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Krisjana Barona Iela 31a, Riga, Latvia
+37167281141
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Ranked #89 of 579 Restaurants in Riga
Price range: $13 - $19
Cuisines: Eastern European, Central European, International
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
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English first
1 review
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
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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72 reviews 72 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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Budapest, Hungary
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Visited Istaba after reading a recommendation on a recent visit to Riga. Aalthough it is a bit outside of the usual tourist area,it was well worth the trip to find it. There is onset menu here -- the waitress listed the daily options, all of which included some great tapas style starters, salad and sides to the two fish dishes... More 

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Norrköping
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Istaba is not only a little restaurant, it also houses an exhibition area on the first floor, which you can overlook from your seating upstairs. The food is wonderful and well prepared. Could be a little more vegetarian options to choose from! But I love this place, it is well worth looking for. Can be a bit hard to find... More 

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Address: Krisjana Barona Iela 31a, Riga, Latvia
Phone Number: +37167281141
Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
Average Prices: USD 13 - 19
Cuisine: Eastern European, Central European, International

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