Pushkin Russian Restaurant
Since our opening in October 2015, we have focused on bringing out the authenticity and deep history of Russian cuisine through our traditional and family recipes. At Pushkin, we pay tribute to the Russian as well as former Soviet Union cuisines from counties such as Ukraine, Armenia, Uzbekistan and Georgia which had a tremendous impact on what is considered Russian cuisine today. We believe this notion creates both unique and new dishes for you to try out!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
Over buckwheat, mashed potatoes or noodles
Pan seared and baked 10 oz duck breast with crispy skin, , served over mashed potatoes with cranberry sauce
Amazing experience. Food was very authentic, fresh, delicious and great presentation
Very expensive and very poor services, menu was poor too
Our experience at Pushkin was disappointing given the cost of the restaurant. Prices were different (and higher) than what were shown on the online menu. There was a significant wait to receive basic drinks, like beer, that required no mixing, even though the restaurant was not full. We had the chef's appetizer platter and red caviar to start, but decided not to order anything further based on the quality of these dishes. In addition to presentation issues (the caviar was served unchilled in a metallic bowl) the food was rather basic all around. If you are willing to buy yourself some caviar, lox, and make some crepes, you can easily recreate the same dishes at home. Overall, expect the quality of the food and service to be much below what the average review score suggests.
Not a lot of options on the menu for food and drinks. The place looks nice and service a bit slow but good.
expensive for someone in my socio-economic position, but the food was really good.
Great Russian food with Russian Decor!
It was ok but the online menu was VASTLY different than what was really offered. The online menu had 3 items I wanted to try but only one was on the actual menu. It was the veal and even though it was a 5:15 reservation they were out. The food was ok but the overall experience was somewhat uncomfortable. The stroganoff was nothing more than a VERY fatty ribeye steak with a cream sauce on it. The elk was tough and dry.
Unique, well executed menu. Only place that I know you can get rabbit (gasp) in greater SD. Very well cooked, not the usual dried out formulation. Interesting Georgian wines. Some of which I liked very much and one not so much.
Excellent atmosphere and service. The food is tasty and authentic. I felt like in Russia. I highly recommend this place if you want to take your special one on a date. Also, try kvass, you won't regret it!
This was my initial time eating Slavic dishes and they were amazing. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone willing to explore food options, outside of the norm.
The dishes reminded my husband of his Mom’s cooking. Everything we ordered was delicious!
Enjoyed the lamb shank!
Cool ambience, excellent service and enjoyed the hearty food. The veal chop and beet salad were our favorites
A terrible experience. Awful service. Mediocre food. High prices. Dirty restaurant. Zero stars.
We ‘ve celebrate my son birthday. Super enjoyed Russian food and infusion vodka. Highly recommended salo,
My mother would be proud of Pushkin. You can get comfort food (like borscht and cabbage rolls) and fine cuisine like duck. It’s all very good. Be sure try the Georgian wines too.
Amazing service and outstanding eats.
Fantastic dinner and wonderful service
The host in the magician getup seemed annoyed when We showed up for our 630pm reservation. The food was a huge let down. The potato mushroom dumplings and the Georgian soup was the only decent thing. We asked the server for the popular dishes and ordered two of them (the Moscow duck and Corning hen). My duck dish arrived room temp/cold. Horrible. Honey cake dessert took a long time to arrive and we thought it was being made fresh or something but it wasn’t.
Service was meh. Poor guy had to attend to 9 tables by himself. His mask didn’t cover his nose. And they do not seat you 6ft away from other tables. When people made that comment the host just said “yeah I know. This is all we have” and of course being Valentine’s Day no one wants to go and find another place to eat last minute. Made the whole experience uncomfortable.
Great experience. Service took a bit long but with COVID that could have been an aberration so all in all this place is authentic and very good
We had the worst waitress. Mariana. Waited 40 mins for a drink when I asked about it she said it was busy and I had to wait. She came to our table twice once to take the order and once to drop off the check. No I wouldn’t not recommend this place. Unfortunately the rest of the staff was amazing and the food was delicious however her attitude and lack of common courtesy and proper manners was enough for me to never go back.
Excellent food and a good atmosphere. Will definitely go back again.
The lamb and ambience were incredible! I definitely will be coming back on my next visit to San Diego!
Beautiful restaurant, delicious food and drinks, great service
We choose something a little different to celebrate New Years Eve with friends! None of us had tried a Russian restaurant before. We had a good experience here and would go back again sometime 👍
Beautiful, fantastic service, great food! I love this restaurant and can’t wait to return when they open their indoor space.
This was a late night find in San Diego! We have been trying to find someplace to eat, and it was right across the street from our hotel! Service was great and he spoke fluent Russian! We look forward to coming back and having a full meal on the next event, thank you.
Prices do not match service.
Great food and service. Never had Russian food before, was great.
Good restaurant, I would call it new Russian style
Food has gone downhill. Everything overly salty. It is sad as this was a standby. Additionally servers never brought serving spoons for shared dishes during COVID!!!
What can I say great food, great service. Considering our reservation was during COVID we had to sit outside on the sidewalk still wasn't that bad. I would definitely recommend this restaurant the people were great
We waited an hour for our appetizer but it tasted delicious
Overall three stars because the food was wonderful. But the service was poor. We had 12 people in our party, which was reserved two weeks in advance. 45 minutes after we arrived we had ordered our meals and eaten our starters. But our first main meals didn’t arrive for another hour. And they brought out the meals over 45 minutes (after the hour delay) so everyone was eating at different times. And they missed two orders so two of us didn’t eat at all. Worse, another party of 12 came in about an hour after we did, and they got all their starters and meals very timely and finished before we did. We won’t go back, despite the high quality of the food.
Amazing food and drinks, great service. Highly recommend the sour cream cake.
I love Russian food. Having said that, I've had much better elsewhere. Perhaps it's a geographic difference, but I was surprised, for example, that the "Fur Coat" herring salad had no sour cream (a staple whenever I've previously had it), and just one small piece of herring on a cracker, rather than lots of herring cut into small bits so that the flavor was more forward and in each bite.
The pelmeni was served with a thick brown sauce on top, which would be better suited for beef stroganoff than on this delicate appetizer.
The service was incredibly slow.
So overall, a big disappointment.
I felt I was at a safe and snazzy bar/restaurant with the animal prize heads and interesting decorations. Beet dishes rule here. Lots of choices, especially for the gravylicious Stroganoff. Lots of drink selections, too. Truang was a great server. Jazz music on a speaker, but one can carry a conversation nicely.
Pushkin is one of my favorite restaurants in San Diego. The ambience is excellent- classy but relaxing. The menu selection is lovely and every detail of the food is perfect.
Service was slow. Had to ask for a server after 20 minutes after being seated. After 45 min we were still waiting for our appetizers. Appetizers came out after our dinner was delivered. Food was good.
The food and service where exceptional. Ambiance was nice and relaxing. Our server was knowledgeable about the food and wine offering. Will definitely be going back again.
Pushkin Russian Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Pushkin Russian Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 496-1908.
Pushkin Russian Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 274 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.