Chisinau restaurants

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For months we have been living in Chisinau, Moldova Republic, and, because one of my greatest passions is to experience new food treats, obviously :), I tried as many restaurants as I could. Unfortunately, total disappointment. I do not understand why, though sometimes beautifully presented, dishes are not tasty, at least not more than bland. And that’s after I tried and tried to like them! :)We found however some exceptions, which I want to share with you, so that if you arrive in Chisinau you will not go through the same disappointment as me. ;)1. In the first place, in my book, is Gastrobar, a small restaurant,  which is smoke – free, therefore I convince pretty difficult my husband, who smokes like a Turk …. 🙂 to go. But the food is sensational, trust me, a selection of middle – eastern influenced food but not only. I borrowed some photos of my favorite dishes from the Gastro Bar Facebook account.Crostini with roasted peppers, pine nuts and spices seasoned to taste perfectly :crostini cu ardei copti


Pork marinated in coffee that is delicious, maybe one of the best pork specialties that I have ever tasted. Do try!
muschi porc cu cafea

If you add the chocolate cake  with ice cream- which photo I couldn’t find- but it is truly delicious, and a red Moldovan wine  that staff will warmly recommend to you, you will thank me! I hope, at least, because I was really impressed by this restaurant. Most importantly, is the only place I found flexibility which is a rarity in Chisinau (the girlfriend was with  the first time did not want to eat anything specific from the menu, and they made a custom dish just for her) and warm hospitality, which, again, is pretty rare here, unfortunately …
2. Kozlovna – is one of the few pubs in Chisinau because, again unfortunately, pub- culture is pretty non-existent. Nevertheless, at the Kozlovna can find good beer on draft, Kozel and some crispy and tasty chicken schithzel. Also I can recommend the homemade potato-chips  with garlic sauce and a tasty strudel and I guess you are set.
snitel Kozlovzna

3. Room Cafe

Moldovans are more sushi- oriented than the Romanians, meaning that one can find these delicious rolls pretty often in Chisinau, and not necessarily only in Asian restaurants. The Rooms Cafe, which is a restaurant on several levels, each with a different specific, namely in the Asia room, we ate the best sushi in Chisinau. Noodles are not bad, either. If you go, make sure to order Shrimp Tempura Sushi, which is de-li-cious! :) They also have a Junior Room, where you can leave your child, for a relaxing dinner.

4. La Placinte – we already know the brand La Placinte which came with a few restaurants in Romania, but here in Chisinau are much more. I like their pies, especially the one with cascaval and invirtita with cherries . From them I also love the pancakes with chicken. That’s it for now, but I will return to this subject. 😉

take care! XO


 FullSizeRenderDe cateva luni suntem in Chisinau, si, cum una dintre pasiunile mele cele mai mari e sa experimentez feluri noi de mancare, am incercat cat mai multe restaurante.  Din pacate, dezamagire totala. Nu inteleg din ce motiv, desi uneori frumos prezentate, mancarurile nu au gust, cel putin nu unul mai mult decat fad. Asta in conditiile in care chiar am incercat si am vrut sa-mi placa! 🙂

Am gasit totusi niste exceptii, pe care as vrea sa vi le impartasesc, ca, daca ajungeti in Chisinau sa nu treceti prin aceleasi dez- amagiri ca mine. 😉

Pe primul loc, in my book , este Gastrobar, un restaurant mic, in care nu se fumeaza, therefore il conving destul de greu pe sotul meu, care fumeaza ca un….turc :), sa mearga. Insa mancarea este senzationala, trust me, o selectie cu influente middle – eastern dar nu numai. Am preluat cateva fotografii cu felurile mele preferate de pe contul de Facebook al Gastro Bar.

Crostini cu ardei copti , care au un gust si condimente perfect asezonate:


crostini cu ardei copti

Muschiulet de porc marinat in cafea, care este delicios, poate printre cele mai bune specialitati de porc pe care le-am gustat vreodata. Do try!

muschi porc cu cafea

Daca adaugati ca desert prajitura de ciocolata cu inghetata a carei foto nu am gasit-o dar este truly delicious, si un vin rosu moldovenesc pe care personalul vi-l recomanda cu caldura, o sa-mi multumiti! Sper, cel putin, pentru ca eu am fost cu adevarat impresionata de acest restaurant. Cel mai important, este singurul loc in care am gasit o flexibilitate care in Chisinau este o raritate (prietena cu care am fost prima data nu dorea sa manance nimic anume din meniu, si i-au facut un fel de mancare personalizat) si o ospitalitate calda, ceea ce, din nou, este cam rar aici, unfortunately…

2. Kozlovna – este printre putinele pub-uri din  Chisinau pentru ca, again unfortunately, pub- culture-ul e cam non-existent. Nevertheless, la Kozlovna puteti gasi bere buna la draft, Kozel, si niste snitele crocante  si gustoase. Va mai pot recomanda cips-uri homemade cu sos de usturoi si un strudel care e chiar gustos.

snitel Kozlovzna

3. Room Cafe

Moldovenii sunt mult mai sushi- oriented decat romanii, asta insemnand ca frecventa cu care puteti gasi asa ceva este destul de mare in Chisinau, si nu neaparat numai in restaurante cu specific asiatic. La Rooms cafe, care e un restaurant pe mai multe nivele, therefore “rooms” fiecare avand alt specific, mai exact la Asia room, am mancat cel mai bun sushi din Chisinau. Nici noodles nu sunt de lepadat. Daca mergeti, make sure sa comandati Tempura Shrimp sushi, care este de-li-cios! 🙂 p.s. Au si Junior Room, unde va puteti lasa copilul, ca sa puteti petrece timpul mai relaxant.

4. La Placinte  – cunoastem deja brand-ul La Placinte care a venit cu cateva restaurante si in Romania, dar aici in Chisinau sunt nenumarate. Placintele lor mie imi plac, mai ales cea cu cascaval si invartita cu visine. De la ei eu mai ador clatitele cu carne de pui.

Cam atat,deocamdata, dar voi mai reveni la acest subiect. 😉

take care! XO


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