You never need to go far, to the East, for sesame chicken, spring rolls and dim sums. Chinese restaurants cover the world around, and Moscow is no exception. There is a good number of restaurants serving quality Chinese food in Russian capital. Haute Living selects the best of them.
1 Mr Lee Restaurant
Mr. Lee is modeled mainly upon the restaurants of Shanghai. The restaurant serves traditional pan-Asian cuisine. The better half of the menu is devoted to Chinese dishes, while the remaining part features dishes from Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore. Head chef Jonathon Curtis particularly recommends the poached egg in sweet soy sauce; the salad of chicken, shrimp and pomelo; the sweet-and-sour soup with seafood; and the crispy shrimp in Tom Yam sauce.
2 China Club Restaurant
The interior’s graceful interweaving of French and Chinese traditions, with colorful replicas of colonial accouterments, make restaurant China Club both ceremonial(not for nothing did it take over the space of a former registry office) and cozy. China Club is somewhat reminiscent of a Chinese box of secrets. In addition to the main dining area, there are also private rooms with individual designs, as well as an expansive entry hall. A separate entrance leads to a “secret” area. The concept of combining West and East also extends to the restaurant’s menu, which is a harmonious confluence of European and Asian gastronomical traditions. The interior’s graceful interweaving of French and Chinese traditions, with colorful replicas of colonial
3 Tan Restaurant
Tan has a classy, modern interior. It is smartly and pleasantly decorated. The restaurant boasts Chinese chefs, so it is perfect for authentic Chinese food experience. There are options on the menu from different regions of China. The service here is excellent and the food is equally good.
4 5 Spices Restaurant
Since 1998 5 Spices restaurant has been offering a London - style Chinese cuisine which is hugely popular here. The food is always fresh and healthy. The menu has many dishes of seafood and fish and of course the usual meat and duck. It’s a quite and very cosy place for family dinner or Sunday brunch.
Sivtsev Vrazhek Pereulok, 3/18, www.5spice.ru
5 Turandot Restaurant
Turandot is undoubtedly the most impressive restaurant in Moscow. Construction took more than six years. Every detail was planned and there are works of art everywhere. No other restaurant in Moscow can compete with Turandot for interior beauty and the fine quality of served food. Turandot’s chef Alan Yu, coming from Hong Kong, offers Chinese cuisine such as enticing Langostinen dumplings, marinated squid or tea-smoked pork.
Tverskoi Bulvar 26/5, 495) 739-0011, www.turandotpalace.ru