Iasi Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Iasi

December 24, 2017 Jacquiline Delozier

The large city of Iasi has been a cultural and political hub since the 15th century. Everything orbits the Golden Plateau, bookended by the Palace of Culture and Union Square, and packed to the brim with churches and palaces galore. Iasi has significant Jewish history. The first Yiddish-language newspaper was published here, and the 17th-century Great Synagogue is the oldest surviving synagogue in Romania.
Things to do in Iasi

1. Little Texas

Iasi, Romania Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mexican, American, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$157 - HK$196 +40 232 272 545
Excellent
42%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
5%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 202 reviews

Little Texas

Reviewed By ValiMV - Bucharest, Romania

As the name says, this restaurant is located in the hotel with the same name. It is decorated in American style with weapons and photos from Texas. Obviously, the menu contains exclusive American dishes, from salads, antlers, roast, soup, desserts. Also, the restaurant has a very beautiful Terrace that you can enjoy during the hot season. It's clean, good waiters, good food. Prices are above average but worth trying.

2. Restaurant Oscar

Strada Lascar Catargi nr. 16, Iasi 700107, Romania Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi European, Eastern European, Romanian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +40 745 245 251
Excellent
32%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
7%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 362 reviews

Restaurant Oscar

Reviewed By Alex V - Iasi, Romania

Fine and huge dishes may I add, a variety of international cuisine; beef steak is always yummy and seafood is fresh considering we are 300 miles form the sea side. No parking lot, so get a cab.

3. Panoramic

Piata Unirii nr.5 | Etaj 13, Unirea Hotel & Spa, Iasi 700056, Romania Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Highchairs Available European, Eastern European, Romanian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +40 232 205 013
Excellent
34%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
8%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 215 reviews

Panoramic

Located on 13th floor of the hotel, 55 meters high, Panoramic 13 Restaurant is an unique experience, given the multi-time awarded Chef's, the exquisite cuisine and the impressive view of Iasi.The warm and welcoming environment will provide the ideal environmentwhere you can enjoy an elegant business lunch and a cheerfull dinner in the company of friends.The Rich menu combines the delicious traditional Romanian cuisine with refined international dishes, both preperated with fine and carrefully selected ingredients.We would love the pleasure of your company!

Reviewed By Miriam B

Been here as a couple. We enjoyed the food (which was heavenly), the music (not too loud, good quality), the honest and willing to help staff, the view (especially in the evening - with all the lights). I totally recommend it. It's a romantic place, also cozy and intimate. You can go there with your partner, or your friends and family. A worth-trying experience.

4. Fenice Palas

Strada Palas nr.7, Iasi 700051, Romania Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night +40 332 730 889
Excellent
36%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 173 reviews

Fenice Palas

Reviewed By Crina M

Very good location, right in the Palas area! The restaurant is very nice arranged inside, with attention fir details.
A huge meniu but I recommand the Lebanon specialities. Don't miss the pita made home, It is huge, tasty!
The serving is Ok, i can't complain. It's a nice restaurant to go if you want something good and special but it's not cheap! I ate in many restaurants in that area and I can say that i would choose this restaurant without any doubt!

5. Blue Acqua

Strada Arcu nr. 78, Iasi, Romania Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Romanian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +40 752 992 993
Excellent
76%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 201 reviews

Blue Acqua

Reviewed By Oana Violeta I

Is the first time after a long time when I eat the great food !!! My work colleagues have been excited about everything !! I am sure that I will come back with great pleasure to you!! Thank you all !!

6. Toujours

Stradela Sfantul Atanasiei nr. 1, Iasi 700115, Romania Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$31 - HK$157 +40 232 708 811
Excellent
79%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 324 reviews

Toujours

Reviewed By GeorgeG2311 - London, United Kingdom

Wish I could have got as far as eating to review the food. Found myself in Iasi with my wife in the middle of February. Was looking for a nice place to spend Valentine’s evening and found the restaurant on Tripadvisor. Was looking forward to it as they have a nice selection on the menu including Wyagu and Tbone plus I saw a few nice bottles of Barolo on the wine display. We were in the area on Monday morning so we decided to go and book a table for Wednesday night. Apparently they open at 11.30. At 11.20 we were outside looking at the menu board when two people of which one of them I assume was the manager walked past us, unlocked the premises and switched on the lights. At that point we were expecting a smile and a “how can I help” or at least eye contact - none of it happened they just slammed the door in our faces and locked it, basically a big YOU ARE NOT WELCOME. Someone should explain to them the meaning of the word hospitality - the clue is in the name... Needles to say we decided to take our custom elsewhere.

7. Chef Galerie

Str. Palat 3 F., Iasi 700032, Romania Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available European, International, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +40 747 858 353
Excellent
44%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
11%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 136 reviews

Chef Galerie

Grilling to perfection is not a goal, it's a MUST ! A wide variety of carefully selected meats including fish, seafood, chicken, pork & beef, prepared exclusively in Josper ovens, cold & hot starters, pastas and scrumptious desserts all served into a very modern ambient. We are an Urban Dining concept open daily from noon to midnight.

Reviewed By Catalin D - Romania

This is a modern and nice restaurant. The food is average, a little bit expensive for its quality. The staff is not so welcomed and a bit bored. I like the design and location for this restaurant but could be much better if they will change the staff attitude.

8. Cin Cin by Select

Piata 14 Decembrie 1989 Nr. 2, Iasi 700123, Romania Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, French, European, Spanish, Central European, Romanian, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Brunch, Lunch +40 232 210 715
Excellent
52%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 67 reviews

Cin Cin by Select

The Cin Cin story walks you through 4 countries, with some of the most representative dishes, made from custom recipes. We care about the appearance, taste, smell, we follow every step when preparing the dishes, and try hard to induce you in an international atmosphere. We invite you to take part in a culinary experience where you can taste a little bit of Spain, Italy, France, and Romania.

Reviewed By Modi116 - Bucharest, Romania

This is actually the restaurant inside Select Hotel. I checked in the hotel quite late and decided to have a quick bite before going to bed. I am not a big fan of hotel restaurants, but I was really pleasantly surprised in this case - very nice ambiance, excellent service and my salmon with broccoli was really tasty and presented in a very classy way. Yes, I was hungry, but I can make the difference.

9. Cuib

Gavriil Musicescu 14, Iasi 700127, Romania Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi European, Romanian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$39 +40 743 604 229
Excellent
77%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 96 reviews

Cuib

CUIB is a social Enterprise that serves only local and natural food, fair trade certified teas and coffees and ecologically certified beverages.

Reviewed By DanyAlive - La Paz, Bolivia

The place had a Garden Which's from the begging it's great, the menu it's easy and simple. But first ask what they don't have. It's more easy like that. For the rest like i wrote. The menu has vegetarian, vegan options. And the staff it's helpful but the owner my god, better stays behind the bar. Recommended for short visits . And also the weekends it's crowded. Make sure to be early.

10. Vivo Fusion Food Bar

Strada Zimbrului No. 5 | 2 Minutes From Palas Mall, Iasi 700047, Romania Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Television American, Bar, European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +40 332 417 727
Excellent
59%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 166 reviews

Vivo Fusion Food Bar

VIVO Burgers The Best Burgers You Ever Tasted !!! "Love it !!! Best in Iasi! Nice employees and great burgers"

Reviewed By Magda P

Awesome burgers, amazing potatoes and delicious lemonade. It is one of my favorite restaurants. I love the chicken burger with the cheesy potatoes that are to die for. Also the choklit desert is yummy. Great place to eat.. Lately, you do need a reservationThank you very much, Magda! :D

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