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Russian Samovar Cafe

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64935 Nikolaevsk Rd, Nikolaevsk, AK 99556-9102
+1 907-235-6867
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Drove about 4 hours with my wife from Anchorage never regret that it totally worth a time spend . That is really small Russian old believers town with nice church and Samovar cafe . Food was great with unique flavor of old Russian culture .

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1 Thank CMEX_1
SAMOVAR_10, Owner at Russian Samovar Cafe, responded to this review

My dear guests! Realy glad that you had a great time. Thank you for your time and kindness, best wishes! Welcome in Nikolaevsk AGAIN ! Nina Fefelov More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

We were surprised when we visited this small town near Ninilchik, Alaska, in Nikolaevsk, off the Sterling Hwy. headed toward Homer. We were looking for a place to have dinner and we're told that there's a very good Russian place where Nina makes you a home cook Russian meal. We couldn't believe it could be true but we decided to... More 

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Thank Becky2569
SAMOVAR_10, Owner at Russian Samovar Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Becky! Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review for us. It is customers like you that keep us excited about our business over the past 15 years. Enjoy your travels and stop back by next time you're in Nikolaevsk. Cheers, Nina Fefelov. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for your average run of the mill dining experience, Do Not Go Here! If you are looking for a unique experience and a history lesson of an old Russian village while enjoying some tasty Borsht and wonderful fireweed tea, This Is For YOU! We had a great time, enjoyed the food, and left with some great... More 

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SAMOVAR_10, Owner at Russian Samovar Cafe, responded to this review

We really appreciate your taking the time to write such a nice review of our ''Samovar ''Cafe. It always cheers us to hear that people have enjoyed our food and hospitality ! We look forward to serving you in the future .Nina Fefelov More 

Nikolaevsk, Alaska
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

This was a return visit for us. We were last there in 2007 and returned in 2016. Nina, our hostess, and her grandson Andrean, welcomed us with smiling faces and open arms. We got the full explanation of what was involved in the Russian Experience and selecting our foods and then were treated to the unique experience that only Nina... More 

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SAMOVAR_10, Owner at Russian Samovar Cafe, responded to this review

My dear guests! Realy glad that you had a great time. Thank you for your time and kindness, best wishes! Welcome in Nikolaevsk AGAIN ! .Nina Fefelov More 

Wilmette, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

If you just want a quick, cheap Russian meal, don't go to the Samovar Cafe. If you are looking for an experience and something to talk about to your friends, that's the place for you. This place is about 25 minutes from Homer, in a tiny village of Nikolayevsk. The menu has just a few items - borscht, pelmeni, pirozhki... More 

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SAMOVAR_10, Owner at Russian Samovar Cafe, responded to this review

We really appreciate your taking the time to write such a nice review of our ''Samovar ''Cafe. It always cheers us to hear that people have enjoyed our food and hospitality ! We look forward to serving you in the future .Nina Fefelov More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

We really enjoyed Great food (especially borsch and pelemeny) and Nina's hospitality. Good continuation!

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SAMOVAR_10, Owner at Russian Samovar Cafe, responded to this review

My dear Guests! I'm really Happy about your comments!. You understand my Life and work in Cafe! Thank you SO MUCH for your time . And Welcome any time in Nikolaevsk. Nina Fefelov More 

Homer, Alaska
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Great food and hospitality. Nina is great. A "must do" for the Homer area. Nina's borscht is fantastic and pel'mini is my favorite. Fun dining experience for anyone and everyone.

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Thank cwilder1983
SAMOVAR_10, Owner at Russian Samovar Cafe, responded to this review

We really appreciate your taking the time to write such a nice review of our ''Samovar ''Cafe. It always cheers us to hear that people have enjoyed our food and hospitality ! We look forward to serving you in the future .Nina Fefelov More 

Saskatoon, Sask.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We were expecting a nice Russian experience. What we got was a tasteless meal that was WAY OVERPRICED. Nina has a good sense of humor but tries to bully you into buying everything on the menu. It was $62 for the two of us and then add 30 cents on the dollar for us Canadians. The gift shop is super... More 

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SAMOVAR_10, Owner at Russian Samovar Cafe, responded to this review

My dear guests, I want to give you a little advice. When you order a dish and if you do not like it you should bring it back to owner and you will get your money back (Or at least say, that you do not like it). But for some reason all your plates in "Samovar" cafe were empty, as... More 

Hartington, Ontario
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

First, after reading all of the reviews we expected a very unique experience and delicious food. Nina is a very personable lady, quite a character. Her gift shop is packed full of items from Russia that were very, very expensive. At every turn we were encouraged to buy something from the shop. We opted just for the food when we... More 

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Thank Kanoe1
SAMOVAR_10, Owner at Russian Samovar Cafe, responded to this review

Sun makes warms for everybody, but not everybody H A P P Y ! More 

Homer, Alaska
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

This is the best authentic Russian cuisine I've ever had. Nina was a fabulous host. She cooked everything for us from scratch. I am still craving her borscht. I highly suggest "the Russian experience." Dress up in fine Russian attire and have a blast!

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Thank danielleelmes
SAMOVAR_10, Owner at Russian Samovar Cafe, responded to this review

We really appreciate your taking the time to write such a nice review of our ''Samovar ''Cafe. It always cheers us to hear that people have enjoyed our food and hospitality ! We look forward to serving you in the future .Nina Fefelov More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Russian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64935 Nikolaevsk Rd, Nikolaevsk, AK 99556-9102
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Nikolaevsk
  • Phone Number: +1 907-235-6867

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