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The Black Lion Restaurant

) #43 of 693 Restaurants in Tbilisi $$ - $$$ , Vegetarian Friendly
Z. Kvlividze 28 | Oqros ubani/Vorontsovi District, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia
+995 322 96 09 56
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Z. Kvlividze 28 | Oqros ubani/Vorontsovi District, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia
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1 - 10 of 93 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The setting is very cool - the restaurant is in an old house with outdoor seating in the garden. The menus is rather extensive and offers dishes not always found in typical places. Its not in a neighborhood most tourist wonder around, but the staff...More

Thank Roman V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beef in spicy tomato sauce and rabbit were excellent. Staff in Shavi Lomi is professional, I would say the best service I encountered in Georgia. Without doubt the best restaurant in the city. Highly recommended! We also asked the staff to arrange a taxi for...More

Thank joan1991akera
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really like "shavi lomi". It´s delicious food, friendly stuff and cozy atmosphere. They have traditional georgian dishes with minor Changes. Which is quite exciting.

Thank EndiMarieBolkvadze
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

'Shavi Lomi' or 'Black Lion' restaurant became the most positive restaurant experience for me in Tbilisi for 3 years. Amazingly tasty food ( Georgian cuisine), excellent service ( cordial, knowledgeable, speaking English), cosy and stylish ambience. In summer there is a wonderful terrace - garden...More

Thank yuliachronicles
Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

Excellent food ..excellent wine..eccellent service..definitely will visit again from Malta :) loved my lunch with great company under a walnut tree in the garden...amazing experience

Thank gordon b
Reviewed June 8, 2017

One of Tbilisi's best signature with special ambience and tasty Georgian fusion menu. The restaurant has a lovely courtyard, great for kids. Great for families, groups of friends, couples, business meetings. .

Thank Dimitri B
Reviewed May 11, 2017

We visited the place shortly after noon and expected to wait a little to get served because we were the only customers there. We didn't expect to wait for over an hour though. It may be a conincidence, but another clearly more wealthy-looking customer was...More

Thank Taras M
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

Very good environment! Delicious Georgian food! The restaurant has a beautiful yard. Highly recommended!!!

Thank Eto B
Reviewed March 27, 2017

The Black Lion Restaurant served the most delicious food we had in Georgia – and believe us, we tried a lot of really great food. The locality is pretty well hidden as there is no sign that would indicate that there is a restaurant. You...More

1  Thank Bjorn K
Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

We chose Shavi Lomi after reading about it in the New York Times. It had been given a glowing review, we were looking forward to a nice evening at this highly rated restaurant. It turned out to be one of the most unpleasant evenings in...More

2  Thank Gitanjali g
merikog, Manager at The Black Lion Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2017

I'm very sorry about the experience you had in our restaurant. Even though the waiters couldn't recall any incident of this sort from the past week, I believe you couldn't have possibly made up the story. However, being a racist is not an option in...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Z. Kvlividze 28 | Oqros ubani/Vorontsovi District, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia
  • Location: Europe  >  Georgia  >  Tbilisi
  • Phone Number: +995 322 96 09 56
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