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Kalina Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kalinarestaurant.com
  • Email: natasha@kalinarestaurant.com
  • Phone: (520) 360-4040
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Dinner: Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Russian Tea Service: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Russian, European
  • Executive Chef: Natasha Kalina
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: You can reserve our full restaurant (up to 64 seats) for your private event. Birthdays, Anniversaries, Graduations, Family Reunions, New Years Eve Celebrations, Business Groups, Club Gatherings.

    One month notice and 50% pre-payment required. Special menu selection available.
  • Private Party Contact: Natasha Klaina (888) 399-0902

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tanque Verde Catalina Hwy
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public parking lot with lights.
A word from Kalina
Kalina is a Russian-European Cuisine and Tea House. Specializing in homemade, made from scratch traditional Russian, Ukrainian and Belorussian dishes like Beef Stroganoff or Chicken Kiev. Ukrainian Borscht is always on the menu and is my grandmother's recipe. Many vegetarian and vegan dishes available all day.

Over 10 flavors of organic tea to choose from and enjoy with our special bite size and mini selection High Tea menu or just a pot with your lunch or after dinner with a mini lemon tartlets or vanilla cake with Italian chocolate buttercream.

Authentic Russian decor, soft music, cozy dinning room and unique food will let you relax, have a conversation with your friends and discover the taste of Russia. Small family-owned restaurant. Russian speaking owner and chef.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Very friendly, cozy restaurant. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Don't know which was worse --- the service or the food"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The ambience in this hidden gem is lovely & unpretentious. I loved the variety of delicate plates on the white linen tables. Igor delivered the best service: he was attentive, not overbearing. He was sweet, not syrupy. He was serving other patrons, but I still felt important. For my Russian meal, I had Chicken Kiev, potatoes, & a vegetable. It was all excellent.The eggplant salad was amazing. The hot items were evenly hot. It was all delicious, fresh, expertly cooked, & prepared with care. A basket of warm breads hit the spot, & to top it all off, I had a plate of yummy cookies. You can BYOB, with no corkage fee. Kudos to the owner/chef and staff. I shall return for the afternoon Russian tea service; I know it will be a real delight."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "This was really magnificant food in a nice quiet setting. I would recommed this to anyone and plan to go back. Were lucky to have Russian cuisine in Tucson, Az.."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "This visit, for the first time, we heard Natasha's mother play the piano. What a wonderful treat. She is an accomplished and talented classical pianist who played beautiful music for our enjoyment. Not only did we take pleasure in the food but also in the wonderful music. Thanks for a special evening."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Kalina is a cozy neighborhood restaurant with very attentive staff. We love that it's BYOB and that they don't charge a corking fee. The waiter was very gracious about opening our wine bottles, bringing us multiple glasses so that we could taste both wines on the table, and keeping our glasses filled. I have been here for lunch, always order a bowl of the yummy borscht which is a very hearty vegetable soup. (Kalina serves hot borscht in winter and cold borscht in summer.) This was our first visit for dinner; everyone at our table of four ordered the Beef Stroganoff, and all were in agreement that it was quite good. We're looking forward to a return visit to try other entrees on the menu."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Really enjoyed our evening. From the appetizers, to the superb house salad, to the outstanding entrees,.... all were great!! More than just a neighborhood gem -- it's the only Russian restaurant in Tucson. If you're looking for something different and delicious, this is the place. Another added bonus: you can bring your own wine without any corkage fee (since they do not sell any liquor). What a joy to not have to pay the requisite 300+% mark-up that is found in most restaurants here and throughout the US."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I have never had russian food before so I chose this place as a new food adventure. Turned out to be a great idea. The food was delicious and I would love to have it again. The waitstaff was polite and attentive. The restaurant itself is a little cluttered and confused but the overall experience was great. O plan on going back."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Wonderful food, very attentive staff, very enjoyable."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Small family-run restaurant with unusual and authentic Russian dishes excellently prepared. The wait staff was very attentive without being intrusive."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "It's nice to have a Russian Restaurant in town. It's the only one. They haven't been in this location too long and I think they are doing well for the amount of time they have been there. The gentleman playing the guitar is an added plus. He was wonderful; we can't rave about him enough. In time we hope to rave about the restaurant too."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Sunday brunch items were overly rich, with nothing heart healthy available. While the original offerings were tasty and diverse, virtually everything disappeared and then was not replaced for at least a half hour as diners awaited the arrival of anything! It is nice to be able to BYOB. Space is extremely cramped and not able to accommodate both diners and a buffet area. While the overall concept is good, it needs a lot of work to be enjoyable for guests."
    Dined on 7/14/2013