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The area around HSE University is not short of restaurants. You can find something to suit any taste. You can follow your mood and just walk into any place that takes your fancy if you are walking in the district, but here are a couple of places we think you might like.

Some cafés and fast – food restaurants in the neighbourhood of building complexes:

Pokrovka and Myasnitskaya

Chokoladnitsa (Шоколадница)

Website is available in Russian

In addition to house specialties like stuffed pancakes and cakes, the menu includes snacks and sandwiches, as well as soups and salads. You can get a good breakfast for 350 – 400 roubles ($6 – 7), and a more substantial lunch costs about 700 roubles ($12). However, during the week, these cafés have special breakfast and lunch deals.

Sbarro (Сбарро)

Italian cuisine at reasonable prices – the average bill is about 300 – 600 roubles ($5 – 11). It offers thin – crust pizza by the slice, pastas & salads.

33 Zemlyanoi Val Ulitsa (Atrium Shopping Mall)

Mandarin Combustible

Average bill: 1500 – 2000 roubles ($25 – 33)

A beautiful restaurant with delicious pan-Asian cuisine.

2 Malyy Cherkasskiy Pereulok

Stars Coffee

Website is available in Russian

The menu includes full hot meals and fresh to–go dishes. The average bill is about 700 roubles ($12).

33 Zemlyanoi Val Ulitsa (Atrium Shopping Mall)

11 Myasnitskaya (not opened yet)

Teremok (Теремок)

Website is available in Russian

Traditional Russian cuisine. A substantial two–course lunch costs about 450 roubles ($8). Lunch includes a hot meal and a pancake of your choice.

Khachapuri

Average bill: 1500 roubles ($25)

Business lunch served: 12.00 – 16.00 from 390 roubles ($7)

The USSR may be a thing of the past but Russians have not given up the delicacies of the former republics’ cuisine. Our neighbours food was too good for that! Muscovites are very fond of their Georgian, Armenian, Ukrainian, and Uzbek restaurants. For some people it’s nostalgic, while others just love eating well. Khachapuri offers the cuisine of the Georgian part of the USSR. Home – made Tarkhun, varieties of Khachapuri, roast Suluguni, Lobio, in other words – all sunny Georgia’s famous dishes. Khachapuri has an interesting management structure.

The art director is a ram called Tolik. No, we are not saying the art – director is stubborn; we are just giving you the facts. Tolik comes to the restaurant at the weekends for children’s parties. Visitors who like the food are allowed as a gesture of thanks to stroke the art director on his curly fleece.

If you want to eat at Khachapuri in the evening it is advisable to book a table.

10 Krivokolenny Pereulok, Bldg 5

Khachapuri & Wine

Menu is given in English

Average bill: 1000 roubles ($17)

Business lunch: 385 roubles ($6 – 7)

Georgian restaurant. Khachapuri and khinkali to suit all tastes.

1/2 Ulitsa Solyanka

21 Pokrovka

Old Sìchuān (Старый Сычуань)

Website is available in Russian

Average bill: 1000–1500 roubles ($17 – 25)

This restaurant is ideal for those who have been looking for a taste of Oriental cuisine, particularly Chinese food.

25с2 Lubyanskiy Proyezd

Doughnuts café

Average bill: 450 roubles ($7 – 8)

The menu includes doughnuts with or without fillings, with sprinkles or jam, apples or apricots. There is a choice of tea, coffee or milk cocktails.

13 Myasnitskaya Ulitsa, Bldg 3

5 Teatral'nyy Proyezd, Bldg 1

JohnJoli

Website is available in Russian

Average bill: 1200 roubles ($20)

Business lunch: 440 roubles ($7 – 8)

JohnJoli will help you understand what we mean by the idea of the hospitable Caucasian soul.

Here you can taste khachapuri, kutabs, dolma, khinkali, and various types of kebab. A good children’s menu is also offered.

4/2 Maroseyka Ulitsa, Bldg 1

Vai Me!

Website is available in Russian

Average bill: 500 roubles ($8 – 9)

Traditional Georgian cuisine, located next to the buildings on Myasnitskaya. Significantly cheaper than comparables.

11 Myasnitskaya Ulitsa

Marketplace

Website is available in Russian

Average bill: 600 roubles ($10)

Business lunch: 370 roubles ($6)

Salads, pasta, wok, meat and fish cooked on open fire and in a wood stove.

13/3 Myasnitskaya Ulitsa

Ramen Club

Average price: 600 roubles ($10)

This restaurant is for lovers of Japanese culture or those who want to try new cuisine.
Japanese cuisine: ramen, gyoza, onigiri, and kimchee.

16 Myasnitskaya Ulitsa

Varenichnaya No. 1

Website is available in Russian

Dishes of Soviet cuisine. A cosy place where you can sample a variety of dumplings, from mushroom and potato dumplings to sweet dumplings.

