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Imagine Cafe

#480 of 11,324 Restaurants in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, European, Central European, Cafe
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Pokrovka st., 16/16/1 | metro Chistyye Prudy, Moscow 101000, Russia (Formerly Krizis Zhanra)
Name/address in local language
+7 495 623-25-94
11:30 - 05:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 05:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 06:00
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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The food here was unbelievable, with an English menu available. Price was very reasonable and the taste was unbelievable. However, my friends maim course meal arrived 5-10 minutes before mine and we were still sharing our starter at the time when it arrived.The waitress was overly keen to remove ANY empty plates, cutlery or glasses as they became empty. This... More 

Thank Emur C
Илья Н, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Imagine Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for this review! We will work with waiters, hope next time you will give us all five stars. Thank you! More 

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Super restaurant ❣️The best one ☝️ Super salads , super meat , super drinks! Everything on 5+++++ I recommend this restaurant *

Thank Natasha B
Илья Н, Директор по маркетингу at Imagine Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you! Welcome ) More 

Moscow, Russia
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216 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This place is a very large bar, where you can go on the large dance floor to watch live bands, or go behind the bar where it is more quiet and away from the music, though you can still hear it. It is a very popular hang out and always has a great mix of foreigners and Russians. I went... More 

Thank BalikpapanRain
Moscow, Russia
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Well... Can't say that I enjoy the place. I was here 10 years ago and reterned recently just to refresh the same impression. I was there with a late visit and with a breakfast. Nothing special for me. I absolutely do not like the decoration of the place. It is shabby. Not that stylish shabbyness that shows the 'old gold',... More 

Thank juliasky
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Nice place to visit. Affordable prices, cool and friendly environment. I was there with my daughter, I enjoyed meal and beer, she enjoyed live music and talks with her friends.

Thank Булат М
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Really good place. Super nice staff and people around. Highly recommended! Really liked the Caesar salad and meat! Awesome music.

Thank Zhiger S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a lie back pub in Central Moscow, Imagine Cafe is the place. Very good rock music, bohemian people and live performances every night. The bar is very good but they only accept cash. I went with a friend on Friday night and we spent a really nice time, friendly people and many english speakers.

Thank Gustavo O
Moscow, Russia
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015

Pleasant and warm place. The food is tasty and relatively cheap, friendly atmosphere. The choice of beer may be better ;)

Thank AlexanderBl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2015 via mobile

Okay place with one little problem — after 9pm only chance to get a table if you're some foreign guy looking for a stupid blond for an affair. Or you're that stupid blond. Normal food place by day, though.

1 Thank Timofey S
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Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

Don't waste your time to visit this place. But if you like aggressive rude facecontrol guards - welcome. They won't let you inside and will also be rough.

Thank Pijamkin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Bar, European, Central European, Cafe
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 05:00
11:30 - 05:00
11:30 - 05:00
11:30 - 05:00
11:30 - 05:00
11:30 - 06:00
11:30 - 06:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pokrovka st., 16/16/1 | metro Chistyye Prudy, Moscow 101000, Russia (Formerly Krizis Zhanra)
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Central Russia  >  Moscow>  > Basmanny
  • Neighbourhood: Basmanny
  • Phone Number: +7 495 623-25-94
Imagine Café - where the music is a food for your soul and the taste of it is your delicious dinner and all this combined on exquisite level of nowhere else to find in Moscow. Don't be behind of creating the legend, be ahead of it - participate in making the trend. Rhythm of the taste is a business lunch in here. A harmony is a dinner! Finally culmination and dynamics are the night gigs on Fridays and Saturdays and undoubtedly a hottest discotheque. Acoustic shows on weekdays. We got musicians from Russia, Europe, the States and the UK, unleashing their talents here through rock-n-roll, indie, funny punk, shoegaze and blues. Here we believe in music as an expression of individuals and bottomless wine jar of freedom.

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Basmanny is Moscow’s most artsy neighborhood, containing the highest amount of galleries and cultural spots per square meter in the city. Spend the whole day discovering Russian contemporary art at Winzavod and design at Artplay before moving from the industrial scenery to the Chistye ponds for a calming dinner.
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