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Ovchinnikovskaya Emb., 20/1 | Central City Tower, Moscow 115324, Russia
Name/address in local language
+7 495 280-04-28
12:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

...and not spectacular. Place is very spacious and cozy. Food quite ok but service is throwing amateurish shadow. Staff was too relaxed - I didn't mind much although with the tighter play restaurant could get a point higher. Nice view - worth visiting.

Thank Vladimir M
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96 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is nice with Shisha lounge The have cozy decoration The service and the staff quite good The food is more international with Russian touch

Thank Saleh A
Bologna, Italy
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The highlight of this trendy restaurant is visit is the location and the view. Food was decent, but not great.

Thank Yoshi666
Moscow, Russia
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405 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is definitely not worth the money and bother to book it with a rude hostess. It seems the place is always booked, however it's just inflating its own worth. The food is rather mediocre, the service is unprofessional, the atmosphere is ordinary without any particular ambience. Yes, the view is great, but what else? Another perfect example of... More 

Thank amk2f
Katerina A, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Karlson, responded to this review

Thanks for your opinion! It's very important for us. Looking forward to see you again! More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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193 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Went to this rooftop restaurant on a hot night and found the sun shades not functioning at all so for half the table the sun is directly in your eyes and the whole table is getting sunburned during dinner. Even the great view doesn't make this worth it. Food was tasteless. Really can't say more about it. Service was slow... More 

Thank j889814672
Katerina A, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Karlson, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. We're grateful for your opinion! More 

Barseback, Sweden
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

The problem with many Moscow restaurants is that they try to be something the can't live up to. Karlson is a typical example of this. The food is not good enough, the service is not good enough and in my view the atmosphere, despite excellent views of the city, is dull. I ordered a starter with tuna that I found... More 

Thank Ulf P
Wantage, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

I went here on business in Nov 2015 The setting was lovey with fabulous view from this top floor conservatory style restaurant. I really enjoyed the experience, but the veal was a little under cooked for my taste. Likes : Very good food,Views, Service, English Menu, Seating (Sofas), atmosphere Dislikes : Veal was a little under done for my taste,... More 

Thank Wg284
Moscow, Russia
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

One of the best views of Moscow from the open terrace. A little bit pricier than it's food and service implies, but not bad. Food was nice and wealthy, but did not taste exceptional. Staff was attentive and friendly, but some minor issues were still there - e.g. had to wait for the main course for more than half an... More 

Thank mike-shevchenko
Nyon, Switzerland
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44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Karlson is a restaurant named after a famous book Karlson on the roof by Astrig Lindgren. The restaurant is on the top floor of the building with beautiful views, sunset and veranda… where you can enjoy drinks before dinner or the whole dinner during summer months. The restaurant is very large and has an open cooking bar in the middle... More 

Thank kirka35
Reading, UK
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

I wasn't paying but my friend and local entrepreneur chose this restaurant for a summer evening meal in Moscow. It feels like a giant conservatory but there are plenty of seats outside as well as in. It was very busy so book in advance but it did not feel crowded and the service managed to keep up. Our food and... More 

Thank Chris M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$31
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Central European
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ovchinnikovskaya Emb., 20/1 | Central City Tower, Moscow 115324, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Central Russia  >  Moscow>  > Zamoskvorechye
  • Neighbourhood: Zamoskvorechye
  • Phone Number: +7 495 280-04-28
Carlson, is the restaurant on the rooftop. Moscow's best overview ever!

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