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Meddle With Yelp’s Best Russian Eateries in America

There’s been a lot of talk about Russia lately, and while the headlines are not too positive, Russian food on Yelp is getting plenty of 5-star reviews. We tapped into Yelp data to bring you the top 10 Russian food places in America. From borscht and stuffed cabbage in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to Pel’meni dumplings and beet salad in Madison, WI, we’re certain you’ll find a new-to-you comfort food. Start planning your visit today with the bookmark collection


This is a list of the best Russian restaurants in the U.S. according to Yelp. All the businesses on this list are in the Russian category on Yelp. “Best” is measured using an algorithm that looks at the number of reviews and star rating for a business.


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Lezzet Cafe, San Diego, CA

Yelp Insight: Order the lamb kebab combo served with a cup of rice, garden salad, ajiko and tandoori bread.


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Kafe Sobaka Restoran Pomegranate, San Diego, CA

Yelp Insight: Check out the appetizer sampler that’s ideal for trying a bunch of different Russian salads like vinegret beet salad and olivier salad – the Russian version of potato salad.


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Black Forest Deli, Bethlehem, PA

Yelp Insight: Order the galuptzi – cabbage stuffed with meat and rice served over a nice garnish.


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Forgotten Taste Pierogies, Moon, PA

Yelp Insight: Try the potato and cheese pierogies, stuffed cabbage and haluski.


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Wholly Crepe, Tomball, TX

Yelp Insight: Dive into the delicious stuffed peppers with a side of buckwheat.


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Marani, Rego Park, NY

Yelp Insight: Treat yourself to the delicious kabobs, as well as the marvelous baby beets salad.


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A Taste of Europe Arlington, TX

Yelp Insight: You cannot go wrong with the pierogis (otherwise known as fried dumplings).


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Pomegranate Russian-Georgian Restaurant , San Diego, CA

Yelp Insight: Satisfy your cravings on Thursday’s and Sunday’s where you can get ahold of the delicious Russian Soup dumplings.


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Paul’s Pel’meni, Madison, WI

Yelp Insight: This delicious comfort food will keep you coming back for more. The Pel’meni are served with sour cream on the side, and come with the option for “the works” – curry powder, butter, sweet chili sauce, and cilantro.

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Kukhnya, New Orleans, LA

Yelp Insight: Find some love with the small house salad with goat cheese and Russian dressing. It perfectly pairs with a bowl of borscht – a sour soup with the main ingredient of beetroots.

You can find the best Russian fare near you by searching Russian food in the Yelp app or online.