Sushi Studio in Irkutsk

Sushi Studio ул. Карла Маркса, 18 Open from 10am to midnight, every day Meals from $9 Sushi Studio is one of Irkutsk’s (and Russia’s!) many sushi cafes. It is located not far from the Irkutsk Drama Theatre and just off Lenin Street in downtown Irkutsk. Faced with a good number of sushi options in the […]

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Il Patio Italian Restaurant in Irkutsk

IL Патио / Il Patio  ул. Сухэ-Батора, 7Б,    Hours: 10am – 2am Meals from $7 We’ve been looking for a good pizza place for a while here in Irkutsk, and the Il Patio outlet is one of the best we’ve found yet. It tries to be a “real” Italian place, with Italian phrases written […]

Cafe Lubimiy Gorod in Irkutsk

Cafe Lubimiy Gorod / Кафе “Любимый город” ул. Ленина, 18, inside of Байкалкредобанк building   Hours: 10am – 6pm, Monday through Friday   Lyubimiy Gorod is a hole-in-the-wall café located inside a larger building complex. To get there, you have to go inside the Байкалкредобанк building, then head down the hallway and find it on the left. […]

Chicago Jazz Club Irkutsk

Chicago Jazz Club / Чикаго Джазз Клаб ул. Байкальская, 108 (inside the “Меха Сибири” building, entrance on the left side of the building)     Entrance: 150 – 200 Rubles for most concerts One Friday night, some friends from the dorm invited me to a concert at a nearby venue featuring a local band. Only about a ten-minute […]

Cafe Espresso in Irkutsk

Cafe Espresso / Кафе Эспрессо ул. Красноармянская, 2   Open from 10am to 11pm Meals from $6 Cafe Espresso is a small cafe located on a side street off Karl Marx Street, one of the main streets downtown. It serves a variety of very tasty Russian dishes, including soups, sandwiches, omelets, pozi, pelmeni, blini, and drinks ranging […]

Povaryoshka Cafe in Irkutsk

Поварешка / Povaryoshka ул. Ленина, 32   Open from 10 am to 10 pm Meals from $4 Povaryoshka, which means “ladle” in Russian, is a fast-food cafe in downtown Irkutsk, not far from the Irkutsk State Linguistic University. They serve fairly standard Russian fast food, plus pizza and a number of interesting soups. I discovered this place […]

Cafe Govinda in Irkutsk

Кафе “Govinda” / Cafe Govinda Downtown location: ул. Фурье, 4; second location: 2-я Железнодорожная ул., 66 (остановка “Чайка”, в здании Нерпинария, 3 этаж)   Open 11 am to 8 pm Meals from $5-7 The most unexpected aspect of my time in Irkutsk so far has been the discovery of an entirely vegetarian restaurant called Govinda. Govinda […]

Cafe Jeans in Irkutsk

Кафе “Джинс” / Cafe Jeans ул. Байкальская, 107а (кинотеатр “Баргузин”, 2 этаж)   Open 12 pm to 12 am Meals from $7-10 Cafe Jeans is located on the second floor of the movie theater Barguzin on Baikalskaya Street. It has a very bright interior, filled with comfortable couches around low tables, and on the day we […]

Cafe & Poznaya Nerpenok in Irkutsk

Cafe Nerpenok / Кафе “Нерпенок” Пролетарская, 13а Poznaya and Russian Cafe Meals from $4 The “poznaya,” a place which serves pozi, the national dish of the Buryats, is ubiquitous in the Baikal area. The Buryats are Siberia’s largest ethnic minority and are largely concentrated around Lake Baikal. Pozi are steamed meat dumplings and Cafe Nerpenok, […]

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