You will find a wide selection of restaurants in big Russian cities, from very affordable mom-and-pop stands to trendy sushi bars and French bistros. American-style fast food is everywhere, but gets a lot of competition from local chains such as (café) and remember to order Turkish coffee and Russian ice cream, an unbeatable combination for any lover of caffeine and sweets.
As dark descends upon the town, it's time to check out a more upscale venue: a traditional Russian (a tip, literally “tea money”). The following is a list of words and phrases that might be helpful as you navigate your way through a menu in Russian.
It's possible to sample many different dishes in Russia, and you don't have to limit yourself to Russian specialties. Caucasian, Central Asian, East Asia, and South Asian restaurants are common, especially in urban areas. It's also not hard to find European restaurants.