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Moscow Restaurants: News and Openings

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From fancy fish suppers on a boat to a hipster Mexican food haven and the upmarket Beluga Caviar bar, here's our list of everywhere new and delicious in the capital.


Georgian in the mall 

Kulinari is the latest culinary addition to Okeaniya shopping mall on Slavyansky Bulvar. The food comes quickly and it’s very good. Try the traditional spicy veal soup kharcho, eggplant rolls with nuts or “nadugi” cheese (all 330 rubles). On the way out you can pick up lobiani —cheese pie with beans—and other goodies from the delicatessen stall.

Na Chili 

Burritos, beer and music 

This Mexican fast-food joint has just opened up its third branch, this time going for a much trendier vibe. With exposed brick walls and a DJ spinning records in the corner, you easily imagine yourself to be in an art gallery somewhere in Brooklyn. For something hearty and comforting, dig into a classic “chicken-mole” burrito (350 rubles), but if you are feeling slightly more daring, try the mango and duck taco (400 rubles). 

Beluga Caviar Bar 

A touch of decadence 

Located at Moscow tourist trap GUM, Beluga offers a dash of local color for those wanting to experience vodka and caviar. The Art Deco style is reminiscent of “The Great Gatsby.” Start with a shot of vodka and a spoonful of caviar — red (500 rubles) or black (2,400 rubles). Then try the grilled octopus with new potatoes (1400 rubles) and enjoy some trademark vodka-based cocktails.

Erwin. Reka 

Fish suppers on a yacht 

Given that Erwin is one of Moscow’s most upmarket fish restaurants, it makes sense that the new branch has opened on the river itself. Diners can enjoy delicacies like the crab risotto (960 rubles) or clam spaghetti (860 rubles) from the comfort of a Radisson ice-class yacht which sets sail three times daily from the embankment in front of the Hotel Ukraina.

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