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#86 of 11,330 Restaurants in Moscow
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Russian, Eastern European, Central European, Ukrainian
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1905 Goda St., 2A, Moscow 123022, Russia
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

The food there is really great. As starters we had the smoked pork and dumplings. Fantastic. Then followed by the Ukrainian Borszcz. Main courses were duck and rabbit. Both very tender and prepared elegantly. As a final we were treated with pancakes with poppy seeds. Absolutely fantastic. Recommend to everyone. Great ambience and alive animals inside!

Thank Krzysztof G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

If you want delicious russian food, great ambiance, beutiful decoration, grest location and amazing service within an unique concept full of the most amazing animals.. This is the perfect place for you! My kids love it!! They were so happy and impress with the animals

Thank Adriana H
Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Great business dinner in a unique establishment. Very good Ukranian food and there is also a collection of live animals behind glass (cow, goat, chickens, peacocks) to watch while one eats. Sounds odd but it fits. Comprehensive and excellent menu.

Thank John M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

No doubt. Shashlik! You should try! Rabbit was simillar taste like chicken But worth to try it Animals are real. Little bit unmatched with restaurant but atmosphere was so calm and nice to enjoy food

Thank Hyeon Chae L
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Found this restaurant by surprise. Ukrainian fare. Rabbit was delicious.Portions generous. Beef Strog. was very good also but a little tiny. Comes in a coffee mug?. Breads nice. Service very good and polite. Major interest was the bird sanctuary and farm area inside the restaurant. Complete with a cow and peacock. Fun even as adults. Beautifully clean and interesting to... More 

Thank Michael H
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

When I lived in Moscow my office/appartement was close to "Shinok", which was one of the most known restaurants. The fit out was special and the food excellent. So I convinced my wife for a "nostalgic dinner". Service was lousy. The fit out is now more a Club style, not like farm style. But we could survive, it the most... More 

Thank Alexander V
Maison-Dellos_Russia, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Shinok, responded to this review

Dear Alexander! Thank you for your review. Of course, we have changed within the last 15 years as Moscow did itself. We keep up with modern trends in cuisine and interior but strive to save our traditions and our cosiness so highly rated by our guests. Considering your review of our dishes: restaurant management will take all steps necessary. We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Went there with my husband and little daughter to see the cow and all these birds. Impressive! The place is very comfortable, cozy and looks really friendly. The girl who takes care of kids is super! The food is good and fresh, forshmack, borsh and cherry dumplings are great. The only and rather big disappointment came with the check: I... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

If the cow in the middle of the restaurant won't surprise you, I don't know what will. This place serves East-European dishes, mostly with a Ukrainian flare, try the vareniki- they are really good

Thank Vonkhan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

We ate delicious food, both appetizers and main course, the waiter is speaking english (which is very rare) and is attentive at your needs. Also some animals inside makes it unique. 8-10min walk from Ulitsa 1905 metro station down to the riverbank, just across the street from Crowne Plaza Hotel

Thank Monica N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Beautiful restaurant with amazing food and superb service, Shinok is a must place to visit if you are in Moscow. Led by the talented chef Elena Nifikorova since 2008 and beautifully decorated, the restaurant serves exquisite food matched by a world class service. A wonderful customer experience !

Thank Laurent E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $39
Russian, Eastern European, Central European, Ukrainian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, 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
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1905 Goda St., 2A, Moscow 123022, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Central Russia  >  Moscow>  > Presnensky
  • Neighborhood: Presnensky
  • Phone Number: 7-495-6518101
Restaurant is designed as a Ukrainian peasant house. In the centre of the restaurant there is a small yard with live domestic poultry and cattle: hens, turkeys, a sheep, cow and small rabbit. There are 6 rooms around the yard. Four of them have windows with the view of the yard.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Presnensky

Neighborhood Profile
The neighborhood is divided into two major halves by Krasnaya Presnya street: the southern part highlights Moscow city – businesses contained in skyscrapers along with the White House - where the Russian government works. The north is a bit more relaxed and casual, visitors here will find the Moscow zoo, National Centre for Contemporary Arts and a number of fine restaurants. The beautiful neo-gothic Cathedral of the Roman Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is usually packed with the events such as organ music concerts.