Pelmennaya on Krasina Street (Soviet style fast food since 1962, Address: Pelmennaya, 9 Krasina St.; Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; cheap)


55° 46' 2.226" N, 37° 35' 16.7748" E
General info: 

The USSR was a superpower during the cold war and the largest country that ever existed. Reminiscences of the Soviet era are on every corner in Moscow. From huge residential building on the outskirts of the city to Lenin’s Tomb in the middle of the Red Square, the evidence of the Russian communistic past is everywhere.

But to feel the real spirit of that era you need to visit a typical restaurant from that time and taste the food Soviets adored. Pelmennaya on Krasina Street is that type of fast food restaurant. Here you can try their famous meat dumplings or pelmeni, as the Russians call it, for which this restaurant became famous and got its name.

Getting there: 

Metro station Mayakovskaya is very close to this restaurant.

Address: Pelmennaya, 9 Krasina St.
Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


A typical full lunch costs between three and eight dollars.

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