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Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner
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Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Takeout
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Reviewed 10 February 2021 via mobile

Me and my friends have ordered dishes calling Shio’s Restaurant as we have found their number at the hotel we stayed, they delivered our order in time and everything was delicious. I advise you to taste their Khinkali, which was fabulous ❤️

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 14 June 2019 via mobile

Me and my husband had lunch with starters and main course + drinks there. Excellent Georgian cuisine, yammi! Big portions and very decent prices. Cousy interior and non-intrusive yet very good service, which appears exactly when needed. From now on, eating only there in Signaghi.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 April 2019 via mobile

Shio never disappoints. The mtsvadi was amazing as always. You have to order it everytime you get there. The salad with Kakhetian oil is superb. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Service is very bad. It seems they don't really care of business. There's a couple enter after us and sit down for more than 10 minutes, however nobody gives service to them. Finally they leave but the restaurant is pretty empty at that moment. Food...is only ok for salad, the meat we order is disaster, terrible hard which you hardly chew. I complain to the waiter, but he just don't care and walk away. Not recommended this place.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

We ate here last night. It only has a sign in Georgian but it is opposite a small park so look for the street. We had the greens plate, chicken kebab, roast potatoes with fennel, lovely fresh bread and the haricot bean stew. It was...all delicious and the wine was good - a decent taste and then a large glass of wine. Would recommend this placeMore

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Really bad service and there were only 3 table full. We waited about an hour for 3 small dishes. Really bad house wine. Keep away of this place

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

I went here with my boyfriend (who is Georgian) for dinner during our trip through Signagi. We liked the vibe of the place so we decided to try it, and were not only disappointed, but angered by our visit. Number one, the food was awful....Our fried potatoes were covered in oil and made my stomach hurt (which is not traditional). The grilled chicken kebabs we ordered were actually pan-seared (which made them dry and also is not traditional Georgian cuisine), and last the khachapuri (traditional Georgian cheese bread) was the worst I've ever had. It was like a frozen microwave pizza. Furthermore, one of the members of the staff turned on a Turkish soap opera on the TV behind us at full volume and sat in a chair watching it. And the ultimate digression was that there was a stray cat that came into the restauran that our waiter KICKED. As someone who loves animals, that was incredibly hard to see, so upon leaving, I picked up the cat myself and carried it from the harm of this restaurant's staff. As someone who has some experience in Georgian cuisine, DO NOT GO TO THIS RESTAURANT.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Nice and tasty local food, too large menu, average homemade wine, service ok, price average for Kakhreti. Clean and kind of cost place. Near town center.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Ordered the cucumber & tomato salad with walnuts and the eggplant with walnuts. The portions are very big especially after getting used to the prices and portions in Tbilisi... The walnut paste on the salad was different to what I've had before, but it was...still good. Also a bit more oil than usual. Well priced, friendly staff - also speak quite decent English. Nothing remarkable, satisfied with price and quality. (being vegan, I mainly stuck to 4 dishes, so can't give a review on the other dishes, but they might perhaps be great)More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We three British middle-aged guys had had a not very nice meal (although very friendly place) at Golden Lion the night before (after a wine tour that left us a bit too merry to search for somewhere better!). This day (Wednesday 27/9) we had wandered...around town having researched TA restaurants beforehand, having light lunched at Okro's on the balcony, had a bottle of wine at Nato & Lado's Guest House and eventually wanting a light dinner. We had popped into Pheasant's Tear's earlier and the manager apologised profusely that they were fully booked out as they had a large group booked and had problems with the rain (constant cold mizzle/drizzle all day). The closest high ranking restaurant to our N&L GH was Shio's so we braved to cold drizzle into the centre using the GH's strong wifi and maps.me to find the restaurant. It was where TA had indicated but there seemed no obvious English script sign for it. No other restaurants occupied the spot on the map. My friend ventured in and confirmed the name somewhere. It seemed jolly and quite busy anyway, with locals, tourists and western businessmen. The long broad high cellar like tunnel was brightly lit with a bar at the far end. We chose to sit between a group of local guys and a mix of western businessmen by the look of it, talking in English. Everyone was chatting away animatedly and it was a bit too loud to be honest as the bare wall acoustics encouraged echoing. The menu was presented and the choice was enormous with new dishes we had not seen before (brains in a pot, we passed on that one!). Priority was a litre carafe of local dry white wine (for 6!) to start us off (ok we had had a good bottle for lunch at Orko's, a bottle of red (from the winery the day before) at the guest house, an Austrian traveller's shared white (same provenance) and a few glasses of local wine and a chacha left untouched by new arrivals presented with welcome drinks. This is, after all, a wine festival period and we were going to make the most of it! The choice of food was so difficult as too much so a mix of staples and new dishes was ordered. I have posted the images of the menu for reference. The food came at random as is usual and all proved very generous and tasty. Service was efficient and the waiter spoke some English. The green salad (7) was big and seasoned with Svaneti salt so very tasty. The spinach & onion with oil (6) was a new one for us, a little bland but fine. The spinach was quite substantial in mass, mashed with the onion into a purée. The new potatoes roasted in fennel (6) were not 'new' as in small but large wedges with dill/fennel tops leaves (not root fennel as expected). No problem as it was quite tasty. The katchapuri adjaruli with egg (7) was a fair size and well prepared and tasty. The carpi boiled in coriander & vinegar (12) was a risk and proved a good sized fillet and really tasty surprise with tender flesh not overpowered by vinegar or coriander thankfully. My chicken livers with wine & pomegranate (8) were another adventure and were fantastic! Good sized portion, very tasty, perfectly cooked! My friend with the carp is a recent veggie/pescatarian and just had to re-experience chicken livers and found them irresistible, taking another fork full layer. There was plenty to go around. The litre of home made white wine (6) was very good and went down well. The meal was fast becoming one of the best so far so we decided to cap it off with a half litre of chacha (5 - remember it is also a chacha festival!) Which proved very very tasty and satisfying. We decanted half to one of the two .5l Borjomi fizzy water (2) we had ordered for a nightcap later at the N&L GH. Towards the end the staff turned on a large television to show the live PSG v Barca soccer match, no problem. We even joined in watching. Various local characters came and went, some eating, some drinking, some smoking, most looking like taxi drivers. It is a pity that some of the locals were smoking inside, although the mild A/C/extractors kept it at bay, but if they banned smoking the locals would disappear and tourists would be the majority so prices would rise to reflect locals' loss maybe? We asked for the bill and it was a comfortable 75 including 12 for the booze, all after taxes. An extra waiting staff tip was left. We left at 23:10 very happy we had ventured this far in the rain. Thankfully it had stopped raining before we left. Back to the N&L GH very happy and straight to bed, ignoring the chacha nightcap as were quite sated!More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Shio's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4