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Samovar Cafe

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Russian Village, Ninilchik, AK 99556
+1 907-235-6867
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Jun 12, 2016
“Unique experience”
Sep 16, 2015
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Russian Village, Ninilchik, AK 99556
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Reviewed June 12, 2016

If you are looking for a little taste of Russia, this is your place. Nina , the owner and chef, can be a bit overwhelming but just go with it and have fun. I was a bit disappointed that the food was microwaved as it...More

Thank Penny C
Reviewed September 16, 2015

Shame on us for reading Lonely Planet's recommendation for Samovar Cafe and not checking with Yelp or Trip Advisor. What an total scam. Nina is pushy pushy pushy and forces you to pay her for things you do not want ie the 'free gift' (piece...More

1  Thank Oakslesly
Reviewed June 30, 2014

We live in Anchorage and knew about The Samovar Cafe, B&B, Gift Shop from previous visits to Nikolaevsk (10 miles from Ninilchik on North Fork Road). Having just returned from a river cruise from St Petersburg to Moscow, my wife and I decided to drive...More

Thank Bill G
Reviewed March 13, 2014

Once you find this extraordinary little Russian-style cafe/gift shop, way off the main road, allow yourself to be swept in and overwhelmed by the charming, eccentric and very persuasive Nina. And yes, she is Russian. Take it all in good heart and go with the...More

Thank Jules8Perkins
Reviewed March 8, 2014

Unfortunately, we followed the advice of a travel guide book - either Moon or Lonely Planet to discover food which was pre-cooked, stored in the refrigerator only to be micro-waved before our eyes. The experience to be had here is the slightly obnoxious owner who...More

Thank Tired_Legs_From_NJ
Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

Without a doubt Samavar Cafe is not to be missed. The owner Nina has a heart of gold with a flair of the eccentric. As a travel photographer it's rare to come across such an experience. From the food, gifts, to the special Alaskan herb...More

1  Thank DrizzleCakes
Reviewed July 26, 2012

My husband and I spent an afternoon with Nina at the Samovar Cafe. What a unique and wonderful experience. We are still talking about it. One of the highlights of our Alaskan vacation.We had wonderful food, company and bought souvenirs. What a wonderful drive to...More

Thank Marsha R
Reviewed June 14, 2012

Spending a rainy afternoon at the Samovar Cafe was a wonderful experience. My best friend and I bought a lovely souvenir Russian spoon, and a truly unique afternoon was included. Nina was kind and gracious, talking of her family and life in Alaska while she...More

Thank Misty A
Reviewed June 10, 2012

Nina is wonderful! for a few bucks you get a real Russian experience..

Thank cinders8888
Reviewed September 1, 2011

With a sense of adventure, my friend and I decided to detour from our Homer-bound visit to the Samovar Cafe outside of Nilnilchik, Alaska. It was in the Milepost and was vaguely familiar as a featured spot on the Globe Trekker series that airs of...More

Thank kingindy
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Address: Russian Village, Ninilchik, AK 99556
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Ninilchik
  • Phone Number: +1 907-235-6867
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