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“Good Georgian classics, pleasant atmosphere”
Review of Khizhina

Khizhina
Ranked #3,425 of 10,801 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Cuisines: Cafe
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

The Georgian restaurant I’d spotted two days earlier was just as pleasant as it had looked from a quick peek. Shishchina Khigina was one of four locations in a chain. It was set up with a covered patio outside – a sort of beer garden arrangement, with throw rugs like those on our tour boat thoughtfully available for guests who found it chilly – and an inside dining room with such cheerfully rustic flourishes as painted flowerpots in niches. The menu was bilingual, with the names of the dishes in Russian and the ingredients involved in English. Apparently, the dishes are as familiar to St. Petersburg residents as burritos, nachos and lasagna would be to us.

We ordered the business lunch special, which involved khachipuri adjaruli, a delicious circle of fried homemade cheese, and a tasty meat and rice soup with fresh dill, something I’d like to duplicate at home. European Cup soccer played silently on a TV above the bar, with American and English classic rock (Elton John, Jim Morrison, etc.) on the sound system, not too loud. He service was pleasant, the price a mere 1100 roubles, including a beer for me, with tip. I can see why Georgian food is so popular here.

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Reviewed 28 July 2015

May just be another Georgian restaurant in town, but it was delicious.
Even though they provide English menu, not having pictures was a bit difficult due to local language nouns, however we did figure out a few dishes, and they were all amazingly nice!
The Khachaphuri (The local bread?) is a must, was really yummy...
Also if you think of the price and the atmosphere of the place, I would definitely be going there again if I would ever stop by st.petersburg.

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Thank Shin I
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Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

I've just been there after someone recommended it to me and what was my surprise. We ordered a plate for 10 persons (with meat and vegetables) but in fact we got only for 6 persons. We told it to the waitress so that she gives us the 4 missing portions. She came back with an other 6 portions plate...and when the bill came she counted our 10 persons plate + 6 portions, which is really not fair according to what we got ! And also the price for 10 portions was 4600 Rub and for 6 portions 3000 rub; I think they have some problem with calculation.
Last point : the size of the plate for 10 and 6 looks very very similar. It's a pity as the meal was good, but I really don't want to go back to this restaurant.

Thank Romain N
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Reviewed 21 December 2014 via mobile

Even though хижина is more or less in the center of town, it feels like a calm neighborhood joint every time I go. The khachapuri is piping hot and tasty, and all the entrees are worth a try. Lovely atmosphere and charming interior - definitely worth your time!

Thank Kristina M
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile
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