Moscow Restaurants

Cafe Pushkin

Russian Cuisine

M Arbatskaya, Pushkinskaya

This 24-hour café laid out in the style of an 18th-century mansion is expensive but worth it. There are three stories housing, respectively, a bar and café, a dining room, and a summer café. The cuisine is Russian and somewhat expensive, though careful study of the dessert menu will reveal a few budget options. The soups are particularly recommended. Credit cards accepted.

Open 24 hours

Price $36-50

Tverskoy Bulvar | Тверской Бульвар 26a
(495) 739-00-33

Coffee Mania Café

Coffee and café food

M (location 1) Kuznetsky Most
M (location 2) Arbatskaya, Biblioteka imeni Lenina

This is a quality café all round – excellent food and drinks, good service, pleasant surroundings, an absence of irritating Russian pop music – though you do tend pay for it. Try the various smoothies, in particular the incomparable El Nino and the tuna sandwich. Credit cards accepted.

There are two locations – both are open from 8:00-24:00, and 24 hours during summer.

Price up to $15 (if you’re careful)

Location 1
Corner of Rozhdesvenskaya and Pushechnaya Ul. | угол Рождественской и Пушечной ул.
(095) 924-00-75

Location 2
Moscow Conservatory
Bolshaya Nikitskaya Ul. | Большая Никитская ул. 15
(495) 775-43-10


Uzbekhistani Cuisine

M Tsvetnoy Bulvar, Kuznetsky Most

At atmospheric restaurant featuring not only Uzbek, but also Arab, Azerbaijani, and Chinese cuisine. Live belly dancing, generous servings, and reasonable prices, including half serves at half price.

Open 12:00-0:00

Price $16-35

Neglinnaya Ulitsa | Неглинная ул. 29,
(495) 623-05-85.


Japanese Cuisine

M Belorusskaya

This is actually part of a large chain of Japanese restaurants – check the website listed below for additional locations. While it can take a while to be seated – reservations are recommended – the wait is well worth it. The food is reasonably-priced, the service efficient, and the atmosphere lively. Particularly recommended are the mussels. You can also order home delivery.

Open 11:00-6:00

1-aya Tverskaya-Yamskaya Ul. | 1-ая Тверская-Ямская ул. 29
(495) 250-53-85

Syr (Cheese)

Italian, European Cuisine

M Tsvetnoy Bul’var

It may be a bit hard to find, but this modest Italian restaurant is worth the search. Reservations recommended.

Open 12:00-0:00

Price $16-35

Sadovaya Samotechnaya Ul. | Садовая Самотехная ул. 16
(495) 209-77-70

Kavkazskaya Plennitsa

Caucasian Cuisine

M Prospect Mira

Excellent Caucasian restaurant with atmospheric interiors and a large menu. While it’s not the cheapest, the buffet is good value, as is the quasi business lunch – 40% off your bill between midday and 16:00. Outdoor dining in summer, live entertainment.

Open 12:00 – last guest

Price $36-50

Prospect Mira | Проспект Мира 36
(095) 680-51-11

Restaurant Russkie Sezony

Seafood, Delicatessen, Contemporary, Russian

M Chehovskaya

Traditional Russian food in contemporary way just in the heart of Moscow. In fact it's the only Michelin type restaurant in town offering a set menu. On the menu you will find from the simplest to the highly complex dishes, vegetarian snacks and hot dishes made of vegetables.

Open 12:00 pm- 12:00 am

Price from $15

Strastnoi Blvd, 8A, Moscow, Russia

Buddha-Bar Moscow

Chinese, Indian, Asian, Thai, Fusion

M Trubnaya

Buddha-Bar located in the heart of Moscow. If you are up for some Asian kitchen, then you made the right choice. Restaurant has fantastic interiors including a large Buddha Statue. DJ and Jazz Band are playing on Friday and Saturday nights. Drinks and food are sophisticated. You can sing Karaoke, there is a big karaoke hall for both – amateur and professional singers. It also has a nice terrace where you can chill out if you don't want to hear music.

Open Sun - Wed 12:00 - 3:00 (Thu - Sat 12:00 - 5:00)

Price from $15

Tsvetnoi Blv, 2, Moscow

Grand Cafe Dr. Zhivago

Contemporary, Russian

At atmospheric restaurant featuring not only Uzbek, but also Arab, Azerbaijani, and Chinese cuisine. Live belly dancing, generous servings, and reasonable prices, including half serves at half price.It is located in the very city center of Moscow. Grand Cafe Dr. Zhivago is a stylish and sophisticated place with a Russian/Soviet touch in the décor. It is offered excellent Russian food and professional service.
According to the site considering the popularity of the place a reservation required at least a week in advance.

