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Govinda Cafe

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Furye St., 4, Irkutsk, Russia
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+7 395 268-45-24
11:00 - 20:00
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

It's a small self-service affair with a half-hearted Indian theme and a menu of basmati rice, spicy soups, soya sausages and other. The environment is very pleasant and relaxing. This restaurant was a like an oasis in the centre of Irkutsk for the two thirsty any hungry travellers. Served food is a good value for money.

Thank Ingrid L
Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

This little cafe is an affordable place to stop in for lunch or an early dinner. We went there because my husband was tired of eating meat every day and I was tired of eating more or less salads and potatoes (I'm a vegetarian). This place is the perfect answer for those travelers looking for something a little different than... More 

Thank lostinthesouth
Yekaterinburg, Russia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

It's my favourite restaurant in Irkutsk! Tasty and healthy food, great atmosphere. Thanks for everything!

Thank Marina S
Cork, Ireland
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42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

We had good food there a few weeks ago. We had to come back as on our first visit, it was late and they were about to close, but worth a visit. Charming hostesses and nice place.

Thank RyanHo
Queenstown, New Zealand
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015

We were recommended this place by a couple who we met in Mongolia whilst doing the trans-mongolia railway, and since my wife's a vegetarian, we decided to check it out. I'm not a vege myself but the food was really good. I was so hungry, after having been on the train and eating nothing but noodles for the last 24... More 

Thank WillTate
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

The food was awesome! Everything was vegetarian, so even though there was a language barrier, it was easy to order. It was a little pricy for Russia. I had squash based chilie rehanios, rice, a pie, piroshki, and a juice for $10. Very filling food. Everything we ate was delicious! Lonely planet has it on the wrong street, of course,... More 

2 Thank chicchic325
Helsinki, Finland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

I went to eat here couple of times during my summer in Irkutsk. I really liked this place and it was recommended by my local, vegetarian friends. Reasonable prices, tasty food and nice atmosphere made it my favorite lunch spot. It was also easy to order food since you could just point out what you want and some of the... More 

2 Thank lauratza
Irkutsk, Russia
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55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

This restaurant is the best place to eat some healthy vegeterian food in Irkutsk. The atmosphere here is calm and nice, indian music plays charming melodies. Staff is very friendly and prices are pretty honest. I highly recommend you this place to visit!

2 Thank Drey T
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

Wonderful food, probably some of the best I had while in Irkutsk. A little pricey, but totally worth it!!!!

1 Thank rusprof
Tampere, Finland
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2013

This elegant vegetarian place serves tasty Indian-Russian fare from a bar where you can pick & mix different portions, desserts and drinks. There's salads with fresh herbs and greens, samosas and pies, casseroles and stews, fried rice and good options for veggie protein. Lots of juices, teas and infusions to select from. The place on Furye St. is up a... More 

2 Thank lepekomu

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Vegetarian Friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Furye St., 4, Irkutsk, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Siberian District  >  Irkutsk Oblast  >  Irkutsk
  • Phone Number: +7 395 268-45-24

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