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Alus arsenals

Pils laukums 4, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
(+371) 732 38 96
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Ranked #116 of 518 Restaurants in Riga
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Riga, Latvia
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This restaurant could be a very nice place: located in the Old Town, nice design, good menu, tasty food and very good local beer, but bad service just kills good impression. From time to time all staff simply disappeared somewhere in service rooms for a long time. We’ve got impression that we disturb them from doing something real important, and... More

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Hummelstown
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Wanted some authentic Latvian food, rather than just another fine dining place. Sought out this cellar near Castle Square and had a fine meal with great beer at reasonable cost. I usually can eat a whole pork knuckle but was more sensible and shared with my wife. We began with smoked sprats which were very fresh and tasty, together with... More

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SWEDEN
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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This restaurant seems to cater for russians and tourists only. It does not provide any individual services, was completely empty except for a table of rowdy russians on a thursday night and service was completely indifferent. After having to wait 30 minutes for our orders we went away to the amber tavern and had a lovely meal there.

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UK
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94 reviews 94 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The beer was OK, what we managed to get, although my husband detected a slight lactic taste. He thought the black pudding he had was great. The problems started when I tried to have french fries with my grilled pork, which turned out to be a kebab. A fairly normal accompaniment to the dish. First she tried to persuade me... More

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We dropped in "Alus arsenals" after terrible rain storm cough us in the street. This specific location was selected because of good reviews on TA. Unfortunately, we got to the waiter which was not interested at all to provide a welcoming service, despite the fact that only 3 tables were taken in all restaurant. We just had a beer with... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Used to come here each time I was in Riga, these days when i actually live in riga am not intending to give up the habit. Generous plates of quality food, beers and nice non-intrusive service is the key to this place's success. Definitely recommended for food and drink. Quite possibly in winter though the atmosphere in the main hall... More

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Cologne
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94 reviews 94 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

The place has a nice rustic ambience to it. Don't be put of by the entrance when you walk downstairs. We had good staff and good, traditional food. The pace is suited for dinner with friends, family and couples. Just nice to be there and have a relaxed dinner.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

was looking for an authentic Latvian experience. place was recommended by Trip Advisor great location in the old city. restaurant is located in a cellar with great atmosphere very good food

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Domodossola, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Good Lativian restaurant. Interesting and delicious food, kind and professional staff. Prices are good.

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Paris, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Perfect for a group and to discover latvian cuisine! The beer tasting is really nice to do! The service is top and very friendly

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