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1221

Jauniela 16, Riga, Latvia
(+371) 67 22 01 71
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Ranked #16 of 513 restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European, Latvian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco, California
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310 reviews 310 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
307 helpful votes 307 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We came to this restaurant because it was right down the street on which our hotel was located, appeared absolutely charming from the outside, and was highly rated on TripAdvisor. I'm not sorry we tried it, although it was a just a bit under our expectations for it. We sat outside (a must because of the incredibly hot weather in... More

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Queensland, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Lovely staff, lovely ambience and the best soup ever tasted. - so good we had to return so that my friend could try it. Pistachio, celeriac cream soup, with venison strips and truffle oil. Delicious! My friend also judged her steak as superb , my duck was just short of perfect.

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Cairo, Egypt
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A lovely chic restaurant in the old town of Riga... Looks old and classy from inside. I tried the "Sturgeon and salmon borsch" and it was the best I ever had in my life. The "Baltic plaice fillet with Thailand beans fried in butter and almonds" was less than what I expected. The "Chocolate Fondant with vanilla ice-cream and glazed... More

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London, UK
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151 reviews 151 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Some of the guidebooks to Riga can be positively off-putting when it comes to making general remarks about Latvian cuisine - "not for the weight-conscious", "pull out your pocket defibrillator and prepare to get greasy", the implication being that you will be in for pig and potato overload. One or two of the places off Doma Laukums look only too... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Although the restaurant looks small, it has at least 4 floors, and a roof, so there is lot's of space. We sat outside, but it looked very cosy inside. The food was very good, the service attentive. A bit expensive but it was worth it. Some interesting things on the menu. Considered to go back the next day to eat... More

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Pavia, Italy
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73 reviews 73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Definitely, to eat in Riga is almost always a good experience! This reastaurant is a very nice spot for dining, the environment is really nice, on several floors of an old house downtown. Food is also well deserving a visit, and wine list as well.

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Sao Paulo
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is one of Riga's traditional restaurants set in a very old building, which is reflected in its name. We only had a light lunch there but the food quality was very good. The selection of smoked fish from the Baltic Sea was delicious and so was their shrimp salad. Service was very friendly and attentive. As one of us... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Our night at 1221 was incredible. It started with drinks and appetizers on the rooftop deck. The smoked fish plate was delicious. We moved down to the dining room for dinner. Everything was perfect- the atmosphere, the food and incredible service. I decided to try some of the Latvian specialties. Sauerkraut Soup and a dessert made with rye bread. Wow... More

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Oslo, Norway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Very cosy interior, excellent fish and steak.. Good vine and local beer.. just don't be late if you have a reservation.. We arrived 10 minutes late and that was frowned upon.

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paris
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66 reviews 66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

we were looking for a restaurant serving healthier foods than what we had seen in riga. we looked at this restaurant's menu and immediately, we understood this was going to be great. the menu starts with a little story from the chef, explaining how he discovered a passion for food, and decided to make cooking his life. the restaurant itself... More

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