- A restaurant name should be catchy, memorable and should succinctly embrace the defining characteristics of the cuisine and ambience that lie behind the door underneath the name. In this case we're a bit confused - quite why this joint is named after a Chinese pilot is anyone's guess. Even the menu isn't very Chinese. It's open twenty-four hours and lies near the city center in the region known as Kitai-Gorod. This would be appropriate ('Kitai' is Russian for 'China' and 'gorod' for 'town'), were it not for the fact that historically minded geographers have linked the Kitai part of the name to an old Slavic word meaning 'wall'. Deceptive, but cheap and tasty.
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