Best restaurants in The Urals

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Ufa

    Azyk-Tulek

    An imaginative and modern take on Bashkir cuisine makes this one of the best dining choices in town. All dishes are beautifully presented and service comes with a smile. The entrée menu is particularity interesting and the wine list is extensive.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Yekaterinburg

    Pashtet

    Reinvented Russian classics served in rooms designed to depict a traditional Russian summer dacha. Both the food and wine menus are extensive and the restaurant's house-made pâtés ( pashtet in Russian) are definitely worth trying.

  • Restaurants in Yekaterinburg

    Khmeli Suneli

    This large Georgian restaurant has a relaxed feel and is currently the best of its ilk in Yekaterinburg, serving a large range of soups, salads, fish and red-meat dishes and delicious shashlyk.

  • Restaurants in Yekaterinburg

    Pelmeni Club

    There's a great variety of pelmeni here, but what makes this restaurant stand out is the fact that you can learn to make your own. There is a second location on ul Lunacharskogo 82.

  • Restaurants in Yekaterinburg

    Cafe Kuznya

    A fascinating cafe with wooden interiors crafted by one woodwork artist – Alexander Andreevich Lysyakov – and his students. The menu spans all the Russian classics with no surprises.

  • Restaurants in Ufa

    Pishka

    This branch of the Pishka chain serves classic Bashkir dishes such as belish (meat pie) and tukmas (chicken broth). Also try one of the pastries from the bakery section. Take any bus or marshrutka from the centre to the stop TK Tsentralny (ТК Центральный). There are plenty of Pishka locations around town; check the website for addresses.

  • Restaurants in Yekaterinburg

    Nigora

    Yekaterinburg has several of these inexpensive Uzbek restaurants, all with young staff attired in Uzbek caps serving delicious Uzbek specialities. Manti (steamed, palm-sized dumplings), soups, sausages and shashlyk feature on the menu, including a very worthy lamb shashlyk. There are two other Nigora locations in town.

  • Restaurants in Ufa

    Burzhuika

    Ufa's hippest location for dinner, drinks or a hookah is located near Hotel Azimut. The food is excellent and served in well-sized portions. Take buses or marshrutka 226, 249 or 290 from the centre or 74 from the train station to stop Gossovet (Госсовет).

  • Restaurants in Yekaterinburg

    Thank God It's Friday

    'TGIF' is loud and boisterous, has staff who introduce themselves by name before they take your order, and kitsch decoration many will know from other branches. The food's capably prepared but it's the atmosphere that draws people here for drinks and meals.

  • Restaurants in Yekaterinburg

    Cafe-Museum Demidov

    A quirky cafe-museum spread over two storeys, where guests are encouraged to touch the random collection of exhibits. The food is simple Russian fare; there are no elaborate descriptions and the meals come presented as if grandma was serving at home.

  • Restaurants in Yekaterinburg

    Vertikal

    Located on the 51st floor of the Vysotsky tower, Vertikal offers a formal, upmarket experience of pan-European dishes and some steaks, and its trump card: sensational views over town. Reserve ahead.

  • Restaurants in Ufa

    Ashhana Neneyka

    Good-value, local cuisine the way a Bashkir grandma would make it. Try the horse-meat momo (Tibetan dumpling) if you dare. There are two more locations in Ufa.

  • Restaurants in Yekaterinburg

    Shoko Kofeyniya

    This upmarket cafe is the pick of the crop among the cluster of bars and eateries located in and alongside the Hotel Tsentralny building. It has lighter dishes and a small selection of mains, but the desserts are the highlight. The hours are useful for chilling out late at night.

  • Restaurants in Yekaterinburg

    Stolle

    As well as dumplings, Stolle specialises in sweet and savoury Russian pirozhki (pies), which you can buy by weight at the counter for takeaway or enjoy here in a relaxed atmosphere. There are three more locations in the city.