The 10 Best Restaurants In Sochi, Russia

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9 February 2017
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The Russian word for stomach ‘zhivot’ stems from the same root as the word for life ‘zhizn.’ Life itself is associated in Russian culture with the stomach, and Eastern Europe and Russia are populated by peoples who love to eat well. Located on the Black Sea coast and at the foot of the Caucasus Mountains, Sochi is influenced by a wide variety of cultures and countries. Here are some of our favorite places to eat in the bustling city of Sochi.

Cyrniki, traditionally served with sour cream | © k. hartman/Flickr

Promenad

Serving Japanese, Mediterranean, and Russian dishes, this is a good place to try Russian favorites like syrniki, blini, borsht, and kasha. With a warm atmosphere and a variety of food served to please picky palates, consider Promenad as a place to eat. They also host live classical music and have outdoor dining.
Address & phone number: Vorovskogo Ul, 3, Сочи Krasnodar Krai, Russia +7 862-264-38-67

Café Del Mar

Restaurant, Cafe, Italian, Tea , Vegetarian, $$$

Serving both Russian and Western style meals, Café Del Mar is another excellent choice for eating out in Sochi. It’s located on the central waterfront of Sochi, a beautiful part of downtown. They also include a kid’s menu that’s satisfactory for a picky child, and their pizzas are fairly popular.

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Gosti

This is another great place in Sochi to experience Russian cuisine and Western style food if you prefer that too. They serve soups like ‘Ukha’, main courses like trout, and a variety of vodkas to pair with your meal. The place has a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere, and there is karaoke regularly. The Russian word ‘Gosti’ means ‘guests.’
Address & phone number: Sovetskaya St, 65, Sochi, Russia +7 862-296-94-44

Tubeteika

Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Tubeteika is another fabulous place to find soulful and filling Russian cuisine, as well as Middle Eastern and European cuisine. They serve kasha and other forms of cereals for breakfast as well as blinis, and for lunch you can find a variety of Russian salads, which have generally more meat and less of the lettuce that Western countries may associate with salads. They also offer local plates, like cheese balls prepared Sochi-style and rings of calamari.
Address & phone number: Navaginskaya Ul, 14, Sochi Krasnodar Krai, Russia +7 988-235-75-97

Khmeli & Suneli

Restaurant, Georgian, Russian, European, Dessert, $$$

A contemporary Russian restaurant, Khmeli & Suneli prepare delicious and authentic cuisine. Their ‘Chicken ‘Skovorodka’ is a favorite, with potatoes, mushrooms, and cheese on lavash. If you’re not sure what to order, the waiters are very helpful with recommendations. The portions are very moderate in size and the atmosphere is very warm and welcoming.

Restaurant Suluguni

Restaurant, Georgian, $$$
Salmon Caviar
Salmon Caviar | © manyakotic/Flickr
A place for lunch and late night dinner, Restaurant Suluguni is a place to go to find the best of Russian and Eastern European cuisine in Sochi. They serve many tasty cheeses like Armenian string cheese, which is usually smoky, chewy and braided together, with much more flavor than mozzarella. If you really want to have an authentic culinary experience in Sochi, try this place out.

Grillage

Bar, Cafe, Restaurant, European, Japanese, Seafood, $$$

If you’re craving Western food, this is a good restaurant to go to. They serve a couple of scrambles for breakfast, along with the staple of Russian breakfasts, porridge. You can still find authentic Russian cuisine here, like cold plates of ‘Salmon Caviar,’ ‘Roast Beef,’‘Smoked Sturgeon,’ and ‘Slightly Salted Cucumbers.’ They serve tasty pastas and pizzas, as well as the multiple plate meals that are typical for Russian dinners and meant to be shared.

Taktir Trikoni

Those frustrated finding Western European style salads with lots of lettuce and leafy greens in Sochi will be happy at Taktir Trikoni, which does a fair job catering to international appetites. It serves some pasta dishes as well as delicious soups, and it’s located in Krasnaya Polyana, where the 2014 Olympics were held, a village set against a backdrop of the gorgeous Caucasus Mountains.
Address & phone number: Michurina Ul, 1, пос. Красная Поляна Krasnodar Krai, Russia +7 918-001-19-74

Kavkazsky Dvorik

With tasty, tasty trout grilled whole and served to you on a bed of lemon slices, Kavkazsky Dvorik is sure to leave you with fond memories of Sochi. It’s very much a family-style setting with comfy sofas, booths, and tables and walls decorated with figurines, knives, and instruments, and tasty authentic Russian, Armenian, and Eastern European food and grill.
Address & phone number: Nagornaya Ul, 19 к 1 Sochi Krasnodarskiy Krai, Russia +7 8622-62-01-43

Trattoria Fettuccine

Restaurant, Italian, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
A tasty pasta place in Sochi, you’ll find all sorts of traditional dishes on the menu from ‘Spaghetti Carbonara’ to risotto pastas to ‘Caprese Salad.’ It’s a great restaurant to satisfy your cravings for Western European foods. Their wine menu includes a good selection of Italian wines, both white and red.

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