After some walk it old town I decided to take a dinner in one of the restaurants. Actually I didn't know this place is quite popular by locals in evening times, as here is a special place for beer drinking (probably they produce their own beer), also it is a jazz place.
Anyway, I ordered a spaghetti with a meat, also a tea (as I needed to drive car later). It was quite delicious, service was fast enough. It cost me around 5 euros.
This restaurant and brewery, in operation since 1871, harkens back to the Prussian days, which of course includes tasty beer and German-influenced food. The interior has a classic beer-hall feel, while the relaxing terrace is a lovely place to enjoy a meal and/or beverage on a warm, sunny day. Good quality food and beer is served by staff who clearly wish they were doing something else. Prices are not outrageous but fairly high by local standards.
Favorite Dish: Food is simple, well-prepared and tasty. I especially liked the spare ribs, and the homemade "Memelio" sausage. Beer is home-brewed and very good. My favorite was the black beer, though it was not always available.
This restaurant in the old town of Klaipeda is not very known, so when I went there to celebrate my birthday, I was really surprised that we have such a nice restaurant! I mean the best part is food and drinks. As I know owners are Ukrainians, so you can try very nice Ukrainian and also Russian dishes there. Portions are big, food is rich and delicious.
I was also surprised with guest have visited the restaurant - I will keep it as intrique, but you will know for sure some of these singers, polititians and other famous people when you see a photo galery there!
Favorite Dish: I love love love their special vodka - Horse radish vodka. Even wine lovers stoped whine and continued the party with the speciality :-)
I love to have lunch in this restaurant. It is in the main squere of the old town of Klaipeda, small place, but food is very healthy and portions are not too big. Everything is presented nicely. Lunch menu costs only 13 -14 Litas (4 euro), it includes perfect soup and hot meal, bagette with butter and water.
Open: Tuesday - Thursday 11:00 - 22:00
Friday: 11:00 - 23:00
Saturday: 12:00 - 22:00
Favorite Dish: Day menu...
Kinu Restoranas is a Chinese restaurant in Klaipeda.
The menu is rich with different Chinese dishes which can be combined with each other. I opted for pork, vegetables and rice with a sweet and sour sauce.
One of the reasons why we had dinner in this branch of Kinu restoranas was its location in a nice quiet longish courtyard with a few other cafes and shops.
The little outdoor terrace of Kinu is a perfect place for a relaxing dinner and people watching in the evening sun.
From VT member spe I got the information that Kinu Restoranas can't be found in the described location anymore. It has moved to another place which I don't know yet. As soon as I have got new info I will publish it here.
This is a small yard with few restaurants and caffe. If I go there in the morning on Saturday, I will go to "Gurmanas" place, they have a bakery there and a big choise of tea and coffe. If I go for dinner, then I choose mideteranian food restaurant with nice service and tasty food. Lithuanian food restaurant is called Smukle, here you can eat Cepelinai, Balandeliai and Saltibarsciai :-) There is Pizzeria and steakhouse as well. And for nice chat you can choose a wine corner with a big choice of wines and not so big choice of snacks...
On Sunday they have family day with children music.
On weekends you can hear live music outside in the yard or in cold season inside of Smukle.
Favorite Dish: My favourite coffe is just a black coffe with vanile icecream melting inside of coffe in Gurmanas.
For dinner I like Santa Peter fish in mediteranian restaurant.
For lunch I eat Balandeliai in Smukle...
Just a quick note to combine with a review already listed. Anikes teatro on Teatro square near the statue of Dash's Anike is no longer closed. Had lunch there today. Neat place, wonderful atmosphere that relates to a 19th century theater and pretty good food. Nice place to relax.
We have been in Klaipeda for 4 months and find Stora Antes to be the best restaurant we have found. It is located one block off of Tiltu Gatve in Old Town, one block south of the Dane bridge. It is located in an old cellar and the ambiance is wonderful. The food tends to favor Russian, Georgian or Belarussian cuisine and is both wonderful and wonderfully presented. Have taken guests there, both local and from the US, and all have been impressed. Prices are very reasonable by any standard other than the local one with a good meal for two with a drink and dessert coming in at $50 US or less. If you have only one meal in the city, this is a place you need ot find.
Favorite Dish: My favorite is a squid dish and we have also had pork and salmon dishes as well. All were worth bragging about. It is served in a white sauce that is to die for. Beautiful plate.
The new thing started only this season 2010 - Memel brown beer. This beer is avialable only in Klaipeda, I did try it only once, so I didn't understand yet if I like it or not, I will go maybe today to take few more beers to have a better tips ;-)
If you are in Klaipeda, you should try Svyturys EXTRA beer. It is local beer wich was winning best awards in world competitions. Most popular beer is Svyturys Extra. It was created ten years ago by WOMAN !! But last two years this beer is getting worse, so maybe you can try also Utenos, or Kalnapilis beer. Maybe it will be nice for you to try Svyturys BALTIJOS beer, it is a dark beer. You can also taste Svyturys BALTAS, that is a weat beer served with a piece of lemon inside.
Svyturys means "Light house", and the factory is in the center of Klaipeda.
There are other places where they make own beer - retaurant "memelis" (you can order beer by meters, not liters). You can find there not filtered beer, dark beer and light beer.
restaurant "Livonija" near Klaipeda hotel has own beer two, but I don't like it, so I can recomend anything there. But if you want to taste - you are welcome ;-)
In http://www.svyturys.lt/en you can find information about all Svyturys beers and also e-shop for suvenirs.
Favorite Dish: You can take a tour in Svyturys bear factory in Klaipeda, information you will find in information center of Klaipeda. http://www.klaipedainfo.lt/en/?page=1
RECREATIONAL AND SIGHTSEEING BEER TOUR
IN THE "ŠVYTURYS" BREWERY*
Forget daily works, and leave all cares behind. Many have tasted "ŠVYTURYS" beer, but do you know why it is famous worldwide? Lets go together on the recreational sightseeing BEER TOUR where you will learn about brewing traditions and get an opportunity to watch brewing process. The first part of the tour includes acquaintance with the brewing technology. If you are lucky, you may come across the "magic tap" from which you will be able to taste the brand fresh beer coming straight from the brewery! And the second part of the tour is the funniest - tasting of three brands of beer! Curious and merry stories and jokes, a glass of cold "ŠVYTURYS" beer and, foremost, a company of friends and colleagues is the best formula for a relaxing and memorable time.
Duration: 2 hour duration BEER TOUR should be booked in Klaipeda Tourism and Culture Information Centre.
Groups: 5 to 30 persons received.
Tour starts: Monday-Thursday from 10.00 a.m. to 16.00 p.m.; Fridays from 10.00 a.m. to 15.00 p.m.
Price per person: 30.00 Litas.
I understand that this is THE place for the local food. Maybe some Klaipeda citizen will correct me, but I enjoyed the experience and the food.
The publication 'Klaipeda in your Pocket' states that the menu is not in English and that this gives you more opportunity to chat with the waitresses as they explain what is on the menu. I can only guess that the restaurant has lost too many staff to visitors, as the menu now has sufficient English explanations to help a tourist to avoid ordering pig's ears.
It may be 'Touristy' but it is a lovely restaurant in a nice setting.
Big windows permit diners to watch the girls go by while sampling the wonderful food on offer.
Favorite Dish: I only had one meal here.
Saurkraut soup followed by a pork dish which I cannot remember the name of.
I would not hesitate to eat here again.