How far can a burger go and still remain a burger? The chefs at these places love to experiment, and the results are worth trying if you’re down to surprise your taste buds.


Top Hop

Known not only for its fantastic burgers, but also as one of the best craft bars in Kazan, Top Hop serves quite a selection of massive not-your-usual burgers. An absolute must try here is definitely the Borsch burger with beet confit, bacon and mushroom sauce (≈$5), simply because they have attempted a burger version of the Russian traditional soup! After you have tried it, you can move on to try Cipollino with onion marmalade and confit (≈$5) and Black burger with cherry caviar and cuttlefish ink (≈$6).

  Address: 2 Meridiannaya Str.,  36 Baumana Str.
Hours: Sunday–Thursday 12 PM–1 AM,  Friday–Saturday 12 PM–3 AM


Buffet Cafe

The cuisine here is American with deep fried snacks, onion rings, hot dogs and of course burgers. Try the Thai-chili beef burger (≈$3) or the chunky VIP burger (≈$4).

  Address: 29/6 Ostrovskogo Str.
  Hours: daily, 10 AM–10 PM


The Woods

Craft beer and surprising burger versions, like the sophisticated tiger shrimp (with pesto, balsamic vinegar, cheddar and tomato (≈$5) and vegetarian (potato cutlet, ≈$4) burger. Great beer snacks and prices that don’t bite.

  Address: 34 Bolshaya Krasnaya Str.
  Hours: daily, 12 PM–3 AM


Meat Room

A burger shop in the center of Kazan with a whopping 11 different halal burgers to choose from. The most unusual one is Celentano (patty, tender mozzarella, zucchini and pesto sauce, ≈$4), but the Mexican burger (“Meksikanеts”, with jalapeno, hot chili, homemade salsa and a juicy patty, ≈$4) is definitely a worthwhile option.

  Address: 4 Universitetskaya Str.
  Hours: daily, 10 AM–11 PM


The Telki

There are quite a few interesting burger recipes to choose from in this joint, but the ultimate must try is The Telki house special burger managing to bring together both marble beef and horsemeat brisket between the 2 buns, topped with some veggies, julienne, honey mustard and barbeque sauce (≈$6). The names of their burgers can also be quite intriguing — like “its your fault”, is that with regards to not being able to zip up the jeans after having all these unique burgers?

  Address: 23/12 Profsoyuznaya Str.
  Hours: Sunday–Thursday 11–12 AM, Friday–Saturday 11–4 AM