The Best Places to Eat on a Budget in Rostov-on-Don

Yulia S.

Contributor / Journalist

The city of Rostov-On-Don has a reputation for being a very relaxing, comfortable, and expensive place both to live and to visit. While the food is almost always very delicious, finding a nice budget dinner in this city could turn out to be a big ordeal. To help with the task, we’ve found a few cheap and delicious options for you and your gastronomic needs. And remember, if you want to splurge for less, you can always go for a nice business lunch, which is very common in every part of Russia.

1. Burger & Smoke

Restaurant, American

Visit this cozy mini-chain of burger bars in the heart of Rostov-On-Don for an affordable lunch or dinner. There is a large choice of classic American burgers, a great cocktail menu, and yummy desserts. All the ingredients are delivered daily from local farms near Rostov-On-Don, ensuring high-quality meat and vegetables. It’s also a good spot for those who prefer to eat fast or take it to go.

2. Red Burger Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Pizzeria, Hungarian, Russian

While Red Burger Bar offers a typical burger and sandwich menu, it also provides an opportunity to choose from a large number of options and even to customize your burger. The menu is simple, with burgers that build off the standard beef patty, pickles, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and many other different toppings as you go down the list.

3. The Cutlet

Cafe, Restaurant, Fast Food, Russian, American

If you were desperately seeking all kinds of mouthwatering burgers, tasty toppings, and American cheese along with glazed streaky bacon and lettuce, then The Cutlet is the right place for you. Let us guess, you’re licking your lips already, aren’t you? The prices are more than affordable, and there are many options for your meal during the day, which means it’s always full.

4. Silla

Restaurant, Korean, Asian

The team at Silla work hard to serve you authentic Korean courses directly from their kitchen to your cozy table, so you can relax and enjoy this Asian food in the center of Rostov-On-Don. Not exactly a traditional Korean restaurant because they also have Japanese sushi options for those who doesn’t want an experiment, but it is still the best Asian restaurant in the central neighborhood of Rostov-On-Don with the lowest dinner prices.

5. Yalla

Restaurant, Middle Eastern, Seafood, Vegetarian

Here, you can find some fine typical Uzbek dishes like samsa, plov, simmered rice pilaf, and manti dumplings with meat and vegetables. The venue is big enough to host many people and is located right in front of the central nature park in Rostov-On-Don. With a cozy atmosphere inside, the restaurant is usually full of locals (and children) starting from Thursday afternoon. Be prepared to book in advance because of its popularity and affordable prices, since it is probably the one and only restaurant in town with such a high level of cuisine with such low prices. Don’t forget to try the Uzbek chak-chak, a cake of fried noodles bound with honey that tastes like a subdued funnel cake.

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