Restaurants

Japanese in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Nihon Mitai

Yuzhno’s favourite sushi spot is a bit out of the centre, but the stylish bamboo 2nd-floor dining room is good for soba noodles and ramen (R410 to R550) and picking from the sushi conveyor belt after 7pm (from R180 …
Cafe in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Melnitsa

One of Sakhalin's best bakeries with sticky Danishes, rich eclairs and other sweet temptations. Decent coffees and loose teas too. Not easy to spot from the road. There's a second Melnitsa 10 blocks north.
Japanese in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Fursato

Across from Pl Lenina, this casual Japanese spot serves up good but pricey sushi and sashimi platters, belly-filling tonkatsu (breaded pork cutlet), plus silky rich bowls of ramen, udon and soba noodles. The disco m…
Italian in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Cippolini

This slick basement restaurant-bar has an extensive pub menu (including pizzas, pastas, seafood, steaks). Upstairs, stop in the cafe (open 8.30am to 5pm weekdays) for a coffee on the go. An expat fave.
Indian in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Taj Mahal

Heavy inlaid wooden furniture and red tapestries set the stage for tasty chicken tikka massala, rich curries and fluffy naan bread.
Pub Food in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Moosehead

Expats in the know head to this big dark-wood bar for cold beer and pub grub, famous seafood chowder and themed party nights.
Cafeteria in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Veranda

This good, affordable stolovaya has excellent choices, and you can eat well for under R350. Free wi-fi.
Supermarket in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Supermarket Pervy

Good supermarket, with tempting bakery items and hot prepared dishes.
Japanese in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Wasabi

European in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Cafe No 1

A fashion-minded crowd gathers at this stylish but welcoming eating and drinking spot near Pl Lenina. The sizeable menu features excellent dishes such as rack of lamb, Sakhalin scallops with eggplant caviar, and ris…