The 7 best Georgian restaurants in Saint Petersburg

Georgian cuisine is the perfect blend of European and Middle Eastern cuisines and is loved for an abundance of both meat and vegetarian dishes. It has been incredibly popular throughout Russia since the Soviet times or maybe even longer. Georgian dining experience simply ticks all the boxes with its heart-warming spiciness, flavourful grilled meat, fresh cheeses, lots of greens, and the signature ingredient — Georgian hospitality….and of course, there’s the Georgian wine! Check out the list below to know where to find some of the best Georgian food in Saint Petersburg:

Ton’e

One of the most authentic Georgian places in town, with clean-cut simple interiors and comfy couches. The greatest attraction is the traditional ton’e hearth right in the dining hall, so the process of making khachapuri (traditional cheese pies) and several other dishes happens right before your eyes. A real Georgian chef is in charge of the kitchen here.

ADDRESSES

62, Moskovsky Prospekt

HOURS

9 AM – 11 PM

MENU PREVIEW:

Kubdari (meat pie) ≈$6
Khachapuri ≈$5
Lobiani (thin bean-filled scone) ≈$4

Sakartvelo

A simple and cozy interior with a piano – if you’re lucky, the charismatic owner will play and sing in the evening. Popular with the locals for the soulful atmosphere and all-time favorites like shashlik (kebabs) and khachapuri, Sakartvelo is the place that will make you feel like a part of a big Georgian family.

ADDRESSES

13, 12th Line, Vasilievsky Ostrov

HOURS

12 PM – 12 AM

MENU PREVIEW:

Satcivi (chicken in walnut sauce) with eggplant ≈$7
Adjapsandali (stewed spicy vegetables) ≈$6
Pork shashlik (kebab) ≈$9

Kat

One of the oldest Georgian restaurants in Saint Petersburg that consistently excels in the classic interpretation of the dishes and provides top-notch service in a light, festive interior. The restaurant has welcomed guests for over 22 years. Besides the collection of autographs from prominent guests (from Putin to Russian pop stars), Kat is famous for its meat dishes.

ADDRESSES

24, Karavannaya Ulitsa

HOURS

12 PM – 12 AM

MENU PREVIEW:

Tskvili (simmered lamb shank) ≈$15
Tkatsuna (veal liver breaded with corn meal and spices) ≈$7
Homemade lamb sausage ≈$14

Tarhun

There’s always something going on at this venue, located just minutes from Nevsky prospect – live jazz sessions, concerts of Georgian stars, wine tastings. Here, you may also run into one Saint Petersburg’s elite. The owner is a Georgian wine-maker Gocha Chhaidze, with a flair for both classic dishes and experimental recipes. Pay attention to the soup section – kharcho and the specialty fish soup are both worth a try. The restaurant has a classic georgian style interior decorated in a light palette. The service is on point and the staff speak English.

ADDRESSES

14, Karavannaya Ulitsa

HOURS

12 PM – 12 AM

MENU PREVIEW:

Roasted peppers with nut paste ≈$7
Chopped lamb roulette with tomato sauce ≈$7
Coal-grilled chicken ≈$14

Mindal Café

The menu here is a mix of Georgian and European cuisine. Some Georgian ingredients are imported especially for certain dishes. Not sure what to choose? Fear not, the chef is always there to personally recommend a dish that will be perfect for you. The dessert menu is excellent, with the must-try Marusya cake – tiramisu-like creation with fruit. A lovely view of the embankment is a cherry on top.

ADDRESSES

26, Angliyskaya Naberezhnaya

HOURS

12 PM to the last guest

MENU PREVIEW:

Kuchmachi (chicken entrails wit pomegranate seeds and walnuts) ≈$8
Imereti khachapuri (closed fresh cheese pie) ≈$8
Djondjoli (Spicy marinated greens) ≈$7

Pirosmani

This is a colorful restaurant with Pirosmani murals on the walls and huge stained glass windows. In the menu, you’ll find curious twists like fish khinkali (Georgian variation of dumplings), lots of cheese in the khachapuri and the never-dying Georgian classics.

ADDRESSES

14, Bolshoi Prospekt, Petrogradskaya Storona

HOURS

12 PM – 12 AM

MENU PREVIEW:

Georgian-style eggplant & walnuts ≈$8
Chashushuli (Spicy simmered veal) ≈$10
Odjahuri with walnuts (roasted meat and potatoes) ≈$5

Tbiliso

This authentic venue offers home-made cheeses, and biodynamic Georgian wines that are a rare find in Russia. It serves a mix of Georgian and Armenian food, and has a wonderful interior – the tables are separated from each other with semi-transparent veils decorated with Pirosmani prints.

ADDRESSES

10, Sytninskaya Ulitsa, Petrogradskaya Storona

HOURS

Mon-Thu: 12 PM – 12 AM
Fri-Sat: 12 PM – 1 AM

MENU PREVIEW:

Lamb shahslyk (kebab) on the bone ≈$35
Assorted cheese platter ≈$8
Pkhaleuli (assorted vegetable pate) ≈$7

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