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$$ - $$$European, International,
Krishjana Barona iela 31a, Riga 1011, Latvia
+371 67 281 141
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“shrimp” (6 reviews)
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European, International, Central European
$$ - $$$
Krishjana Barona iela 31a, Riga 1011, Latvia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

one of the best places to visit in Riga, hands down! The gallery and art shop downstairs, restaurant with amazing food in it's quality, price and amount upstairs. Great vibe, great staff. Not a bad thing to say about it.

Thank Eriks C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been with a friend at dinner. The location is enchanting. Few tables in a cute spot over the shop. The menu is fixed. We could choose meat or fish, and between 3 different kind of meat and fish. We had trout. Before the main...More

1  Thank Federico F
Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

This was he one lance I needed to go to per recommendation, while in Riga. Wasn’t at all disappointed. Are extremely well. A different type of restaurant. Can only say one thing as advice for others, go with time on your hands, it takes time...More

1  Thank Patricio R
Reviewed October 20, 2017

You kind of have to know that this place exists to be able to find it, but it's worth the confusion! It is upstairs of a gallery/design shop space. The decoration is very bohemian and original and the restaurant space is very small, but we...More

Thank annailai
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

Istaba has been around for many years and I'm glad to see they keep delivering what they promise: delicious, seasonal, local food. I love the quirky setting, it's unpretentious and cosy. You get to choose the main ingredient for your main dish, while the rest...More

Thank Ms A
Reviewed September 11, 2017

I ate here on the recommendation of a family member. I am SO GLAD that I did. This was a fabulous meal and an unique experience. I would never have stumbled across this restaurant on my own as it is above a shop and you...More

Thank AngelaWI
Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere in this small restaurant in new town, very cool interior. Service was attentive and polite. You order one thing, then food just keeps appering in front of you, sort of a non-spanish tapas. Nice and tender meat, good wine and very reasonable prices...More

1  Thank Frida R
Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch, unique little place. Sort of like a mix of living room and early alt culture. You basically select your protein of choice and a spread of sides will appear on your table shortly. Just start digging in as more food will be...More

1  Thank Lukas W
Reviewed May 5, 2017

This place has a nice art shop, but the restaurant above it with best intentions fails in basic things - the seats are uncomfortable, the tables too small for the size of plates and it's cosines is not followed by cosy prices. It tends towards...More

Thank guntheatre
Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

Istaba is a classic place to visit for a long diner with your love or friends. Every choice of food includes tapas but what blew us away last time we wenr there were shrimps. I've dined there for years but never had tried them there....More

Thank Kaspars K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $19
European, International, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Krishjana Barona iela 31a, Riga 1011, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 67 281 141
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