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Bolshoy Afanasyevskiy Lane, 3 | Metro Kropotkinskaya, Moscow 119019, Russia
+7 985 212-50-50
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
18 Mar 2018
“Great authentic Russian food”
11 Nov 2017
“Very average ”
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European, Russian
$$ - $$$
Bolshoy Afanasyevskiy Lane, 3 | Metro Kropotkinskaya, Moscow 119019, Russia
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Being a journalist I was always attracted to this restaurant’s name, which means Department of Journalism (of Moscow University). I started frequenting it recently and now visit it every time I come to Moscow. The food, the atmosphere, the interior with all those black and...More

Thank Famil I
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Came here because it was recommended in the lonely planet. The food was very average. Nothing special. There are much nicer Russian restaurants in Moscow. We were the last customers in the restaurant it was 10pm and we felt pushed out we couldn't even view...More

Thank audejacques
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We came across this restaurant while wandering around this part of Moscow and were so glad we chose to stop here! Wonderful food!!!

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Good food Book a table in english by phone not a problem near Metro station and bus routes Reasonably priced

Thank Emailmecaron
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Had a very nice lunch here en route to the Pushkin Museum from the Tolstoy Literary Museum. The inside is replete with retro Soviet decor while the outside (where we ate) is a lovely shaded outdoor cafe. The food-- a mix of traditional Russian and...More

Thank Comandante-of-Fun
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We found this restaurant on our guide and we really enjoyed the dinner we had here. Food was well done and really good and the jazz group which played here made the atmosphere very cosy and lovely. I strongly suggest this place if you are...More

Thank Federica S
Reviewed 25 September 2015

I just had a business lunch with a friend on a late-summer day. We sat on the outside terrace and were warmly welcomed by a kind waiter. The menu was really really rich, typed in the "old Soviet style" but with international dishes. We had...More

Thank aniska
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Very reasonable price and good food make it probably the best choice for lunch or dinner in Arbat area of Moscow. The restaurant has a "student" theme. I went there for lunch once, but will definitely come again.

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Khamovniki could be considered a city of its own –
here it’s possible to find some of Moscow’s most
important cultural institutions such as the Pushkin
State Museum of Fine Arts, the Novodevichy Convent and
Trubetskikh Estate, great sport locations such as
Luzhniki stadium and aqua complex, and long and
beautiful Luzhniki embankment. Pick your preferred
form of transport to explore the area – bicycle or
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bolshoy Afanasyevskiy Lane, 3 | Metro Kropotkinskaya, Moscow 119019, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Central Russia  >  Moscow>  > Khamovniki
  • Neighbourhood: Khamovniki
  • Phone Number: +7 985 212-50-50
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