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Kalku Varti

#49 of 739 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, Latvian, Central European, International, Eastern European
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Kalku iela 11a | Līvu square, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 224 576
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Tallinn, Estonia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten dinner in Kalku Varti for three times (once in 2013 and in 2016 two times) and it gets better every time. My friend is a fan of lamb and last time he got the best he have ever had in his life. Berries in food have real taste even outside the season! Food is delicious and service... More 

Thank Kirti R
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Kalku Varti for my birthday, thinking we'd splash out a bit. It was in a great location with a fantastic menu and not too pricey. It was surprisingly quiet and we were dealt with quickly. So far so good. We ordered drinks and mains, with the plan to order more. We were given a beautiful bread selection and... More 

Thank Georgia B
Brit in UK
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60 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

White table cloths and white gloved waiter service would be a nice touch for that special evening out. However the restaurant was very noisy with several groups in on the night I ate there. The food (I had breast of Duck) was tasty and tender. That said I found the prices to be on the high side, perhaps indicative of... More 

Thank fly22
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529 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Restaurant, which offers a good food to tickle your taste buds... there are a little bit of everything, so everyone can find something to try and enjoy. Best thing is tasting menu, but I think you can get it only on request and for a groups...

Thank Aigars S
Bridport, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The temperature was good for mid-September so we sat outside (admittedly with a heater nearby) and enjoyed a very pleasant dinner on the edge of one of the squares in the old town district of Riga. We had a very well cooked and presented dinner (chicken and brown trout mains) with friendly service and quite a mixture of background music... More 

Thank Rob H
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Had root soup and chicken for lunch with our group and it was well prepared and presented. Desert was great as well.

Thank Michael425643
Sydney, Australia
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236 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Featured on one of the Riga tourist maps it does not live up to the description. Called a legendary club it is no more than another restaurant. It closes at 12.00 midnight! The outdoor area is nice. This is poor value. Meals are very small but tasty. Drinks are more expensive than most other spots. There are many better places... More 

Thank Robert H
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here during a recent trip to Riga and would definitely recommend! Our starter was one of the best things I have ever eaten - fried bread, farmhouse cheeses and the most amazing garlic dip. Okay, maybe a small heart attack on a plate but darn good! I had the vegetarian option which was a baked aubergine and... More 

Thank MeghanG83
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

It is a nice cafeteria and I had there coffee and desert. Tiramisu was excellent and therefore we had 2! The price for desert was a little bit expensive (6 euros) and for a bottle of water (6 Euros again). However, the coffee was cheap and good. I would strongly recommend this place for tiramisu with berries. Yummy!!!

Thank dremland
Chicago, Illinois
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403 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

The food presentation was excellent and the service very attentive. I had a delicious creamy vegetable soup, the roasted chicken breast and a mousse-like dessert. The only downside was the amount of wine...a bit stingy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Latvian, Central European, International, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kalku iela 11a | Līvu square, Riga 1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 67 224 576

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?