If you are curious to find out how local chefs are reinterpreting Romanian cuisine, head over to Trai Restaurant, where Chef Cătălin Amarandei carefully translates its vision into unique dishes prepared with mostly local ingredients. If you don’t know what to choose, we recommend you try the Trout Ravioli (Ravioli with trout mousse, parmesan sauce and spicy chorizo puree, potato chips, larch oil, chorizo oil, aromatic herb mix) and the Fatty Live (boar with beef and foie gras, puree with confit garlic, polenta powder, sautéed mushrooms and dessert).
Zori is the first restaurant that took the Iași fine dining scene to another level. They change the menu each season but all the signature dishes are heavenly and very creative. You must try the Zorii Copilăriei for starter, which consists of cornmeal, egg, cow’s cheese, whipped Cream and chard. For the main course we suggest you order the Metamorfoză (chard sausages, puree and pickled melon jelly). These dished are a true novel interpretation of Romanian classical cuisine.
Toujours is the best rated restaurant in Iași for the last few years. Their food is highly appreciated and always one of the best options in the city if you want the most diverse menu a fine dining restaurant can offer in Iași. Toujours is a small, warm and welcoming family restaurant that offers a real culinary journey around the world, with stops in famous destinations such as France and the Mediterranean area, America and Asia. They also serve burgers, pasta and delicious desert. The quality of the dishes really shows the passion of the owner, Chef Claudia Băcăuanu.
Some of the other restaurants in Iași that really stand out due to the creativity of their chefs and unique dishes are Little Texas, Select Restaurant and Carbon. You can find out more about them in the list below. You’ll surely have an amazing culinary experience in any one of them!