This popular restaurant is located in Tbilisi’s Dighomi district. A bit of a drive from the center, but definitely worth a visit if you’re looking for top quality food, service, and a show!
Ethno-Tsiskvili (tsiskvili means 'mill' in Georgian) straddles the line between restaurant and theme park. On a road lined with other large, theatrically themed restaurants, this place does it right. The grounds are decorated like a country palace, complete with an organ grinder, bread oven, and open barbeque kitchen. The restaurant’s namesake is the functioning water mill on the tiny waterfall that runs into the Mtkvari River. On warm summer nights, you can enjoy riverside dining.
Their nightly show includes traditional Georgian music and masterful dancing from all the country’s regions. If you want to see the show, making a reservation in advance is probably a good idea as not all seating in the large restaurant has a view.
The clientele is generally a mix of tourists and locals celebrating a special event or entertaining guests. Pricey and formal (dress code – no tennis shoes, no athletic clothes), Ethno Tsiskvili is not a place to casually drop by, but if you are looking to take a bite of Georgia and tickle all your senses, we highly recommend it.