Priyut Kholostyaka

Bachelor’s Shelter.

Priyut Kholostyaka (Bachelor’s Shelter) is a veteran of Kazan’s food scene; it’s been around for about a decade. “Bachelor’s Shelter” sounds a bit seedy but, luckily, the only references to the name are a few nude paintings on the wall. Priyut Kholostyaka serves European classics like vitello tonnato (460 rubles), onion soup (370 rubles) or beef Stroganoff with fried potatoes (470 rubles). There’s also a steak menu, as well as a menu with Japanese dishes, so you’ll definitely be able to find something you like.

Ulitsa Chernyshevskogo, 27a prihol.ru

Tubatay

Genuine Tatar fast food.

The flagship location on Kremlevskaya Ulitsa is a great rest stop after exhausting yourself checking out all the Kremlin sights, which are just a short walk away. Here you can try some of the already-familiar Tatar dishes with a twist: like echpochmak fries, where triangular pastry with various fillings becomes a Frenchfry-like snack (from 87 rubles) or “kysty-burger,” where kystybyi flatbreads turn into a sandwich with meat inside (from 185 rubles). Tubatay also has several kiosks shaped like nomads’ tents all over Kazan.

Kremlevskaya Ulitsa, 35 tubatay.com

Zhavoronok

Best Breakfast.

If you are looking for a good breakfast place, look no further. “Zhavoronok” (Lark) also means a “morning person” in Russian and it has everything an early riser needs. There is a whole menu of bagels with cream cheese, veal or avocado (from 102 rubles) and great coffee. Zhavoronok makes both espresso-based drinks (a flat white is 150 rubles) and various “alternative” coffee options (chemex, aeropress, etc.).

Ulitsa Professora Nuzhina, 7 vk.com/zhavoronok_coffee

Sebbie Kitchen and Bar

Hearty Dinner.

Located in the historic center of the city, this restaurant has a stylish and elegant interior and a well-traveled Australian head chef, but will surprise you with its prices (a burger will only set you back 300 rubles). Be sure to try the cod in cabbage, baked on charcoal with a cream sauce. The cocktails are also well worth a try.

Ulitsa Nekrasova, 11b @sebbiekitchen