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“Dont order too much, the table will creak under the weight of food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Khachapuri

Khachapuri
Ukrainskiy Blvd., 7, Moscow 121059, Russia
7-495-7642364
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Ranked #70 of 10,592 Restaurants in Moscow
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: “Khachapuri” is a city café with Georgian food, it is the café with food free of any complications and banalities of national symbols. Here you would find neither plastic imitations of grapes on the walls, nor bundles of garlic hanging of the ceiling, nor a thick menu draped in leather with thousands of meals, nor the Tiflis style stone stairs. But you will always find fresh food, parties with lots of fun, hospitable hosts and mountains of delicious food.
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“Dont order too much, the table will creak under the weight of food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

My wife is from southern Russia, so she has more than an affinity with Georgian food. On a very cold night in Moscow we walked to the Pushkinskaya branch of Khachapuri.


The decor is very much modernist, and wouldn't be amiss in a Manhattan setting, with the close grouped tables, the bare brick walls, with stainless steel in abundance. There was a musician playing an accordion but that was as kitsch at it got.

Khachapuri is a name of a type of bread, and is very similar to us British as Naan bread. Its very filling, extremely tasty and comes in huge quantities. I adore Russian pickles of any type but I was not prepared for the size of the Georgian pickle plate. There was almost half a cabbage, delicately and tastefully matured to a rose tint, together with mushrooms and cucumbers. I love pickles but not by the kilo. The sulguni cheese with tomatoes was superb, the mushrooms stuffed with cheese and herbs was equally exceptional. My wife is the ultimate judge of shashlik and if it passes her test of being good then I cannot recommend it highly enough. My overwhelming impression is that the food was delicious, and more than I could eat in a week and not expensive either.

The strategy for visiting this restaurant is this - dont go in less than groups of four. Dont eat for at least a day prior to visiting. You cannot eat enough of the food provided with less than that. Order dishes to be shared, particularly the pickles, the breads and the shashlik. Ask for bread kvas. The sulguni with tomatoes is to die for, so is the shashlik. Share everything. Book a table as its very busy.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Pleasant change”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

My first experience of Georgian food and it was pretty good and as others have said very reasonably priced for Moscow. My khachapuri was nice but watch out for small fragments of bone - I actually chipped a tooth. Vegetarian dishes were especially well done. Service was a little erratic but friendly enough. I'd recommend it for anyone looking for a different food experience at a reasonable price - portions are generous, the khachapuri is very filling and we overordered so err on the side of caution.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Georgian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

great food, good prices, but reserve or come early as it's always full and quite small. Usually has room in the smoking section upstairs.

Visited April 2013
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“Tasty food, good location, nice atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We visited the Pushkinskaya branch of Khachapuri for an early dinner (around 5pm). It was on our list due to the high rating given by other reviewers, and we were not disappointed.

Georgian food is difficult to come by in our native UK, so we were not familiar with most of the items on the menu; their English menu is, however, quite descriptive, and gives a good guide of what to expect. I can thoroughly recommend the khachapuri, which we had with meat (it's like a cheesy pizza bread combined with a keema naan), as well as the poussin.

One point to note is that the English menu lists starters and mains, but it seems that they actually meant "sides" instead of starters; we were rather confused when everything arrived at once.

The service was efficient, and a little more friendly than a lot of other Moscow eateries.

As others have noted this seems to be a favourite of Moscow's hipsters, so make sure to pay a visit if you are organically inclined.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“super tasty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

we found this place after a friend of mine looked up where the hipsters hang out in moscow-i'm not kidding! hahaha! we were really happy with the service and everything was very tasty. I don't know much about Georgian food but we liked it so much we ended up coming back again and bringing more friends. i think i went to a different location than the one on Ukrainsky Boulevard but there was a jazz pianist the first night and the vibe was casual and trendy.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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