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“Grill bar Caucasian style”
Review of Akhtamar

Akhtamar
Ranked #350 of 1,039 Restaurants in Riga
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Armenian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed April 5, 2014

Hello, as a local guy, midle age exSoviet person (but Latvian!!!), I of course love sashlik (smth like kebab) and sure I know that best sashlik is made by Caucasian kitchens and Armenian kitchen is probable the best in it. And I always was satisfied in Akhtamar with any meal and especially grilled meat food! But what interesting - I have few time invited there my European colleagues for business dinner - these business people, who`s dinners are paid by company and they have been on business trips almost everywhere in Europe and every day have next experience in restaurants of restaurants: Italian, French, Spanish, fish and steak and 3* starts etc etc - so its hard to make them WOW with something new. The Armenian kitchen was the something new for all of them! - and they all was surprised how the juicy and tasty are the different types of grilled meat. As well the Armenian brandy was appreciated by French cognac gurus like the very well one. (the Armenian wines are another story...and not now and not there about this...). So I would recommend for any experienced grilled meat lover to try and to enjoy the Armenian kitchen in restaurant Akhtamar in Riga center, close to Railway Station, in-front of Circus. Bon appetite!

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Reviewed March 16, 2014

nice place in the center of Riga, walking distance to central park and train station, delicious food and not expensive, friendly stuff speaks all languages.

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Reviewed March 11, 2014

I am the type of person that prefers to eat outside and have visited lot of the restaurants in Riga. I have heard about this restaurant numerous times from my acquaintances and friends and I finally decided to pay a visit. The experience was above my expectations. The service was very friendly, polite and appropriate. The choice of dishes and drinks was very impressive. I had mutton chop and complemented it with Armenian pomegranate wine. Very, very tasty! And the serving size is quite big. Salads and cocktails also were exceptionally good. My visit lasted couple hours, I simply did not want to leave the restaurant, the atmosphere was so unique. I also enjoyed watching the DVD documentary about Armenia on their screens. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for a nice place to eat out and really enjoy it. Also recommended for groups – they have several sections where each group of friends can eat or celebrate in private atmosphere. And one more plus of this place: they have separate section for smokers with good ventilation, so non-smoking sections are smoke-free. You can easily find this restaurant going from the Central station down to Merkela street (left side); about 100 m beyond McDonalds you’ll see the blue shield Akhtamar and interesting installation from forged metal: a table served for two persons under metal umbrella. Go down to the cellar and enjoy your meal.

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Thank Andrej M
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

The staff is helpful, food is great and the best are the prices, really low cost! You can enjoy a cozy place near the central station.

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Thank jessicabona
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

If you want to try something special near to the city center, trying meals in this restaurant will make you satisfied. Nice atmosphere and really kind and helpful staff will help you with picking the best choice.

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Thank Dave O
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