Jirair Avanian established Dolmama restaurant which is located in one of the oldest buildings of Yerevan in 1998. The name of the restaurant came from the Armenian word "Dolma"(the Armenian national dish) and "Mama" (means Mommy). Mommy makes the best.
The specialty of the restaurant is Dolma. But creative and skillful cooks make not only the traditional recipes but also present the guests Dolma with interesting and unique recipes that you will taste just there.
The second popular dish of the restaurant is the traditional Armenian "Khashlama" (means stewed meat) but the making of this national dish also differs because they have a unique way of making it.
The other popular dish is the Easter Pilaf another tasty dish with dried fruit, sweet raisins, and nuts.
Here if you love wine, you are lucky, Dolmama has a wide variety of Armenian as well as, French, Argentinian, Australian and Italian wines.
You will feel the spirit of Armenia right from the doorsteps. Everything is home-like cozy and beautiful. You wouldn't want to leave the restaurant. Pay attention to the details of the interior; tablecloths, pictures on the wall, and fresh flowers on the tables.
By the way, during warm weather, you can enjoy the Armenian cuisine in the garden of the restaurant, under vineyards. This is what you need to try.