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Staraya Bashnya

$$ - $$$
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
Russian, Eastern European, Central European
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Teatralnaya Sq., 5/1, Moscow 125009, Russia
Name/address in local language
+7 495 698-40-08
12:00 - 00:00
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 00:00
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't miss this one, the big round tower gives it away. It's five minutes walk from Red Square (you can see the Kazan Cathedral behind it) on Teatralnaya Square. As always, you leave your coat in the cloakroom and go upstairs to the restaurant itself. The decor is plain bricks, but you didn't go here to admire the interior... More 

Thank Neil L
Level Contributor
32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant "looked" good from the outside and so we decided to try it with the hope of sampling some Russian cuisine. The first course arrived...Russian Salad which had to be replaced due to hairs being found. The main courses arrived after a long wait but were inedible due to the fact that the beef stroggonoff was freezing cold! The... More 

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Rybinsk, Russia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I have been to this place in November for a family dinner. The food was very good. It is traditional Russian food with a high quality, big portions. Very big choice of dishes, from the regular ones like Caesar salad to the special luxury offers like deer, bear or sterlet.Everything was very tasty. Relaxing atmosphere, Russian music. At the front... More 

Thank lucielu2016
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

When I came for test eating and to make a reservation for my travel group of 40, food was fine and the offer for a 4-course-menu for 2200 RUR per person was quite reasonable. As agreed as soon as all of my group had arrived to Moscow I sent the list with detailed dish selection per person (3 days before... More 

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Lund, Sweden
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153 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The food is really good as many of the previous reviews, but the service is not the best. I went here with my mom and order 2 soups and 2 main dishes. We got the 2 soups quickly but then they took more that 45 min to bring the main dishes and part of the food was cold. I would... More 

Thank Enrique F
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

After a wander around Red Square in the Historic Centre of Russia, I was forced to take cover from the rain and ended up in the entrance to The Old Tower Russian Restaurant which is situated in one of the old towers of the Kitay-Gorod Wall of the Kremlin. Upon entering, I was greeted and then taken up by a... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I was at the Old Tower Restaurant this summer. Went there with my wife and a few friends. The staff where friendly and they directed us upstairs. A good place to visit especially if you want to know more about Russian culture.

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Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
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54 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We were happy with the meal and service. Atmosphere was very tradition and nice and we could try many types of russian food. Location is great. I would recommend if you want to sit for a good meal and enjoy it in local style.

Thank Jozefinka
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220 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great dinner, I was expecting a touristy restaurant with a so so quality. I was pleasantly surprised, the food was great. All of 6 of us were happy with our dishes. Some of our dishes were the Sturgeon Fish, veal, lamb, duck and chicken Kiev and cutlets. I also had a great fresh Greek salad. They had... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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254 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Entering the restaurant you are taken back in time--visions of Game of Thrones with its ambience--and then you are taken upstairs via elevator. A little less castle ambience, but that's of little consequence. It's all about the cuisine here. A video continually rolls extolling various dishes and the menu is tourist friendly (an important element in Russia). The quality of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Russian, Eastern European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Teatralnaya Sq., 5/1, Moscow 125009, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Central Russia  >  Moscow>  > Red Square & Kitay-gorod
  • Neighbourhood: Red Square & Kitay-gorod
  • Phone Number: +7 495 698-40-08

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Red Square & Kitay-gorod
This small yet important neighbourhood is full of state institutions and offices. To understand where modern Russia began, go to the Kremlin and State Historical Museum on Red Square. After satisfying your historical curiosities, indulge in modern pleasures at GUM Department Store - not just for the sake of shopping but for the sake of architectural pleasure as well.
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