Average bill: 980 roubles ($16 – 17)

24 Myasnitskaya Ulitsa

27/1 Lubyanskiy Proyezd

33 Zemlyanoy Val Ulitsa (Atrium Shopping Mall)

Kofemania (Кофемания)

Website is available in Russian

A good range of salads, appetizers, hot meat and fish dishes, as well as pasta, but the average price for a main course is around 1800 roubles ($30).

18/18 Pokrovka St, Bldg 3

2 Malyy Cherkasskiy Pereulok

Vkusno i tochka (Вкусно и точка)

Website is available in Russian

Fast food restaurant grilled burgers, fries & drinks. Free Wi – Fi.

Average bill: 350 ($6)

Burger King

Website is available in Russian

Fast – food chain with grilled burgers, fries & shakes.

Average bill: 450 ($7 – 8)

26 Zemlyanoy Val St, Bldg 1  

5 Teatral'nyy Proyezd, Bldg 1

Prime Star

Website is available in Russian

Average price: 400 roubles ($7)

'Fast casual' food: salads, sandwiches, pasta, soups, desserts.

24/30 Zemlyanoy Val St

Surf Coffee

Website is partly in English

Average price: 350 roubles ($5)

Coffee and desserts right next to HSE University.

16 Myasnitskaya Ulitsa

4 Pokrovka St, Bldg 1

Karavaev Brothers

Website is available in Russian

Monday – Sunday: 08.00 – 23.00

Average price: 500 roubles ($8 – 9)

Another ‘fast casual’ place: salads, sandwiches, and pastry.

18/1 Myasnitskaya Ulitsa

19/4 Milyutinskiy Pereulok

14/2 Pokrovka St

Skrepka

Average bill: 1000 roubles ($17)

An atmospheric, cosy place to drink coffee and eat desserts or sandwiches.

7 Devyatkin Pereulok

Novator (Новатор)

Website is available in Russian

Coffee to go window. The menu includes coffee, desserts, bread, pastries, sandwiches.

Average bill: 300 roubles ($5)

17 Podsosensky Lane

Chiho (Чихо)

Chiho noodle bar is quite popular among lovers of Asian food. It serves a variety of Chinese noodles and other Asian food, as well as inventive drinks, vegetarian-friendly dishes and vegan options.

Average bill: 500–700 roubles

Tips: Seats are quite limited at lunch and dinner time, so it is recommended to reserve a table beforehand.

12/10 Krivokolenny Pereulok

KK 12/10

Located right next to Chiho is the coffee shop KK 12/10. It offers different types of coffee, tea, matcha drinks, and a selection of beer.

The surrealist paintings on the wall, handmade seat cushions, cosy second-floor loft and soft-indie playlist create a nice atmosphere for relaxing and friendly conversations.

Address: 12/10 Krivokolennyy Pereulok

Average bill: 200–300 roubles

Ziferblat (циферблат)

Ziferblat is a cosy place where everyone can feel at home. In this library-café and co-working space, customers can read books, work, play the piano, attend events, or just relax and drink as much tea or coffee as they want.

Address: 19 Kuznetsky Most, Building 1

Bill: 1 hour–180 roubles; 2 hours–360 roubles
      No charge after the fourth hour and until morning.

Maestrello

Owned by an Italian couple and located very close to HSE University’s Pokrovka building, Maestrello offers average-priced pizzas and other Italian dishes.

Customers also receive coupons (сертификаты), which can be used for their next order—even on delivery.

Address: Pokrovka str., 16

Average bill: 500–800 roubles

Starlite Diner

Burgers, quesadillas, nachos, as well as a selection of European and Russian dishes in a classic American diner interior design.

Address: 14/2 Myasnitskaya Ulitsa, Building 1

Average bill: 500–1500 roubles

Ordynka

The coffee club

A cosy coffee shop for coffee and tasty snacks, including waffles.

Average bill: 420 roubles ($7)

31/12 Ulitsa Bol'shaya Ordynka

Tochka coffee

Average bill: 300 roubles ($5)

38с1 Ulitsa Bol'shaya Ordynka

Burger heroes

Website is available in Russian

Fast food restaurant

Average bill: 750 roubles ($12)

19 Ulitsa Bol'shaya Ordynka

Tanuki

Website is available in Russian

Japanese restaurant, 24-hour delivery. A large selection of sushi and rolls.

The restaurant also offers vegetarian options and a children's menu.

Average bill: 1500 roubles

53 Ulitsa Pyatnitskaya

JohnJoli

Website is available in Russian

Lunch restaurant, free Wi-Fi. A varied menu, mostly Georgian cuisine, with delivery service.

Average bill: 1500 roubles ($25)

Business lunch: 440 roubles ($7)

29 Ulitsa Pyatnitskaya

Domino’s pizza

Website is available in Russian

Italian food. The menu includes pizzas, snacks, desserts.

Average bill: 900 roubles ($15)

6 Ulitsa Novokuznetskaya

Burger King

Website is available in Russian

Fast – food chain with grilled burgers, fries & shakes.

