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Druzhkova Kruzhka

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Bolshaya Pokrovskaya St., 35, Nizhny Novgorod 603000, Russia
7-831-4300450
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasty, cozy, stylish, slow.

Good beer selection (no Guinness, though). Tasty food; not much czech, though. The kitchen is slow. Live music (a jazzy girl and a boy on a piano) -- ok, although a bit loud. And you would expect a Czech music in such a place, right? Still, very nice, worth visiting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2012
Rashid M
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Moscow, Russia
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Stockholm
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116 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant tries to serve Czech food and tries in general look like a typical czech pub. Fails completely. Beer snacks (breat, chicken wings, onion rings) tasteless. Main dishes seem to be reheated in a microwave. Steak was horribly salty. Service is the worst I have seen in years, even for already low Russian standards. The waiter girl seemed to... More 

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Thank Audi77
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Nothing extraordinary - you have to wait long for your order to be ready, those who came after you but ordered an alcohol and snacks will be served prior to you. Rather average quality of food

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Thank Katyushok
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We picked this for it's location and we weren't disappointed as we were able to soak up the atmosphere in the pedestrian seat. Outside seating is the way ahead here. But the food was only average and the waitress certainly displayed a 'couldn't be bothered attitude'. Shame really as the location is great. Likely the management don't care too much... More 

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Thank Paul S
Geneva, Switzerland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We had read the restaurant reviews beforehand and had decided on trying Pozavchera and Mindal'. Unfortunately Pozavchera was full (the food we saw looked wonderful) and my husband thought Mindal' was too far as we were rather late so we took pot luck with this Czech restaurant without checking it out first for reviews. Well serves us right since there... More 

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Thank catherine g
Cusco, Peru
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Nice place. Relaxing, fun. The ice cream desert was delicious. As one who lived in the Czech Republic, though, I could say that I was disappointed with the Czech-iness. It definitely felt more Russian.

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Thank Joseph H
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

I was Here on April for a Lunch We was Lucky because also some body with un speak Russian and was more Easy Good is Good and also you have a different cose Bier is also Good If you are in Nizny and have a tour on Main Street during Lunch o dinner time don t esti and go try... More 

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Thank Mauro F
Moscow, Russia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Good beer selection (no Guinness, though). Tasty food; not much czech, though. The kitchen is slow. Live music (a jazzy girl and a boy on a piano) -- ok, although a bit loud. And you would expect a Czech music in such a place, right? Still, very nice, worth visiting.

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Thank Rashid M
Sochi, Russia
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Good food, many kinds of beer and the waitresses dressed the way... u know... like those girls from oktoberfest... and when they are holding your beer in their hands it seems they have four beers but not two at the first glance. )) A bit expensive though but a chance to feel Czech spirit is worth it.

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Thank YakovTriko
Moscow, Russia
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88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Pros restaurant: nice decor, wardrobe. Cons: The only smoking lounge, a strange kitchen. The chef only distantly has an idea of ​​Czech cuisine. For example, there are no dishes garnished with dumplings and sauerkraut in the menu. The quality of food and beer (Czech?) is also very average. I do not recommend eating here!

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1 Thank OLW
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
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91 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

Last time there were inconsistencies in menu and availability. And there were no Czech wines :-( We had to wait longer than usually - another minus. In other aspects, the food was fresh and good.

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Thank Serge P

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bolshaya Pokrovskaya St., 35, Nizhny Novgorod 603000, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Volga District  >  Nizhny Novgorod Oblast  >  Nizhny Novgorod
  • Phone Number: 7-831-4300450

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Czech

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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