Moscow Journals

Yummy Moscow Restaurants

An August 2004 trip to Moscow by Leralie

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Cafe Mu-Mu (My-My)

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Restaurant | "Cafe Moo-Moo"

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Moo-Moo, which is located on Stary Arbat and indicated by the presence of a large spotted statue of a cow at the front door, is a cafeteria-style Russian restaurant that offers delicious food for very little cash. The line can be long but moves quickly, and one chooses from various breads, salads, soups (be careful, as smetana, Russian sour cream, goes on and in almost everything, particularly soups), meats, potato dishes, and more. The selection is very wide, and Moo-Moo offers daily specials. Lots of seating is available, and the atmosphere is lots of fun. It’s also good for non-Russian speakers because there is an English menu available and one can point to items that one wants. The food ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 19, 2005

Cafe Mu-Mu (My-My)
Plotnikov Ct, 45/24
Moscow, Russia
095/241.1364

Starlite Diner

Restaurant

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Starlite Diner has two locations in Moscow. One is near the Mayakovskaya metro station in a small courtyard next to the theatre there. The second is a bit more difficult to find, but is located across from the Oktyabrskaya metro station. Starlite is a great place to go for the traveller who hankers for a little bit of home while in Russia. It is an American-style ‘50s diner that offers typical diner food, including burgers, fries, salads, pastas, and shakes. The food is more expensive than it should be and is by no means gourmet, but it is excellent for the homesick traveller or expatriate. During my semester in Moscow, I visited Starlite often and was grateful for the consistent food, Engl...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 19, 2005

Starlite Diner
Bolshaya Sadovaya, 16 Aquarium Park
Moscow, Russia
+7(495)650-0246

Coffee Bean

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Restaurant

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Moscow is full of coffee shops. Much like the Starbucks phenomenon in the States, chain coffee shops dot nearly every street in Moscow. And as with the coffee situation in the States, it is often the smaller, independent coffee shops that turn out to be the real find. On Tverskaya, about halfway between the Pushkinskaya Metro and the Kremlin, Coffee Bean stands out as one of the best coffee shops in Moscow. The shop itself is actually quite large, with lots of wooden tables of all sizes, stools, and couches. Coffee Bean is well-lit, with enormous windows that face the street. Since Tverskaya is a large, busy street, this location is perfect for people watching. The wooden counters, furniture, and...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 23, 2005

Coffee Bean
Tverskaya Ul, 10
Moscow, Russia

Tinkoff Brewery

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Restaurant

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Ah, Tinkoff Brewery. In a country in which Baltika numbers 1 to 9 is available at every kiosk on every street, it is difficult to imagine actually seeking out a brewery. But Tinkoff is worth it. A microbrewery, Russia's first, as far as I know, the beer is superior to most beers worldwide. One can find beer of every variety, including a seasonal special (I greatly recommend the November special). In addition, the food is spectacular. Although Tinkoff is a brewery, it is rather upscale, and the food reflects its high quality. The food is Russian and German fare, but the menu includes delicious food that would be comfortable for even the pickiest traveler. Don't forget that they also sell a meter-long s...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 11, 2005

Tinkoff Brewery
Protochnyy per, 11
Moscow, Russia
(095) 777-3300