Armenian restaurants will be one of the most enjoyable parts of your journey to Armenia. Here are 10 Armenian restaurants selected for you to try the recipes and cuisine.
There is a huge variety of Armenian restaurants where you can enjoy the tastiest Armenian recipes and get known to delicious Armenian cuisine closer. Keep on reading and you’ll know about best Armenian restaurants with most delicious dishes and nice atmosphere in Armenia.
Armenian Restaurant #1: Dolmama
Dolmama is one of the best Armenian restaurants with typical Armenian cuisine. It was established in 1998. The main aim of this restaurant was to preserve Armenian traditional cuisine and introduce it with its full colors and taste.
Here you can enjoy the most favorite meals among Armenians. The atmosphere of the restaurant is very friendly. Very often you can meet the founder of Dolmama, Jirair Avanian there chatting with guests.
The design of Dolmama is rather simple but at the same time very elegant and cozy, with Armenian colorings. If you want to have a perfect image of Armenian cuisine and hospitality, then Dolmama is a perfect place for it.
Dolmama Restaurant has an international fame. Many world known celebrities, such as Prince Charles, Sir Michael Caine, Charles Aznavour etc., arriving in Armenia didn’t miss the chance to visit this Armenian restaurant and enjoy Armenian cuisine.
Not once has Dolmama been called the best Armenian restaurant, and the prices are correspondingly above average, such as a dish of dolma costs 7000 AMD/$14.
Armenian Restaurant #2: Old Erivan
Old Erivan is a nice Armenian restaurant with a wide range of Armenian recipes and original interior design. Here you can enjoy typical Armenian atmosphere including music and hospitality. The restaurant is specialized on Armenian cuisine. In other words, everything is done for creating Armenian cozy environment.
There are several halls in the restaurant, so you can choose one of them, which is closer to your heart.
The location of this Armenian restaurant is also very convenient. It is situated in the heart of the city, so you’ll have no difficulty in getting there. On the walls of the restaurant you can see the photos of famous people who have visited the restaurant and have become its constant visitors.
Armenian Restaurant #3: Ararat Restaurant
Ararat restaurant is one of the oldest Armenian restaurants situated in the Republic Square, Yerevan. This restaurant definitely has its history and traditions. Ararat was the favorite place for Armenian thinkers, writers and actors. In one word – Elite!
Being such an old restaurant, Ararat has preserved its colors and fame. Here you can enjoy Armenian live music, wonderful Armenian recipes and pleasant atmosphere. There is also a wide choice of fine Armenian wine. Come here both with your friend and family and you’ll definitely not regret!
Armenian Restaurant #4: Mer Gyugh (Our Village)
This Armenian restaurant is a rather cozy place with calming atmosphere. The place makes you feel like you’re at home immediately. The dishes are also made in home-style. The interior is typical Armenian, such as carpets and national Armenian furnishings.
In other words, everything is done for the visitors to feel themselves like at home. Prices are close to average. One dish may cost from 2300-3000 AMD/ $8-$6.
Armenian Restaurant #5: Tufenkian-Kharpert Restaurant
Another perfect place for those who appreciate delicate culinary style: introducing traditional Armenian cuisine to the guests and reviving its high value is the main aim of the restaurant. Tufenkian-Kharpet is mostly specialized on traditional Western Armenian cuisine.
Delicious dishes, wide variety of drinks and good service will surely leave you satisfied. Prices differ. On average, you’ll have to pay from 3000-5000 AMD/ $6-$10 for a dish.
Armenian Restaurant #6: Caucasus Restaurant
Causasus is one of the largest Armenian restaurants which, is situated in Kotayk Marz. This restaurant is more suitable for festive events, which will include larger number of guests, however coming with friends and having nice time is also an option.
The restaurant complex contains 4 halls called after 4 Armenian generations Yervandooni, Arshakooni, Artasheyants and Bagratooni. As the restaurant is situated out of Yerevan, getting there can be a bit difficult. It’s preferable getting there by taxi, which will cost about 2000 AMD/ $4.
Gevorg Chaushi District, 122 Building (near Ashtaraki highway, adjacent to “Vahakni” residential community)
Armenian Restaurant #7: Tospia Restaurant
Tospia restaurant is very much loved and appreciated among tourists and locals. The reason is delicious Armenian cuisine with best quality, friendly staff and diverse yet elegant music. The name of the restaurant comes from one of the oldest distinct of Historical Armenia.
The interior design also corresponds its name. It’s made on ancient style design, which creates special atmosphere and attracts the guests a lot. The restaurant is situated at the heart of the downtown of the city, so it will take about 5 minutes’ walk, if you’re in downtown.
Armenian Restaurant #8: Tavern Yerevan
If you’re travelling to Armenia, and seeking a nice restaurant with delicious Armenian cuisine, you’ll probably be advised to visit Tavern Yerevan from your local friends.
Nice and cozy atmosphere, tastiest Armenian recipes, affordable prices and caring stuff: nothing more to add.
Armenian Restaurant #9: Cilicia Restaurant
This restaurant is located at the center of the city. It’s known for its unique style and tastiest Armenian recipes. The interior is decorated in ancient Armenian style typical to the period of Cilician Kingdom. The decoration of the halls will immediately take you from our times from ancient Armenia.
You can see the family tree Rubenids Armenian royal dynasty, the map of Cilicia, carpets, wooden instruments which were typical for that period.
Armenian Restaurant #10: Zhengyalov Hats
Zhengyalov Hats is translated into Armenian as “bread with herbs”. It’s a special national dish of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) which is cooked with different herbs inside bread.
This restaurant is both affordable and very tasty. The portions are rather big, so it will fill your hunger at once. The products are very fresh brought from Karabakh.
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