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    La Taifas: Don't miss it

    by josephescu Written Jun 2, 2007

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    Crème de la crème of restaurants in Chisinau located just opposite the Romanian embassy. Wide variety of Moldavian cuisine, expect to pay around 10 EUR for a full meal including desert. And is so delicious that you can be sorry for you have only one stomach.
    If you have the budget, opt for a bottled wine instead of the house one.

    Favorite Dish: Don’t miss the home made noodles and the roasted duck filled with plums. In fact, don’t miss anything, try as much as you can.

    La Taifas La Taifas only one stomach is not enough
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    Soroca: Restaurant Paradis

    by josephescu Updated Jun 2, 2007

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    Located in Sororca, on the main road leading towards the fortress, the restaurant does not look appealing from the outside, and I prefer not mentioning anything about the inside decorations. However, the food is delicious – we tried what the waiter recommended, and be sure you don’t miss the soup. Less than 3 euros for the full menu, Turkish coffee included.

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    Buddha Bar: good for breakfast

    by josephescu Updated Jun 2, 2007

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    A fancy fusion style cafe rather expensive as per Chisinau standards, Buddha Bar opens early enough for breakfast.
    Plenty of noisy nouveau riche during the night, we were the only ones at breakfast. Try the Russian salad.

    Buddha Bar Buddha Bar
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    Soroca: Teashop

    by josephescu Written Jun 2, 2007

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    The tea shop near the central park is not only for tea-lovers, but for coffee drinkers too, as this seemed the only place where one can have a morning coffee. If you're coffee dependant, ask for as strong as possible, and you'll get it 20% espresso-like.

    The tea shop opens 8,30 a.m. event on Sundays.

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    Vegetable market: in Chisinau

    by josephescu Written Jun 2, 2007

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    The vegetable market in Chisinau keeps a flavour lost throughout Europe – actual old farmers and peasants sell their crops 110% eco-quality, younger ones even “advertise” their merchandise by shouting various funny catchphrases, a place crowded with people moving all directions and carrying everything you can imagine. Local bakeries, donuts and sweets, excellent pickles and delicious fruits, this is a place to take your lunch while observing people.

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    General tip on restaurants: General tip on restaurants

    by ZiOOlek Written Feb 7, 2006

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    There are, especially in Chisinau, some really nice restaurants. Unfortunatelly, not many people how work at restaurants speak English. More common is having menu in English, but still only in some, upper class restaurants. Bills are usually written with a pen. Even if a waiter can speak English he/she will bring your bill in Russian. And if you know no Russian you cannot read it.:) I'd recommend to remember all prices from menu to be sure that the bill is well counted. If you are satysfied wit service you may give about 10% tip.

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    La Taifas: great traditional food in a traditional atmosphere

    by lenoreva Written Mar 14, 2005

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    As we entered, we were given a strong alcoholic drink as a welcome and were told that it is a tradition. The decor is quite inviting and feels authentically homey.
    The staff was friendly.

    Favorite Dish: Everything we ate was very tasty. The menu is a la carte, which means you can put your own meal together, and the prices are quite reasonable so you can do some experimentation. I had potato and vegetable dishes while Daniel had chicken.

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    Beer House: Great local beer

    by flynboxes Written Dec 6, 2005

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    I enjoyed my meal here. This place probably caters more towards Westerners but they have
    good music playing at the bar. The staff was friendly and the menu was in English.

    Favorite Dish: I had the rabbit and couple of dark beers that they brew on site since this is also a microbrewery.

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    Symposium: If you had one meal....

    by GlobeTrottin Written Feb 15, 2009

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    Good all-around restaurant.
    The ambiance is quite pleasant. A good wine list. And food ranging from Seafood to Italian.
    Service and hospitality is lovely.

    By Moldovan standards- pricey, but an average American-priced meal.

    Favorite Dish: They do have a couple of special local dishes: the chicken paprika and a polenta type dish with sheep's cheese: mamaliga.

    Mamaliga- it's not for everyone! The cheese is rather pungent!

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    The Old City restaurant in...

    by PashenkaMD Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The Old City restaurant in Chisinau is the best place for a blend of traditional and modern menu items. It is on the high end of price spectrum for the Moldovan restaurants.
    Live music most of the time. The musicians are great. That alone is worth the trip. It is not expected, but you should tip the musicians...why? Because I said so.

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    I did not find any restaurant...

    by lotharlerch Updated Jul 8, 2005

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    I did not find any restaurant which I could recommend to anybody. The situation is about comparable to Ukraine in 1996. But I think - after having seen what all can be found on the markets - the people prepare excellent food at home. A mix of Ukrainian and Romanian influences should be really delicious - but I could not find it in any restaurant.
    Moldova is a country of wine. The local beer still has the former Soviet taste (that was one of the very few of the innumerable attempts of the Soviets to copy the US which was perfectly successful) nothing to compare with the really nice stuff you find now everywhere in Ukraine. Imported beer is relatively expensive.

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  • zacchio's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2013 at 3:40 AM

    let's update the information about this country, btw I'm there every month, so you can trust me ;)
    -RESTAURANTS-
    Today is possible to eat very well at chisenau, is still cheap compared to ours standard, with with some exceptions.
    La Taifas, quite expensive but great food grea place where you can get the tradition of Moldova.
    str. Bucuresti, 67
    Chisinau, Moldova
    +373 (22) 22 76 93 just try it!

    Grill house,
    Armyanskaya St., 24, Chisinau, Moldova
    +373 22 224 509
    the name say all.....very good restaurant nice place.
    the slogan of the place is: We make vegetarians predators.
    The speciality of the menu is meat prepared in a thousand different ways.

    Cactus
    41, Armeneana Str, Chisinau, Moldova
    Good chooice of wines, and I like chili con carne.....:)
    is quite expensive, but I like it and service is better than other places

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