Price from $40

Mokhovaya str, 15/1, hotel «National», 1st fl.
+7 (499) 922-01-00

Farmers Restaurant Lavkalavka

Contemporary, Russian, Farmer restaurant

This restaurant is considered to be the first farm-to-table restaurant in Moscow. The traditional Russian cuisine is well-connected with the best of local and seasonal farm products from all over Russia. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the staff speaks English. Next to the restaurant there is a shop where various food is being offered. Location is also very good, Lavkalavka is situated right in the center of Moscow.

Open: Tuesday – Thursday, Sunday 12:00 – 00:00 (Friday, Saturday 12:00 – 01:00)

Price from $15

Petrovka str., 21-2
+7 (903) 115-50-33

Wine Religion Wine&Gastrobar

European, Wine Bar, Gastropub

This is a new gastropub with a wide choice of wine in the menu. Although located off the beaten track of experienced pub visitors, a little bit remote from the city center, it attracts with its quick service, friendly atmosphere, reasonable prices, tasty food and good wine selection.

Open: Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00, Fri - Sat 12:00 - 1:00

Price from $15

Michurinsky Prospekt, 16
+7 499 753-23-40

Restaurant Rukav

European Cuisine

The restaurant has a very original and interesting interior with a lot of sculptures and art elements in décor. Therefore you can take a lot of interesting photos inside. Food is served very quickly. The traditional food as well as international dishes are to be offered so you will surely find something to your taste. The restaurant is also offering live music performances like guitar or piano playing. On Fridays and Saturdays at "sleeve" is becoming a club atmosphere, it is time to try special cocktails from bartenders and sets in the style of local DJs.

Open: Daily 12:00 - till the last guest

Price from $10

Zemlyanoy Val, 59/2
8 (499) 271 88 74


Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant of conceptual vegetarian cuisine. The entire menu is vegetarian and health oriented. Quick and nice service. Lively ambience.

Open 11:00 pm - 11:00 am (Fri, Sat: 11:00 pm - 12:00 am)

Price from $15

Bolshaya Dmitrovka St, 11,
+7 965 278-90-89

Obraz Zhizni

French, Wine Bar, Israeli, Vegetarian

Cozy Wine bar and restaurant of French and chef’s special Israeli VEGetarian cuisines. They have an English menu and most of the staff understand a bit of English. Lovely interior and excellent location. You can also order delivery from Obraz Zhizni

Open 09:00 am - 11:00 pm (Sat, Sun: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm)

Price from $15

Prechistenka st., 40/2, bldg. 2 | Metro Kropotkinskaya
+7 499 246-20-29

Sok Café

Indian, Vegetarian

This vegetarian restaurant is a delightful place with great food. It has a lovely outdoor courtyard but an attractive interior also with some beautiful artwork. The service is very friendly. The Café is located right across the Tretiakov Museum. It's not big so you might have to share a big table with others if you are there around lunchtime. They also have free Wifi. Good place for the tired traveler.

Open 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Price from $10

Lavrushinskiy Lane, 15 | (Metro Tretyakovskaya)
+7 495 953-79-63


Indian Cuisine

M Leninsky prospect

"Darbars", an Indian cuisine restaurant, is welcoming you to taste unique dishes from North and South India. Situated at top of building this restaurant offers a great view of Moscow landscape If you are lucky enough to book a table near the window. The atmosphere is cosy and welcoming. Comparatively cheap and tasty lunch is available on lunch time up to 15.00.

Open 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

Price from $20

Leninskiy ave, 38
+7 495 930-29-25



Cafe "Avocado" is a good vegetarian place with international cuisine - recipes for the menu are collected from all over the world. The menu in the cafe is made taking into account seasonal availability of food ingredients, like fruits and vegetables. Wide choice of food for both vegetarians and vegans. The menu is available in English. Cafe interior is made in a lightweight and unobtrusive European style, done in warm, bright colors The staff is very friendly. Access by metro Turgenevskaya/Chistye Prudy and 10 minutes walk along the boulevard. Chargeable parking in front of the cafe. Cards accepted.

Open 10:00 am - 11:00 pm (Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm)

Price from $15

Chistoprudny Boulevard, 12-2

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