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Staraya Bashnya

Red Square & Kitay-gorod
Russian, Eastern European, Central European
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Teatralnaya Sq., 5/1, Moscow 125009, Russia
Name/address in local language
+7 (495) 698-40-08
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a wander around Red Square in the Historic Centre of Russia, I was forced to take cover from the rain and ended up in the entrance to The Old Tower Russian Restaurant which is situated in one of the old towers of the Kitay-Gorod Wall of the Kremlin. Upon entering, I was greeted and then taken up by a... More 

Thank AnneSpecial
Doha, Qatar
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was at the Old Tower Restaurant this summer. Went there with my wife and a few friends. The staff where friendly and they directed us upstairs. A good place to visit especially if you want to know more about Russian culture.

Thank Elton_311_Qatar
Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
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54 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We were happy with the meal and service. Atmosphere was very tradition and nice and we could try many types of russian food. Location is great. I would recommend if you want to sit for a good meal and enjoy it in local style.

Thank Jozefinka
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177 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We had a great dinner, I was expecting a touristy restaurant with a so so quality. I was pleasantly surprised, the food was great. All of 6 of us were happy with our dishes. Some of our dishes were the Sturgeon Fish, veal, lamb, duck and chicken Kiev and cutlets. I also had a great fresh Greek salad. They had... More 

Thank Fligh
Phoenix, Arizona
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238 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Entering the restaurant you are taken back in time--visions of Game of Thrones with its ambience--and then you are taken upstairs via elevator. A little less castle ambience, but that's of little consequence. It's all about the cuisine here. A video continually rolls extolling various dishes and the menu is tourist friendly (an important element in Russia). The quality of... More 

Thank moviegeekjn
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80 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

The outside of the restaurant is impressive, but it was not a special experience to eat there. Nothing to complain, but they could certainly do better in such a beautiful place.

Thank triptoomuch
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I have just eaten at this restaurant and everything about it was fabulous. Forget about the open air restaurants nearby, if you want great Russian food then this is the place to get it. The ambience of the restaurant is good, the service delivered well with just the right amount of attention and the food is high quality and reasonably... More 

Thank Parker J
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We spent our last evening in Moscow with dinner at this lovely restaurant. Service was spot on with very helpful staff and the food was excellent.

Thank PhilWilkinson
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Very nice restaurant just near the Red Square with very Russian menu (if you want to try pelmeni with bear or deer or different kinds of Russian soups). The only thing is the poor English of waiters or I'd rather say - no English at all.

Thank Andrew P
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Great Russian Food in a great location, right near the Kremlin, Gum Shopping Centre, Metro and Bolshoi Theatre. Staff were friendly and the service was good. Our first Russian Food experience and we really enjoyed it.

Thank twomoocows

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Russian, Eastern European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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) 698-40-08

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Red Square & Kitay-gorod

Neighborhood Profile
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.