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Istaba

Krishjana Barona iela 31a, Riga 1011, Latvia
+371 67 281 141
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (16 reviews)
“marzipan” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, International, Eastern European, Central European
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
Krishjana Barona iela 31a, Riga 1011, Latvia
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1 - 10 of 65 reviews

Reviewed 5 May 2017

This place has a nice art shop, but the restaurant above it with best intentions fails in basic things - the seats are uncomfortable, the tables too small for the size of plates and it's cosines is not followed by cosy prices. It tends towards...More

Thank guntheatre
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Istaba is a classic place to visit for a long diner with your love or friends. Every choice of food includes tapas but what blew us away last time we wenr there were shrimps. I've dined there for years but never had tried them there....More

Thank Kaspars K
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We had a great lunch with very creative and tasty food. The vaitres was very informative and atentative

Thank Wochner
Reviewed 27 August 2016

I reccomend this place for good food at a reasonable price in an interesting setting. You won't be in this part of town unless you are looking for something a bit off the tourist track, I would say it's worth the 10-15 min walk from...More

1  Thank Hayrick
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I love this place. No written menus just a choice of meat or fish and the set side dishes and appetisers. We love it.

Thank RRR08
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Above a small gallery/arty shop with only 5 tables and decorated in a recycled quirky style -open 11-10,you chose the protein and they do the rest.I had pork and husband had trout.Fab tapas and bread to start.Great salad and lovely vegetables and local mushroom sauce.Also...More

1  Thank Murphy21455
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Cold indifferent service, the norm in Latvia, but the food was good. The cold "pink" soup was refreshing and the main dish was tasty and very filling. Pity their personalities suck so bad.

Thank brazim
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

I had tasty shrimp, lots of salad, and veggies Husband reports turkey was just ok Waitress was surly and hilarious. One example: I say "I can't eat milk, cream, cheese, any dairy". She says "why didn't you just tell me you are lactose intolerant?" Casually...More

Thank Jenna P
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We found this place by collecting a Riga map made by locals which was so helpful. Gorgeous little upstairs restaurant with only 6 tables for about 25 people. There was no menu (just as the map advised) just a choice of meats...everything else was provided....More

Thank Ben168
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Warning: in case you have any food allergies or dietary requirements, do not go there! They will simply ignore it and be dishonest with you, saying that whatever you cannot eat is not in the food, but it will be everywhere. They won’t bother making...More

1  Thank GourmetTraveller2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$19
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Krishjana Barona iela 31a, Riga 1011, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 67 281 141
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