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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 12/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 12/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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CUISINES
Russian, Soups, Central European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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All reviews chicken kiev russian cuisine greeted by friendly staff live singer great atmosphere local food lonely planet district
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Reviewed 4 March 2020 via mobile

It was our first impact with the local food and specialities and it look like we hit the bullseye! Already when you enter the place you go back in time, like you are in the movie. Everything we tryed was very good, and the service...is perfect. Very have to go!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Helpful?1  
Restaurant_Irkutsk38, Владелец at Rassolnik, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2020

We are immensely glad that we were able to please You. Thank you for your feedback and compliments. If you are in the vicinity, be sure to come back. We will be happy to welcome You again as a guest of the restaurant "Rassolnik".

Reviewed 29 January 2020

great food, great staff. great atmosphere. I will return. Very friendly people . I think I will be back during the summer when it is not so cold. Thank you all

Date of visit: January 2020
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Restaurant_Irkutsk38, Владелец at Rassolnik, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2020

Thank You. We will be very happy to host You again. Be sure to return to the restaurant "Rassolnik".

Reviewed 19 December 2019

Thank you so much for high-quality service and lovely party:) It’s highly recommended for everyone who’s interested perfectly cooked food!!!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Restaurant_Irkutsk38, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Rassolnik, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2020

Thank you for your recommendation and nice words. We invite you to visit again, we promise to surprise you with impeccable delicious dishes.

Reviewed 12 December 2019

It was amazing! Great surroundings, Beautiful interior, excellent food, perfect evening with my son.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Restaurant_Irkutsk38, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Rassolnik, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2020

Thank you, we are very happy to be involved in a perfect evening. Be sure to come with your son again, we will be happy to receive You as a guest of the restaurant "Rassolnik".

Reviewed 2 December 2019

This restaurant was very difficult to find, not having a sign in English. The lonely planet refers to it as Rassolnik but the sign is only in Cyrillic, It is located in the 130 Kvartal district and has a small orange sign. Once we did...find it though, it was utterly impressive. Brilliant food, live music, good beer and fantastic decor. Service was a bit slow but that may have been because there were not many people in the restaurant. Overall would highly recommend!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Helpful?2  
Restaurant_Irkutsk38, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Rassolnik, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2020

Thank you for your pleasant feedback. We are just happy to receive so many compliments from You. We are always glad to see you again, and we hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 11 November 2019 via mobile

Was it the old time 80s favourites of Chicken Kiev, Roulade or Beef Stroganoff or the enthusiastic live singer that won us over? Maybe it was all of the above and more. We found Rassolnik initially hard to find, given the name of the restaurant...outside is spelt in the Russian alphabet and starts with a P, but we were soon pointed in the right direction and were greeted by friendly staff and decor that was befitting of this must do restaurant in Irkutsk. The service was great as what was delivered to our table. There was nothing left behind last night which is rare when dining with a 10, 12 and 14 year old. Rassolnik is well worth a visit and there are plenty of good options for drinks before and after.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Restaurant_Irkutsk38, Управляющий at Rassolnik, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2019

Thanks for the feedback. We are happy to be able to please you. Come again - our doors are always open for the dear guest

Reviewed 2 October 2019

This restaurant was recommended to us by our guide, presumably because it does good local food. The ambience is very kitsch, and there is live music. Unfortunately on the night we were there the decibels from the singer were way too loud and we were...sitting too close. There was a wedding party there which was interesting. The menu, like many Russian restaurants, is vast, but the Rassnolik is worth trying.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Restaurant_Irkutsk38, Менеджер по обслуживанию клиентов at Rassolnik, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We will definitely pay attention to the volume and decibels during parties that happen in our restaurant. Glad you liked us. Be sure to visit us again if you come to Irkutsk again!

Reviewed 30 September 2019

For our last night in Russian territory, we have chosen another restaurant that tries to bring back the USSR times. Very nice ambiance with live music and food was good.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Restaurant_Irkutsk38, Менеджер по обслуживанию клиентов at Rassolnik, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2019

We thank you for your feedback! We are glad that you visited our restaurant.

Reviewed 24 September 2019

I was in Irkutsk with a group of friends for two days in September. We went to Rassolnik for dinner on our first night. This was my first experience of Russian food and I was not disappointed. We went down a flight of stairs to...enter the restaurant, to be greeted by friendly staff and a warm atmosphere. Loved the art on the walls. The food was great too. Being gluten free I had many chioces and I enjoyed Rassolnik soup, Goat Stew with Mushrooms and Halva ice cream. Delicious.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Restaurant_Irkutsk38, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Rassolnik, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2019

Thank you for your compliments! We are very grateful that You appreciated so highly the kitchen and staff. We will be glad to see you again in the walls of the restaurant "Rassolnik".

Reviewed 20 September 2019

Lovely atmosphere and service food was lovely. Had the rassolnik soup. Really tasty and definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: September 2019
Helpful?1  
Restaurant_Irkutsk38, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Rassolnik, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2019

Thanks for the feedback. We are glad that You were satisfied with your visit to Rassolnik. We are waiting for You to visit again.

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Rassolnik is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5