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Stargorod

Stargorod (Republikas Laukums 1, Riga) – this is a great place for a hearty meal (such as ribs, roast chicken, etc). No doubt, Stargorod is also appreciated for its basement-level brewery. Three types of clear, fresh brews are made in accordance with Czech recipes and are readily flowing from the taps at the bar. Strengths […]

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Tokyo City

Tokyo City (Kr. Barona 2, Riga) – this Japanese restaurant, located within a high-rent district in Riga, serves mostly sushi treats, a few un-Japanese courses such as pasta, salads, decent steaks, rolls and buns, as well as a children’s menu. Budget-conscious travelers will be drawn in to its “2 for 1” sushi set deal. The […]

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TB Palace

TB Palace (Pilsoņu 8, Jurmala) – diners that enter this restaurant already feel a sense of history, given the elegant buildings on site. Located with the luxury hotel of the same name, this restaurant’s interior, freshly-cut flowers, and light music contribute to an unforgettable evening here – whether one is actually enjoying its meals, or […]

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Spicy Affair

Spicy Affair (Antonijas 12, Riga) – this Asian restaurant uses culinary influences from India, Thailand, China and elsewhere. Mains served there very from a creamy vegetable korma to a far spicier chicken vindaloo, Chinese-style honey chicken, Singapore or Thai noodle dishes. There’s also satay chicken, skewers of flesh marinated and grilled Malaysian-style in a peanut […]

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Ribs & Rock

Ribs & Rock (Grēcinieku 8, Riga) — every big city has a place that specializes in the art of BBQ; in Riga, that place is Ribs & Rock restaurant. It’s the first to offer such a wide variety of rib dishes, and the only ones who serve them in the company of solid rock music. […]

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Planeta Sushi

Planeta Sushi (Šķūņu 16, Riga) – for those in a mood for Japanese food, this place is a good start. Heavy glossy menus illustrate the dishes on offer. Predictably these include a range of bento spreads, the pick of which is probably the Ninniku Bento with its tiger shrimps fried in ninniku sauce with rice […]

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Ostas Skati

Ostas Skati (Matrožu 15, Riga) – this restaurant already draws a crowd by virtue of its location by the river. Ostas skati (Latvian for “Port Scenes”). Dishes served here include: Salmon fillet with buckthorn sauce, risotto, made in red-wine, with mushrooms and eggplant puree; Sturgeon fillet with rosemary and tomatoes in olive oil, with pickled […]

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Monhe Negro

Monhe Negro (Kalēju 23, Riga) – the Spanish spelling of this restaurant is a bit off (“black monk” in Spanish is really “monje negro”). Regardless, that minor error hasn’t prevented its owners from serving a variety of Latin American dishes – from Peruvian ceviche, to chicken enchiladas (€7), guacamole, tapas with Manchego sheep-milk cheese and […]

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Le Dome Fish Restaurant

Le Dome Fish Restaurant (Le Dome Hotel & Spa, Miesnieku 4, Riga) – this is one of Riga’s finer restaurants, focusing on seafood (an international catch of the day, such as pikeperch or sturgeon, and a choice of whole freshwater fish or fillet). There’s also Baltic herring in spicy breading with black root, spinach and […]

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Koya

Koya (Andrejostas 4, Riga) – this restaurant is located by the waterside on the bank of the River Daugava, a stone’s throw from where gleaming white cruise ships and ferries pull up at the city-center Riga Passenger Port. Items served there include Caesar salad with chicken breast and sheep-milk P’tit Basque cheese, kohlrabi salad with […]