Saperavi

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Georgian
Saperavi, is the first Georgian restaurant in the Canadian Prairies. We offer a wide variety of authentic dishes inspired by our very experienced chef. The cuisine is based on the culinary traditions of Georgia, developed through the centuries. We appreciate that only a relatively small number of Canadians have traveled to the country Georgia so we have brought a part of Georgia to Winnipeg. Whereas the cuisine is specific to the country, it has had some influences from Middle Eastern, Western Asian and European traditions. We have created a unique and personal dining experience, on Corydon Avenue, for our patrons.
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KK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I can't eat Gluten so this food is perfect for me! 90% of it appears to be Gluten Free (except for that amazing bread)

JG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was fabulous. Restaurant very noisy and a mistake occurred with our groups order. It was dealt with very well by staff.

K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and they had set up nicely for our party of eight! Service was good and the food was amazingly family style so everything was shared!

KT
Manitoba
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was the first time at the restaurant. The waitress was very helpful and gave us great information regarding the menu choices. Really enjoyed our dinner and are planning on going back to the restaurant at a later date.

OT
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and WHAT A PLACE! The food was phenomenal, the service was friendly and outstanding, and put up with the bad dad jokes all night - she was a gem. The whole evening was amazing, we didn’t know what to expect but we were NOT disappointed. Can’t wait to tell everyone about it and come back to try more dishes! The cheese stuffed bread was drool-worthy

LB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent. Our server was attentive and we never had to wait for anything. Designed to be a shared meal. So order different items and enjoy.

J
Manitoba
18 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had no clue what to order! But having heard from friends who had been there before.....we asked for the ‘Chef’s Recommendations’ - turned out to actually be a menu item! And it was fantastic! It was a LOT of food though, and we were there well into the evening......but the server was amazing in her descriptions, and it was a very good way to get a sense of the incredible spices, and the genre of the food from Georgia - next time we will have a good sense of what to order individually if we want to! A great evening to be sure.

SB
Manitoba
15 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time at the Georgian restaurant and I would highly recommend it for any occasion. Some of the dishes were very popular and they ran out so get there early!

JM
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Georgian Dinner for 4. It was fabulous. And there was so much food that we took ALL of the mains home as leftovers.

JT
Manitoba
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Slow service, meat tasty but overcooked

WD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, amazing taste. Excellent service. Nice authentic wine from Georgia. Expensive.

AH
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

AA
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Saperavi and we absolutely loved it. We enjoyed every dish we tried, and our server was very helpful with recommendations. The wine of course was fantastic as well and complemented our meal. We would love to return with a group and try the group meal. Either way, we will be returning!

S
Manitoba
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were in Georgia in June and loved the food there. The dishes at Saperavi were authentic and delicious. Our server was great too! I will highly recommend this place to our friends!

PL
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We went to this restaurant last year and were thrilled. The food was different with unique preparation and spicing. The spices were quite pronounced. We had raved about it and finally managed to get a visit there together with friends. Well. ....
Saturday night.. humming in Corydon. One waitress to cover the restaurant and patio. She was good but new and quickly became overwhelmed when the restaurant started filling. She didn’t know what drinks were available. They had to run out for tonic for my gin. There was no rum other than white.
My friend ordered chicken kebabs which came twenty minutes ahead of anyone else and was cold. After ten minutes my lamb meatballs came. The sauce was like a canned rose sauce with none of the promised Georgian spices. Then finelly the chicken in cream sauce..... bland.....bland...
It was a huge disappointment. Our friend complained and was told someone called in sick. The manager finally started helping with serving, but way too late. All we got was an apology. Had we received some compensation off the bill, I might not have written this review. We won’t be going again.

M
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic spot! Went for the dinner for 4, ended up getting about 10 dishes. All were excellent, would highly recommend!

NC
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Unfortunately we did not have a good experience here. The service couldn't have been worse. We waited an exceptionally long time for absolutely everything and then even had to request one of our forgotten dishes when the waitress tried to bring our bill. The waitress was not friendly or helpful and set a terrible tone for the restaurant.
The upside was the traditional cheese bread was amazing! I can't say it was worth all the hassle, but it was definitely the highlight. ...unfortunately I guess I'll never have it again because I won't be going back!

JP
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday get together with friends.
The food was delicious, the prices were good and the portion sizes were large. The service was a little slower than other restaurants, it seemed like there was only one server for the inside dining room... but being a large group getting together we were fine with that, as we were in no hurry. We all agreed that we want to return as there were so many choices on the menu that we want to try!

g
Manitoba
17 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Normally, I would highly recommend Saperavi. However, this time, for the first time, the food was disappointing. We ordered four dishes, and the meat in the two chicken dishes, while tasty, was overcooked. The "sausage" wrapped in pastry was nice, but very dry. In addition, the service was extremely slow (probably the kitchen rather than the server). All in all, a very disappointing experience.

JW
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great intro to a unique culture and cuisine. The appetizers we tried were all great, but the Katchapuri was outstanding. Super nice service from Hanna. Will go back

RF
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If this is what Georgian food is like then I’ve been missing out. Great menu and variety, loved the clay pots. Delicious home style flavour. Excellent service.

Surprised this place wasn’t busier. Winnipeg you owe it to yourself to try it!

OT
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It takes time to get your order, and you go to be ready for not hot meal

BJ
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was not sure what to expect but I was impressed. When we arrived the food smelled delicious. We did not know to order and asked for recommendations and we were not disappointed. The food was tasty and filling. We will definitely return.

L
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We booked through open table, and we received confirmation, but they didn’t have my name on their reservations when we got there, therefore no table was ready for us. Not a good start .
The food was good but several of the hot dishes were cold or undercooked eg. the cheese bread, and also the mushrooms with cheese, and the dumplings.
The chicken was excellent, but the beef kebab was not good, no flavour and tough.
The girl waiting the table was friendly and helpful.
Not likely to go back, has so much potential to be a “wow” different dining experience but it was a disappointment.

JK
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Delicious. Good portions. Excellent service and atmosphere. My new favorite restaurant in Winnipeg

AS
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It’s a very intimate place. If you’re looking for a quiet place romantic with great food, this is it.
If you don’t know the area very well you’ll have to look for parking around.
I loved the place!

RM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My fifth time here. Always great food and pleasant service and you just can’t go wrong with Georgian wine.

AD
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Interesting menus. Large portions. Bring your appetite!

JW
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best food and service I have had in a long time! Strongly recommend it!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, except some of the food from the menu wasn’t available.

AH
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great food and great service!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice clean looking place. The server was very helpful. The food was fresh and very well prepared. The food was good and filling. Somehow it made me feel like home cooking, if I were Georgian.

SJ
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The veggie flatbread was very nice for an appie. We ordered the kebabs of pork and chicken which had great flavour but very little meat for the price point. The sides are ala carte, rice or a potato dishes which are over $5, we had sweet potato fries. If not for the flatbread, we would’ve left hungry.

LM
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Unfortunately my wife uses a walker so we were in a bit of shock when we arrived to see a flight of stairs to get to the restaurant. Had I known about the flight of stairs, I certainly would not have booked this restaurant for my birthday party.

With some help from your staff, my wife was able to get up the stairs and we had a very nice dinner.

SG
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A Tuesday outing for dinner. Restaurant was very quiet. It is family run and the food reflected the personal touch. Georgian food was totally new to us but the waiter explained the dishes to us and made suggestions. Started with the pickled herring appetizer, with one of their breads. Not as pickly as we were used too but good. They encourage sharing of dishes so we did that. Had a pork skewer dish, dumplings with 2 beef and 2 mushroom, a chicken dish with a garlic cream sauce which was very good and finally a dish described as lamb stew. The latter dish had very nice flavours, but it was more soup-like. All in all, a pretty good meal and intro to Georgian cuisine.

k
Manitoba
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ..... although too much. Get Chris to be your server if you want the whole experience.

CH
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great home cooked quality! The baked breads with cheese were delicious enough to order double. We will definitely be back and have referred this restaurant to all our friends.

OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

They add alot to the restaurant complement on Corydon. Authentic food and proud, engaged staff. Highly recommended!!

SF
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience2

None of us had eaten Georgian food before and were pleasantly surprised. The cuisine was like a cross between Easter European and Middle Eastern food. Everything was very fresh and had a home-made flavour. Portion sizes were generous. We would definitely return.

DB
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really enjoyed the khachapuri imeruli, chkmeruli was fantastic. Sauce was great with the rice. Wife loved the chicken shashlik. Was all kind of family style so think it might be fun for a group.