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Caucasian Cuisine
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Have you ever tried Caucasian cuisine before? If your answer is no, then you should try it! Learn with us where to go in the city to sampling unique Caucasian dishes.

If you are planning to visit St Petersburg in Russia, you'll certainly be interested in tackling Russian dishes. That's fine! But you shouldn't stop there. In fact you should also try the food from the former Soviet republics, such as Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan. 

Generally known as Caucasian cuisine and very popular with Russians, this type of food is made up of various dishes of grilled skewered meat, fresh vegetables, soups, bread, and fruit. The dishes often taste and look different because each country has its own peculiar techniques for cooking and distinctive flavors.

Thus, if you have had enough of stodgy Russian cuisine and want to taste something new, then our list of Georgian, Uzbek, or Armenian restaurants listed below should satisfy your palate as well as your culinary curiosity.

the best 13 RESTAURANTS FOR CAUCASIAN CUISINE


Hungry? If so, choose where to eat from our list below of the best restaurants in the city for tasting Caucasian cuisine. Reserve a table with us and get the best dining experience.

ADZHABSANDAL


Address: Belinskogo Street 16 | St. Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/579-84-77

Authentic home style Georgian Cuisine, Great performances, Very affordable!

The Adzhabsandal restaurant is a cozy and home-like Caucasian restaurant offering authentic home-style Georgian dishes. Centrally located, here you can find a good selection of wines, and enjoy traditional Caucasian cuisine and national live performances during the weekend. The ambiance, food, and the staff will make your dining experience memorable. Definitely the best and authentic Georgian restaurant that we have found in the city. If you go, try the Khachapuri!

Details:

  • Type: Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Georgian
  • Price Range: $$$
  • Location: Admiralty Side; Central; Near Fontanka River
  • Metro Station: Mayakovskaya or Gostiny Dvor or Chernyshevskaya
  • Open hours: Mon - Sun (12:00 - 24:00)

BAKLAZHAN


Address: Ligovsky Pospekt 30 | St. Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/677-73-72

Excellent Caucasian cuisine, Lively atmosphere, Good service!

On the 4th floor of the large Shopping Center Galleria you can relax and try high-quality Caucasian cuisine at Baklazhan, a popular and busy restaurant offering a mix of delicious Georgian and Uzbek delicacies in a classic Caucasian-style setting. From a wide range of vegetables, fruits, drinks, and meat to a lively but pleasant atmosphere, at Baklazhan your stay is destined to be amazing. This location is perfect for people who want to combine shopping and lunch or dinner in the city center as it is close to the subway station and centrally located.

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Details:

  • Type: Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Georgian, Uzbek
  • Price Range: $$$
  • Location: Admiralty Side; Central; inside the Galleria Shopping Center
  • Metro Station: Pl. Vosstaniya, near Moscow Railway Station
  • Open hours: Mon - Sun (10:00 - 01:00)

MAMALYGA


Address: Kazanskaya Street 2 | St. Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/571-82-87

Great food, Pleasant atmosphere, Traditional setting!

If you are touring along Nevsky Prospekt and start to feel hungry, why not plan a visit at Mamalyga, one of our favorite Saint Petersburg restaurants serving Caucasian cuisine. The authenticity of the food, the atmosphere and welcoming staff at Mamalyga will take you on a sublime journey into the heart of the Southern Caucasus. The names on the menu read like a tour of Caucasian culture that will transport your taste buds to different Eastern regions, such as Georgia, Imereti, Armenia, Adzharia, and Megrelia. The restaurant Mamalyga is definitely your best chance to try all kinds of food from different regions of the former Soviet republics in one place.

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Details:

  • Type: Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Uzbek, Armenian, Georgian
  • Price Range: $$$
  • Location: Admiralty Side; Central; in front of Kazan Cathedral
  • Metro Station: Gostiny Dvor or Nevsky Prospekt
  • Open hours: Mon - Fri (10:00 - last guest), Sat - Sun (12:00 - last guest)
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TARKHUN


Address: Karavannaja Street 14 | St. Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/571-11-15

Vast selection of unique food, Nice atmosphere, Elegant interiors!

Tarkhun is another popular Caucasian restaurant in St. Petersburg which is named after the herb Tarhun, which is known as tarragon in the USA. Slightly off the beaten track, but not hard to find, this is one of the best places to go to sample authentic Georgian food and drink fine wine. But the vast selection of food and wine is not the only thing you'll love about dining here. The elegant interiors made of ivory colored walls, the nice atmosphere and welcoming staff will make your dining experience very pleasant, and maybe this will inspire you to visit even Georgia. 

