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Elki Palki

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Tverskaya 18, Moscow, Russia
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(095)200-3920
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

I have eaten at Elki Palki several times, the last time today. They offer a reasonably priced buffet of Russian hot and cold food, as well as a menu for individual items, drinks and desserts. Their food has been consistently good, service is generally good and helpful, and the restaurant is clean and comfortable.

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Thank drvon
Amman, Jordan
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

My friends invited me for dinner at the Elli Pall at Kaleidoscope Mall, lovely place, great food, and great service. I highly Recommend you give it a try

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Thank Abdul Azeem S
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92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2014

On recommendation from our hotel we visited this chain restaurant on our first night in Russia. It was absolutely packed with locals. No English on the menu but there were pictures so we ordered by pointing. Staff were as helpful as can be with no common language. I had chicken shashlik and it was excellent. Not fancy food, but tasty... More 

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Thank Stofro
Moscow, Russia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

Cafe-style establishment with excellent buffet. Traditional Russian food with a great salad bar. Eat as much as you like for 10 bucks. Simple ambience. Good for travellers on a budget and "on the go". Some branches have an attached "kulinariya" - a shop where you can buy by weight everything from the buffet in this restaurant and more ( freshly... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

First of all, their style and decoration deceive people about their "Russian" food. It's not really Russian, mostly like Soviet "obschepit" (cheap Soviet cafe), salads with a lot of mayonnaise etc. It's not tasty at all. Then stuff is extremely unfriendly, and they look very strange because it's the Tadzhik gastarbeiters wearing clothing in Russian traditional style. Toilettes were not... More 

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Thank Ekaterina P
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

It was the worst thing, we ever did. The waiter were absolutely unfriendly. The food was really bad. Even for Russia, it was out of range.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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705 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

Great range of reasonably priced food. Would recommend the potato cakes and the fish stew. It's fast food with a difference - no burgers or stuff like that. Lots of home-style cooking. Worth a visit and good value for money in Moscow.

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toronto
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

First time in Moscow and looking for a good, cheap place to eat - we ended up at Elki-Palki and what a treat it was! A table containing a dozen or more bowls filled with various salads provided a delicious opportunity to sample Russian fare. The beets, the beans in some kind of yummy cream sauce, the herring, the mushrooms... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

Mainstream restaurant chain where a lot of locals go to (they have outlets all over the city). Tourist-friendly still, as the menu features colour pictures and English translations. Food is not exceptional but very decent, cheap and the menu offers a huge variety of classic Russian dishes. The old-fashioned interior design with fake trees and stereotypical Russian music stage a... More 

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Northern Virginia
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65 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2013

Elki Palki is a chain of inexpensive restaurants featuring decent, if unexciting Russian fare and reasonable prices. It appeared to be full of ordinary Russians, many of whom are smokers. Service was slow. Try kvass, a traditional nonalcoholic Russian drink made from wheat.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Russian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tverskaya 18, Moscow, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Central Russia  >  Moscow
  • Phone Number: (095)200-3920

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?