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#21 of 764 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
European, Latvian, Eastern European, Central European, Fusion
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Jauniela 16, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 220 171
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County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food here was amazing and great service. Duck confit and prawn pasta were out of this world! Quite pricey but definitely worth it for the quality and flavour.

Thank RArmitage94
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely food in a a very relaxed setting. Booking essential as the restaurant was busy when we were there and walk-ins were being turned away. Downstairs tables looking out into the street were nice & quiet. Outside walls are painted - watched a lot of people having photo's taken in front of it!

Thank vrsdriva
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked away in a side street of Riga's Old Town is this small and intimate Latvian restaurant. The decor, food and service are outstanding. More expensive than most eateries I came across but well worth the extra money.

Thank Mike M
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was out first stop of a 3 week, 9 country tour. We were lucky enough to get into 1221 and they were across the street from hotel. Little did we know this was the best dinner we would have. We ate at numerous great restaurants and while they were wonderful but 1221 was the best. Great for families or... More 

1 Thank befird
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here on our first night in Europe. We ate at many restaurants over the next 3 weeks and 9 countries. Many were good, even great, but 1221 was the best. We were a family of 4 with younger girls (7 & 5) and they had an option for all of us. The food was fresh and perfectly prepared... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing restaurant and amazing service. We shared a beaver. We were uncertain if it was going to be enough to share but the waitress let us know it would be sufficient. It was colder than we expected, but I remembered we were in Latvia! It was a fun and exciting experience for us all.

Thank Thuglife187
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was there just once, but for sure I will come back when I visit Riga again. Food was excellent. Really nice interior. Maybe service should be little better.

Thank Peter E
Bergen, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

In this lovely building, close to everything, we had a wonderful dinner. We had soups: Kamchatka royal crab bisque with lemongrass and peaches and Elk meat goulash soup with wild mushrooms. Yum! Almost full dinner just in the soups. For main course we had Pork knuckle glazed in citrus juice and coriander with fried new potatoes and “baby” pears sauce... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

Unique combination of ingredients and flavours - all worked. I had the smoked beaver starter which had pineapple and pine nut. my wife had salad leaves with Gorgonzola but it was so much more than that! Strawberries, baby pears, baby walnuts and more. To die for" she said repeatedly. Best starter she has had.

Thank Mikey1nt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Lovely building, looks tiny from the outside but is based over several floors. Lovely decor and ambience. Food and wine delicious but pricey compared to other restaurants.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $74
European, Latvian, Eastern European, Central European, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jauniela 16, Riga 1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 67 220 171
"1221" Is located in the Old Town of Riga, in the historical significance near of Dome churches. From both the summer terrace you can see the beautiful view roofs of the city & the excellent dome of the cathedral.
"1221" Is a high class restaurant with exclusive European cuisine & chic collection of wines. You can find very interesting dishes in menu such as Veal tails stewed in red wine or Ragout of beaver meat marinated in champagne. In any case you'll be delighted by this restaurant.
Our restaurant is a local place that fundametally different from tourist places of Riga.
Please, book a table in advance.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?