already acquired a reputation as a must-see. It is located on the site of the historic old town. According to the owners, the location does not allow them to disregard traditions. Therefore, the Georgian House combines all the best that can be found in this eastern country. The place is famous for its high level of hospitality. For those who are tired of Georgian cuisine, the restaurant can offer traditional items from the European menu.
The institution begins every evening with an entertainment program with live music and dancing. In addition to folk compositions, guests can listen to the piano playing. There are several halls to accommodate visitors, as well as a balcony with city views, a terrace and a courtyard.
The restaurant complex operates in a unique building that has long become a symbol of the whole country. Openwork balconies with columns greet visitors to Mount Mtatsminda. The building was built in the late 30s of the twentieth century. Now all of it is considered 1 large restaurant with an unforgettable view of the city. The place is always full fit. You usually have to wait for a table from 10 minutes or longer. Prices are higher than usual here. More the restaurant is seen as a place for tourists and hunters for beautiful views.
Visitors recommend trying traditional cuisine within the walls of the Funicular restaurant. The cooks are good at Adjarian khachapuri, khinkali and pasties. Reviews on many sites also highlight the need to try the famous vanilla custard donuts. Other desserts are also popular with many visitors. The restaurant as a whole has some of the highest ratings.
3 In the shadow of Metekhi
A clear plus will be the ability to service and accept an order in Russian. Traditional Georgian food is served here. According to reviews, the restaurant can be considered the best in the city. Groups often come here to get acquainted with the national flavor. Prices for items in the menu are different. You can dine quite inexpensively or arrange a rich dinner with a special wine. The veranda of the establishment offers a magnificent view of the city. In the evening, visitors can watch a show program with live music.
Most of all, this place is appreciated for different types of khachapuri. Kebab, according to reviews, is not always made from good cuts of meat. Some of the guests often came across sinewy or very fatty parts. In general, the place deserves the attention of all tourists. The establishment has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, which persists despite the large seating capacity and an active flow of guests.
The authentic atmosphere of the place is emphasized by the level of food served. The 3-level restaurant complex is located on the banks of the Kura River. The territory is decorated with various interesting objects. There is a real waterfall and a water mill, a small funicular for guests to ride. There is a small pond between the green lawns. All halls of the restaurant are made in different styles. Live music and famous Georgian choral singing can be heard in the ethnic room every evening.
The restaurant offers classic tourist dishes. They make delicious khachapuri and khinkali here. Travelers are advised to try more sophisticated cuisine. For example, a restaurant can cook a shish kebab of 3 types of meat, serve with different types of cheese and pomegranate sauce. The wine list will also help you diversify your dinner. The friendly and fast service, cozy atmosphere and good food make this place the best for many visitors.
1 Lagidze Water
The world-famous lemonades of Mitrofan Lagidze have long become an integral part of the whole of Georgia. To visit Tbilisi and not try a popular soft drink for many means traveling in vain. Like many years ago, lemonade is prepared right after ordering. Soda water is poured from large siphons and mixed with the selected syrup. Almost all cafes of “Water Lagidze”, regardless of the address, offer 4 tastes of lemonade – creamy, chocolate, cherry and tarragon. From appetizers on the menu, there are different types of Adjarian khachapuri. The portions, according to tourists, are very large and inexpensive.
Opinions about this cafe are divided. Someone thinks that all points of “Lagidze Waters” are stuck in the Soviet Union. The interior, like the menu, has not changed since then. Someone, on the contrary, declares that this step is a necessary preservation of traditions. When visiting, travelers recommend trying the unusual tastes of lemonades – creamy and chocolate. A small portion of khachapuri can be safely taken for 2.