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Istaba

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Krisjana Barona Iela 31a, Riga, Latvia
+37167281141
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic experience

Went there again after not being there for a few months. The food was great as usual and the service was friendly as usual.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Sampsa A
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Riga
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
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41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Riga
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Went there again after not being there for a few months. The food was great as usual and the service was friendly as usual.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

walking by random streets I suddenly found this place.. wow! it was so delicious! my whole vegetarian life's (~10 years) B E S T food was here. I ordered VE G G I E set and there were a lot of dishes, like appetizers with baked bread, huge green salat, rice, potato, steamed (almost fresh) veggitables.. (could be shared by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Great place to wine and dome in a small company. Very nice music, very polite and nice service. Definitely suggest to visit when in Riga.

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Porto, Portugal
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

A very nice art shop in the center where you can find all kinds of souvenirs you wish, most of them handmade and quite unique. Plus, on the 2nd floor you can eat and drink!

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Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were recommended to go there on our Riga walking tour. Place is so cosy with a galleria downstairs and several small rooms that gives you a home feeling. You just get to chose your main dish type, and then tons of dips and salads and starters starts pouring on your table. Food is very tasty and you get so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Great experience! Unique for Riga as I would expect that trendy and cozy atmosphere somewhere in east London or Berlin. The food was amazing too.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Riga! Its is not formal and feels like a nice homemade meal with friends. Except with really good food and that no one has to cook or clean. Special concept, but really nice food! Also good for vegetarians!

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Paris
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The dinner started pleasantly, with a fresh salad with tomatoes and various tasty dips (beetroot, humus...) But the main course is very disappointing : they propose various proteins (chicken, beef, duck), but only with a choose of two sauces, white wine or red wine. I took the shrimps with white wine, and it wasn't good, the shrimps were obviously thawed,... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The concept - choose a meat/bird/fish and have the entrées and sides come along to share, is great and the food was all delicious. The small dining area over the art gallery and shop is lovely. Not cheap by Latvian standards but it doesn't break the bank either.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

A combination art gallery restaurant run by a local celebrity chef, portions generous, food fantastic, setting eclectic, non-matching china, set in a balcony above the store/art gallery. A great experience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Krisjana Barona Iela 31a, Riga, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +37167281141

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 19
  • Cuisine: International, Eastern European, Central European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine

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