Restaurants

Top Choice Russian in Elbrus Area

Kupol

Popular with climbers, this cafe is housed in a metallic cupola-shaped building and is decorated with photos from both Elbrus and Everest expeditions. Their minced-beef Elbrus cutlet (surrounded by a boiled-egg minc…
Russian in Elbrus Area

Cafe Elbrusiya

Squaddies from the nearby military base favour this place for its sizzling platters of beef and potatoes covered in melted cheese and enormous pizzas (big enough for two). The menu also has a wider than average rang…
Russian in Pyatigorsk

Gorodskaya Restoratsiya No 1

The modestly titled 'City Restaurant No 1' offers several elegant dining rooms, plus an outdoor terrace with fine views. On the menu are classic Russian dishes (including game meats prepared from old-fashioned recip…
Russian in Dombay & Teberda

Café Kristall

As well as the usual Russian dishes and shashlyk this place specialises in Karachay cuisine, including various sausages. Specify weight (in grams) to avoid a hefty meal (and bill). Seating is outside, on a covered b…
Russian in Pyatigorsk

Art Café Nostalgia

On restaurant-lined pr Kirova, Nostalgia has a pleasant outdoor terrace where you can dine on pelmeni (Russian-style dumplings stuffed with meat), pirozhki (pies), trout, salmon and lots of other dishes, including v…
Russian in Kislovodsk

Cafe Saklya

In Alikonovka Gorge, 8km west of Kislovodsk, Cafe Saklya serves Russian and Caucasian dishes in a rustic setting populated with plenty of stuffed animals (including a bear) and birds. The balcony provides good views…
Russian in Elbrus Area

Cafe Ai

This friendly cafe at the first chairlift stop on Mt Cheget serves tasty Russian and Caucasian dishes, as well as homemade wine (R100 a glass) and souvenir T-shirts. Look out for notices advertising guide services o…
Russian in Dombay & Teberda

U Zuli

U Zuli draws in Karachay regulars to feast on zharkoye (meat, potatoes and spices served in a sizzling cast-iron pan), buttery khichiny and other regional specialities in the ground floor, rustic wood-panelled dinin…
Russian in Adler

Café Radost

Just a few steps away from the seaside promenade, there is a festive, open-air joint serving up cold beer and sizzling shashlyk.