If you've never tried Georgian food, this is a great place to try it. Have the khatchapuri (made from the most delicious bread!!) and khinkali (dumplings) for sure! The food here is delicious, service is warm, patient, and friendly, prices very fair. The place is a little small (six tables which allow for a total of about 32 people) and gets cramped, but not so noticeable unless there are groups of families, which there were when we went.
There was one lady serving the whole place who was very kind and helpful. She assured us that she could arrange for changes to the menu but as it was our first time trying Georgian, we wanted to see what it was all about. We ordered: adjarian kachapuri with cheese and egg (I asked for the yolk to be removed), their kinkhali were huge meat-filled dumplings that tasted just like Korean mandu--very good.
chanakhi - chunks of eggplant and brisket meat in a flavourful sauce of spices (but not spicy), onions, and coriander. The combination of the spices and coriander gave this dish an unmistakeable SE Asian flavour. You should probably order it with their house bread ($2 for a generous portion) or rice as I can't imagine eating this dish on its own, though there's no law preventing one from doing so.
- Russian kebob *my least favourite dish - not sure what made these pork kebobs Russian. Chunks of meat, covered in slivered red onions and come with pickled cabbage; salad of tomato, cucumber, onion, dill; and Armenian potatoes which are fried (but not at all greasy) and flavoured with garlic and dill. I could have feasted on these potatoes alone, they were that good! They reminded me a lot of the garlic potatoes you get at the Lebanese places in Montreal, but different shape and less grease. Anyway they were GOOD. I think you have the option of these potatoes vs rice but definitely go with the potatoes! What turned me off this dish was the strong porky flavour but if you don't mind that, then don't go overlooking this dish altogether.
- chicken kebob - also served with the above; meat was very tender and juicy. Their kebob platters are single skewer (there was no indication that one can order another but I'm sure they will provide if you ask).
Definitely worth a try if you are in the area or want to try something different.
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