- Cuisines: Eastern European, Local Traditional
NileGuide Expert Says:
The name of the restaurant comes from folksy Russian slang equivalent to something like “Oh fiddlesticks!” That’s the first clue as to what dining here is going to be like. Many Westerners find the backwoods peasant theme profoundly weird, but the food is cheap and filling.
- Elki-Palki is a chain of Russian-style restaurants. It is one of the few places which offers predominantly Russian food and drinks on its menu, although Coca-Cola and beer are also available. The interior can differ from outlet to outlet, but it will always include a lot of woodwork and linen tablecloths. The waiters all wear national Russian costumes. Out of all the traditional Russian menu items available, the borshcht (beet soup), kvas(a non-alcoholic drink made from fermented yeast) and vodka can be considered obligatory. The famous telega (a buffet of salads and starters) will set you back. You will have a wide choice of fish dishes, salads and freshly baked pies with various fillings to choose from as well. It should perhaps be noted that sharing food is not approved of.
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