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Yat Restaurant-Buffet

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We are delighted to welcome you to our traditional Russian cuisine restaurant Yat! The restaurant Yat is an endowment to the cultural character of St. Petersburg. Our menu presents Russian traditional dishes cooked according to the old recipes of different Russian regions (from Siberia to Rostov and Arkhangelsk region). We offer you to try Pelmeni or Vareniki (Russian dumplings), homemade cutlets, Russian “herring under fur coat” salad (known as Shuba or Seledka Pod Shuboi), Borsch and Schi-soup as well as a fresh bakery and desserts. A wide variety of drinks including local Russian and Georgian wines, Old World and New World wines, are offered to guests along with home-made “mors” (fruit and
PRICE RANGE
$15 - $31
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
CUISINES
European, Russian, Soups, Eastern European, Central European
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed January 16, 2019

This restaurant was only 30m from the Pushka INN Hotel where we stayed and we had a late lunch on our last day. The restaurant is downstairs and has a very cosy atmosphere with many interesting items around the rooms. The menu is quite extensive...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Clavein
olgapartala, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Yat Restaurant-Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2019

Hello Clavein! Thank you for your review. It is pleased to know that you have enjoyed our food and service, because we really do try for excellence so it is great to hear that we are getting it right! We are really excited to read...More

Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

We arrived havi G been sent and saw the board boasting authentic food and friendly service. We'll, they weren't wrong! Great food, a superbly relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. And, you won't be ripped off! Go there!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank GPHus
olgapartala, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Yat Restaurant-Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2019

Dear GPHus, Thank you for leaving a great review! Looking forward to welcome you back. Best regards, the restaurant Yat team

Reviewed January 2, 2019

The restaurant serves good Russian food but also has a great ambiance. They did have quite a few vegetarian dishes. My wife got the borsht and mashed potatoes while I got pelmeni (Russian dumplings), fish tartare and chicken cutlets. The cutlets were a bit dry...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Traveleator
olgapartala, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Yat Restaurant-Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2019

Dear Traveleator, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and ambiance. We hope to welcome you back again! Best regards, the restaurant Yat team

Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

We ate there twice while we were in St Petersburg and loved it both times. The waitstaff were very friendly and spoke English. The food was simply delicious - pelmeni were just amazing! Highly recommended - absolutely worth visiting when you are in St Petersburg.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jadec411
olgapartala, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Yat Restaurant-Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind comments, jadec411. We are so glad you liked our food, especially pelmeni, it's actually one of our all time favourites. We truly hope to see you again! Best wishes, the restaurant Yat team

Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

After being 3 days in Moscow, we arrived to Sant Petersburg with the idea of tasting authentic local food. We found this restaurant by lack. The service was perfect. They speak a relly good English (something difficutl to find). We had a fantastic lunch, so...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Barakaldotar
olgapartala, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Yat Restaurant-Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2019

Dear Barakaldotar, Thank you for a positive review! We are really excited to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to welcome you back again! Best regards, the restaurant Yat team

Reviewed December 28, 2018

I had only read good things about this place before going and unfortunately I have to say it was not up to its reputation. Do not get me wrong, the food was all right and the service as well, but after visiting other highly recommended...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Felipe M
olgapartala, Public Relations Manager at Yat Restaurant-Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2018

Dear Felipe, Thank you for your visit and your kind words regarding our service. We are upset to know that you found our food "not 5 starts good" but we are pleased to see from you review that you enjoyed it. We know that tastes...More

Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

Family of 8 and she said no seat even when we are good to split the table. Told her we will wait and asked me where. Working very hard to drive me away. Such a shame when you serve good food.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jackpilot
olgapartala, Public Relations Manager at Yat Restaurant-Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2018

Dear JacKPilot, we apologize for your disappointment and for any inconvenience at our restaurant. That's absolute truth - it's sometimes difficult to seat guests coming in with no previous reservation, especially during holidays and high touristic season. Some empty tables you could see at the...More

Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

Had a great lunch at this restaurant. It is only 400m away from the obelisk in the winter palace and very accessible from that palace . The food we ordered were great and of decent value. We ordered black caviar accompanied by vodka, two types...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank mel7155
Olga P, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Yat Restaurant-Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2018

Dear mel7155, thank you very much for your lovely review! We are happy that all your expectations of Yat were absolutely met. We hope to have a chance to welcome you back one day. Best regards, the restaurant Yat team

Reviewed December 9, 2018

Some friends strongly advised me this restaurant so I decided to give it a go... it was well worth it. Located a few minutes from the Hermitage, on the bank of the Moika river, you have to climb down a few stairs to enter this...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank aurore_les
Olga P, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Yat Restaurant-Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2018

Hello, aurore_les! We are happy to know that we could meet your high expectations. It was our pleasure to welcome you. Thank you very much for your lovely review and hope to see you again in the future. Best regards, the restaurant Yat team

Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend this restaurant !! Very nice place to eat local meals. The staff is very kind and helpful. You will not be disappointed !

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank justinemeeckers
Olga P, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Yat Restaurant-Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Hello, justinemeeckers! Thank you very much for such a wonderful review. We are happy to know that you have enjoyed our meals and service. We are looking forward welcome you again Best regards, the restaurant Yat team

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