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Non-Estonian cuisine in Tallinn

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Non-Estonian cuisine in Tallinn


I'll soon be in Tallinn for 4 days (8th to 11th September) and I'm doing some research on restaurants. I'll for sure want to try Estonian cuisine for most of my meals and I've already noted down several suggestions from other posts. I was wondering, though, whether I might experience, while in Tallinn, also some other cuisine I would not easily find here in Italy and of which I know nothing about: I'm thinking in particular of cuisines of Estonia's neighbouring countries (Latvia, Lithuania, Russia), or maybe of republics in general that historically used to be part of the Soviet Union (such as Armenia, Azerbaijan, etc.) - not Chinese, Indian, African, etc.

Is there any restaurant of this kind in Tallinn that would be worth trying for one meal?

I'm not thinking of luxurious places (where they'd serve caviar, etc.), but more down-to-earth places with a traditional type of cuisine and reasonable prices (like, around 30€ without alcohol - or possibly a little less).


Edited: 27 August 2011, 13:11
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1. Re: Non-Estonian cuisine in Tallinn

Yes, there are several to choose from. Plenty of Russian, a few popular ones are Cafe Puskin, Klafira and Troika, but there is an extensive list here: inyourpocket.com/estonia/…russian

There's a Ukrainian place in the Old Town, haven't been there but here's the website: http://www.kumanets.ee/en/?id=21

There is also a few more Ukrainian places, at least one more in Old Town anyway, and another outside of the city centre.

For Georgian there is Must Lammas (http://www.mustlammas.ee/). There's another Georgian one I haven't been to in Nõmme, but although it is cheaper it's a bit further out than you might want. I think there are quite a few Georgian or Armenian places actually, one Armenian place is the Caravan Grill but I've heard mixed reports. http://www.caravangrill.ee/

For Latvian there is LIDO (http://www.lido.lv/est/) This is a great place. It's in a mall but the food is delicious.

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2. Re: Non-Estonian cuisine in Tallinn

Thank you, Oravad, you've given me a lot of good ideas! I'll for sure look into those places.

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3. Re: Non-Estonian cuisine in Tallinn

There is an excellent Georgian restaurant, in which I eat almost every visit to friends in Tallinn. It is called Pirosmani.


Also, on my last visit, we ate twice at a really excellent Italian restaurant, which is slightly out-of-town. It is called Restoran Lucca.


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We always enjoyed eating Hungarian at Kapten Tenkes restaurant. Their 'Hedgehog' starter, toast, pate and butter is to die for and the 'Balaton Trout' is delicious.


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