This place called Kusochki (‘Pieces’) has definitely much to surprise you with. For starters, you can have your meal in different zones with absolutely different themed set-ups and atmosphere. Pick from either the theater lounge, or hospital area, prison, or even the Kremlin – where would you like to dine today? Whatever your choice is, rest assured the interior (for instance, a prison cell with handcuffs, chains, and bulletproof vests) and staff (dressed according to the themes as policemen, doctors, or hearty housewives) will create a fully immersive experience for you to enjoy your meal in such an exotic setting.

Your next surprise is the original cuisine and a creative approach to plating. The names of the dishes on the menu are no less conceptual than the set-up of the restaurant. Take, for example, the salmon salad with bread, soft dill cheese, pickled cucumbers and bell pepper salsa (≈$8). It’s called ‘A cake with a candle’, with a real candle to blow out and make a wish! Another hit is a salad with smoked eel, arugula, spinach, and baked plum (≈$11). As for the main courses, try the ribeye cutlet baked in a pot with cheddar cheese on a bed of mashed potatoes (≈$10) or a dish called ‘A piece of coal’ – baked pork ribs in beer and orange marinade, served with onions, croutons, and sweet-chili sauce (≈$12). Don’t miss the desserts either – coconut or peanut homemade ice cream (≈$1.5 per scoop), or a fondant with homemade chocolate (≈$4.5) are all the right bets. The food is not Michelin star quality, but it’s not the main attraction here anyway.

 

To cut the long story short, Kusochki is definitely not meant for people who take life too seriously, sense of humor and strive for adventure is mandatory to enjoy this place. Anyone who is into a themed or costume party will love it, after all, how often can you turn a regular lunch or dinner into a mini-carnival?

 

ADDRESS:

63 Ulitsa Shabolovka (near Shabolovskaya metro station)

HOURS:

12 PM – 12 AM (Sun-Thu), 12 PM – 6 AM (Fri-Sat)

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