Top things to do

Top Choice Georgian in Omsk


This extremely friendly, spacious cellar restaurant serves fine Georgian food amid a setting of fake ponds and vibrant oil paintings. The khachapuri (bread baked with cheese filling; R140) and lobiyo (spicy red bean…
Top Choice International in Omsk

Gollandskaya Chashka

Excellent northern European and Russian comfort food, elaborate salads, mulled wine, inviting decor, reasonable prices, fine city views – there's plenty to like about Chashka. Follow pr Marksa over the bridge and ta…
Museum in Omsk

Fine Arts Museum

The Art Museum displays a lot of fussy decorative arts but the rectilinear 1862 building is a historical curiosity in itself. It was built as the Siberian governor’s mansion and hosted passing tsars: note the origin…
Museum in Omsk

Fine Arts Museum

In an attractive, imperial green early-20th-century building.
Church in Omsk

Assumption Cathedral

The massive Assumption Cathedral was rebuilt after the collapse of the USSR. The Lenin statue that stood nearby was removed in the 2000s – rumour has it a pious official decided the great atheist had no business bei…
Italian in Omsk


Conveniently located near the River Station, Kolchok combines an Irish Pub and an Italian restaurant under one roof. There's an excellent beer selection including Leffe on tap, and a business lunch of Russian faves.
Notable Building in Omsk

Drama Theatre

The ornate Drama Theatre was built in the early 20th century and is one of Omsk's most attractive buildings.