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SKONTO Zivju restorāns

DINING -> Restaurants
By RigaNow!. 12.09.2008

Vāgnera 4 , Riga Phone: +371 67216713
Working hours: Mon-Sun 12:00 - 0:00

COUSINE: Seafood

When people think of a seafood restaurant in Riga, they usually think of Skonto Zivju Restorāns. This upmarket restaurant serves a complete menu of submarine dishes. You can choose your lobster or trout straight from the aquarium. The food might be a little pricey, but it reflects the quality you receive.


The name literally translates to fish restaurant, while the Skonto part signifies that it is part of the Skonto empire that includes a football club and radio station, to name a few of its holdings.

Skonto was one of the first upscale dining places to open back in 1995. Since then it has drawn a loyal client base with a penchant for seafood, having attracted politicians and heads of state over the years. Still now, it is one of the few restaurants in town that can be classified as a seafood specialist. As the restaurant has been around for so long, the interior does appear a little tired. Yet the most appealing room covered with a glass roof is still attractive, especially as it has two pools with cascading water where we saw freshwater eels, sturgeon and trout not only decorating the place, but waiting to be chosen and eaten. All the other rooms have aquariums, including one with lobsters which you can also invite to dinner. To add to the atmosphere, that the director Gatis Pārpucis told us is best in the evenings, there’s live guitar or harp music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.