Authentic Eastern European Cuisine
We went to dinner here and after we got over the peculiar decor, we enjoyed every item we ordered. One dish that my grandma used to make was even better than hers...sorry gram. Service was very good. The owner is always helping and makes you feel very welcome.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great little place
Who would expect a very good restaurant in a strip mall in Walnut Creek? This teeny place absolutely wowed us with its wonderful Russian menu. We had the Russian antipasto platter, the Plov (lamb w/rice) and the stuffed cabbage rolls...all very delicious and enough to make a grandmother proud! This is a definite MUST try!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
an unexpected find
This is a very small familty restaurant with an interesting and authentic russian and eastern european menu This is food that we do not often get in the suburbs and it is a welcome addtion. The restaurant sits behind a deli and it is well hidden. The best way to find it is to go into the delii.
The food was very tasty although we sampled only a soup and salad and one entree. I look forward to trying the rest of the menu. teh service was good if a lttle too intrusive.
the one negative is the almost complete lack of a wine list. they offered some very sweet eastern european wines that were just barely passable. If you come BYOW. They charge a modest $10 for corkage
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Real Treasure
We found Babushka by accident but will be back again and again with a purpose: To enjoy the wonderful food, fantastic service and charming environment.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a find!
This place is great. Family run, very very friendly. Wonderful service, and phenomenal food. We all had traditional Russian dishes, from stuffed cabbage, to plov to Chicken Kiev. Everything was really really good. The father and sons combo that run the place are wonderful. Pappa is a classic Russian, sort of gruff when you first meet him, but a wonderful restauranteur who is solicitous and is watching to make sure that you have a good experience. The chef is his son and he is excellent. I think one of the waiters was also one of his sons as well. We will be back again for both the great food and the warm family experience.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic Russian Gem
I love russian food after having travelled there so this was a great find. The location is not ideal for the type of restaurant they are trying to create here. There is absolutely no clue that there is a fine restaurant behind the deli. I consider that an an advantage because it is nowhere near as crowded as one would expect for a gem like this. They need more business and I hope they can continue to attract more people interested in authentic russian dishes. I'll definitely be back.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
A must try hidden gem!
What an unexpected delight! We had a lovely dinner on a Friday night. Our waiter was so polite and kind and genuine- he provided excellent service that seems rare these days. We enjoyed the Piroshki, Borscht, Blintzes filled with herbed cheese, and our favorite of the evening- Chicken Kiev. The breading was fantastic, and the accompanying pan fried potatoes were divine! They were cooked to crispy perfection, and I only wish there had been more! For dessert we devoured the vanilla honey cake, which was moist and not too sweet. Looking forward to returning and trying more delicious Russian cuisine!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM