No. 23 Bizarre

TOP 30 PLACEMENT AFTER 3 YEARS. The restaurant "Bizarre," located in Vilnius and Nida, returns to the list of the thirty best restaurants after a break – the last time the restaurant was in the rankings was in 2017. Starting at position 17, it now holds the 23rd spot.

Facts

Head chefVilius Austrevičius
Managing directorEglė Dambrauskaitė
Type of cuisineAsian fusion
Working hoursIII–V 17:00–24:00, VI 12:00–24:00, VII 12:00–16:00 (Vilnius); I–VII 12:00–24:00 (Nida)
AddressPylimo g. 38, Vilnius; Nidos Smiltynės pl. 7, Nida
Since2017 in Vilnius, 2020 in Nida
Average starter price8-18 eur in Vilnius, 8–16 euros in Nida
Main course average price19–42 eur in Vilnius, 16–42 eur in Nida
Tasting menu80 euros per person
Capacity (seated)up to 60 guests (Vilnius), 80 guests (Nida)
Children welcomewelcome of any age
Terraceyes, 20 seats (Vilnius); yes, 80 seats (Nida)
BreakfastVI–VII XX (Vilnius); not available in Nida
Business lunchnot available
Dog friendlyYes

Place in 2017 No. 17

WHY VISIT? "We take pride in our low employee turnover, so each of us knows the guests well and strives to make returning guests feel at home. Additionally, the restaurant is worth visiting for our Asian fusion cuisine, where we have the freedom to create using various products and techniques from kitchens around the world," says restaurant manager Eglė Dambrauskaitė. According to her, the restaurant's unique interior, a cigar room overlooking the wine and champagne cellar, and different spaces for dining also make it interesting for guests.

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE MENU? The restaurant's dishes are meant for sharing, so the best experience is choosing this option. "Sharing high-quality food, in our opinion, is a crucial detail of dinner that provides comfort and encourages discussions about food and the flavors experienced," notes Eglė. "Bizarre" claims to be flexible for its guests, considering each individual's preferences.

GUESTS RETURN FOR classics like Peking duck made since the opening and rarer dishes such as otoro sashimi, otoro tacos, wagyu tataki, hamachi tataki. "Guests return for the close relationship, communication, and friendship with our team, which takes care of guests like family members," emphasizes the restaurant representative.

Photos by Robertas Daskevičius