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Staraya Bashnya

#314 of 11,959 Restaurants in Moscow
₹₹ - ₹₹₹European, Russian, Soups
Teatralnaya Sq., 5/1, Moscow 125009, Russia
+7 495 698-40-08
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“chicken kiev” (5 reviews)
“pelmeni” (7 reviews)
“soups” (5 reviews)
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European, Russian, Soups, Eastern European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Teatralnaya Sq., 5/1, Moscow 125009, Russia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was my first dinner in Moscow after 17 years and I must say it will be one of the best memories of my trip. The location is just great: you'd think to be in an old medieval castle, so it's a pity to have...More

Thank mattomatteo71
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The building itself is interesting, and everything is kept in atmosphere of medieval castle - even the way waiters dress. They are very polite, and watching clients carefully, so they are always in time at the table. The only problem for me was food -...More

Thank Agnieszka M
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend this place for Russian food. Our server ( unfortunately don’t remember his name) was the best as well as the gentleman at the coat check. Food quality is very good. It’s location inside the tower which makes it very cozy.

Thank Valeriya S
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Close by the Metropol Hotel and 5 minutes from Red Square, the Old Tower is a terrific Russian restaurant. We had Chicken Kiev and Stroganoff and five Stolys, and got out for about $42 US. The upper chamber is in an old tower, (the waiters...More

Thank Doug W
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We were back and forth and seeking a Russian cuisine restaurant at the Red Square because we did not have a clue which one was good. We have eliminated the cafe type restaurant. It first caught our eyes because it had the Chinese in the...More

Thank John Y
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This place is such a gem, frequented by Russians and foreigners alike. Evgeny is a phenomenal waiter, and I always can't wait to see him when I go to Moscow. Incredible view of the area north of the Kremlin. Excellent Russian food.

1  Thank Bruce1795
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

When you are looking for a Russian Restaurant, go here and you can eat local food. Fast service and good price-quality! Try the pancakes with kaviar and a glas of real Russian Wodka!

1  Thank Joost V
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my colleague last week evening on Monday. We enjoyed a conventional Russian cuisine such as borscht and Kiev-style cutlets very much with calm and comfortable atmosphere. Since our table is located first floor near window, we could see a projection...More

Thank Masanobu U
Reviewed 2 October 2017

after wandering around red square, we found this restaurant, we went upstairs to the top floor, good views and friendly staff. the food was very good, service was good. It was quite expensive, but worth the money

Thank sally j
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

This newly renovated restaurant has an excellent cuisine with a great variety of Russian dishes. We were welcomed by a young and beautiful hostess dressed in typical old Russian cloths that take us through the elevator to begin our experience. The servers don't speak fluent...More

Thank Jose Antonio G
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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