This restaurant is considered a legend among Chisinau’s meat lovers, as it really has changed its location 3 times in the last 15 years but has kept its focus on quality meat dishes. As a result, Sofra Mangal has a devoted pool of visitors who don’t need the menu. In large part that is due to the merits of the owner-chef, who has given me the impression he lives here, and can often give good advice.
The restaurant has a Balkan inspiration and the menu is interesting as it includes many dishes served exclusively here like Pleskavita, Cheburek and Pilaf. My personal choice are the Manty – a variation of lamb dumplings that are extra-juicy. You should be really careful when eating them in a white shirt.
Any kind of grilled meat or fish is also great here and a waiter will always consult you what the options of the day are and if the fire at the grill is good.