Ara's Plate

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  1. Dolmama (haute Armenian cuisine)
  2. Ai Leoni (genius! and the best tiramisu in town)
  3. Restaurant Rossini (real prosciutto and Italian wines to die for)
  4. La Cucina (food is only OK to my taste, but a table by the window overlooking Republic Square is particularly nice at nighttime)
  5. Re-Pe-Te (repeat customers are likely)
  6. Jean-Jacques (vive la France!)
  7. Slavianski (privet and pickles pack a punch)


  1. Tufenkian Hotel Restaurant (classic Western Armenian offerings)
  2. The Club (the mussels dolma is a unique offering)
  3. L’Orange (no tennis sneakers here, please)
  4. Urartu (khorovads and kebab)
  5. Artashi Mod (the veal and mushrooms are particularly good)
  6. Lotus (the best Chinese in Yerevan)
  7. Cactus (if you’re really hankering for Mexican, the food will taste like it)
  8. Studio Café (location, location, location)
  9. French Restaurant (quiche Loraine)
  10. Art Bridge (breakfast pancakes and marinated olives)
  11. Bravo (value for money and decent sushi)

Cheap Eats

  1. Marco Polo or Tifossi (pizza)
  2. Karma (ask for your curry extra hot)
  3. Lagonid (the best hummus this side of Lebanon)
  4. Shaurma (meat-eaters of Armenia unite!)
  5. Tumanyan Street Lameju (the best in town)
  6. Melodie at Opera (great fresh juices – the orange/kiwi blend is most refreshing)