Moon

Võrgu 3, Tallinn 10314

High level

How we evaluate?
72/30

Moon

Võrgu 3, Tallinn 10314

High level

How we evaluate?
72/30

Our Russian Brother

What makes Estonian food unique is how it is made. Estonian food culture is simultaneously curious and extremely picky about anything foreign. Generally, country boarders also act as a clear line between the different food cultures and incorporating influences from the other side is rare. Fortunately this is not the case in Estonia and restaurant Moon is a great example of this. They describe the food as modern Russian cuisine prepared with passion.

In Moon you will not find any of the usual over the top Russian influences – bear taxidermy, folk costumes and loud music. Instead you will find a modest atmosphere characteristic to Estonia. Vodka is not the centre of attention, the gin list is actually longer and in fact the entire drinks menu is more European than Russian. The distinctive Russian passion has been channeled into the food.

Piroshki (filled savoury buns) rival the best bakeries and the borscht is as good as it gets. Simple pickles with honey, three meat pelmeni (Russian dumplings) in mushroom broth, buckwheat blini or veal tongue in lobster broth. People travel from Russia to try these dishes, because they taste different here. This is why restaurant Moon is treated like our Russian brother and we wouldn’t dream of letting him go back to Russia.

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