Agape Refectory

Agape Restaurant, situated within the historic confines of the 17th-century Old Refectory Building in Etchmiadzin, Armenia, is a true testament to the country's rich cultural and culinary heritage. This exceptional dining establishment seamlessly blends the charm of its centuries-old surroundings with a modern and creative approach to Armenian cuisine.

The restaurant's name, "Agape," is derived from the Greek word for love, and it embodies this sentiment in every aspect of its operation. The Old Refectory Building itself exudes a sense of history and spirituality, being a part of the Etchmiadzin Cathedral complex, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the spiritual center of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
Agape's menu is a gastronomic journey through Armenian traditions, offering a diverse array of dishes that highlight the country's culinary excellence. From mouthwatering kebabs and hearty dolma to aromatic pilaf and fresh salads, each dish is a harmonious fusion of traditional flavors and contemporary presentation.
One of the restaurant's most distinctive features is its use of an authentic tonir (clay oven) to bake traditional Armenian lavash, a soft and thin flatbread. Watching the lavash being prepared in this age-old manner adds a unique and immersive dimension to the dining experience.
The restaurant's interior is both elegant and cozy, with warm lighting and tasteful decor that enhances the historic ambiance. The staff at Agape is renowned for their gracious hospitality and deep knowledge of Armenian cuisine, offering diners an informative and enjoyable journey through the menu.
In conclusion, Agape Restaurant in Etchmiadzin is a captivating blend of history, spirituality, and exceptional cuisine. Dining here is not just a meal, it's a profound cultural experience that showcases Armenia's culinary treasures within the sacred walls of the Old Refectory Building.

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Contact Information

Head Office
Aram Khachikyan
Phone: +374 9595 1040
Yerevan, Armenia

North American Representation
Carole Baden
New York, NY—USA

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