in Odesa

The entrance to Tyulka restaurant in Odesa

A clever take on Soviet nostalgia (no Lenins or red banners in sight), this cafe recreates the ambience of a 1970s working-class eatery, complete with authentic tablecloths, beer mugs and salads served in tall glasses. Food is an assortment of classic Odesa snacks, from the namesake tyulka (small fish, served fried or salted) to cheburek (meat pastry).