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Russian restaurants

Stan | Nov 6, 2002 04:45 PM

I am looking for a good Russian restaurant and a good Russian deli, preferably in Los Angeles but elsewhere is good too. Good food and hopefully service that doesn't fit the stereotypes of the Cold War. I have been studying previous threads on the topic, whose links I have placed at the end of this message, but still I have some questions.

The most general advice is to go to Santa Monica and Fairfax and look around. Has anyone done this? What have you found that's worth trying in particular?

Are there other areas with concentrations of Russian food?

Searching on the Web, I keep finding names of restaurants that don't seem to have current phone listings. They include Perestroika, Roberts', and Rasputin. Does anyone have knowledge of these places?

Diaghilev at the Bel Age, I gather, is the high end. Is it worth the money?

Has anyone been to Arbat Russian Deli (711 S San Fernando Blvd between Alameda and Verdugo, Burbank, 818 558 1358)?

I gather there used to be a place in Sherman Oaks called Tsarina (14445 Ventura Blvd near Van Nuys Blvd, Sherman Oaks, 818 986 8889), but it doesn't seem to be there any more. Anyone know where else it might have gone?

I've attached a link to what claims to be a listing of Russian restaurants in the area, but given my bad luck in trying to track down such restaurants on the Web, I haven't gotten into it yet. Still, if anyone has experience with any of the places, I'd be interested to hear it.

I know about Uzbekistan Restaurant and Tbilisi & Yerevan Bakery , which aren't Russian but at least in the neighborhood.

Here are the past threads about Russian food that seem to have useful information:

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Threads about food from areas near Russia:

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Link: http://www.geocities.com/russian_life...

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