What a find! We had never had Russian cuisine and likely would not have dined here had we not read the reviews on Yelp. Wow! Our dinner was a delightful experience from start to finish.
We were greeted by one of the owners who took the time to learn which of the many dishes on their menu we would most enjoy. We started with the Ikra Badrijannaya. It is like Italian Eggplant Componata with a kick. Very good spread on the fresh bread that comes with every meal. Next was the Vereniki--potato dumplings topped with crispy carmelized onions. Delicious! Our main course was their very tasty chicken Shashlik. These three dishes complemented each other wonderfully and set us up for the Babushka's Surprise and Russian Black Tea for dessert. The tea, served with a shot glass of syrup made of honey and sour cherry juice, was the perfect finish for a wonderful meal.
We were there on a Sunday night and, contrary to what some reviewers experienced, all of our food was served promptly--no waiting between courses.
I should also note that they now accept credit cards.
Thank you Cafe Petrushka! We will visit you every time we are in San Diego.
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