Inspired by the East, Vostochny Kvartal is an Uzbek cafe offering scrumptious Central Asian delights. It also boasts pleasant views of the sea and a live band playing tunes from the East. The cafe draws crowds because of its perfect location and great menu, which includes flat cakes, pilaf, samsa, and sweet baked treats. Korean cuisine is also represented.
If you want to dine Tzar or Tzarina-style, check out Aleksandr, a restaurant located inside the Chebotarev Hotel. This posh, classy establishment serves European and Russian dishes, including kulebyaka (stuffed pies) and smoked duck dumplings. Besides standard dinners, Aleksandr can also host banquets and business meetings.
Vavilon is one of Sochi's most beautiful restaurants. It is located in a park with lush vegetation, a pond with carps, and peacocks roaming free. The restaurant has separate VIP rooms and even a whole VIP house for those who want a more intimate experience. There is also an area where you can relax with a hookah. As for the menu, the restaurant has mostly European and Russian dishes, with the latter including such all-time favorites as herring, pickled mushrooms, and julienne (a mushroom and sour cream casserole). If all that is not enough, Vavilon has its own banya (Russian sauna).
Amshensky Dvor is a private ethnographic museum where you can learn about the cultures of the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus region. Among the exhibits are numerous artifacts dating back to the IV-I centuries BC. The museum complex also contains a restaurant, which serves traditional Russian dishes such as ukha, or fish soup, as well as staples of Caucasean cuisine such as khachapuri, or cheese-filled bread. Amshensky Dvor is located in the Kazachi Brod village, which is situated on the way from Adler, where the coastal Olympic facilities are located, to Krasnaya Polyana, the site of the Olympic mountain sports competitions.