You don’t have to go to Jerusalem or Tel Aviv to find top-quality Israeli
and kosher restaurants – many options are already here in Moscow
, in the heart of the city. Moscow’s hospitality scene is growing fast, and there are more and more restaurants, bars and cafés opening up every day. This is particularly true for Israeli and kosher cuisine, since the Jewish community in Russia is the largest in Europe. The fast-growing kosher food
scene in the downtown area provides an opportunity to choose the best option, from a café right in front of the biggest synagogue, or a modern designed restaurant in a trendy neighbourhood. To help you cover all of your cravings, we’ve rounded up the best Israeli and kosher restaurants in Moscow.
Bar, Israeli, $$$
Located in Moscow’s downtown area, Mitzva Bar is the right place to immerse yourself in a typical Israeli bar and café with a vast kosher menu and impressive cocktail list. Mitzva Bar immediately became one of the city’s most beloved spots, and it’s normally always full. Fresh fish and the best seasonal ingredients, homemade kosher bread and lovely cocktails – all come together for a perfect dining experience. Mitzva is more than just a bar, it is also a perfect place for those who want to try the unique cocktails created by Mark Tov
and his crew. We highly recommend that you call them in advance after 3 pm to book a table – it’s a ridiculously popular spot.
Cafe, Israeli, $$$
Another quality Israeli café in Moscow, Dizengoff 99 was originally established in Tel Aviv
and only some time afterward did the owner decide to open another branch, this time in Moscow’s downtown, obviously because the dishes were in high demand among Russian visitors. Nowadays, Dizengoff 99 maintains its status as one of the best Israeli eateries in Moscow, particularly for those who keep kosher.
Cafe, Kosher, $$$
Since its opening, Laflafel has become a very popular place, evident from the often huge line outside. The reason for this is really simple – finally someone has given the kosher-eating customer some extra options: you literally have two menus now, one kosher and one Indian. Try the delicious food the the crew cooks daily, and you can be sure that all the ingredients are fresh and delivered to the restaurant every morning. And yes, book in advance.
Restaurant, Israeli, $$$
One of the oldest Israeli and kosher restaurants in Moscow, Jerusalem is located in Patriarch Ponds district
, right in a building of the synagogue, on the top floor. This restaurant is a very popular place among the local Jewish community, especially from Monday to Friday for lunch and dinner. The contemporary kosher menu offers a vast choice of courses and an incredibly warm vibe. The freshest fish served with house-made sauces, delicate salads, and flavors that complement each other through and through are on offer here daily. Don’t forget to order yourself a glass of Israeli wine