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Uncle Vanya

16 Smilsu iela | 16 Smilsu iela, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 27 886 963
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“borscht” (15 reviews)
“dumplings” (15 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
European, Russian, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
16 Smilsu iela | 16 Smilsu iela, Riga 1050, Latvia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Uncle Vanya
1. "Inviting atmosphere"
"When I visit Latvia I know I will want to go again"
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2. "Excellent dining experience!"
"Food and drinks were well prepared and presented"
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3. "Perfect home-made infusions!"
"The cocktails were expertly mixed"
Lee D
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1 - 10 of 133 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We (two adults and a toddler) had a wonderful dinner here! Food was excellent and servings were beautiful. The toddler was treated same way as adults, so she got her own plates and everything. Atmosphere was very Slavic which was nice.

Thank AnAsKaKa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A variable and delicious meals combined with the best servise ever. We were amazed by the authentic design which is reminds with former USSR.

Thank Vadim_dargel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought we would give it a try as we were unfamiliar with Russian food. We enjoyed it so much and there was a great choice on the menu that we went back a couple of nights later. I would definitely recommend the prawn shashlik...More

Thank taylors94
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice climaticed restaurant. Perfect in the hot weather. Cutlery and plates of good quality. Napkin in fabric. Everything looks new and of good quality. Toilets very nice with hand towels. Had pork Kebab. Different meat. Some perfect. Some very much fat and some dry...More

Thank Alf A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been walking in Old Rīga city and suddenly stopped here. As it was warm summer day we sit outside- feeling was like on the street. Nice. Before the meal we have been served with cold vodka like a gift from chef. No drinkers...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it! Every dish, all the drinks (horseradish vodka as welcome drink!!!) were excellent! The waiters were classic old fashioned pro’s! Fantastic experience, i highly recommend it! The borscht is AMAZING

Thank ssolya
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Had the borscht (which is off menu but you can still order it) and cod. Both are delicious. Loved the ambience of the restaurant too. The toilet was rather luxurious. Would go again if only the price tag was not so high - but it’s...More

Thank Long E
Reviewed June 30, 2018

Local and authentic food in a nice restaurant but a bit expensive for our taste. The food itself was very tasty and the service was excellent

Thank mayakarmi
Reviewed June 11, 2018

For some time already did not have such a great food in restaurants. It was perfectly prepared and really tasty. Restaurant prices are on the high side, but it is adequate to the food quality. Service was bit of a mixed feeling - the guy...More

Thank BoWu
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

This is a perfect place for experienced local food and the staff is understanding and helpful Food was equally amazing. We came on short notice and was accommodated Love this place!

Thank Richard M
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August 6, 2018|
Response from Alf A | Reviewed this property |
I presume they do.
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April 2, 2018|
Response from hokiplc | Reviewed this property |
I can only say that we were there on a Friday and they had live music.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Smilsu iela | 16 Smilsu iela, Riga 1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 27 886 963
  • E-mail
Russian restaurant Uncle Vanya is a cozy and warm place to enjoy great food and take a drop of vodka. Riga. Latvia.
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