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“Lovely terrace, great service.”
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Burkans
Price range: US$2 - US$22
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: This posh, yet affordable restaurant specialises in local and international cuisine prepared by top-notch chefs. The refined menu changes with the seasons but we were fortunate enough to enjoy the slow roasted pork belly with pearl barley pumpkin risotto. Many vegetarian options are also available and each of these are clearly marked with a carrot symbol. An affordable and filling business lunch can also be had.Our sommeliers will offer you the best wine much for you meal. Excellent, if expensive, cocktails are also in abundance, not to mention many, many bottles of wine, which also serve as decoration throughout the stylishly designed restaurant.Every month we organize gourmet tours evenings. Wine courses or cocktail classes upon guest request. Banqueting, catering in restaurant or outdoor!
Reviewed 3 July 2013

Had a wonderful dinner here. Sat outside, lucky the weather was nice. The waitress was very friendly and helpful, spoke English, Latvian and Russian and was lovely, hope they pay her ok. Shared a fish platter for a starter, no idea why, not a fan of fish, and had duck for my main- really, really good! For dessert a special of goats cheese ice-cream with strawberries- weird choice, I know, tasted interesting. Loved the atmosphere and service. Nice complement from the chef before the meail- gaspacho soup-mmm.

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1  Thank Anna M
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

If you are looking for a place where you can get an excellent 5-course meal without going broke, this is it. You can also enjoy a nice view of River Daugava, great service and extensive list of drinks to choose from.

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4  Thank oa2
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

Burkans is a slightly upscale restaurant with a vegetarian inclination. Upscale meaning a bit pricey, but what isn't in Riga's Old Town? Our server was perfect ... friendly, helpful, but always professional (and had some English). A delicious amuse-gueule of fresh salmon and goat cheese started us off. Then various fusion-style salads followed. The chicken main came in a small portion, nothing to write home about. The most outstanding dish at our table was "homemade wild mushroom ravioli in broth, with carrot tincture." Ethnic dumplings to die for. A happy experience except for the person who ordered the ravioli that kept getting snitched from her plate!

2  Thank Brenda M
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Reviewed 16 May 2013 via mobile

Surprisingly, only one salad too choose from, with price same as average main course in old town. Same story with drinks, too expensive.
Nice place too see sunset if no wind otherwise some warmer cloathes required.

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2  Thank Pēteris S
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Reviewed 3 February 2013

I have had there lunch and dinner! Both times everything was awesome! Before the dinner, nice small compliment from chef, desert - flambing apple cake! Good service, dont be afraid to ask about the wines, they have some good sommeliers! And cocktails.... niceeee...
Ra ci st ?!?! Hehe, i dont know about that, but that night i saw some foreigners! Didn't look like ra.ci.st! :D
Not the best place for family's with young kids, no special kid's menu, beside french fries, and huge burger!
I like there!

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4  Thank Choimis
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