A couple of lunch visits to this Russian restaurant in Jimbocho.
Russian Hamburger(Y1000). When I cut it into half, hot juice from the veggy in the middle came out. Very nice!
Borscht and Russian bread come with ALL lunch sets. I haven’t been to that many proper Russian restaurants so I can’t really judge but the Borscht here is the best I’ve tried.
Weekly lunch(Y1000) is always chicken. Left pic is Chicken Saute with Rosemary. Right pic is Chicken and komatsuna in Bouillon. Both are good.
1800yen set includes the usual Borscht and bread, “Blintz”(crepe version of Pirozhki I think), and white stew of mushroom and chicken baked in a small ceramic pot(not sure but probably called “Zharkoye”). I like the “Blintz” but it is a bit small. The stew is good but nothing too special. Dessert and tea are not included and I was still hungry…
White Beef stroganoff lunch set(Y2500) also includes Borscht, bread, cheese cake and Russian tea(with blueberry jam and lemon). I’ve never had a beef stroganoff with the cream sauce this thick. It is not bad but the beef is a bit tough. The cheese cake is so-so.
Cabbage roll lunch(Y2500) also includes Borscht, bread, cheese cake and Russian tea. The cabbage roll is quite rice – there is rice mixed with the meat. I wish I could skip the cheese cake and tea and have a “Blintz” instead(you can order it as a side at lunch time).
In terms of value for money, I think Hamburger lunch is the best. This basement restaurant is very small and I think quite old too. Two chefs cook behind the open kitchen, and one staff serves in a robotic and formal way which was a little strange at first but I got used to it after a while. Seems popular as it gets full like 5 mins after it opens at 11:30am!
Add: B1, 3-10-3, Ogawamachi, Kanda