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The Black Lion Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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Amaghleba St., 23 | Oqros ubani/Vorontsovi District, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia
+995 322 96 09 56
12:00 - 02:00
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 will have to look out for the black lion that is painted on the brick... More 

Thank Bjorn K
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 our otherwise wonderful week in Tbilisi. 1. The service was absolutely terrible, right from the... More 

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 our restaurant and we've served hundreds of guests from all over the world for years... More 

Tbilisi, Georgia
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Tbilisi, Georgia
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445 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,599 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 meager selection of wines. Of the visitors only tourists.

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 tasty. Their chacha was also not good. Hope that they will improve.

Thank Oto N
Tbilisi, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Oklahoma, USA
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 the right of the double doors (no sign or any other indication). Go ahead on... More 

Thank kfr
Tbilisi, Georgia
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123 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 to experience modern Georgian cuisine in a very cosy atmosphere.

Thank C L
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We were excited to dine at the Black Lion today and got there via a city bus. We were met with a note on the lion mural (see picture) that they have relocated to a new spot. Three stars were given because we met someone associated with the restaurant and he said the new location was not open yet. He... More 

Thank LP1960
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Ate here for dinner on two occasions in late October on the recommendation of a Georgian friend. In a quiet part of the town which made a nice change and partially hidden away in a basement location (but easy to find). Large black lion motif is a give away for the location. Only 8 (?) tables for 4 - 6... More 

Thank Andy M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
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: Amaghleba St., 23 | Oqros ubani/Vorontsovi District, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia
  • Location: Europe  >  Georgia  >  Tbilisi
  • Phone Number: +995 322 96 09 56

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