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Krishjana Barona iela 31a, Riga 1011, Latvia
+371 67 281 141
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (20 reviews)
“bread” (10 reviews)
“shrimp” (6 reviews)
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12:00 - 23:00All hours
European, International, Eastern European, Central European
€€ - €€€
Krishjana Barona iela 31a, Riga 1011, Latvia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You kind of have to know that this place exists to be able to find it, but it's worth the confusion! It is upstairs of a gallery/design shop space. The decoration is very bohemian and original and the restaurant space is very small, but we...More

Thank annailai
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Istaba has been around for many years and I'm glad to see they keep delivering what they promise: delicious, seasonal, local food. I love the quirky setting, it's unpretentious and cosy. You get to choose the main ingredient for your main dish, while the rest...More

Thank Ms A
Reviewed 11 September 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$19
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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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