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“Borscht with a Hainanese twist”
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Ranked #756 of 12,516 Restaurants in Singapore
Price range: US$0 - US$30
Cuisines: Russian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Orchard Road
Description: For over 30 years, we have been delighting generations of customers with our Russian and Continental inspired cuisine, lovingly prepared by Hainanese chefs. We are a Singaporean heritage restaurant celebrating culinary diversity and inclusivity in our multi-ethnic nation.
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

This is a restaurant that is part of the rich history of Singapore. Started by Hainanese cooks decades back, it has been re-launched with new life yet keeping all the best dishes it is remembered for - Russian-Hainanese Borscht (tomato and beet-based soup with beef and sour cream), wonderful Shashlik (beef is the signature dish), chicken chop and fried pork chop. The oxtail stew is superb but available only on weekends.
The desserts are highly recommended. They are prepared at the table side with a flourish - baked Alaska, cherry Garcia and crepe suzette.
Service is prompt and attentive.

Thank nsl115
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

We made a reservation for dinner as we expected it to be crowded and it was around 90 per cent full when we arrived at 730 pm.

The place has been spruced up and looks brighter than before, though the bar area and the flooring still gives it a nostalgic touch.

My wife had her usual Borshch soup, which she pronounced as being as good as before, while I ordered escargots. These were meaty and covered with a delicious garlic sauce.

For our mains, my wife had beef Stroganoff - while the meat and sauce were nice, the portions were smaller than we expected. I went with the ever popular Shashlik beef. Do order it rare if you want it medium, cause it will continue cooking when it is served on the hotplate. The meat was tender, well seasoned and went well with the onions, potato salad and sauerkraut, though I would wish they would be a little bit more generous with the vegetables.

We did not order dessert this time (cherry flambe or baked alaska are our faves).

The bread was fantastic - freshly baked and warm and chewy - and went well with the old-style butter. They were also happy to provide another refill of bread (previously, we would get stares from waitstaff), as well as iced water.

All in all, it was a nostalgic meal for us, and we will be back for the great cooking again. Service was good, and generally with smiles, especially from the lady floor manager.

A meal for two without alcohol or dessert was slightly north of $90.

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Thank Orator11
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Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Recently came to know that my childhood family restaurant was revived by the descendant of the original restaurant staff.

Decided to give it a try since the food had deteriorated when it was last closing. However, I'm surprised that not only the restaurant had been rejuvenated, the food has maintained its nostalgic flavor to its glorious past.

I hope all those who grew up with borsch, shashilik steak and baked Alaska do come back to re-live the past

Thank Ian T
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Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

If their steaks are anything to go by, i wont be back. Had the worst piece of ribeye in quite awhile. No value for money there. Perhaps their shasliks are awesome (didnt try).

Heritage seems to be the only thing on this restaurants side.

Thank Pinkymaomao
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Reviewed 14 March 2016

Decided to visit this recently re-opened restaurant for a bit of nostalgia. I wasn't disappointed but the food quality received mixed reviews from our family. Enjoyed the shashlik of beef, shashlik of chicken and the baked alaska. The fish and chips passed the taste test. But the chicken posharsky was way too salty.
If you haven't been back, give it a try. It may bring back sweet memories since many of the old staff are still around.

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Thank smkow
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