We have been coming to Tbilisi as a tourist since 2013, and we have been living in Tbilisi since 2018. We usually try to experience different restaurants in Tbilisi and of course there are some retaurants we frequntly go. Now I will try to prepare a Tbilisi eating out guide from what we have experienced and liked the most. I’ll update this post whenever I try and like new places. Here is my Tbilisi food guide for where to eat in Tbilisi, I hope you’ll like it.
Tbilisi Food Guide: Where to eat in Tbilisi?
Ethno Tsiskvili: A typical Georgian restaurant, where you can taste all traditional dishes. A huge place spread over the garden and floors. There is even a waterfall flowing in the garde and a mini funicular to go up and down to the restaurant from the entrance, these are some of the details I like. In addition, there are folk dance shows and live music during the meal. It may sound like it is a very touristic place but actually almost all of the people coming are local people. This huge venue can be full even at weekdays, so I recommend you to make a reservation in advance.
Kakhelebi: I definitely recommend this restaurant for the most delicious traditional Georgian dishes and amazing meat dishes. I also like its interior decoration with simple but authentic details. It’s one of our most favorite restaurants in Georgia.
Barbarestan: In my opinion, this one is the most authentic restaurant in Tbilisi among those I have tried myself. I love its vintage decoration and creative menu. Here you can taste different flavors from the typical Georgian food you can eat in other restaurants. The owners of the restaurant created the menu based on the old family recipes of the 19th century duchess Barbara Jorjadze. These recipes have been adapted into modern cuisine by the famous Georgian chef Levan Kobiashvili. I strongly recommend it for an authentic experience but I have to mention that the prices are above average.
Veriko: An area consisting of many venues was created inside an old wine factory in Tbilisi. One of the restaurants here is Veriko, where you can try traditional Georgian cuisine. Both the food and the atmosphere are really nice, I recommend it.
Cafe Leila: This is by far my favorite cafe to hangout in Tbilisi, i like to sit at the garden, but its interior decoration is also very nice and authentic. This cafe is located opposite Gabriadze Clock Tower, it is a place where you can find vegaterian food from Georgian and Arabian cuisine.
Cafe Linville: They transformed an apartment in an old building into a cafe, decorated it with vintage details, and created a sweet place full of peace. It is located in the old Tbilisi area, I suggest you go when you are around there.
Pur Pur: Decorated with vintage details, it is a wonderful restaurant where you would like to take many photographs. There is live music during dinner. You may need reservation at the weekend. There are no local dishes on the menu, but the wines are local. We tried the fish and meat dishes, it was really delicious, but the prices are above the Tbilisi average.
Lolita: Located opposite Rooms Hotel, the place is a very stylish place where you can go for all meals of the day and night out. Although the menu seems limited, there are foods that can suit to all tastes. We go there frequently and everything we tried was very successful. If you go there for breakfast, be careful about the opening time, 11 am. It is in the courtyard of an old building, no roof but the heaters work very well, so you feel as warm as you are inside.
Dinehall: It is possible to find food choices from Turkish, Georgian and international cuisine here, I think the owner is also Turkish. It has an interior design in the form of several different rooms, with a bar and a hookah room downstairs. All of the artworks exhibited in the venue are for sale. All the food we tried were really delicious. The venue is located on Rustaveli Avenue.
Kikliko: This is a place that focuses on traditional eggbread which is called Kikliko in Georgia. There are different varieties of egg bread on the menu, and of course, there are also other foods. Located on a side street in Vake, the cafe consists of a small interior and a cute garden. Since it is very close to the house we live in now, I went a couple of times and loved it, I suggest it especially for breakfast.
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