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Firebird Restaurant

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4715 Manzanita Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608-0822 (Winding Way)
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11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Their food is really good! We love trying restaurants we've never been before and we were not disappointed with Firebird. The food on their lunch buffet is not the same as is offered at dinner but it was his anyway. The best was the schnitzel, lemon chicken soup and borscht. It reminded me if my Russian grandmother's homemade borscht!

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Thank Janet R
Fair Oaks, California
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424 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I'm the person who reads menus ahead of time so I don't keep my friends waiting while I memorize each item. The problem is that I wanted to eat about 58% of the menu items and couldn't decide at home. Well, I could decide. I went in knowing I wanted the zucchini pancakes with smoked salmon. I expected crispy, chewy,... More 

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Thank kcdenman
South San Francisco, California
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

It feels like you in 1978 food establishment in Ukraine . Same recipes, same kind of food presentation. Chicken kabob is just flat pieces of meat put on the stick . Not real kabob at all. However you will get lots of potatoes. They are everywhere. Which will make you gain weight. They play Russian music from 1976. Wow .

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Thank Marishecka
Davis, California
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209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

We were looking for something new & happily discovered the Firebird! We enjoyed everything from the Trio of Smoked Fish (fabulous herring), the Vareniki dumplings with potatoes, bacon, & mushrooms (delicious!), the Pork Kebab, and finally the Chicken Kiev (so tasty & flavorful! -- worth many return visits). If you like homemade mashed potatoes, this is the place. Generous portions... More 

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Thank hollisJ_dr
Sacramento, California
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Met a friend for the lunch buffet and glad I skipped breakfast! Wow. Lots of choices in salad and hot food. Very traditional Russian food and excellent. Can't say enough about the quality of the food and friendliness of the staff. This is a very dated and old strip center as so much of Carmichael is older and dated, but... More 

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Thank TravelLife2014
Rocklin, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

After having no luck in finding someone to try this with me for lunch I thought I was going to go it alone. I finally and luckily found someone equally curious and so we went on a Friday around noon. The inside is vastly nicer than the strip mall it is located in and service was pleasant and prompt. The... More 

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Thank Colleen H
Folsom, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

I know that trying out new foods is not everyone's lot. But if you are into experimenting, then with open your mind and allow only your taste buds to judge. Happy testing!

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Thank OliaMirra S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

My daughter and I came here on a Thursday night, looking for a new dining experience. I came in here rather skeptical just because of the location. A strip mall in Carmichael is not the most glamorous location. It's a pretty nice place once you get inside, though. I don't think it would hold it's own if it were in... More 

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Thank Andrew M
Carmichael, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Very clean with nice table settings and decorations. Service was great, although I have heard from others that it can be lacking when things get busy. The food has been great for the 3 times I have been there. Prepared and served quickly and hot.. Everything on the menu is reasonably priced, and well worth it. The only downside to... More 

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Thank bonitacatchingking
Carmichael, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

I took a friend out for her birthday and we wanted to find a restaurant with different foods than we were use to eating, We had heard of Firebird and decided to try it.. The décor was very nice and the restaurant was quite crowded with couples and families. This was a good sign! We were unfamiliar with Russian food,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Russian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4715 Manzanita Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608-0822
    (Winding Way)
  • Public Transportation: Route 25 Stops: - Manzanita & Madison (0.7 miles) - Madison & Dewey (1.1 miles)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmichael

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