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Details:

  • Type: Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Georgian, Armenian, Azerbaijani
  • Price Range: $$$
  • Location: Admiralty Side; Central
  • Metro Station: Mayakovskaya or Gostiny Dvor
  • Open hours: Mon - Sun (12:00 - 23:30)

CAT RESTAURANT


Address: Karavannaya Street 24 | St. Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/315-38-00

Georgian cuisine, European songs, Reasonably-priced food!

Georgian-themed cabaret CAT Restaurant is famous for three things: a barbecue, khachapuri cheese-filled bread, and Georgian wine. Its musical café atmosphere and soft lighting put you at ease, as patrons dance along to the best of European pop hits. Tourists from across the globe have given its reasonably priced food rave reviews, such as the pkhaly (eggplant with walnuts), khochapury (a variety of meat kebabs), satsivi fish as well as Georgian cheeses and desserts. The cat’s relaxing vibe is ideal for dates or catching up with friends.

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Details:

  • Type: Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Azerbaijani, European, Vegetarian
  • Price Range: $$$
  • Location: Admiralty Side; Central
  • Metro Station: Nevsky Prospekt
  • Open hours: Mon - Sun (12:00 - 24:00)
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PRYANOSTI & RADOSTI


Address: Belinskogo Street 5 | St. Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/640-16-16

A paradise for carnivores with good food and atmosphere!

Pryanosti & Radosti is one of St Petersburg's well known restaurants by Ginza Project, but also one of the most intriguing. Serving Caucasian food with a twist of European cuisine in a unique setting that is similar to a comfortable flat. You go up the marble stairs and every room is different: Molecula Room, Library Room and a Room with a Cupboard with a great view on the St. Simeon and Anna Church. Unlike many ethnic restaurants in Saint Petersburg, Prynosti & Radosti keeps an atmosphere of authenticity. Definitely a good dining spot for meat lovers!

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Details:

  • Type: Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Caucasian, European
  • Price Range: $$$
  • Location: Admiralty Side; Central, near the Embankment Fontanka
  • Metro Station: Mayakovskaya; Gostiniy Dvor; Nevsky Prospekt
  • Open hours: Sun - Thu (08:00 - 01:00), Fri - Sat (08:00 - 06:00)

kARAVAN


Address: Voznesensky Prospekt 46 | St. Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/252-74-93

Best Caucasian cuisine, Good atmosphere, Spectacular interiors!

Opened in 2000, the Karavan restaurant has long been considered one of the best restaurants producing national cuisine. From the stuffed camel, the Turkish carpets and the variety of Kebabs cooked in the middle of the room to traditional starters, such as Sacivi and Lobio, Basturma and Khachapuri, here you can have a good taste of the Caucasus and Central Asia. Definitely another interesting place for meat lovers or those who want to try excellent Uzbek, Azeri or Georgian food served in large portions in a quiet atmosphere.

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Details:

  • Type: Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Caucasian, Azerbaijani, Georgian, Uzbek
  • Price Range: $$$
  • Location: Admiralty Side; Central; near the Fontanka River
  • Metro Station: Sadovaya; Sennaya; Spasskaya
  • Open hours: Mon - Sun (12:00 - 24:00)
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ARAGVI


Address: Fontanka River Embankment 9 | St. Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/ 570-56-43

Delicious Georgian Cuisine, Nice Atmosphere, Charming setting!

Aragvi restaurant is a little gem where anyone can have a wonderful lunch or dinner in a relaxing and quiet Georgian atmosphere overlooking the Fontanka River. The Chef here, the owner's mom, cooks authentic and delicious Caucasian cuisine with her golden hands. The charming interior decoration, cozy atmosphere, and variety of tasty Georgian dishes will make your dining experience at Aragvi enjoyable and you'll leave the place feeling happy and satisfied.

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Details:

  • Type: Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Georgian
  • Price Range: $$$
  • Location: Admiralty Side; Central; near the Fontanka River
  • Metro Station: Nevsky Prospekt; Gostiny Dvor
  • Open hours: Mon - Sun (11:00 - 23:30)

KILIKIA


Address: Gorohovaya Street 26/Griboyedov Canal Embankment 40 | St. Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/327-22-08

Great Service, Tasty food, Cozy decor and good prices!

