Once you’ve arrived at the 2014 Winter Olympics in beautiful Sochi, Russia, you’ll be overwhelmed with some of the best food in the world. Not many people think of Sochi as being a destination for foodies, but after some brief investigation many soon find that this place is above the rest of the world for almost any meal. So, when the time comes to take a quick break from your exciting times at the Olympic games, refer back to this list for some of the best places to eat in Sochi, Russia.
In the center of the Adler District at 26 Kirov Street, the Nippon House offers guests some of the best Japanese food found in Sochi including sushi, rolls, sashimi, yakitori, soups, salads, and desserts. The restaurant also includes some very tasty drinks and cocktails including their Jean Blueberry which mixes blueberry, gin, lemon juice, and lychee syrup.
Some of the most popular items on the menu include Nippon House’s signature meat dishes which are prepared on a traditional Japanese griddle surface – the teppan. Seafood items include a King Prawns in a wine sauce with vegetables, hamachi yellowtail in wine sauce, and salmon
Other drink options provided by the Nippon House include a fine selection of Japanese wine such as Choya Red, Choya White, and Takara Plum. Guests also often enjoy a glass of Choya Sake served both warm and cold depending.
With an elegant design, The Nippon House also has a cozy atmosphere, fast service, and an extremely friendly staff, making it a favorite to both locals and those visiting from around the world.
The restaurant has also recently announced that they will begin serving breakfast, perfect for those traveling to the 2014 Winter Olympics.
By far one of the top picks for locals in Sochi, Café Natasha is home of the Georgian pastry called “khachapuri” which is what Americans would call cheese bread – but with a whole lot more! Khachapuri is a giant pastry filled with melted cheese and a poached egg (depending on how you order it). If you’re looking for some incredible local treats, the Khachapuri at Café Natasha will be your first and last stop.
If it’s even more local dishes you’re after, Café Natasha’s menu is chalk-full of tasty treats. Kharcho, a rice dish including lamb or beef is a fine choice, along with a multitude of finger foods like chicken wings, onion rings, grilled sausages, and shrimp.
Café Natasha is also home to a menu of fantastic deserts including an assortment of mousse, ice cream, and cake.
One thing visitors will definitely want to keep in mind is that Café Natasha is an extremely homey type of café, unlike those found in metropolitan areas of the United States. Diners should plan on staying at the restaurant for at least a few hours. And don’t forget to come hungry! Most of the dishes patrons will receive come in HUGE portions!
For visitors looking for more of a Mediterranean cuisine, look no further than Restaurant Calypso. With an elegant and cozy atmosphere, this is by far one of the best restaurants in Sochi.
With an Italian flare, Restaurant Calypso offers an elegant take on traditional American “comfort food” kind of feeling for guests. Although somewhat on the pricey side, Restaurant Calypso offers a change of scenery for those looking to escape the normal Sochi café or restaurant experience.
It’s also the place to see and be seen: many powerful VIPs from Moscow and surrounding areas are often seen dining at Restaurant Calypso. Even Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev have been seen dining.
Restaurant Calypso also has an extensive wine menu that patrons usually find themselves exploring throughout the meal and as the night goes on.
In summary, travelers will want to visit Restaurant Calypso if they’re willing to spend the money, try something elegant and special from anything else in Sochi, and want to spend an evening schmoozing with some of the elites of Russia and the world!
Located in Kings Park – a building park full of some of the more high-class places in Sochi – is a quaint yet elegant restaurant located a somewhat distant drive from the rest of the hustle and bustle found in Sochi, Russia.
Known for its unmatched homemade pasta, La Terrazza offers guests decadent meals of traditional Italian cuisine. From veal stuffed tortellini to a garlic-seasoned, bone-in lamb, customers of La Terrazza will leave feeling especially satisfied.
With live music and entertainment, a fine selection of wine and an elegant décor, La Terrazza offers a truly unique experience for those looking to spend a reasonable amount. A friendly staff also helps diners make the most of their experience.
All in all, La Terrazza is a place for visitors to come and relax with a nice bottle of wine and a fantastic meal. With an incredible atmosphere and great spirits, La Terrazza is a perfect place to go to get away from it all for a bit. Since the restaurant is located somewhat out of the city of Sochi, it’s recommended for diners to try and make a reservation as far in advance as possible to ensure the best dining experience.
If you’re the type of travel that wants to be completely immersed in nothing but local favorites, Ne Goryuy should definitely be on your list for restaurants to visit during your stay in Sochi. Located between the beach and Park Rivera, Ne Goryuy is an intimate eatery serving guests some of the best Georgian cuisine.
Another reason why this is a favorite for locals and foreign travelers alike, is the fact that Ne Goryuy is one of the only restaurants in Sochi that features a menu written in English. Not only that, but even some of the wait staff speaks English, giving Ne Goryuy a more comfortable feeling for those coming from an English speaking background!
One of the best dishes on the menu, and the house specialty, is the Chakhokhbili; diced chicken with garlic and a spicy red sauce. Other popular purchases include the Kharcho rice dish as well as some of the best Kuban wines found in the area.
If you’re looking for a quiet place to dine with a group of friends looking for a good time, it is highly recommended to check out Ne Goryuy for some of the best Georgian food and drinks!
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