Nestled in Georgia’s central Kartli region, the ancient city of Tbilisi is the crown jewel of Eurasia. Surrounded by lush green mountains, the Georgian capital is quickly becoming famous for for its friendly people, picturesque streets shaded by fig trees, and distinct cuisine, which gracefully melds the flavors of both its Asian and European neighbors.
Today, the city of Tbilisi is in a unique moment of transition out of its Soviet past, and its burgeoning wine, food, and cultural scenes are drawing travelers from around the world. While classic Eurasian cooking still reigns supreme, a number of experimental restaurants and bars pouring natural wine and craft cocktails have taken root among the traditional taverns and bakeries. The best of both old and new earn spots on our list of the most essential places to eat and drink in Tbilisi, Georgia.
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Prices per person
$ - Less than 25 GEL (less than USD $9)
$$ - 25 - 50 GEL per person (USD $9 - USD $19)
$$$ - 50 to 70 GEL per person (USD $19 - USD $26)
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