Restaurants & Bars in Riga

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Riga is firmly establishing itself as a city of gastronomic delight, and in keeping with an increasing international presence, restaurants representing local and exotic cuisine, cafes and themed bars have opened in and around the centre.

Real ethnic establishments, genuine sushi and traditional Latvian fare can be expected at prices that vary from cosmopolitan excess to down to earth goodness. Tipping has become more expected – 10% is reasonable. Latvian dishes are a must try, and the more adventurous diner would do well to follow the example of local.

restaurantsBeyond the cabbage and peas typical of the region, other treats include grilled pork ribs, smoked fish, piragi which is pastry filled with bacon and onions and Sorrel soup with pork, onions, potatoes and barley. And these are just
the hors d’oeuvres.
Desserts include the delicious Alexander Torte which is made from pastry strips filled with raspberry or cranberry.

Dairy products are also extremely popular and Latvian cheeses, while they might not be quite as famous as those from other European countries, are definitely worth sampling.

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To wash all of this down, try the local beers which are well known for their potency. Some of the darker beers include Bauskas Tumsais and Porteris while the more common pale beers are Bauskas Gaisais, Aldara Zelta and Aldara Luksusa.

Another traditional Latvian tipple is Riga’s Melnais Balzams or Black Balsam. This is a thick, black alcoholic liquid which supposedly cured Catherine the Great of fever when she visited the country.

Nobody knows how it’s made because the Latvians refuse to disclose the recipe but if you are sampling it, try it in your tea or coffee first as it is quite strong.

Strangely enough it’s also quite an effective hangover cure which is always good to know. Follow our restaurant links for a peak at venues, menus and prices.

