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Russian Family Restaurant

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2086 Broadway St, Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063-1802
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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San Francisco, California
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Enjoyed a delightful lunch - beef pie and red beet salad (although the salad was a little sweet for my tastes) and outdoor seating with umbrellas. Nice looking menu. The restaurant inside is cozy and inviting. Looking forward to returning sometime for their blinis which sounded delicious. I don't think you'll find the usual Bay Area organic, gluten-free etc. but... More 

Thank Provo8
Redwood City, California
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148 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

It was my first time eating Russian food here. Came here with my family. The service was top notch. The owner was great at recommending food for us since we never had Russian food before. Even recommended food he thought kids would enjoy. The food was delicious. Owner was attentive throughout the meal. Outdoor seating is available.

Thank Timothy Y
Redwood City, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Russian food is pretty rare in California, and maybe for good reason. We tried to order a variety of dishes (at least of those that sounded good) but most of the food turned out to be pretty similar and quite tasteless. The staff is also what you'd expect from Russia; not terribly interested in your dining experience.

Thank Tony V
San Francisco, California
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I first visited this restaurant in their older, much smaller location. The owners are charming, but the food has been nothing special for my visits. I would love to enjoy this place, as the family run business is hard to find. I must admit, I'm a vegetarian and this may be much better if you eat meat.

Thank Ted_Drake
Fremont, California
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4,340 reviews
1,312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,250 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We enjoyed our meal here in this delightful restaurant. We both had beers. We shared their Seliodka (picked Herring). I had Pelmeny s Myasom, Siberian Dumplings Filled with Beef and Pork. My husband had Kurinaya Pechonka. (chicken liver nest). We both thought the food was superb. It was a busy night so our server was working very hard and did... More 

1 Thank mini
Half Moon Bay, California
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343 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

With all of the Russian immigrants working in the tech industry in this area, I have often wondered why there are not more Russian restaurants. We stumbled into this family-owned, neighborhood place after catching a movie at the local theater and we loved it. The décor is Russian red, and pretty spare but the host/owner was friendly. The menu was... More 

1 Thank Marfak
Woodside, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We have eaten at Russian Family Restaurant several times. Each time the food has been excellent. Everything is so fresh. The soups are delicious, and very unique. Potato Vareniki are delicious, with carmelized onions and sour cream on top. The chicken pelmeny are my 6 year old sons favorite dish - basically chicken raviolis with a little green onion. He... More 

1 Thank Annie H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I have never been to Russia so I don't know if this place is authentic. I just know the food is very good. I have been there three times in the past year when I have been in town. I tried something different each time and was never disappointed. Very friendly staff. Clean establishment with reasonable prices.

1 Thank Sam M
Redwood City, California
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194 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

My wife and I ate there last night she had the Beef Stroganoff which she really liked and I had the Classic Russian soup w/sauerkraut and beef which was so tasty and for my main entree I had the Georgian-style stewed chicken w/herbs, tomatoes & potatoes which was also very good. They also have a good selection of draft beer... More 

Thank CaliforniaLosthiker
Los Alamos
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

If you are an aficionado of Czech beer on tap and fabulous Eastern European food, don't miss this restaurant! Relaxing patio.

2 Thank Molly C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2086 Broadway St, Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063-1802
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redwood City
  • Phone Number: 650-369-2950

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