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“Best lobio ever”
Review of Salobie Bia

Salobie Bia
Ranked #12 of 1,382 Restaurants in Tbilisi
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 7, 2019

This was our favorite restaurant in Tbilisi, and we researched and tried a lot of others. The quality of food is astounding, yet the vibe is unpretentious and the prices are totally down-to-earth. The staff were welcoming and helpful. The decor was really cool with old Soviet and Georgian paintings and posters all over the walls. But the highlight was of course the lobio (after all, the name of the restaurant means "Lobio place"). We've tried lobio at a few different places across Georgia, and each time it was the same clay pot bean stew – not bad, but nothing really special. Here, it was a magical explosion of taste and ideas. The stew itself was bustling with aromas of herbs and spices, and serving it with pickles including kimchi added a refreshing and innovative touch of fusion. We went here twice and sampled a few things on the menu, all of which showed interesting and unusual ideas surrounding simple Georgian home food, great attention to detail and exceptional quality of cooking. But lobio was not just amazing – it was a truly rapturous experience. Didn't think I would ever say that about what's basically stewed beans.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 30, 2019

Like everybody said, the best one, must come here. No doubt. Service great, food delicious, best ive ate in GE

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 30, 2019 via mobile

Walk down the stairs to salobe bia and a culinary experience awaits. Nice hearty food and friendly staff. In the upper part of the restaurant they have a big table for ten where you can drop in. And also get some company if you’re eating alone.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 30, 2019 via mobile

This is a small restaurant with nice interior and friendly staff, but food is average and very small portions.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 29, 2019 via mobile

For our last night in Tbilisi we decided to visit this place and it did not disappoint one little bit. The service was friendly and fast, the food very tasty (tomato salad is a must, as other reviews confirm as well). Would love to return if we're ever in Tbilisi again. House red is good and homemade lemonade was all we needed after hours of exploring Tbilisi. The place is small yet very cozy: there are plenty of quirky paintings and objects to be seen. Recommended!

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank Oya O
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