Sakhinkle Kazbegi Saint Petersburg

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Sakhinkle Kazbegi – Khachapuri to die for!

Since its opening just over 3 years ago, Kazbegi has earned and maintained its reputation as one of the most authentic Georgian restaurants in the city. Formerly located in Golitsyn Loft it has recently moved to Baskov St. Once you find the restaurant you will be greeted by the friendly staff. Don’t be put off if at first you have to wait on the street – you will be able to peruse the menu over a glass of wine or real Georgian beer (I recommend saperavi red wine or the porter on a cold day).

The restaurant interior is as if you have walked into your Caucasian granny’s living room – eclectic, unfussy and homely. Exposed brickwork, wooden benches and lace tablecloths add to the feel. The menu offers everything you’d expect from a Georgian restaurant – khinkali (stuffed savoury dumplings), khachapuri – the ubiquitous Georgian flat-bread stuffed with lashings of suluguni cheese. The kitchen is open-plan so you can sit at your table and enjoy various dramas unfold.

I love this restaurant because, as a regular, a seat will always be found, and you often bump into friends.Β On one memorable occasion, the Georgian group Mzagvrebi popped in for a post-performance meal and provided a spontaneous singalong – it made a change from hearing their recorded voices on the speakers…

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Details about this spot



Fontanka river embankment 20, Saint Petersburg

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Opening Times

12:00 - 00:00 daily


Cheesy bread : RUB 400

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)