8 Great Restaurants in Tbilisi That Don’t Serve Georgian Cuisine

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Sushi | © Valentin Kold Gundersen / Flickr
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Writer20 January 2018

Besides Georgian cuisine, the country’s capital offers international meals at various restaurants. Here, you can try Turkish, Lebanese, Japanese, Chinese and Indian cuisine, to name a few. The city boasts more Asian restaurants than European varieties; this is mainly because every café and restaurant in Tbilisi offers a selection of staple European meals along with local dishes. So, here’s a list of restaurants that serve something other than Georgian fare.

Taj Mahal Restaurant

Restaurant, Indian, $$$
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Taj Mahal Restaurant offers a wide variety of Pakistani, Indian and Arabic cuisine. Here, you can try samosas, pakoras, soups, mutton, chicken, and vegetarian dishes, along with their traditional bread and milkshakes. The prices are average, and servings are decent.

Sushi Room

Restaurant, Sushi, Japanese, $$$
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If you’d like to eat sushi in Tbilisi, head to the Sushi Room, which offers soups, appetizers, rice bowls, Japanese noodle meals, desserts, and, of course, an exceptional range of sushi. The venue serves rolls, futomaki, gunkan, nigiri, and special set menus that will suit any taste and need.

Tuk Tuk

Restaurant, Thai, Asian, Vegetarian
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Tuk Tuk is the place to go if you like Thai cuisine. However, the venue also serves other types of Asian meals. You can try different soups, noodle and rice dishes, and even sushi. As for the Thai food itself, the venue offers various dishes such as Thai curry, Pad Kra Pao, and spring rolls, to name a few. The prices are very affordable, while the interior is minimalist and quite cozy.

Kyoto

Restaurant, Japanese
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Kyoto is a Japanese restaurant named after the ancient capital of Japan. The friendly and cozy atmosphere makes the venue a favorite for many locals and out-of-town visitors. Here, you can try classic Japanese cuisine and chef specials.

Hummusbar

Bar, Restaurant, Israeli, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, $$$
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Hummusbar is a vegetarian-friendly café that offers Mediterranean and Israeli cuisine. Here, you can try Msabbaha (a warm mashed chickpea dish with tahini, served with homemade pita bread and pickled vegetables), Shakshuka (a meal of two poached eggs in tomato sauce), and baked falafels, eggplant, and cauliflower, to name but a few.
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Cantina by Bontempi

Restaurant, Italian, $$$
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Cantina by Bontempi is a place where you can taste Italian cuisine made by an Italian chef or buy some Italian products for home cooking. The café offers a wide variety of pinsa, pasta, soups, and salads.

Hacker-Pschorr

Pub, Restaurant, German, European, $$$
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Hacker-Pschorr is a pub restaurant that focuses on German cuisine and imports beer and other ingredients from Munich. They also serve steak from their calf farm. However, Hacker-Pschorr offers local cuisine staples, such as Khinkali, as well.