I found out about Achischkho through an acquaintance I met on TripAdvisor and am very pleased with the recommendation that has provided to me. It is an amazing restaurant and my story is below.
The restaurant is located in Krasnaya Polyana, about 5 miles or so from the Ski Resorts of Rosa Khutor. We booked a cab through our hotel that cost us 250 RUB ($10) each way. We pre-booked our cab home, but I imagine you would be able to call from the restaurant too. We spent 1.5 hours there and it was the perfect amount of time.
The trip to the restaurant was a treat. Our driver was not familiar with it, so he had to stop several time to ask local passerby's where it was located. After travelling up and down the beaten path (literally) we went a little farther than the road could go and found Achishkho; the mountain oasis.
Walking in, the atmosphere was really cool. A log-cabin with a nice decorated bar and hefty wooden tables covered in lambs wool. The staff was very friendly and welcomed us with open arms. My fiancé and I were the only patrons in the restaurant at the time so we received their undivided attention.
The waiter spoke English very well and there were menus written in English with pictures of each item. To be honest, I was actually looking forward to the menus being in Russian and being surprised with my order. But this way, I guess I knew exactly what I was getting. The food was Georgian I suppose, I would relate it to a mixture of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food. We had chicken, various breads, the avocado salad, tiger shrimp appetizers, and several other dishes. The staff made us some excellent recommendations and gave us much more than we could handle. To drink, we had some local wine from Krasnaya Polyana and herbal teas from the region too. The total price for the two of us was 3,000 RUB ($100). We ordered a lot though, so you could get away with a good meal and drink for $60-70 USD.
Besides the food, the atmosphere was unique. I really enjoyed the bear pelt hanging on the wall. And the staff will be more than happy to show you around the restaurant to see picture of the famous Russians and politicians that have visited.
Bottom line, Achishkho is an excellent restaurant and taste of the local flavor in Krasnaya Polyana. I would highly recommend anyone pay them a visit and enjoy.
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