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Moscow Restaurants: Best New Openings of 2015

Kitaiskiye Novosti

Fun, friendly, delicious

There are now two branches of this fun, relaxed spot for authentic Chinese food, the original at 126 Profsoyuznaya Ulitsa, Bldg. 3 and a pared-down, self-service place at 7 Tverskaya Ulitsa. Both have the air of a Chinese shopping street, with colorful adverts, neon signs and newspaper lampshades. The menus are modest, with under 40 items including sides, mains and the star of the show — dumplings. Other offerings include the Chinese-style burger. Fun and delicious.

+7 (495) 968 3721

AQ Chicken

AQ Chicken

All chicken, all ways

The second restaurant opened in Moscow by Argentinian-born Andreas Quetglas by Patriarch's Ponds has a warm and intimate atmosphere created by wooden tables, wooden floors, dimmed lights, exposed brick walls and baskets filled with hay and eggs. This feels just right for the menu, which features chicken prepared in every possible way: Tandoori Chicken, chicken pelmeni, or Vietnamese soup with chicken meatballs. Come hungry; portions are generous.

+7 (495) 699 5313



Local meat cooked to perfection

A chic new butcher shop, cafe and restaurant just opened on Prechistenka in an elegant 18th century mansion with cozy, fun, eclectic decor. The first floor has a butcher shop and snack bar. The second floor restaurant serves up a magnificent view of the Christ the Savior Cathedral along with a menu offering over 30 cuts of steak, along with various game, fowl and fish. You choose your cut, and if the staff disagrees with the way you want it cooked, they will let you know.

+7 (495) 695 0641

Kutuzovsky 5

Kutuzovskiy 5

Authentic Russian cuisine in spare modern decor

Kutuzovsky 5 leads the pack of new restaurants serving old Russian cuisine. With the help of the food historians Pavel and Olga Syutkin and brand chef Vladimir Mukhin, head chef is Artyom Losev produces magnificent dishes that are both authentically old and strikingly new to the palate. The restaurant offers a relaxing atmosphere with great food served by a staff that is helpful but never hovers. Heaven.

+7 (499) 243 6540

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