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Aug 22, 2012 10:50 PM

Pomegranate Russian-Georgian Restaurant

Why doesn't this place, Pomegranate Russian-Georgian Restaurant (a mouthful, I know), get more love on Chowhound?

Tried it with a friend and we made a meal out of appetizers.

*Salad sampler - a must get, just let the kitchen put something together for you.
*Ajap Sandali - a ragout of potatoes, eggplant, onions, tomatoes and a bunch of herbs and spices. Reminded me of pot roast without the roast.
*Chebureki - Russian empanadas is how I would describe them.

Everything was interesting and well worth our time.

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  1. To be honest, the owner has been unpleasant to me in the past on three occasions so I no longer go there, and I'm a pretty easy customer. But I agree the food is pretty good.

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    1. re: SaltyRaisins

      Yeah, I know what you mean.

      We wanted to try the ice cream (chili pepper) but we're refused because because they said they were closing shop early.

    2. What's the price range? I had planned to try this place a while ago but I remember being scared by reports of unreasonable prices.

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      1. re: Idyllwild

        The menu, with prices, from the link in the original post:

        1. re: Cathy

          Thanks, didn't notice that. I hope I'll get to try the place soon.

      2. I really enjoy Pomegranate, and I think my boyfriend would put it at the top of his list of favorite San Diego restaurants. I love the salad sampler, and the only main dish I've ever been disappointed in was the vegetarian stroganoff (perhaps I should have known better). We've always had friendly service, too, though I don't think we've ever encountered the owner.

        1. I wonder if they have a good selection of Georgian wine. A lot of it is quite good, and not expensive. Interesting red wines with unusual character. Worth watching out for.

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          1. re: Tripeler

            I spied a couple of bottles of Mukuzani and Saperavi. No whites, however (at least none that I saw).

          2. There is a spinoff restaurant called Kalina in a little strip mall at Jackson and Parkway Dr. Low prices, friendly service, excellent food. I'd heard the original cook at Pomegranate left to open Kalina, and from the quality of the dishes, I believe it.

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            1. re: mcgrath

              DiningDiva - isn't this in your stomping grounds? Have you tried?

              1. re: RB Hound

                Yes, this is part of my extended stomping grounds. No I haven't tried it yet

                1. re: mcgrath

                  I have been there - the cold salads were as good as the ones at Pomegranate. Also enjoyed the Pelmeni and the Stroganoff.