The Best Restaurants in Vasilievsky Island, St Petersburg

View onto Vasilievsky Island from the Neva River
View onto Vasilievsky Island from the Neva River | © Wikimedia Commons
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Vasilievsky Island is the oldest part of St Petersburg and a great area of the city to wander around. Here are some of the best places to grab a bite after a day of exploring.

Tony's Kitchen

Restaurant, Italian, Japanese

A fusion cuisine restaurant with a predominantly Italian menu and an extensive wine list, this family-friendly restaurant has a kid’s room and numerous children’s events to keep the little ones occupied. The two-storey restaurant has an open summer terrace to enjoy the warmer part of the year, and is definitely the place to head to for a leisurely, pleasant meal.

Khachapuri i Vino

Restaurant, Georgian

Khachapuri offers a place to experience real Georgian cuisine, washed down with delicious pomegranate wine. From a small restaurant, fitting just over 20 people, this chain has expanded across the city to numerous locations. Needless to say, the demand has grown for a reason. Despite this expansion, however, Khachapuri has managed to preserve its cosy environment and authentic cuisine.

Buro Burgers

Gastropub, Fast Food

Sometimes you can’t beat a good burger. Buro has other dishes on the menu, of course, but the best thing to go for is their namesake dish. You basically build your own, choosing the patty, the fillings, and the sides, so there are plenty of combinations. Vegetarian options are also available alongside meat and fish patties. Don’t miss out on the craft beer either – there’s an extensive list.


Restaurant, Japanese

Traditional Japanese food served in generous portions, the concept of the restaurant is to recreate the simplicity of a Japanese home and serve everyday, homecooked dishes. Patrons enjoy their meals alongside Japanese pop music and a pint of Asahi. This is an experience different from the usual posh sushi restaurants around St Petersburg, and is definitely worth a visit.

Casa Del Myaso

Bar, Steakhouse

This restaurant has a strict ‘no fish’ policy, making this place a meat lovers’ paradise. Confusingly, they do actually serve fish, but it isn’t the main draw of the menu. Instead, they offer steaks of all shapes and sizes, made from any meat that you could possibly want on the day. Casa del Myaso is rated among the best steakhouses in the city and is a must-try for carnivores.


Restaurant, Georgian, European

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For those who get peckish in the middle of the night, Maimoon is the answer, with doors open 24 hours a day. Serving delicious and filling Georgian food, with grilled vegetables and delicious khachapuri bread, this is also a great place to enjoy a selection of Georgian wines.


Restaurant, European, Fusion

A restaurant for any occasion, CheerDuck has lazy weekend breakfast deals, lunch menus for a business meal, and a children’s menu for a family night out. CheerDuck is a bar you won’t feel awkward bringing your children to, as there are fun events and a family-friendly atmosphere, but is equally a thriving spot which promises a great evening out.

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