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Moscow dining

 
Moscow is a cosmopolitan city. Here you can find the cuisine for every taste. There're plenty of Italian, French, Asian food restaurants. Especially popular is the Japanese cuisine. No matter where you are in Moscow you'll find a sushi place nearby.
We recommend you to try the local food – it'll add a taste to your impressions of the country."Local" doesn't necessarily mean Russian. In Moscow you can try tasty food from the Caucuses, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and other countries that used to be part of the Soviet Union.

Here're several ideas of where you can eat while in Moscow.

Budget restaurants - an ideal lunch place (a meal costs under 10 EUR)

Grabli (Russian and European food)

Cafe Grabli
Cafe Grabli

It's a chain of self-service restaurants scattered around Moscow. Grabli offers an excellent choice of tasty food and the prices are very reasonable (a meal costs roughly 7- 8 EUR).
Addresses:
1. Metro: Novokuznetskaya, 27 Pyatnitskaya St.
2. Metro: Kievskaya, 2 Kievsky train station square. (inside Evropesky shopping mall)
3. Metro: Alekseevskaya, 99 Prospekt Mira St.


Moo Moo
(Russian food)

Mu-mu eatery
Mu-mu eatery

This popular self-service eatery has a rich choice of traditional food. The prices are inexpensive (expect to pay 5-8 EUR). The interior follows a Russian village theme.
Addresses:
1. Metro : Tverskaya, 9 Maliy Gnezdnikovskiy Per.
2. Metro Smolenskaya, Arbat, 45/24 Arbat St.
3. Metro Frunzenskaya – in front of the metro exit.

Shashlyshnaya "U Nikitskih vorot" (Georgian food)
Here you can try delicious Jeorgian shashlik (kebab), hachapuri (cheese pie) and kharcho (traditional soup). The interior is very simple, it doesn't seem to change much since the soviet times. The prices are low and the food is tasty.
Address:
Metro: Arbatskaya, 9 Kalashny per.


Nice and reasonably-priced restaurants (a meal costs 15-50 EUR)

Korchma (Ukrainian food)

Taras bulba korchma
Taras bulba korchma

Ukrainian food is similar to Russian. Among the most traditional meals are borsch (beetroot soup) and vareniki (dumplings stuffed with potato, mushrooms, cheese, cherry). Korchma has a nice interior which looks more authentic than in Moo-moo. Big hearty meals, a dinner will cost 10-20 Eur.
Adresses:
1. Metro: Novokuznetskaya, 14 Pyatnitskaya St.
2. Metro: Smolenskaya. 12/19 Smolensky blvd.
3. Metro: Chekhovskaya. 30/7, Petrovka St.

Metro (Russian cuisine)

Metro
Metro

Unusual restaurant with Soviet-style cuisine. Famous salad Olivie or fish under the herring are the most typical dishes on New Year's table. You can enjoy having a table in the improvised carriage or metro vestibule. Life music daily.
Adresses:
Metro: Taganskaya, 2/1 Verkhnaya Radischevskaya Str


Rahat Lukum (mainly Uzbek cuisine)

Rahat-Lukum restaurant
Rahat-Lukum restaurant
It is a chain of reasonably-priced Oriental restaurants. The grilled meats, the samsas, plov, lamb chunks cooked in seasoned rice are at your choice. Ethnic-style interior will create a pleasant atmosphere.
Adresses:
Metro Teatralnaya, 9 Bolshaya Dmitrovka St
Metro Tretyakovskaya/Novokuznetskaya, 10 Klimentovsky Per.
Metro Chistye Prudy, 17 Myasnitskaya


Chic restaurants (a meal costs 80 EUR and more)

The Cafe Pushkin (Splendid Russian and French)

restaurant Pushkin, Library hall
restaurant Pushkin, Library hall

This luxurious restaurant is an ideal place to try excellent Russian food. The café Pushkin is housed in an old mansion and its interior revives the atmosphere of the 19th century.
Address: Tverskoy blv. 26a, Metro: Pushkinskaya, Tverskaya, Chechovskaya
Phone: +7 (495) 739 00 33


Shinok(Ukranian cuisine)

shinok restaurant
shinok restaurant

Restaurant is designed as a Ukrainian peasant house. In the centre of the restaurant there is a small yard with live domestic poultry and cattle: hens, a sheep, a small rabbit. The restaurant offers the best Ukranian food in Moscow: borsch, Vareniki with cherries, and buckwheat porridge, veal brains, raspberry mousse.
Address: 1905 Goda str. 2a, metro: Ulitsa 1905 goda
Phone:+7  (495) 651 81 01


Central House of Writers Restaurant (Russian and European cuisine)

Central House of Writers Restaurant
Central House of Writers Restaurant

The elegant 100 year old mansion houses the city's most beautiful dining rooms. The interior itself is worth the visit. The Central House of Writers Restaurant offers exotic treats like Grilled Venison, Mushroom Soup served with fried mushrooms and cheese sippets or Pelmeni stuffed with smoked duck under basil sauce and ceps.
Address: Povarskaya str.50, Mretro: Barrikadnaya.
Phone: +7 (495) 691 15 15


Uzbekistan (Uzbek cuisine)

Uzbekistan restaurant
Uzbekistan restaurant

Luxurious interiors of the restaurant remind of an Oriental palace. The menu includes traditional dishes of Uzbek cuisine. The lagman, pilaf and manty are especially recommended. Delicious desserts, such as fruits, jams and sweets are prepared in the restaurant's confectionary.
Address: Niglinnaya St., 29/14, Metro: Teatralnaya, Kuznetsky Most, Tsvetnoy Boulevard
Phone: +7 (495) 623 05 85 


Godunov (old and modern Russian cuisine)

Godunov restaurant
Godunov restaurant

It is located in the center of Moscow in the building which was part of Zakonospassky Monastery built in 1600 during the rule of Boris Godunov. It offers homemade traditional Russian cuisine, liqueurs and honey drink. Vegetarian menu is available. Gypsy show, instrumental music or folk show daily.
Address:Metro Teatralnaya/Ploschad revolyutsii,5 Teatralnaya Pl., arch of the Kitay-Gorod Wall
Phone: +7 (495) 698 44 90
 
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