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Restaurants

Name Address Telephone
Opening Hours
Cuisine
Price
TGI Friday’s Kalku 6 722 9070
12:00 – 01:00
American €
Al Karambai Pulkveza Brieza 2 733 4672
08:00 – 24:00
American €
Fardos Laipu iela
12:00 – 23:00
Arabian €
Erevana Valdemara 57 733 1677
Armenian €€
Thank God its Friday November Krastmala 9 750 3964
10:00 – 24:00
Caribbean €€
Aragats Miera 15 737 3445
13:00 – 23:00
Caucasian €
Daniels Caka 91 967 6605
09:00 – 23:00
Caucasian €
San Dun Mukusalas 41 761 3580
12:00 – 23:00
Chinese €€€
Asia Marstalu 6 722 5305
12:00 – 24:00
Chinese €€€
Lielas Kinas Muris Valdemara 21 724 0049
11:00 – 23:00
Chinese buffet €
Juras Drakons Dzirnavu 87 728 5303
12:00 – 23:00
Chinese business €€
SanHaja Grecinieku 26 722 8462
12:00 – 22:00
Chinese seafood €
Kiniesu Bistro Caka 110 729 3696
10:00 – 23:00
Chinese stir-fry €
Ozo Golf Club Milgravja 16 739 4299
12:00 – 21:00
French €€€
Rendezvous Terbatas 2 709 2425
12:00 – 24:00
French €€€
Cadets de Gascogne Basteja bulv. 8 732 0103
08:00 – 22:00
French bistro €
Belle Epoque Maza Jaunavu 8 721 2280
10:00 – 24:00
French cosy €
D’Artanjans Marijas 13 728 8847
10:00 – 20:00
French cosy €€
Velvets Skarnu 9 721 5075
11:00 – 02:00
French modern €€
Habibi Peldu 24 722 8551
12:00 – 24:00
Genuine Arabian €
Mimino Barona 78 731 0641
11:00 – 02:00
Georgian €
Vacu Krodzins Kaleju 14 728 0235
11:00 – 24:00
German €€
Zeppelin GmbH Skunu 4 722 9495
09:00 – 01:00
German pub €€
Sue’s Indian Raja Vecpilsetas 3 721 2614
09:00 – 23:00
Indian €€€
Nataraja Maza Smilsu 17 722 6662
Indian – Bombay €€€
Monterosso Valnu 9 750 7170
12:00 – 01:00
Italian €€€
Da Sergio Terbatas 65 731 2777
11:00 – 23:00
Italian – pizzas €€
Bella Italia Vagnera 16 722 3587
12:00 – 24:00
Italian – Sicily €€€
1739 Skarnu 6 721 1398
12:00 – 23:00
Italian cosy €€
Roma Pulkveza Brieza 6 733 4170
11:00 – 21:00
Italian simple €
Planet Sushi Skunu 16 722 3855
12:00 – 24:00
Japanese sushi €€
Kabuki Terbatas 46 784 2728
12:00 – 22:30
Japanese sushi €€
Sumo Kungu 8 750 3244
12:00 – 24:00
Japanese varied €€€
Salom Briana 10 736 4911
12:00 – 23:00
Jewish €
Chabad Lubovich Lacplesa 141 720 4022
Jewish €
Cafι Lehaim Skolas 6 728 0235
10:00 – 22:00
Jewish kosher €
Soraksans Miesnieku 12 722 9068
12:00 – 24:00
Korean €€
Staburags Caka 55 729 9787
12:00 – 01:00
Latvian authentic €
Lido Atputas Krasta 76 781 2187
11:00 – 24:00
Latvian fare €
Salmu Krogs Dzirnavu 107 728 5238
10:00 – 24:00
Latvian fast food €
Vermanitis Elizabetes 65 728 6289
08:00 – 23:00
Latvian popular €
Nestlands Stabu 78 727 7720
12:00 – 24:00
Medieval fireplace €
Livonija Meistaru 21
12:00 – 24:00
Medieval genuine €
Lasite Anglikanu 2 722 5583
Medieval theme €
Davids Dzirnavu 113 728 1643
12:00 – 24:00
Mediterranean €€
Talavera Radisson-SAS 706 1111
18:00 – 23:00
Mediterranean €€€
Symposium Dzirnavu 84 724 2545
12:00 – 24:00
Mediterranean romantic €€€
CocoLoco Stabu 6 731 4265
10:00 – 24:00
Mellow Caribbean €
Fenikss Kaleju 54 722 8009
12:00 – 24:00
Northern Chinese €
Traktieris Antonijas 8 733 2455
12:00 – 23:00
Russian €
Slavu Blaumana 9 728 3974
11:00 – 24:00
Russian hearty €€
Pie Tejkannas Maza Pils 13 722 8932
10:00 – 20:00
Russian teahouse €
Russkij Dvor Kengaraga 3 713 4930
10:00 – 23:00
Russian traditional €
Tower Smislu 7 721 6155
11:00 – 01:00
Scandinavian €€
Bura Eksporta 3 732 9119
11:00 – 23:00
Seafood €
Divi Lasi Tirgonu 8 721 3470
11:00 – 01:00
Seafood buffet €€
Zivju Vagnera 4 721 6713
12:00 – 24:00
Seafood quality €€€
Nostalgija Kalku 22 722 2338
10:00 – 22:00
Soviet baroque €€
Austrumu Robeza Vagnera 8 781 4202
08:30 – 24:00
Soviet style €
El Primero Smilsu 6 732 3664
11:00 – 23:00
Spanish €€
HongKonga Valdemara 61 781 2292
10:00 – 23:00
Spicy Chinese €€
Alpenrosse Jauniela 16 722 0402
11:00 – 23:00
Swiss authentic €€
El Charlito’s Blaumana 38 777 0586
11:00 – 23:00
Tex-Mex €€
La Salsa Pils 7 722 4007
11:00 – 24:00
Tex-Mex €
Sue Ka Thai Auskeja 2 732 3270
11:00 – 22:00
Thai authentic €€
Dnipro Alunana 6 722 2858
10:00 – 21:00
Ukranian €€
Spotikac Antonijas 12 750 5955
11:00 – 23:00
Ukranian classic €
Pie Kuma Caka 65 729 8811
11:00 – 18:00
Ukranian tradition €

