There is a growing amount of Asian restaurants in Tallinn – some are excellent, some are not as excellent. There are a couple of great Asian restaurants in the Old Town, but the location unfortunately makes them a bit pricey. This is why I got extremely excited when I heard that a new Asian-inspired restaurant recently opened in Telliskivi – one of the most hipster-areas of Tallinn.
Lendav Taldrik (the flying saucer or the flying plate – whichever way you wish to interpret the Estonian name) offers delicious meals from the Far East in a quirky, but comfortable location. I especially enjoy their Indian dishes, such as Tarka Dal and Palak Paneer. The prices are very reasonable as well, and they even have a daily offer normally for less than € 4.
Other than food, Lendav Taldrik offers arts and entertainment too. There are always interesting art works on display by Estonian up and coming designers. The restaurant is open to the wee hours on Friday and Saturday nights – when you can enjoy cocktails on the terrace if it is a warm summer night.
The Telliskivi area is always worth a visit. There are many other nice spots to visit as well, such as Pudel bar (check the Pudel bar article) for quality beers after the meal and Home Art (check the Home Art article) for interior design shopping. All in all, the rustic Telliskivi quarter with its old industrial buildings and growing alternative scene is a must-see when in Tallinn.