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The Best Yerevan Restaurants // Where to Eat in Armenia’s Capital

Before we landed in Armenia, the only thing anyone would tell me about this country is how good the food is. And they were right. Just about every meal we sat down to blew my mind. We ate village cheese and consumed homemade wine and bread every night; walking away from 4 course meals at some of the top Yerevan restaurants having spent less than $30. It was heaven.

Sherep Restaurant Village Cheese // A list of the top Yerevan restaurants and bars to try in Armenia (recommended by locals!). Choose from traditional Armenian restaurants to french style cafes. Plus discover the best wine bars in Yerevan to taste local Armenian wine.

Someone told me that all of the produce in Armenia is organic, and while haven’t been able to completely fact check that,  I did notice huge difference in how I felt. The whole experience has actually inspired me to start an elimination diet to see if I can pinpoint which foods in my sketchy American diet are causing me to feel so bad. So I guess you could say the food in Armenia life changing.

Keep reading for a list of my favorite Yerevan restaurants (recommended to me by locals!).

Tsirani Garden Restaurant // A list of the top Yerevan restaurants and bars to try in Armenia (recommended by locals!). Choose from traditional Armenian restaurants to french style cafes. Plus discover the best wine bars in Yerevan to taste local Armenian wine.

WHERE TO EAT & DRINK // MY FAVORITE YEREVAN RESTAURANTS

Nick and I were lucky enough to receive a list of recommended restaurants from 2 of our Armenian friends. The list not only included traditional Armenian restaurants, but other other cuisines as well. When we travel, we try to stick local food as much as possible (unless it’s nasty.. looking at you, Sweden). Since Armenian food is so delicious, we couldn’t bring ourselves to go anywhere else. So all of my favorite Yerevan Restaurants ended up being exclusively Armenian.

LAVASH

The first meal we ate in Armenia was at Lavash and it remained my #1 favorite restaurant in Yerevan throughout the duration of our trip. It was also the only place we came back to more than once. Nick and I have a ranking list of our top favorite restaurants around the world, and we both agree that Lavash earned itself a top spotLavash Restaurant // A list of the top Yerevan restaurants and bars to try in Armenia (recommended by locals!). Choose from traditional Armenian restaurants to french style cafes. Plus discover the best wine bars in Yerevan to taste local Armenian wine.

The service is fantastic, the menu is huge and the atmosphere is inviting. It’s not too fancy but perfect for a nice lunch/dinner. Armenian food consists of a ton of BBQ, but there are also lots of veggie options on every menu.

Lavash Restaurant // A list of the top Yerevan restaurants and bars to try in Armenia (recommended by locals!). Choose from traditional Armenian restaurants to french style cafes. Plus discover the best wine bars in Yerevan to taste local Armenian wine.

Lavash is popular, so I recommend making a reservation if you’ll be stopping in during peak times. When we came for lunch we were seated immediately, but we had to wait a few minutes during dinner time.

Address: 21 Tumanyan St, Yerevan 0001
Hours: 8AM-1AM

 TSIRANI GARDEN RESTAURANT

Tsirani Garden Restaurant is located a bit outside of Yerevan’s city center, but the journey is worth it. The restaurant is super unique as each table is located in it’s own private bungalow, which are spread out among the beautiful apricot garden.

Tsirani Garden Restaurant // A list of the top Yerevan restaurants and bars to try in Armenia (recommended by locals!). Choose from traditional Armenian restaurants to french style cafes. Plus discover the best wine bars in Yerevan to taste local Armenian wine.

Tsirani’s homemade wine was delicious. They also make their own vodka, if that’s more of your vibe. We ordered pretty much the same thing here that we did in every Yerevan restaurant, and the food was incredible.

Tsirani Garden Restaurant // A list of the top Yerevan restaurants and bars to try in Armenia (recommended by locals!). Choose from traditional Armenian restaurants to french style cafes. Plus discover the best wine bars in Yerevan to taste local Armenian wine.

The only downside of Tsirani Garden Restaurant was the service. I think they need more waiters because we were forgotten about a few of times. We also had to leave the bungalow to go find someone to get our check. If you have the patience, I still highly recommend checking it out for the food and the environment.

