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Khodsha Nasreddin v Bukhare: Usbek food
This restaurant has a very special Usbek decoration. You feel like your in 1001 nights. Every now and then the music is suddenly turned up and 3 belly dancers come to entertain the guests. Some table are not western style tables but usbek style where you take off your shoes and sort of sit like on a bed with a low table on top of it.
Sometimes the whole restaurant is booked for a wedding.
Favorite Dish: As usual I like eating shashlik but also vegetarians can find something to eat vegetable wise or fish. Food is delicious but not cheap.
Taras Bulbas - Ukrainian Cuisine: More fun than Yak Cheese
The waiters were dressed in Ukrainian peasent garb and fun music played. The staff was really friendly, and it was small, intimate, cozy, well-lit. Really a family/friends oriented fun place.
Decorated like a Ukrainian farm house. Colorful, cheery!
Favorite Dish: Everything I had was completely new to me and all in Ukrainian or Russian, neither of which do I speak at ALL. I had a bread with egg baked into it somehow, and tried the smoked ham fat on bread with a mustardy-horseradishy sauce and some interesting brewed beverage.
Go with a local, let them order for you, "smile and eat it!" as my dad says!
Petrovich: Stylish artistic places-2
This is another my favourite place. 'Petrovich' is the patronymic popular in Russia (if your father is Peter, you are Petrovich). Also, this patronimic means a lot in the modern soviet folklore... oh, you must really be a Russian to fully understand it!!! But do not be scared: you will understand it immediately as you step into this restaurant (they call it a 'club', on weekends you may not get in without a club card). But you can always get freely there for lunch, which are cheap (6 dollars).
Favorite Dish: This is very Russian cuisine. The interior is amazing. Live music plays. Ask your Russian friends to take you there: it is rather lost in Myasnitskaya lanes. But it is worth a visit, no doubt, both for food and atmosphere.
Dyadya Vanya ('Uncle Vanya'): Stylish artictic places-1
This is one of my favourite places, located in a theater on Bolshaya Dmitrovka, and named after a title of a famous Chekhov play. It is relatively small, very cosy and intimate in atmosphere.
Favorite Dish: Menu includes rather european dishes, with a tendency to Russian cuisine. You can also have a lunch there: it is only 8 dollars, and very nutritious and delicious.
PETROVICH: The home of nouvelle Russian cuisine.
The home of nouvelle Russian cuisine and a museum of Soviet childhood founded by Andrei Bilzho, author of the popular 'Petrovich' cartoons.
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