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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
Open now
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Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

When I came for test eating and to make a reservation for my travel group of 40, food was fine and the offer for a 4-course-menu for 2200 RUR per person was quite reasonable. As agreed as soon as all of my group had arrived to Moscow I sent the list with detailed dish selection per person (3 days before... More 

1 Thank Jochen K
Lund, Sweden
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138 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

The food is really good as many of the previous reviews, but the service is not the best. I went here with my mom and order 2 soups and 2 main dishes. We got the 2 soups quickly but then they took more that 45 min to bring the main dishes and part of the food was cold. I would... More 

Thank Enrique F
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

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 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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209 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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249 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Russian, Eastern European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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.
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