Address: 3rd Street, No.1 Arinj, KotaykYerevan 2210
Hours: 9AM-2PM

SHEREP RESTAURANT

Sherep is a sister restaurant of Lavash, located near Republic Square. Like Lavash, the menu is huge and everything we ordered was delicious. While in Armenia, I became obsessed with mushroom BBQ and ordered it at every restaurant. Sherep had my favorite mushrooms, and their village cheese platter was also incredible.

Sherep Restaurant // A list of the top Yerevan restaurants and bars to try in Armenia (recommended by locals!). Choose from traditional Armenian restaurants to french style cafes. Plus discover the best wine bars in Yerevan to taste local Armenian wine.

This is one of the top rated restaurants in Yerevan for good reason, so if you’re in the area I would definitely check it out.

Address: 1 Amiryan St, Yerevan 0010
Hours: 8:30AM-12AM

Sherep Restaurant // A list of the top Yerevan restaurants and bars to try in Armenia (recommended by locals!). Choose from traditional Armenian restaurants to french style cafes. Plus discover the best wine bars in Yerevan to taste local Armenian wine.

CEO3

We are not huge meat eaters but CEO3’s BBQ came highly recommend. It’s a self cooking restaurant, so you barbecue your own food on a small grill in the middle of your table.

We walked in without a reservation, and all the barbecue tables were booked for the night. We were still able to be seated still but the chef cooked our food (which we actually preferred).

CEO3 Yerevan Restaurant // A list of the top Yerevan restaurants and bars to try in Armenia (recommended by locals!). Choose from traditional Armenian restaurants to french style cafes. Plus discover the best wine bars in Yerevan to taste local Armenian wine.

We ordered the 2 person combo which came with several types of meat plus BBQ veggies and an array of sauces. Aside from the BBQ potatoes (which were the best I had in Yerevan) this was the only restaurant we ate at whose vegetables didn’t blow us away. So I don’t recommend this place for vegetarians or vegans as the highlight really is their meat menu.

Address: 42-46 Isahakyan St, Yerevan
Hours: 10AM-12AM

DRINKS

WINE REPUBLIC

Wine Republic is a wine bar and restaurant located near the Cascade Complex. We stopped in for a wine break on our first day in Yerevan and ended up staying for hours. They have a huge wine menu with tons of local Armenian wines (as well as imported ones). We tried a few local wines and the grand total for 4 glasses came out to $6USD!

Address: 2 Tamanyan St, Yerevan 0009
Hours: 12PM-12AM
Menu

Wine Republic // A list of the top Yerevan restaurants and bars to try in Armenia (recommended by locals!). Choose from traditional Armenian restaurants to french style cafes. Plus discover the best wine bars in Yerevan to taste local Armenian wine.

DARGETT CRAFT BEER

This is the only place on my list that wasn’t recommended to us but if you like craft beer, you should definitely check it out. Dargett serves over 20 types of craft beer in all different styles and they brew it themselves on site. We ordered one of their tasting flights and enjoyed almost all the beers we tasted.

Address: 72, Aram Street, Yerevan 0001
Hours: Monday – Friday 11AM -12AM
Weekends 11AM – 1AM
Menu

Dargett Craft Beer // A list of the top Yerevan restaurants and bars to try in Armenia (recommended by locals!). Choose from traditional Armenian restaurants to french style cafes. Plus discover the best wine bars in Yerevan to taste local Armenian wine.


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 12 Yerevan Restaurants and Bars
Recommended by Locals

So much food and so little time!  These were the list of the Yerevan restaurants and bars we didn’t get around to trying, but they came highly recommended.

A list of the top Yerevan restaurants and bars to try in Armenia (recommended by locals!). Choose from traditional Armenian restaurants to french style cafes. Plus discover the best wine bars in Yerevan to taste local Armenian wine.

