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“Really enjoyable, highly recommended”
Review of Senieji Rusiai

Senieji Rusiai
Ranked #9 of 252 Restaurants in Kaunas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $27
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: SENIEJI RUSIAI (Old Cellars) - a European standard restaurant established in the 17 century cellars in the heart of Kaunas old town. The restaurant with the interior in the style of middle ages attracts visitors with their Napoleon's Hall, Noblemen's Hall, and the Hall of Guns. In one of the halls, there is a fresco depicting the Middle French Army crossing the river Nemunas on 24 June 1812 according to the lithography of De C. Montte. The restaurant offers seats for 100 persons, and is capable of servicing 120 persons during social evenings or buffets. We can offer European cuisine for gourmands, a large wine collection from the whole world, high class services as well as elegant and sophisticated environment.
Athboy, Ireland
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Really enjoyable, highly recommended”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

We stumbled upon this resturaunt when we were out exploring the town. The lovely arched ceilings and small rooms were beautifully lit with candles. The resturaunt was busy, with a good buzz from the diners. The service was excellent with the waiter taking time to explain the menu and dieshes for us, and he was most attentive throughout the meal. The meal was a little on the costly side, but absolutely delicious, and really enjoyable. If youre in Kaunas, this resturaunt is will worth a visit. The only negative was the large tv screens....which may ruin the atmosphere.

Visited April 2012
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
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  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Worth place to visit in old town”
Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

This is definitely not the cheapest place to eat in Kaunas. Atmosphere however is very nice and food is OK compared to its price. Service is on medium level. Centrally situated in old town and thus easy to find the restaurant.

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Shanghai, China
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“One of the best restaurants in Kaunas”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

I personally think it's one of the best places for a good meal & equally good service in Kaunas. There is nothing very "hip" or "cool" about this place but if you're up for a good meal, service and atmosphere - it's the place to go for. It's an old, classic restaurant, which has never disappointed me.
There are a lot of new, trendy restaurants in Kaunas but when you go to those you're not guaranteed to get a good service/food as they're still in the process of learning, whereas Senieji Rusiai learned its lessons a while ago.
P.S. They make great Crème brulee!

Advice: great place for business meetings.
Note: it's a bit more expensive than other restaurants in the area.

  • Visited August 2012
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Kaunas, Lithuania
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best one”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

I think its one of the best place in Kaunas - nice food,very good service. Just one remark - prices are also high level .

Visited July 2012
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Riga, Latvia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Romantic getaway”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

Restaurant Senieji Rusiai should not be confused with Russian cuisine as Rusiai is for "cellar". First we thought of taking cepelinas, but it seems no decent restaurant in the whole Lithuania has them on the menu. We took stake, me and my partner both, two different ones. With both we had to be careful of not swallowing our tongues. The food was delicious, they also have this house ice cream, I have made home ice cream, it was very like that but so much more better.
I would definitely suggest this place to my friends and business partners!

  • Visited April 2012
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