Average bill: 450 roubles ($7)

28k1 Bolshaya Polyanka

Dodo Pizza

Website is available in Russian

There are combos of pizzas, snacks and drinks on the menu, as well as New Year's Eve cards.

Average bill: 400 roubles ($7)

30 Bolshaya Polyanka

Shabolovka

Vkusno i tochka (Вкусно и точка)

Website is available in Russian

Fast food restaurant grilled burgers, fries & drinks. Free Wi – Fi.

Average bill: 350 ($6)

34 Shabolovka St

Teriyaki

Average bill: 1500 roubles ($25)

The menu includes Korean, Chinese and Japanese dishes.

15 Leninskiy Prospekt

 

Chevapi Grill

Serbian food.

Average bill: 450 ($7)

30/12 Shabolovka St

Shaurlyandiya 24

Open 24 hours

Average bill: 250 roubles ($4)

30 Shabolovka St

Tanuki

Website is available in Russian

Japanese restaurant, 24-hour delivery. A large selection of sushi and rolls.

The restaurant also offers vegetarian options and a children's menu.

Average bill: 1500 roubles ($25)

25к1 Shabolovka St

Chokoladnitsa (Шоколадница)

Website is available in Russian

In addition to house specialties like stuffed pancakes and cakes, the menu includes snacks and sandwiches, as well as soups and salads.

Average bill: 820 roubles ($14)

Business lunch: 350 roubles ($6)

40 Shabolovka St

Cobalt coffee

A cosy coffee shop with large windows all around.

Average bill: 500 roubles ($8)

14 Donskaya St

Basmannaya

Kofe Moy Drug

A well-reputed coffee shop next to the university building.

Average bill: 600 roubles ($10)

21/4с2 Staraya Basmannaya St

Zolotoy Drakon

Website is available in Russian

Average bill: 800 roubles ($13)

One of Moscow's oldest restaurants. The interior is done in Chinese style, with a variety of Chinese dishes on the menu.

4 Nizhny Susalny Lane

Mission

Vegan food

Average bill: 700 roubles ($12)

3 Spartakovskaya St

Dodo Pizza

Website is available in Russian

There are combos of pizzas, snacks and drinks on the menu, as well as New Year's Eve cards.

Average bill: 400 roubles ($7)

14/2с4 Staraya Basmannaya St

Florentini

Website is available in Russian

Italian food

Average bill: 2000 roubles ($33)

9/1 Staraya Basmannaya St

Prime café

Average bill: 300 roubles ($5)

Khinkal’naya №1

Website is available in Russia

Georgian restaurant, free delivery.

Average bill: 750 roubles ($12)

7 Staraya Basmannaya St

Moo-Moo (Му-Му)

Website is available in Russia

Salads, soups, hot dishes and appetizers at very reasonable prices (lunch for 350-400 rubles ($6 – 7).

35/1 Baumanskaya St

Vavilova

Chernomorskaya Riviera (Черноморская Ривьера)

Website is available in Russian

A restaurant specializing in food from the Caucasus.

Average bill: 2000 roubles ($33)

8 Proskpekt 60-letia Oktyabrya

Burger King

Website is available in Russian

Fast – food chain with grilled burgers, fries & shakes.

Average bill: 450 roubles ($7)

3 Vavilova St

Zhi Yest'

Dagestan cuisine

Average bill: 1200 roubles ($20)

11 Ordzhonikidze St

Cozy Buffet

Closed on Saturdays and Sundays

Average bill: 600 roubles ($10)

4 Bardina St

Chokoladnitsa (Шоколадница)

Website is available in Russian

In addition to house specialties like stuffed pancakes and cakes, the menu includes snacks and sandwiches, as well as soups and salads.

Average bill: 820 roubles ($14)

Business lunch: 350 roubles ($6)

37a Leninskiy Prospekt

3 Vavilova St

Kochnovsky Proezd

Chokoladnitsa (Шоколадница)

Website is available in Russian

In addition to house specialties like stuffed pancakes and cakes, the menu includes snacks and sandwiches, as well as soups and salads.

Average bill: 820 roubles ($14)

Business lunch: 350 roubles ($6)

62а Leningradskiy Prospekt

Coffee House (Кофе Хауз)

The menu and prices are similar to those at Chokoladnitsa, free Wi-Fi.

74 Leningradskiy Prospekt

Coffee Bean

The menu is designed more for those who are looking for a quick snack with a sandwich or dessert fans.

Average bill: 550 roubles ($9)

56 Leningradskiy Prospekt

Il Patio 

Website is available in Russian

Italian cuisine

Average bill: 1500 roubles ($25)

62а Leningradskiy Prospekt

JohnJoli

Website is available in Russian

Lunch restaurant, free Wi-Fi. A varied menu, mostly Georgian cuisine, with delivery service.

Average bill: 1200 roubles ($20)

Business lunch: 440 roubles ($7)

62а Leningradskiy Prospekt