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Staraya Bashnya

#622 of 11,370 Restaurants in Moscow
#649 of 12,341 Places to Eat in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
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Teatralnaya Sq., 5/1, Moscow 125009, Russia
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
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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United States
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Cool environment, great location and very good Russian food at a reasonable price. Definitely try the beef romanof and the pelamis. I would definitely go back and recommend it. It's perfect during the winter and when cold outside.

Thank Marcopolo20th
Enschede, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank Gp V
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Florence, Italy
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525 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 311 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 via mobile

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

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 8 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 

Thank paetra w
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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1,023 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 632 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 15, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank Haroun B
Sao Paulo, SP
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Teatralnaya Sq., 5/1, Moscow 125009, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Central Russia  >  Moscow>  > Red Square & Kitay-gorod
  • Neighborhood: Red Square & Kitay-gorod
  • Phone Number: 7-495-6984008

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Russian

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Red Square & Kitay-gorod
This small yet important neighbourhood is full of state institutions and offices. To understand where modern Russia began, go to the Kremlin and State Historical Museum on Red Square. After satisfying your historical curiosities, indulge in modern pleasures at GUM Department Store - not just for the sake of shopping but for the sake of architectural pleasure as well.