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. It is quite difficult to track down — it is located at the back of the courtyard of the Golitsyn Hall creative space on Fontanka 20. 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 – 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. 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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Address

Fontanka river embankment 20, Saint Petersburg

Telephone number

+79219959070

Opening Times

12:00 - 00:00 daily

Price

Cheesy bread : RUB 400

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