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Reviewed December 5, 2023

Such a cute place right in the center of Yerevan! There is a souvenir shop at the entrance of Abovyan 12 and then a beautiful garden. Then there is an art gallery and a restaurant up the stairs. The food was fresh and tasty and...the beer was delicious!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 4, 2023

Great location though a little hard to find (you have to go through a souvenir shop on Aboyvan) to get into the courtyard behind). Excellent and reasonably priced Armenian food and good selection of Armenian wine. Definitely "down home" rather than "nouvelle cuisine" style. Restaurant...is spread over a number of rooms on the first floor looking over the courtyard. Not elegant but with a lot of characterMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed November 10, 2023

Abovyan 12 is located in the very center of Yerevan. It combines restaurant with Dalan art gallery. You can choose to sit inside upstairs or in the garden ; both options are really nice. I picked outside, because it was a balmy evening. There's a...large bar at the center of the garden, from where they recommended a Koor Dry Red Wine, which was delightful. I was not very hungry, so just had some humus, dolma and bread - together with 3 glasses, the bill came to 11,000dram which I consider reasonable.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 25, 2023 via mobile

In the bustle of Yerevan this is a little oasis. Great Armenian food in a courtyard through a shop. Busy in the evenings but late afternoon bit easier to drop in.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 31, 2023 via mobile

This was really good food and ambience with grape vines. Vegetarian friendly as well as my family lived lamb and chicken preparation, traditional Armenian style. Worth visit

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 27, 2023 via mobile

I recommend this place to everyone! The food was great, the service was great, and the place itself is really cute. Everything about our experience is a 10/10. Some of the food we got was: veal BBQ, taboule, cheese pizza, village fries, gata. Everything tasted...great. Make sure you reserve though as they’re very busy.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 21, 2023 via mobile

A super cosy restaurant, located in an inner courtyard just besides one of the most touristc streets in Yerevan- Abovyan street. In order to get to the restaurant, you need to go through an art shop. The atmosphere is relaxing, food is traditional and you...can find some of the best examples of Armenian cuisine. Prices are reasonable.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 1, 2022 via mobile

I would give five starts for the food but the service is AWFUL. Sooooooo slow. Literally wait 15 minutes for order food, and then forever for the check, although the food does arrive quickly once ordered. Also terrible customer service to arrive in the garden...and then wait to be noticed. Apparently you’re supposed to flag a passing waiter. Very unprofessional. But a handsome, tall young waiter served me and was great :) Anyway onto the GREAT food. The menu is huge and offers Armenian food unlike I’ve seen elsewhere. More than just dolma and ishkan (trout). Absolutely wonderful veg options, and big portion sizes. For the first time, there was no space in the garden (I had not made a rez) so o sat inside. I ordered the basturma salad (not realising basturma is meat!) but I loved the beet greens, sheep cheese and walnut mixture. Very fresh and moreish. I also got the eggplant rolls which were smaller than I expected but then again, food for appetiser size. The combo with strained yogurt was delicious. Finally I had the aveluk (mountain sorrel soup). Also very tasty. Tonight, I had the Armenian cheese platter and the kelegyosh (lentils/onions/matzoon (yogurt)/lavash). Utterly tasty on both sides and enough cheese to take half back to the hotel for takeaway. Plus 2 glasses of the wonderfully dry Zulal, recommended by the waiter. The garden is gorgeous and a huge draw obviously. Despite my service grumbling, I still might return here in the next 6 days I’m in Yerevan.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 27, 2022

This place was packed when we arrived, but staff managed to find us a table anyway. There's plenty of choice for food, though service seemed a bit overwhelmed by the amount of people to serve. Prices were very reasonable and the food was tasty -...also the scenery outside offered a great change of pace. Strangely enough, the bathrooms seemed to not have any lights. There's wifi but either we were given the wrong password (or it was unavailable at the time). Also, you can enter this place through a crafts / artisan shop, so it's easy to pass by if you don't pay attention. Recommended!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 9, 2022

ABOVYAN 12- Restaurant DALAN with the entrance through the Dalan Art Gallery is a nice and well known restaurant on the Abovyan street 12 in the center (very close to the end of the Northern Avenue) and we were surprised by the old, traditional and...genuine decoration of this restaurant, while we have realized that they also have a bar and tables in the open air backyard, which is like a best kept secret in the garden with pergola (with also an extension of the souvenir shop). We have ordered for dinner only specialties of Armenian cuisine [e.g. Lamb Khasarma (lamb stew with vegetables), salad and Basturma], we have ordered good wine (e.g. Voskevaz, red dry wine) and we have found everything on the table very delicious and tasteful, while the service was also very good and the prices normal (mid-range) for such a good restaurant. We have enjoyed very much our dinner at the Abovyan 12- Restaurant Dalan in Yerevan (but you should pay attention to go through the souvenir shop in Abovyan 12 (Dalan Art Galery), otherwise it’s hard to find it) and would visit it again if the opportunity arises.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 18, 2022 via mobile

We came for breakfast, The place has a nice decor and relaxed atmosphere We ordered egg bastirma omelette, the bastirma was overcooked 😬😬 Also we had the lahmajun mmm it is average served with bad slices of lemon The dough was well cooked though As...for the Khatchapuri (hooefully i spelled it right) that one was good.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed November 25, 2021 via mobile

Terrible offered choices. The food were average though the pork ribs was beyond good. The waiters were unfriendly. We asked one waiter for a plate and didn’t seem to bother until we asked him again which took him some minutes. His reply was “one moment”...with a condescending tone. Horrible service.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 13, 2021 via mobile

Awesomest place! Found out just suddenly, while was shopping in the souvenir shop through which you get to this open-air cafe. The place is cozy and quite, you sit under a grape tree surrounded by local pieces of art. The food is also purely local...and tasty. Noticed that the personnel speaks Russian and English, which is a plus if you don't speak Armenian. Definitely would recommend!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 11, 2021

This place is a hidden gem. tucked behind a tourist gift shop. The food was amazing, the service friendly and efficient. We will definitely return.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed August 1, 2021

We loved this place for the atmosphere and clever rustic setting but the food was delicious and plentiful [as always a groaning table of food]. Very busy and bustling.

Date of visit: July 2021
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