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Chochur Muran

In a wonderful Cossack-style lodge filled with antiques, massive moose heads and a few mammoth artefacts, Chochur Muran is a must-stop if you are heading out to the nearby Permafrost Kingdom. It’s the best place aro…
Mongolian in Yakutsk


Known for its salad bar (R89 per 100 grams) and pick-and-watch-cook (then eat) Mongolian BBQ (R500 for one trip).
Yakut in Yakutsk

Tygyn Darkhan

Though the atmosphere is lacking, Tygyn Darkhan is the place to score Sakha specialities in the centre. Try indigirka (frozen raw chyr and onions – a bit like eating frozen fish in a ball of snow) and Darkhan pelmen…
Cafe in Yakutsk


An American-style diner with big booths and a hipster vibe, Jo serves up omelettes, burgers, salads and some vegetarian fare (veg lasagna, couscous with vegetables), plus coffees and free wi-fi.
Yakut in Yakutsk

Muus Khaya

A good option for local delicacies, Muus Khaya is a winning combination of restaurant, bar and bowling alley. The R300 business lunch is a deal. Ask burly owner Yegor Makarov about his travels around the republic. H…
International in Yakutsk

Tuimaada Torgovy Tsentr

A central mall with a second-floor food court whipping up pizza, noodles, sushi and bubble tea (head to Cafe Shokolodnitsa for free wi-fi). There's also a grocery store on the basement level.
Cafeteria in Yakutsk

Stolovka Rublevka

With leather armchairs and white brick walls, Rublevka is a surprisingly elegant stolovaya with a small selection of smoked fish, soups, dumplings, salads and cooked meat and fish plates. Great prices, too.
Yakut in Yakutsk


In the stary gorod (old town), Makhtal is one of the Yakutsk's most atmospheric options with thick log walls adorned with traditional tapestries and handsomely attired waitstaff gliding about in broad-shouldered tun…
Cafe in Yakutsk

Bon Ami

Pleasant cafe with frothy coffee drinks, buttery croissants and other temptations (cherry Danishes, apple strudel, honeycake, bliny). The take-away shop is downstairs.
European in Yakutsk

Bar Onegin

Bar Onegin whips up tasty salads, sushi, pastas and grilled fish dishes. The fettuccine with salmon comes with a dollop of a caviar on top. It's a fairly stylish spot, with Pushkin-esque stencils on the wall, and a …