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Village House Kalina

€€ - €€€Russian, Eastern European,
8302 Parkway Dr, La Mesa, CA
+1 619-461-1100
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average0%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible0%
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“borscht” (7 reviews)
“russian food” (7 reviews)
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Russian, Eastern European, Ukrainian
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€€ - €€€
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8302 Parkway Dr, La Mesa, CA
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1 - 10 of 22 reviews

Reviewed 7 September 2017

A little hard to find, but well worth the search! This small restaurant feels like a Russian Dacha with homey decor and mismatched tables. Authentic Russian/Ukrainian comfort food and generous servings, too. No liquor license, but you are welcome to BYB of wine with no...More

Thank Janet G
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This is a very small little hole in the wall place right at the intersection of Jackson and Fletcher parkway. Their signage is basically invisible so you have to look carefully to find it. We came here with 5 hungry people and almost filled the...More

Thank tim s
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Miniature space with some USSR-style tourist samovars and other tchotchkes, attentive and friendly service, but lousy food and no vodka. What kind of Russian restaurant can exist without vodka? In their case, it seems to me they are trying to catch monkeys with pop-corn. Cheap...More

Thank Oliver S
Reviewed 30 October 2016

My sister and niece took me to this great restaurant. I have never had Russian food so it was a pleasure to try some. The place is cute and a little eclectic with homey decorations. It is a very small restaurant, cozy. We enjoyed tea...More

Thank Mootheart
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We recently visited Russia on a cruise, so we thought we'd try Russian food in San Diego to keep that vacation feeling going. After searching on-line and looking at reviews, we decided to try Village House Kalina. Unfortunately, this was one of the most disappointing...More

Thank lwew
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Really excellent selection of Russian food that is prepared well with reasonable prices. The portions were really huge and very tasty.

Thank ABF49ER
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

YUM !! It's hard to find a good Russian restaurant or a Russian restaurant at all. This place was amazing. Some of the best menu items from that part of the world and could not have enjoyed it more. Every item was prepared to perfection,...More

Thank Perry H
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Pro-tip: don't show up an hour after they open expecting to get whatever you want off of their menu. We got there a little over an hour after opening. There was nobody else in the dining room, so the sweet girl who was working that...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 5 October 2015

This was the first time my wife and I had Russian food. It was a good experience and good food. We had the dumplings, beef stroganoff and walnut cake. The ambience felt you were at relatives' house-kitchen. Attentive service and calm music for dinning.

Thank Bernardo A
Reviewed 27 July 2015

My wife and I ate here last week, we shared an eggplant salad which was tasty and easily 4 times the size the waitress had indicated. Each of us had a bowl of borsht. Thank goodness we did not order an entre as we were...More

Thank Ted C
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  • Address: 8302 Parkway Dr, La Mesa, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 619-461-1100
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