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Sofia Melnikova's Fantastic Douqan

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Why locals love it

The place is a bit hidden, but almost always full because of delicious food you get there. A lot of Georgian and Eastern European specialties, plus nice interior make you feel really well, and you don't even mind that the prices are a bit higher than in other restaurants of similar level.

Why you should visit it

If the weather allows it, sit outside: it's very nice and authentic with those grape vines hanging above you.
By the way, it's a cat friendly place: especially in summer you may often find cute cats around!
Food recommendations: Okroshka and home-made lemonade in summer, as well as spicy mushroom khinkali in winter are a must!

Special tip

Walk along Tabukashvili str. On the corner, backside of Rustaveli theatre, there is a souvenir shop. A bit up there will be a yellow door. This is it!

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A secrete hidden gem, hidden away and tucked behind a gate, behind it you unfold a simple yard with interesting food and drinks.
August 6, 2019
Amazing khinkali, quiet and hip, shady garden space perfect for hot summer afternoons
Local Ambassador
March 11, 2017
Dissatisfied. Was waiting one hour and half for one plate! Waiters were terrible, we were waiting half an hour to get the menu, and another half an hour for a bill. A place where customers are not a priority!
September 19, 2018
Nice place!
July 21, 2016
Local Ambassador
March 9, 2016
Excellent Place ,,
July 15, 2015

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