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Staraya Bashnya

#1,238 of 11,596 Restaurants in Moscow
#1,326 of 12,081 Places to Eat in Moscow
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Teatralnaya Sq., 5/1, Moscow 125009, Russia
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Nice food

The food was nice, the service was slow though. Prices were ok, not that expensive. Location of the restaurant is great. It is close to Bolshoi Theatre and the Red Square.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2015
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Enschede, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The dumplings I had were OK. The restaurant was really empty and the prices to high for what you get. I suggest you look further, but it is close to the red square. It is not bad, but doesn't deserve 4 out of 5 in my opinion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

The food was nice, the service was slow though. Prices were ok, not that expensive. Location of the restaurant is great. It is close to Bolshoi Theatre and the Red Square.

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Florence, Italy
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513 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

At the end of a tiring day in the monumental heart of Moscow, we stumbled in front of this restaurant. The location and the fact it was clearly aimed at tourists made us fear the worst; but we didn't have the strength to look elsewhere. And all in all I have to say that the outcome was better than our... More 

Thank Brun066
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Tasty traditional food near the Red square, pricing afordable, cheap. Service ok, in traditional dresses. We liked the Pelmeni with muschrooms, and there were a variety of meats like bear, duck, goose. Fair restaurant with atmosphere in the heart of Moscow

Thank mcs063
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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 

Thank Leigh-Amanda S
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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976 reviews
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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 

Thank RMartinSDXB
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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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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 reviews
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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.

Thank Zolkao
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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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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