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Krishjana Barona iela 31a, Riga 1011, Latvia
+371 67 281 141
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (16 reviews)
“pork” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, International, Eastern European, Central European
$$ - $$$
Krishjana Barona iela 31a, Riga 1011, Latvia
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1 - 10 of 68 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here on the recommendation of a family member. I am SO GLAD that I did. This was a fabulous meal and an unique experience. I would never have stumbled across this restaurant on my own as it is above a shop and you...More

Thank AngelaWI
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere in this small restaurant in new town, very cool interior. Service was attentive and polite. You order one thing, then food just keeps appering in front of you, sort of a non-spanish tapas. Nice and tender meat, good wine and very reasonable prices...More

Thank Frida R
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch, unique little place. Sort of like a mix of living room and early alt culture. You basically select your protein of choice and a spread of sides will appear on your table shortly. Just start digging in as more food will be...More

Thank Lukas W
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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