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Russia‘s third most populous city, virtually unexplored by foreign visitors until now, has recently become the nation’s most up-and-coming tourist destination. The city of Novosibirsk, located in south-west Siberia, is a major stop on the Trans-Siberian Railway, and this vast metropolis, the largest city in Asian Russia, attracts visitors with its history, architecture, culture and fantastic food scene. Here are the 10 best restaurants to try out when visiting the city.
Delicious Mediterranean cuisine, perhaps not exactly what you’d expect to find in the largest city in the icy region of Russian Siberia, but the authentic Italian flavors and warm, filling portions of Perchini have proved a roaring success in Novosibirsk. The menu offers up a whole host of fresh, home-made pastas, accompanied by a range of delicious sauces. The Italian inspired delights here also include pizzas, lasagna, and calzones. The recently added grill menu of juicy meats provides similar temptation for travelers. Stylish, modern interiors have made Perchini a favorite with Novosibirsk’s young, fashionable crowds. The great selection of wines makes it an ideal place to come and relax with friends.
Address & telephone number: Perchini, 4th floor, Krasnyy Prospect, 25/1, Novosibirsk, Russia, +7 (383) 325-35-25
This fascinating project has transformed a simple loft into an art space, dance studio, theater, printing workshop, and an exhibition centre for independent projects. The café area provides a perfect spot for soaking up the cultural atmosphere. Come and admire the best of Novosibirsk’s creative scene and hang out with the city’s coolest and most hipster residents. Who knows, you might even be sitting alongside the next Damien Hirst as you enjoy an aromatic coffee and range of tasty treats.
Address & telephone number: Art space Loft Trava, Frunze street, 19, entrance N5, Novosibirsk, Russia, +7 9030493355
For travelers looking to refuel on a budget, Vilka-Lozhka is the prime choice. The steaming soups, and warming meat platters are sure to satisfy even the hungriest of stomachs. The best part though is the bargain prices here at Vilka-Lozhka. This self-service canteen, a relic of the Soviet era, offers some of the best value for money food in the whole city. The funky tunes pumping out and young and trendy clientèlehave made Vilka-Lozhka one of Novosibirsk’s coolest hang-outs.
Address & telephone number: Vilka-Lozhka, Frunzye Ulitsa, 2, Novosibirsk, Russia, +7 (383) 328-15-28