Top Choice North Korean in Vladivostok


Staffed by female newcomers from North Korea who periodically break out in karaoke, this North Korean establishment is just strange enough to be considered a must-visit. You can pick from a photo menu of excellent f…
Top Choice Pizza in Vladivostok

Mauro Gianvanni

This slick little brick-oven pizzeria – run by an Italian – has a modern interior, though most sit out on the deck when weather behaves. The dozen-plus pizzas are crispy and tasty, probably the best east of the Ural…
Cafeteria in Vladivostok


These perfectly respectable twin stolovye, one located on ul Aleutskaya, the other on ul Svetlanskaya, draw more than a couple of cheap dates with their tasty Russian dishes, home brew (from R70) and funky interiors…
Cafeteria in Vladivostok

Stolovaya No 1

A mix of old-timers and students line up for above-average stolovaya fare and appealing ambiance – complete with Anglo rock on the stereo, vintage posters (note the giant USSR wall map) and a bar serving espresso dr…
International in Vladivostok


Above the oceanarium, this welcoming and handsomely sited eating-and-drinking spot has fine views over the harbour and serves up salads, grilled meats and fish (plus hookahs) to a trendy crowd. Decent beers are on h…
German in Vladivostok

Paulaner Bräuhaus

Step into this spacious new beer hall for excellent Paulaner brews made on-site, which go nicely with the roast duck, oven-baked spare ribs, crackling roast pork and other meaty dishes. Waitstaff in lederhosen and B…
Pizza in Vladivostok

Pizza M

Classier than its name might suggest, the M (next to Hotel Primorye) is one of Vlad’s coolest hang-outs, with two unique rooms setting their style sights higher than the humble slice. The pizzas are quite good.
Cafe in Vladivostok

Five O’Clock

This much-loved local haunt on pedestrianised ul Admirala Folkina serves coffee, muffins, cakes and quiche, all made daily and sold for less than an espresso costs at most other cafes.
Korean in Vladivostok

Korea House

A first-rate place for barbecue meat, sushi and the classic bibimbap (rice topped with egg, beef and vegetables). It's tucked down a lane, barely visible from Semenovskaya.
Russian in Vladivostok


This compact, long-running restaurant offers hearty and tasty Russian meals with a little for-the-tsars pomp. Most visitors come for the souvenir shop or a snack at the cafe.