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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Colbert, Georgia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We enjoyed our meal here, but it was not outstanding. Looking at other reviews of this place, we might have hit it this place on an off night. The sauces were rather thin, and for two of us in our group, the food (dinner) was cold. Further, the recipes did not match the robust nature of memories of our grandparents'... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Not even worthy your dog.... Cockroaches on floor, cold food. Super impolite staff- really as Russian as it can get....

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Berlin, Germany
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245 reviews 245 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I'm finding it difficult to fault this nice Russian restaurant - the food was very nice, authentic and not too expensive. Service was friendly and efficient. Good atmosphere and location. Recommended.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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135 reviews 135 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

Its been a while since I had Olivye (the Russian salad) with Doktorskaya kolbasa and canned peas, 15 years to be precise. In other words, very authentic cooking and, by the way, friendly service. Its off the beaten path, but still within 15 minute drive from Karl Marx Allee area attractions like East side Gallery and Computer game's museum

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Scotland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

We ate here twice recently when in Berlin for a week. The atmosphere is informal and the food perfect for the cold weather. We were encouraged to drink complementary shots of freezing Russian vodka, it seemed rude to refuse. The excellent food is reasonably priced, I would recommend this fun restaurant.

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Boston, MA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

this seems like a fairly new restaurant in a very seedy part of friedrichshain. the front and entrance almost make one turn around before entering, but inside it's very pleasantly decorated and comfortable. we were a large group, and i don't think there was anyone who didn't enjoy their dinner. not the best russian food i've ever had, but good,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We do not regret our decision to try Matreshka during our week in Berlin. We did not have a reservation and arrived at about 8:45 pm. We were told that a table would be available in about 20 minutes, so we came back after a short walk. The table was just being cleared and the owner welcomed us explained that... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

Great food at great prices! Friendly service in German, Russian and English. Pilmeni just like mama makes! And the vodka - brilliant! Well worth a visit :)

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Uppsala, Sweden
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

When we were here the staff was one short, but did a terrific job anyway. The food felt gunine and the staff was incredibly nice and spoke good English. The place has a nice atmosphere too even though it may look a little simple at the first glance. The food is made with love and not pricy at all. Extra... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Fantastic food, full of flavour and well prepared. The Beef Stroganoff was wonderful, the beef was very tender and well spiced. The soups and blinis are very good too. Good-sized portions to fill you up. It's a small restaurant and hard to get a table around dinner time. Reservations recommended, especially during the weekend and when you're with a group.

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Address: Boxhagener Strasse 60, 10245 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 0163 9870767
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin
Cuisine: Eastern European

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