Bars & Cafès

Bar Name Address Telephone
Opening Hours
Notes
A Suns Elizabetes 83 728 8418
10:00 – 01:00
Pub grub And beers
Alus Arsenals Pils Laukums 4 732 3896
11:00 – 24:00
Medieval atmosphere
Amsterdama Audeju 2 722 5697
11:00 – 02:00
Quaint
Barons Barona 108 728 9241
11:00 – 23:00
Sports bar
Deco Dzirnavu 84 728 9241
11:00 – 01:00
Trendy
Dicken’s Pub Grecinieku 9 721 3087
11:00 – 01:00
British pub
Karakums Lacplesa 18 728 2287
14:00 – late
African theme
Martini’s Zemzaru 1 777 2779
10:00 – 24:00
Hi-tech 007
M6 Kaleju 52 920 7883
11:00 – 23:00
Bohemian
Orange Bar Jana Seta 5 722 8423
10:00 – 01:00
Laid back
Pelican – Alcatraz Barona 88 729 4984
11:00 – 00:00
Jazz music
Rigas Balzams Torna 4 721 4494
12:00 – 24:00
Sophisticated
Runcis Jana Seta 1 722 4198
11:00 – 01:00
Regular
Skyline Bar Reval Latvija 777 2222
15:00 – 02:00
26th floor views
Black Cat Embassy Raina 15 781 4190
10:00 – 02:00
Fashionable
Paddy Whelans Grecinieku 4 721 0249
10:00 – 24:00
Popular Irish pub
Tim McShanes Tirgonu 10 722 2438
11:00 – late
Relaxed Irish pub
Vina Pagrabs Pils 22
11:00 – 23:00
Medieval cellar
Charlestons Blaumana 38 777 0573
08:00 – 24:00
Café – warm
Coffee Nation Blaumana 5
08:00 – 22:00
Café – modern
Davids Cappuccino Dzirnavu 113 728 1649
09:00 – 21:00
Café – quality
Double Coffee Stabu 15 727 3747
08:00 – 24:00
Café – extras
Kafijas Veikals M. Pils 6 722 4216
08:30 – 18:00
Café – quaint
Kolonade Brivibas 26 722 3504
10:00 – 24:00
Café – outdoor
Monte Kristo Kaleju 18 722 7443
08:00 – 21:00
Café – cakes
Vienna Cafe Radisson-SAS 706 1184
12:00 – 19:00
Café – gourmet

Entertainment

Name Address Telephone
Open
Atmosphere
 Grand Cabare Admiralu Klubs Blaumana 32 728 3177
 00:00 – 24:00
Casino – cabaret style
 Tower Voodoo Elizabetes 55 777 2285
 00:00 – 24:00
Casino – classic
 Aladins Dzirnavu 728 8781
 14:00 – 06:00
Casino – classic
 Tobago Aspazijas 22 722 3222
 00:00 – 24:00
Casino – colonial
 Play & Boy Brivibas 96
 14:00 – 06:00
Casino – decadent
 Olympic Radisson-SAS 706 1175
 00:00 – 24:00
Casino – Las Vegas style
 Renaissance Kalku 24 721 2322
 18:00 – 06:00
Casino – renovated
 Saxofons Stabu 43 731 2854
 12:00 – 02:00
Nightclub – cabaret
 Depo Valnu 32 721 1374
 21:00 – 05:00
Nightclub – fashionable
 Kalku Varti Kalku 11 721 2575
 20:00 – 05:00
Nightclub – folk rock
 Studio 69 Brivibas 96 750 6030
 21:00 – 06:00
Nightclub – hot
 Kardinals Grecinieku 26 721 0644
 12:00 – 05:00
Nightclub – karaoke
 4 Balti Krekli Vecpilsetas 12 721 3885
 12:00 – 05:00
Nightclub – live bands
 Bites Bluza Dzirnavu 34 733 3125
 12:00 – 02:00
Nightclub – live blues
 Casablanca Smilsu 13 721 2420
 08:00 – 05:00
Nightclub – modern Arabic
 Roxy Kalku 24 722 4041
 21:00 – 06:00
Nightclub – old school techno
 Kabata Peldu 19 722 3334
 22:00 – 08:00
Nightclub – raving youth
 Groks Kalku 22 721 6381
 12:00 – 06:00
Nightclub – Russian techno
 Pulkvedim Neviens Neraksta Peldu 26 721 3886
 12:00 – 05:00
Nightclub – shagadelic
 Nautilus Kungu 8 781 4477
 22:00 – 08:00
Nightclub – smooth
 Pupu Lounge Marstalu 14 722 0732
 12:00 – 04:00
Nightclub – trendy
 Voodoo Club Elizabetes 55 777 2355
 20:00 – 05:00
Nightclub – trendy
 Jockey Club Elizabetes 49 709 9800
 20:00 – 06:00
Strip Club
 Grand Kabare Admiral Blaumana 32 728 3177
 13:00 – 04:00
Strip Club – erotic shows
 Banana Moon Arhitekyu 1 721 0122
 20:00 – 05:00
Strip Club – Gentleman’s
 Dolls Aspazijas 25 750 9260
 21:00 – 09:00
Strip Club – low key
 Sezams Caka 32 728 8781
 00:00 – 24:00
Strip Club – no limits

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