 FOOD

DOLMAMA 
One of the most popular Yerevan restaurants to taste authentic Armenian cuisine. It’s the restaurant of choice of government officials and celebrities such as the Kardashians and George Clooney. By Armenia’s standards, Dolmama is on the pricier side.
Address: Pushkina str. 10Yerevan 0010 
EAT AND FIT
Eat and Fit is a cafe filled with healthy options. They serve up colorful, organic dishes at great prices.
Address: Arami str. 80Yerevan 0002
Eat and Fit // A list of the top Yerevan restaurants and bars to try in Armenia (recommended by locals!). Choose from traditional Armenian restaurants to french style cafes. Plus discover the best wine bars in Yerevan to taste local Armenian wine.
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CASCADE ROYAL
The perfect place for a romantic dinner with one of the best views of Yerevan and Mt. Ararat. Ask for a table near the glass to get the best vantage point.
Antarain str. 192Yerevan 0009
LOUIS CHARDEN
Louis Charden came highly recommended as a personal favorite. It’s a French style cafe and bakery, perfect for a light lunch, or a pastry and coffee.
Amiryan Str. 11-19Yerevan 0002
Louis Charden // A list of the top Yerevan restaurants and bars to try in Armenia (recommended by locals!). Choose from traditional Armenian restaurants to french style cafes. Plus discover the best wine bars in Yerevan to taste local Armenian wine.
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ZHINGLYANOV HATS
Zhinglyanov Hats are an Armenian flatbread filled with 10+ different local herbs. This restaurant is said to serve the best in the city … and it happens to be the only thing on the menu. Zhinglyanov Hats is one of the top rated Yerevan restaurants on TripAdvisor and they’re cheap. 1400AMD (less than $3) will get you two large hats which is more than enough to fill you up.
Address: Teryan St. 62Yerevan 0013, Armenia
COFFEESHOP COMPANY
CoffeeShop Company is located near Republic Square and they serve all different kinds of iced coffees, hot coffees and teas. They also have a full breakfast and lunch menu, and their desserts are very popular as well.
Address: 4/5 Amiryan street Yerevan 0010
Menu
Coffeeshop Company // A list of the top Yerevan restaurants and bars to try in Armenia (recommended by locals!). Choose from traditional Armenian restaurants to french style cafes. Plus discover the best wine bars in Yerevan to taste local Armenian wine.
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CHEESY CAFE
A restaurant centered around one ingredient, cheese. Cheesy Cafe serves a wide range of food from soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pasta and of course, an array of cheese platters.
Address: 25 Teryan St, Yerevan
Menu 
TIZIANO
An beautifully decorated Italian cafe, famous for their desserts. Stop in for coffee and a cake or stay for a full meal. Their breakfast is especially popular.
Address: 10 North Avenue, Yerevan 0010 
Tiziano // A list of the top Yerevan restaurants and bars to try in Armenia (recommended by locals!). Choose from traditional Armenian restaurants to french style cafes. Plus discover the best wine bars in Yerevan to taste local Armenian wine.
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TERRAZZA
Terrazza is a beautiful restaurant, a little fancier than we’s usually choose. They serve European cuisine by a French trained Chef. Terrazza would be a good place to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. We were told to try the lava cake.
Address: 28 Isahakyan St, Yerevan 0009

DRINKS

IN VINO
In Vino aims to revive wine culture in Armenia and they serve over 700 different wines. They carry wine from all over the world, but it’s the best place in Yerevan to taste Armenian wines. They also serve appetizers such as cheeses and charcuterie. 
Address: 6 Saryan StYerevan 0002

In Vino // A list of the top Yerevan restaurants and bars to try in Armenia (recommended by locals!). Choose from traditional Armenian restaurants to french style cafes. Plus discover the best wine bars in Yerevan to taste local Armenian wine.
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FORTY FOUR SKY BAR
Located on the rooftop of the Opera Suite Hotel, Forty Four Sky Bar is a great place for drinks + a good view.
Address: 1 Baghramyan St., 1/3Yerevan 0019
Pahest 33 // A list of the top Yerevan restaurants and bars to try in Armenia (recommended by locals!). Choose from traditional Armenian restaurants to french style cafes. Plus discover the best wine bars in Yerevan to taste local Armenian wine.
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PAHEST 33
An underground bar/restaurant located in central Yerevan. They have a live DJ and a menu of over 200 different drinks.
Address: 29/4, Moskovyan Street, Yerevan

PIN IT // The Best Yerevan Restaurants and Bars 

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