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Reviewed August 31, 2021 via mobile

I wish I had more than 5 stars. We know what good Russian food tastes like, and this is definitely first class. We came here for dinner with my wife and had several dishes to share. Olivier salad and tomato salad were excellent. Checked out...the selection of three different drinks ( horseradish, cedar and herbal vodkas). Borsch and mushroom soup (assorted fresh mushrooms)were exquisite. Pelmeni were top of the line. And finished it with vareniki with cherries for dessert and tea. Special gratitude to wonderful and very knowledgeable hostess Yulia( without her advice the dinner would have been incomplete.)Definitely recommend to anybody who would like to experience excellent traditional Russian cuisine. We have tasted plenty, and Gogol restaurant so far in the best.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed March 12, 2020 via mobile

5 of us wandered in without a reservation on a Monday night and not having a clue what to expect. Absolutely fantastic place - great food, great vibes and great service. Lisa was wonderful!! I would highly recommend the horseradish vodka x

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 26, 2020

This is a popular place. There were no tables left when we tried to book on our first evening in St Petersburg but we were able to make a reservation for the second evening. The food was very good and the service prompt and friendly....We felt that it represented very good value when compared to some oth the other places we ate in the city.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 20, 2020

Just up the road from our Hotel Petro Palace.We had Christmas lunch there.Food incredible.The best Chicken Kiev ever!.Wait staff very efficient and funny. Made our day.Food and wine and Vodka flowed and a good time was had by all. Being away from family at Christmas...we made good.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed February 14, 2020

The food, as everyone else has said, was pretty fantastic. We had quail and pelmeni, then stroganoff and chicken kiev (which is the best!) and then creme brûlée and strawberry soup. It was all fantastic and I can’t recommend it enough. However, if you visit...Gogol, I hope you are as lucky as we were and you get Lisa as your waitress. The best waitress I’ve ever had and one of the most charming people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. Thank you so much for being so fun and working so hard Lisa! A great place to visit, one of our favourites.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 18, 2020

We had an excellent dinner here, and loved everything about it. The space is so comfortable. The horseradish vodka is a MUST. We loved the soups, the stroganoff, and the chicken kiev. Everything about this place was perfect.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

The 19th century decor may not appeal to some, but the menu really does feel authentic. Also appreciated the sheer variety of Russian cuisine on offer. Everything I order was fresh and tasty. The crab salad was particularly good! High marks for the attentive service.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 25, 2019 via mobile

This traditional restaurant is inside a beautiful, old building, just off Nevsky Prospekt, and it feels like you are a guest at a special dinner. The staff, especially Anna, was very pleasant and helpful. We were told that the best Chicken Kiev in St Petersburg...was here, and they were right. The fish tartar was outstanding too, as we're the various desserts. They also has Australian white wine which was a treat. Outstanding!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 12, 2019 via mobile

A very nice pittoresques Russian cuisine restaurant. Décore is typically cauzy .we had as a starter the famous pellmini, herring and salad , main course the beef a la stroganoff and the braised beef checks,excellent taste. Staff very nice and friendly our staff Lissa was...outstanding.highly recommended.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 3, 2019 via mobile

Well located Russian restaurant with a nice atmosphere and decorations of 19th century. Excellent food.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 29, 2019

My husband and I were recommended this restaurant by our independent tour guide. She said that the chicken Kiev is the best. Well she wasn’t wrong. Our adorable waitress Lisa looked after us with such enthusiasm and friendliness, we instantly knew this was going to...be an awesome night. Back to the food, my husband had the cauliflower soup. He normally doesn’t rate soup but this time was sopping up any remnants with his bread. Said it was really delicious. I had the mushroom soup. Divine. Then we both went with the chicken Kiev recommendation. It was truly the best I’ve ever had. Last of all Lisa recommended dessert. It was apple pastry which was the finishing touch of truly a perfect meal. I honestly can’t recommend Gogal restaurant highly enough. Well done to all cause this really was a great meal and experienceMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 16, 2019 via mobile

We enjoied the place, very nice waitress who knew the menu, good food and wine. Pleasant live music - piano. Good atmosphere

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 10, 2019

This review is not of the restaurant and its foods because of the unfortunate (personal) event that happened during our meal there. My family and I booked this restaurant because of their review. We were going out for a city tour in a relatively cold...weather during the day before our dinner time there. We ordered classic dishes with some wines and I tried one of their vodka. Not long after the bread came, my father started to feel thirsty and asked for more water. Few seconds later he said he's not feeling well and suddenly passed out and being unresponsive. My mom was panicking and we called the staffs who called the ambulance right away. About a minute or so later my father started to regain consciousness but was still very pale and felt nauseatic. About 15 minutes later the ambulance and some paramedics came, checked our documents and treated my father inside the car. He came out 20 minutes after that and was told his sugar level was very low. He looked a lot better although still relatively weak. The amazing thing was how professional the paramedics were and they didn't charge us a thing. Throughout this time the restaurant staffs were very calm and assuring to us even though it was quite a stressful time for us. We finished our dinner quickly and head back to the hotel. So just want to say thank you to the Paramedics, the staffs at Golgo Restaurant and the city of St Petersburg!! Much respect.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 3, 2019

Warm athmosphere started as we opened the door, lovely personnel and live music... our meals and wine were perfect.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 22, 2019

Delightful experience, restaurant is made up of small rooms, a pianist was playing throughout the evening. We had to book a table 4 days in advance. The Pelmeni was delicious and the staff were exceptional. We had a small bell on our table to ring...for service if we needed it.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Gogol is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5