Finding a place to eat
Well, the first thing about eating in Novosibirsk is that there is huge choice where to go. We have no time or desire to write about ALL the restaurants and canteens of Novosibirsk, but instead we will give you a good description of place which we like or at least find decent. Especially I would like to note - this is not sponsored list. (The list is growing as we discover other good places)
Il-Patio (used to be Patio-pizza)
Located at Sovetskaya, 5, it is a great steakhouse. The interesting bit is that it is Russian-owned chain, but American themed, so it is kinda interesting how Russians view America. But anyway, these are probably the best steaks in town. Tel. 289-25-25.
Great Mexican-themed restaraint with fantastic good food, and they serve quite fast. Average dinner is about 1000 Roubles per person not including drinks.Tel. 210-34-20. Located at Oktyabrskaya magistral, 49.
Tiflis is the old name of Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia (not that Georgia, the state in US, but the Georgia in Caucasus mountains). So, what do you guess - it is restaurant of Georgian food and drinks. Well, drinks are almost all wines, though so many of them that fits everyone's taste - but the food is of amazing variety, very well cooked. Located on Sovetskaya str, 65. Tel. 222-81-81.
Another great place - it is styled in the way of XIX century or
about it, they have two halls, black and white. Black hall specifically provides
great sense of isolation because it is aligned in the way that each table is
entirely separated from the others, so you could do some business like checking
emails or typing your stuff there without people looking over the shoulder.
Food is great and not so expensive. Located at Sovetskaya,
20. Tel. 223-16-63.
That's another good chain of coffee-shops with so many locations it is difficult to list them all. Good coffee, food is ok, reasonable price.
And another chain of coffee-shops. All the same applies.
Fast-foods & Canteens
This is Chinese food in fastfood format. Very tasty but kind of
more expensive than the other fastfoods around. If you don't mind throwing out
extra buck for your fastfood lunch, get to Vokzalnaya
Whatever you do, don’t visit Allegro food chain – the food is schitt in most cases, the service is promptly absent and the personnel will take their chances to cheat on you with the change.
Another terrible place is the St Patrick's corner on the intersection of Lenina and Sovietskaya str. Food is ok, but the service is killed by the good location of the place - they're in the great place so getting people in is not a problem, so staff never cares, and you can wait for your waitress or order for ages. After it took them 20 minutes to poor a pint of Guinness, we just gave up for them.
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