We don't want you to miss this hidden gem located on a side street two blocks off Nevsky Prospekt near the Fontanka River and the Church of the Eighteenth Century in the historic center of St. Petersburg.
Those of you who are familiar with Georgian cuisine know that adzhabsandal means vegetable stew, but what you may not know is that the chefs here make it six different ways using recipes passed down through many generations! Trust us when we say this is the real deal – authentic, home-style cooking that reflects the peoples of the Caucasus.
The cozy ambiance with soft lighting will make you feel right at home and if you'd like to dine in one of the charming, curtained booths on cushioned sofas, just call ahead to reserve one.
And if you're
enjoying traditional khachapuri, lobio, shashlik, satsivi, kuputy and
adzhabsandal on a Friday or Saturday, you'll be delightfully entertained by
beautiful Georgian music and spirited dancers. The live performances set the Caucasian atmosphere to bring you festive, Russian-inspired dining!
If we were to describe the food at Adzhabsandal restaurant, we would have to say that it's fresh, savory, satisfying and very memorable! They also have a great selection of proper Georgian wines on a par with Italian and French wines, so if you order the tasty rolled eggplant with nuts, ask your waiter to suggest a perfect pairing.
Our favorite dishes are adzhabsandal with eggplant, tomatoes, peppers and herbs, lamb shashlik, hot bread from Tandoor and any kind of khachapuri – a delicious cake with cheese or meat.
They have an English menu and the waitstaff speaks English, but most of the patrons are locals and people from Caucasus who are the true connoisseurs of down-home Georgian cooking! The waiters provide thoughtful, quick service and the portions are generous, so it's fun and easy to share a meal to enhance the experience.
We can't say enough about Adzhabsandal restaurant, except that once you've dined here, we're sure you'll agree that you've been served the most impressive Georgian fare in all of St. Petersburg, and at a very reasonable price!☺
WHERE YOU FIND IT:
OPEN FOR: Lunch and Dinner
WHO IS THERE: Locals and tourists
PRICE RANGE: $$$ - from $20/18€ to $32/30€ per person for a full meal, including a glass of wine and a dessert.
MENU: English and Russian
KNOWN FAVORITES: Adzhabsandal, shish kebabs, khachapuri, lobio, сhinkali with meat, dolma, pirosmani, baclava, cake "Adzhabsandal”.
OUR FAVORITE DISHES: Khachapuri, adzhabsandal, fried suluguni cheese, lobiani, Georgian Salad, Georgian wine.
OUTSTANDING POINTS: 10 minutes walking distance from the famous avenue Nevsky Prospekt, very close to Fontanka River, the Bolshoy State Circus, the Church of St. Simeon and Anna the Prophetess.
GOOD FOR: Families with children, friends, large groups, businessmen, Caucasian cuisine and dancing fans, entertaining clients, celebrations of any kind.
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Written by Davide C.