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Uralskiye Pelmeni

When Russians first crossed the Urals, they were a tribe of porridge-eaters, but through the encounter with Asian tribes they found something that changed their cuisine forever – pelmeni (Russian-style ravioli). Thi…
Street in Chelyabinsk

Ulitsa Kirova

Chelyabinsk’s highlight is strolling down the cobblestone pedestrian-only ul Kirova, where shops, cafes and life-sized bronze statues of local personalities dot the street.
Museum in Chelyabinsk

Chelyabinsk State Museum of Local History

The modern Chelyabinsk State Museum of Local History uses natural light well to create an attractive exhibition space, a space that is home to over 300,000 artifacts. The highlight is the fragment of meteorite, disc…
European in Chelyabinsk


Two brothers opened this cafe in 2016, wanting to create a space where customers could enjoy healthy clean food with a dose of fun. Food options include soups, Asian-inspired salads and stir-fries and grills and the…
International in Chelyabinsk


As well as a small selection of Russian and international mains, this cafe, bar, restaurant and – later in the evening – dance space and karaoke hall serves Japanese cuisine, pizza, various international dishes and …
Pub in Chelyabinsk


The Chelyabinsk branch of this popular chain of Bavarian-style pubs serves filling, hearty fare (business lunches R190 to R290, mains R460 to R930) with its own brews and has live music and a dance space. Trolleybus…
Georgian in Chelyabinsk

Tsyplyata Tabaka

One of the oldest restaurants in town, Tsyplyata Tabaka is all about chicken tabaka, a Georgian speciality consisting of a whole pan-fried chicken. The wide-ranging menu also spans Russian favourites, with plenty of…
Gallery in Chelyabinsk

Chelyabinsk Region Art Museum

The museum is spread across two locations and contains a small and moderately interesting collection of European and Russian paintings and earthenware. The two complexes also house changing exhibitions.
Bakery in Chelyabinsk

White Millery

Owner-baker Katarina makes some of the best bread in town and her specialty is unleavened bread. You’ll also find spices, honey and the shop’s own line of cosmetics in the neatly presented space.
Bar in Chelyabinsk

Nu i Che Art Pub

Part of the larger 'Monopoly' complex (it includes the restaurant and live venue Lunny Svet at ul Kirova 82), Art Pub is the pub-disco arm attracting a good mix from young to late 30s.