Tufenkian Kharpert Restaurant in Yerevan invites you into a whole new world of traditional Armenian cuisine!
Much of our culinary heritage, especially that of historic Western Armenia, perished in the Genocide along with so much else of our culture and we were left with a handful of popular dishes that became the standard-bearers of a proud culinary heritage.
But here, at Tufenkian Kharpert Restaurant in Yerevan we are committed to revive this central element of Armenian culture, reawaken our tradition of culinary excellence, and in doing so, reinvigorate in you a true appreciation for the art of dining. We combine fresh ingredients, fresh ideas, and the age-old culinary wisdom of our ancestors, to bring to you our modern renditions of classic Western Armenian cuisine.
Our menu is a labor of love. We have traveled to historic Armenian villages and researched local preparations and ingredients, pored over obscure cookbooks, and uncovered long lost recipes preserved only in private collections.
We see food as a vital, resilient and living element of our culture, and so our mission to breathe new life into Western Armenian cuisine is ongoing. We continue to search for new and seasonal recipes and ingredients that we feature in an extensive listing of daily specials.
It is our sincere hope that at Tufenkian Kharpert restaurant in Yerevan you will not only be delighted with your dining experience, but that you will come away with a newfound knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, Armenian cooking.
One of the most ancient peoples in the world, Armenians always treasured their incredibly rich culinary tradition. For thousands of years our people lived scattered across a multitude of isolated villages. As a result, our cuisine was characterized by great diversity, with as many regional variations as there were dialects of the Armenian language.
At Tufenkian Kharpert Restaurant, we have many vegetarian and fish dishes as options to meet the needs of guests who practice a Halal diet. The Halal-friendly dishes in our menu do not contain pork or alcohol ingredients and the meat is certified Halal.