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Pomegranate Russian-Georgian Restaurant

ipsedixit Aug 22, 2012 10:50 PM

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.

http://www.pomegranatesd.com/

  1. SaltyRaisins Aug 23, 2012 12:37 AM

    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
      ipsedixit Aug 23, 2012 02:02 PM

      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.

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      Idyllwild Aug 23, 2012 08:25 AM

      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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        Cathy Aug 23, 2012 09:44 AM

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

        http://www.pomegranatesd.com/menu.pdf

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          Idyllwild Aug 23, 2012 12:38 PM

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

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        Katherine H Aug 23, 2012 02:22 PM

        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. Tripeler Aug 24, 2012 02:24 AM

          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
            ipsedixit Aug 24, 2012 12:45 PM

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

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            mcgrath Aug 24, 2012 07:35 AM

            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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              RB Hound Aug 24, 2012 12:31 PM

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

              1. re: RB Hound
                DiningDiva Aug 24, 2012 04:26 PM

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

              2. re: mcgrath
                ipsedixit Aug 24, 2012 12:47 PM

                This one? http://www.kalinavillagehouse.com/#!

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                  JRSD Aug 24, 2012 01:02 PM

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

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