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Cafe Restaurant Volna

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3145 Brighton 4th St, Ste B1, Brooklyn, NY 11235-7267
+1 718-332-0341
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Makati, Philippines
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174 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere by the boardwalk! Russian being spoken everywhere adds to the kitsch factor! Great Food! Had the best beef stroganoff I've ever had. Borscht was way decent as well. Service was very good

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Thank TheWhineguy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

If you don't enjoy people chain smoking around you while you eat in the restaurant, then stay away. The owner is so rude. She tells customers to be quiet. Servers smoke and then serve food without washing their hands. Tables are cleaned with filthy rags. Food is nothing special. It's deep fried, saturated in oil and butter. Check out Tatiana... More 

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Thank Melissa R
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2016

Found this gem while walking the Boardwalk in Brighton. We enjoyed a three-course meal on the patio overlooking the beach. Our meal started with salads, (mine was a crab salad garnished with caviar, hubby's a Caesar) followed by a large bowl of flavorful vegetable soup, chock full of veggies. Our main course was a chicken cutlet "Volna", ground chicken with... More 

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Thank Kari S
Camden, New Jersey
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

A very few dishes that are homemade are decent, but the majority of the food is frozen, store bought prepared meals, just warmed up and dressed with an unsuitable sauce. Mashed potatoes are from powder and reheated many times. Salad dressing oil is cheap vegetable oil, not olive. An eel dish in the fish section is a store bought frozen... More 

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Thank aygg
Wethersfield, Connecticut
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172 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Cafe Volna had a lot of atmosphere, the smells were wonderful, food delightful. I brought home cookes and European treats for the family to enjoy.

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Thank Velma Sue
Springfield
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143 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2016

The restaurant has an ideal location with a view of the boardwalk, and there is a parking nearby. However the food was mediocre. I ordered lamb and asked what would come on the side, and the waitress replied, "Vegetables:" Guess what - my lamb came with a big plate of raw onion. The service was not nice at all. The... More 

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Thank 649001
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552 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Located on the board walk just off Brighton beach, this restaurant serves primarily Russian food (Menu is first in Russian then English). We ordered a chicken caesar salad which was made with a kale type vegetable and not lettuce, tasted great... The eatery is in a really nice location, smoking allowed outside at the boardwalk tables which is unusual.

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Thank Thebates22
New York City, New York
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299 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2015

Walking along Bright Beach, there is a great little authentic restaurant named Volna, with amazing selection of excellent dumplings, wonderful barley soup, and tons of atmosphere. The only surprise is how cheap their lunches are.

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Thank Louis G
Paris, France
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2015

Yes, the service is slow, yes, you get looked at weirdly for not being Russian, but I don't care. The pickles are fabulous (pickled whole tomatoes! pickled whole cabbage leaves!) and the beer is cold. And you can smoke. Don't get me started on the views - you're basically on the beach. Random fact: Volna has a starring role alongside... More 

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Thank Helen4Morrissey
New York City, New York
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

It was Sunday morning when we went to Volna for brunch with our 1 year daughter. When we came in we could not even breathe from all the smoke. People were smoking everywhere even under "no smoking" sign. The restaurants was full of drunken low lives. It took a while to find a member of the staff. We were refused... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Russian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3145 Brighton 4th St, Ste B1, Brooklyn, NY 11235-7267
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-332-0341

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?