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“A taste of Georgia” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tbiliso

Tbiliso
Ranked #127 of 10,187 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Armenian, Caucasian, Georgian, Azerbaijani
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighbourhood: Petrogradsky
Description: Restaurant Tbiliso is a gastronomic legend of SPb. Opened 10 years ago it remains an unique Museum with the great collection of masterpieces - excellent Caucasian cuisine, wines and Georgian traditions. You can taste dishes of rare Imereti, Adzharia, Kutaisi and Ossetian cuisine, cheese from own cheese farm and homemade jam. Tbiliso looks like Georgian patio. The floor is decorated like an old road, rarity stamping, forging copyrights, curtains of organza with reproductions of paintings by Niko Pirosmani.
Salisbury, Maryland
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A taste of Georgia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2012 via mobile

The menu is a little pricy for me, but I keep coming back. I have visited Georgia for a long stay, the food here is very much the flavor of the country. Friends from Georgia enjoy eating here. Nine different types of Georgan bread, I recommend them all! The dumplings (Kimkalli) are spicy and excellent and the sashleke is also very good. We also enjoy the eggplant and walnut salad. Friday's they often have live singing which at times can be a little loud.

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Moscow, Russia
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434 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
“Georgian Cuisine Taken to the Extremes”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2012

I don't know maybe I don't understand something, but to my mind the place tries to be Georgian too hard, while never really being it. The food can be a hit-and-miss with some very tasty dishes & absolutely not. The unwise use of spices and mixing of the dishes does not allow to feel the taste of specific foods properly. The portions are indecently huge and kill all the joy of eating. I would say this restaurant has some potential, but they need to switch the chef. Today they totally kill the taste and don't use the potential of the food to the fullest which is a pity. The design of the place is overly-creative but not bad and I really liked the live music.

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2 Thank amk2f
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Not to be missed - a rare culinary jewel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2012 via mobile

The restaurant features Georgian cuisine - fragrant, spicy, rich and hearty. It has been my favourite for a long time and I think it deserves its growing reputation - book ahead! Must try - harcho soup, warm salad with chicken liver, khinkali (steamed spicy dumplings), chebureki (deep fried meat stuffed pastry, served with spicy sauce), the list goes on... Having eaten in various Georgian restaurants in Saint-Petersburg I can confidently say Tbiliso is head and shoulders above the rest. My advice - don't just settle for a starter and a main course, order a variety of cold and hot dishes to share.

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2 Thank Elean0rZ
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Bogota, Colombia
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75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Ready for new flavors?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2012 via mobile

I had never tried Georgian food so this restaurant was an adventure for me, and I liked it. I wouldn't have the tarragon soda again but it's one of the things you should try once. The waiter was extremely helpful and gave us great advice. Flavors are strong, food is spicy but not hot, so I guess if your not into condiments this would not be the right place to come. But we really liked it, from the cucumber, tomato, onion salad through the roasted eggplant with walnut filling, to the pork with plum sauce (sour not sweet) with pomegranate seeds everything was good and far from plenty. It made me rediscover dill with many possibilities and combinations.Everything in a nice setting full of details and allusions to Georgia in the decor.

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Thank JimBta
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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295 reviews
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“never visit this place”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2012

food is 100% awful - beware! Try to avoid this place which could cause problems with health

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