Join the Chinese clientele
This is a place for people who love authentic Chinese food. Most of the diners are Chinese, with the rest a very mixed bunch, from students to businessmen. The menu offers nearly 200 dishes from the north and south of China, and all are prepared quickly — within 10 minutes. Just keep in mind that the portions are big and their notion of spicy is very spicy.
+7 (499) 973 1212
4 Ulitsa Novoslobodskaya. Metro Mendeleyevskaya
Chinatown dive with great noodles
Step into the door of Lucky Noodles and walk into Chinatown. Folding chairs, a narrow countertop along the wall and a fridge — that's the total decor. But who cares? You get delicious Asian noodles and steamed buns. The portions are generous and the prices are affordable. The menu offers three types of noodles: chicken, beef and shrimp. Drinks: soda, Arizona iced tea, lychee and mango juices, and Lucky Buddha beer.
+7 (965) 140 4400
20/1 Ulitsa Petrovka. Metro Kuznetsky Most, Tverskaya, Lubyanka
Wok Street Cafe
Pan-Asian minimalism and calm
The Wok Street Cafe is minimalist, with lots of light and everything made of natural materials. This small island of pan-Asian calm specializes in noodles for every taste, but you can also order sushi, rolls, and tempura, hot dishes, soups, salads and even burgers.
+7 (495) 623 4411
16 Ulitsa Pokrovka. Metro Chistiye Prudy
Chinese chefs and regional cuisine
This Chinese restaurant prides itself on its chefs, who are straight from China, and its variety of regional Chinese food, from Szechuan to Hunan. The menu is small but includes favorites like Szechuan chicken with peanuts, cucumber and chili sauce, and eggplant in miso sauce. Everything is cooked to order and served steaming hot.
+7 (495) 643 1330
4 Ulitsa Pokrovka. Metro Kitai-Gorod, Lubyanka
Simple, fast, tasty
Kitai-Chi is a new chain of restaurants for folks who want good, fast, cheap Chinese food. It has a simple menu of noodles, dim sum, spring rolls, soup and salads — everything is tasty. They leave Asia for desert, offering cookies and ice cream. Wash it all down with juice, soda or beer.
+7 (495) 234 4040
4 Ulitsa Malaya Dmitrovka. Metro Chekhovskaya