Even if you haven't eaten Armenian cuisine before, we are sure that at Kilikia you will find something familiar and satisfying. Named after the Armenian region within Turkey, this nice homelike cafe-restaurant located on the bank of Griboedov Canal serves delicious Armenian food mixed with different fruits and spices found in the Caucasus Mountains, all cooked by locals. Without doubts, a dining experience at Kilikia will give you the true feel of Armenia and the people's warm and welcoming hospitality. But that's not all - here you can also sample some dishes of European and Mediterranean cuisine.

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Details:

  • Type: Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Armenian, European
  • Price Range: $$$
  • Location: Admiralty Side; Central, south of Nevsky Prospekt
  • Metro Station: Sennaya Ploshad; Sadovaya; Spasskaya
  • Open hours: Mon - Sun (10:00 - 06:00)
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KAVKAZ-BAR


Address: Karavannya Street 18/37 | St. Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/312-16-65

Great location, Authentic Georgian food, Amazing interiors!

What awaits you at the Kavkaz-Bar can be summed up in just one word: “unforgettable”. Firstly, the Caucasian cuisine served at Kavkaz-Bar is legendary. Secondly, all of the dishes are home-cooked according to traditional recipes by the Chef, a Georgian master of his craft. Thirdly, this restaurant is unforgettable because of the cozy and tastefully decorated interior which features Georgian pottery and tapestries to create an authentic atmosphere. Undoubtedly you will have a pleasant evening and a unique culinary experience, if you decide to go.

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Details:

  • Type: Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Caucasian, Georgian
  • Price Range: $$$
  • Location: Admiralty Side; Central
  • Metro Station: Mayakovskaya or Gostiniy Dvor
  • Open hours: Mon - Sun (11:00 - 01:00)

CHACHAPURI


Address: Marata Street 12 | St. Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/985-82-85

Peculiar local cuisine, Impressive setting, Great hospitality!

The restaurant ChaChaPuri is a cozy corner of Georgia that will make your dining experience a really pleasant one. The restaurant's interior with colorful walls and floors with a mix of loft-style will intrigue you. The delicious home-cooked dishes from Georgia, created with authentic food, along with the prestigious local wine list, will both please your palate and soul. In short and in my opinion, this is the kind of place you'll be talking about long after you've gone home.

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Details:

  • Type: Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Georgian
  • Price Range: $$$
  • Location: Admiralty Side, Central
  • Metro Station: Mayakovskaya or Ploshad' Vosstaniya
  • Open Hours: Mon - Sun (11:00 - 01:00)
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TBILISO


Address: Sytninskaya Street 10 | St. Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/232-93-91

Great Georgian restaurant, Authentic food, Relaxing atmosphere!

If you want to try new flavors and love spicy, rich, and hearty food, then you should book a table at the popular Georgian restaurant Tbiliso. From more than a hundred traditional dishes of Caucasian cuisine to rare dishes of Imereti, Adjara, Kutaisi, and Ossetian cuisine, here you can try new types of food and experience the best warm Georgian hospitality. The live music, local costumes, friendly staff, and nice atmosphere will make your dining experience at Tbiliso memorable. 

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Details:

  • Type: Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Georgian
  • Price Range: $$$
  • Location: Petrograd Side; not too far from Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Metro Station: Petrogradskaya or Gorkovskaya
  • Open Hours: Sun - Thu (12:00 - 14:00), Fri-Sat (12:00 - 01:00)

ERIVAN


Address: Fontanka River Embankment 51 | St. Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7)812/703-38-20

High-quality Caucasian cuisine, Amazing interiors, Special atmosphere!

Awarded the best restaurant in St. Petersburg in 2007, Erivan today is still seen by many locals as one of the most luxurious ethnic restaurants in the city. Offering a variety of traditional Armenian food cooked by local chefs who put their soul, passion, and tradition into every dish, here you can expect top-class service and food along with a special atmosphere. Everything you see on the table or on the wall is hand-made by Armenian craftsmen, while all of the dishes are homemade, fresh, and of course very tasty. Add all of the elements of romance and luxury and bingo... you're certain to make the most sumptuous memories at Erivan.

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Details:

  • Type: Luxury Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Armenian, Russian
  • Price Range: $$$$
  • Location: Admiralty Side; Central; close to Anichov Bridge
  • Metro Station: Gostiny Dvor or Nevsky Prospekt
  • Open Hours: Mon-Sun (12:00 - 24:00)

Tip: If you want to taste Caucasian cuisine, we recommend trying the following dishes: Shashlik (grilled kebabs), Khachapuri (cheese stuffed bread), Satsivi (chicken in walnut sauce), Khinkali (giant meat-filled dumplings), & the Plov (rice with lamb) or Lagman (thick noodle meat soup).

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