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Staraya Bashnya

#818 of 11,189 Restaurants in Moscow
#864 of 11,794 Places to Eat in Moscow
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Teatralnaya Sq., 5/1, Moscow 125009, Russia
7-495-6984008
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great value

Interesting old town atmosphere inside restaurant with colourful décor. Ceiling is high and walls are exotically painted.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We ate here our first evening in Moscow. The food was absolutely lovely. There is an extensive menu (which is in English underneath) and was excellent value for money. The building and environment was very nice - good to see Russians eating and drinking in their too; which says a lot to me from a tourists point of view. Although... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Interesting old town atmosphere inside restaurant with colourful décor. Ceiling is high and walls are exotically painted.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

An excellent choice of food and a lovely room to sit in. Loved it so much went there for dinner three nights in a row. Staff were happy to see us again and impressed I only drank Wodka with my meal. My son loved the various Pelmeni and the Russian salad came in an edible birds nest giving a nice... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 575 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This restaurant its conveniently located a few meters away from the red square and offers a very nice decorated environment and some typical local dishes. The staff its nice and even though their english its not the best, they are friendly and helpful. In terms of food quality, the place lacks authenticity and flavor with small overprice dishes. The dishes... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Empty restaurant. Service in english. Near the red square and kremlin. Tasty meal. Surprised at the end when we discover that the water price was equal to the main course.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The worst restaurant in Russia, terrible service and bland food, let your money elsewhere. Attention to the fat guy guarding the coats, it can get rough easily.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

A must-visit restaurant for natives and foreigners! Right next to the Red Square, it completes the nice impression of Russian culture and cuisine. Service is on a high level. Food is very tasty. You can taste pelmeni (dumplings), pirozhki (pies), kholodec (broth gelee), kievskaya kotleta (cordon blue) and drink a Mors (a drink of various berries). Not a cheap restaurant... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We entered this restaurant because of its location. It looked nice but was the worst place in which we dinned during our whole trip to Russia. I suppose its just a touristic place. The crab salad was terrible, your really had to look for the crab meat, it was more of a vegetable salad mixed with some sort of mayonaise... More 

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117 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I went here three times on My 8 day trip to Moscow. It was centrally located right near the Red Square and right beside the metro. The chicken and cheese filled pancake (crepe) appetizer made for a great meal. I also tried the borshe, chicken kiev and some other things and everything was quite tasty. I found the prices fine... More 

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Visited here on our last night in Moscow. Nice restaurant with an extensive menu. A bit pricey but in terms of Moscow prices I'd say it was good value. The service was a bit on the slow side but we found this to be the case in most places we visited during our stay here so it wasn't a big... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Teatralnaya Sq., 5/1, Moscow 125009, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Central Russia  >  Moscow
  • Phone Number: 7-495-6984008

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Russian

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