Khachapuri, a cheese pie, is one of the national dishes of Georgia, along with khinkali, meat dumplings. The dish is so popular that each region has its own variety. The basic principle is the same everywhere, but each area adds its own particular twist to it. So here’s the list of some of the best spots in which to try khachapuri in Tbilisi.
Located in Dedaena Park, this is the last place you would think to find a delicious khachapuri. But sometimes looks are deceiving. This tiny bar with outdoor seating offers tasty khachapuri for a very reasonable price.
Retro is the Tbilisi branch of a Batumi restaurant famous for Adjarian khachapuri. Retro in Batumi was one of the pioneers of a new trend in Adjarian khachapuri called tsomgamotsili, meaning that the extra dough on the sides of this boat-shaped dish is taken out before serving, making it a bit lighter to eat.
Another great place to try Adjarian khachapuri, which is called puri guliani, is on the ground floor of Funicular restaurant. Besides enjoying some of the most delicious khachapuri or pastries, you can appreciate the picturesque view over the city.
If you want to try another type of khachapuri, head to Tashre and order lazuri. This one is similar to the Megrelian version, with extra cheese slices topped and melted on the already baked pie.