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The Black Lion Restaurant

Z. Kvlividze 28 | Oqros ubani/Vorontsovi District, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia
+995 322 96 09 56
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Z. Kvlividze 28 | Oqros ubani/Vorontsovi District, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the place shortly after noon and expected to wait a little to get served because we were the only customers there. We didn't expect to wait for over an hour though. It may be a conincidence, but another clearly more wealthy-looking customer was...More

Thank Taras M
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Very good environment! Delicious Georgian food! The restaurant has a beautiful yard. Highly recommended!!!

Thank Eto B
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The Black Lion Restaurant served the most delicious food we had in Georgia – and believe us, we tried a lot of really great food. The locality is pretty well hidden as there is no sign that would indicate that there is a restaurant. You...More

1  Thank Bjorn K
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We chose Shavi Lomi after reading about it in the New York Times. It had been given a glowing review, we were looking forward to a nice evening at this highly rated restaurant. It turned out to be one of the most unpleasant evenings in...More

2  Thank Gitanjali g
merikog, Manager at The Black Lion Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm very sorry about the experience you had in our restaurant. Even though the waiters couldn't recall any incident of this sort from the past week, I believe you couldn't have possibly made up the story. However, being a racist is not an option in...More

Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

This is a nice restaurant in old district of Tbilisi. The interior is pleasant and they have really taste georgian food!

Thank Ukleba
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Food quite ordinary, not to say that is not tasty, but not exquisite. We ate in Tbilisi is much tastier and more spiritual places. Eggplants were raw in the original plate of snacks. The liver stewed in wine rubber. Wine card is not present, the...More

7  Thank archil a
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has changed the address and changed the quality of food. I have to admit that it is way better now. We have ordered two kind of fish that was very well prepared. Unfortunately the rice that was served was over cooked and not...More

Thank Oto N
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Hello. Please give our thanks to the Manager and others for the wonderful servise and bottle of wine . The food was very delicious. Our waitress was just wonderful. Looking forward to staying with you in the future. What a great place!

Thank Mekuna
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Shavi Lomi (Black Lion) is now at 28 Kvlividze Street, in a residential neighborhood on the Left Bank. There is little to tell the first time go-er that there is a restaurant inside the converted house - just a small spray painted black lion to...More

Thank kfr
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Shavi Lomi has recently relocated to Plekhanov/Vorontsov district. The menu is the same, the new place is very cosy and nice, with yard and veranda. Service is good and the food very delicious. Pricing very moderate. Overall this place is a must for Tbilisi visitors...More

Thank C L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Z. Kvlividze 28 | Oqros ubani/Vorontsovi District, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia
  • Location: Europe  >  Georgia  >  Tbilisi
  • Phone Number: +995 322 96 09 56
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