Cafe Leto has a comfortable atmosphere and a decent menu and good service. It is centrally located, there is WiFi available, and, as you walk in, it has a tempting display of desserts!
There is a full menu so you can eat lunch or an evening meal here and it's not expensive.
It is open from 12.00 - 23.00 during the week and till 24.00 on Friday and Saturday.
NB. the toilets make bird noises!
Favorite Dish: I didn't eat here but I did have a tasty gingerbread cappuccino.
This is Murmansk, so provided your expectations are in line with that knowledge, you will be very happy and probably pleasantly surprised, with Fusion. There is a wide variety of food - sushi, American, Russian, even an English breakfast all reasonably priced: main dish about 250 - 400r, this restaurant looks more expensive than it is.
Walking in you see water running down glass partitions and dark walls. There is a DJ and a hostess meets and greats. In the back room the sofas are comfortable, the music not too loud, the service good (for the Russian regions - don't expect everyone's order to be brought at the same time!) and there is a big fish tank to look at if conversation fails! Big cocktail menu (Mojito 240 roubles). Open till midnight. All in all, very convenient.
Favorite Dish: One of my friends liked the burger so much (comes with with bacon and a mustard sauce, plus chips and ketchup) he ordered it both of the times we went.
Another of my friends recommends the California rolls. Also the salmon soup.
I had fish and chips which was not too bad - the batter could have been crispier, but otherwise good. However, I wouldn't recommend the chicken fillet in a yellow pepper sauce which I had on our first visit - did not look or taste like fillet to me - was rather similar to a Kotlet (minced chicken formed into the shape of a fillet). It came with mashed potato with herb that was also not great (the choice of herbs was not fortunate).
Around lake Semyonovskoe there are lots of outdoor cafés where you can find grilled meat, georgian style. A guy grills it right in front of you and you can pick out precisely which piece of meat you want! The smell is amazing! Imagine sitting on a plastic chair with a cold beer on the (again plastic) table overlooking a stunning lake. Gnawing on a chickenbone while the sun gently strokes your face. There really isn't a better way to spend an early evening in Murmansk!
This new and modern restaurant serves fish as well as meat. Being served by beautiful and friendly waitresses and eating surrounded by an eclectic jazzy-design is exactly what you need after a long day in Murmansk. The food portions are quite small and you pay extra for bread and side dishes like vegetables, potatoes or rice. Nontheless, it's worth it! I would recommend the grilled salmon, simply delicious!
Favorite Dish: Dress nice to go to the restaurant, you will feel more comfortale. They will,however let you in even if you are wearing dirty jeans and a sloppy sweatshirt.
Traktir Kruzhka is located just around the corner from Hotel Arktika, on Ulitsa Profsojuzov (Trade union street). Excellent dishes of a wide variety and cheap prices (at least compared to Poliarnie Zori! Stay out of there anyway if you want to see something). All menus include images of the dishes so knowing the cyrillic alphabet isn't necessary. The restaurant was also full of young locals (20-40yrs) and had a good atmosphere. And it probably hosts the best waitresses in the entire city. That is, in terms of looks and QoS.
Dishes are mostly Russian trad and shaferma/kebab. Wide selection of drinks.
Favorite Dish: Shaferma with rice and salad. Beer and Georgievskaya vodka. Blinchiki.
The food tastes good, actually very good sometimes. Though it is, comparatively, very expensive. In Russia you often get a lot of food for your money, but for this price it is not much at all. Sometimes you walk away hungry, even if you took several courses.
Serving people are friendly.
Favorite Dish: Their assortiment of vegetables is very tasty.
As Caucasia according to VT is situated in Middel East, I mark the food as middle eastern... Anyway it is delicious. The menu is in russian, but with color photos of every dish. Though it's hard to understand whether some dish is main course or dessert, but it doesn't really matter. The personel is very nice. I celebrated my 25th birthday there, and they put our group in a special room. Every thing was really great. The food also. And you shouldn't miss to drink Georgian wine with the food!
We have only used two restaurants - the café in our Hotel Polyarnie Zory and the buffet restaurant in Hotel Arctica (at the main square of Murmansk). The prices are reasonable, but Murmansk is not a very cheap town. You have to pay about 4-5 USD a person for a complete meal with drinks. Menue cards are partial written in latin letters, but this is not normal. In Hotel Café Polyarnie Zory the Menue Card is bilingual - russian and english. But it's better to learn reading russian letters....
Favorite Dish: All menu items are good - look at the buffet and take, what you want. Recommended are cakes and the other sweet things - coffee and tea are common to drink.
The famous resturant 'Inari' is a must, friendly personell, nice fish-food (stay away from the meat, the kitchen doesn't know its unpolite to serve frozen meat), but the FISH is very tasty.
Pricy, but not the most expencive one in town. 15-20 $ should do it.
Favorite Dish: Pancakes !!! Very good as a starter, but as main course, only ask for the grilled salmon.