Burgers may not be the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Moscow restaurants, but the capital of Russia has mastered the art of the hamburger…with burger joints that deliver amazing taste, state of the art decor and some pretty good value for money.
Here are The Duran’s picks for the best burger hot spots in Moscow.
Starlite Diner: One of the first restaurants to pioneer the burger diner experience, Starlite is actually a chain of diners spread throughout Moscow, and open 24 hours. We recommend the Starlite in the park near Metro Mayakovskaya. Starlite has a wide variety of burgers and delicious milkshakes, with some healthy options to chose from as well. Huge portions are standard, and a late night visit after hitting the Moscow clubs, makes Starlite a fun burger experience.
Bolshaya Sadovaya, 16 (Akvarium garden) Metro Mayakovskaya. +7 (495) 650 0246. http://www.starlite.ru
Shake Shack: Shake Shack is an international burger chain with locations in the US, UK, Turkey and Japan. We recommend a double Shack Meister burger, or even the vegetarian Shroom Burger…which will surprise you with its taste. Delicious burgers and great service are expected. The location, on famous Arbat Street, makes Shake Shack a go to spot.
Arbat Street, 38/1 Metro Smolenskaya, Arbatskaya. +7 (499) 252 8399. https://www.shakeshack.com/location/arbat-moscow
Burger Heroes: From the creators of the popular Gyros for Heroes restaurant. Burger Heroes makes several types of homemade burgers that are unique, as they are tasty. Burger Heroes has superb french fries, and even offers its customers the healthier alternative of sweet potato fries, or carrot and parsnip fries. The open kitchen provides a lively, active dining experience, surrounded by the staple yellow decor.
19/1 Ulitsa Bolshaya Ordynka. Metro Novokuznetskaya, Tretyakovskaya. +7 (499) 399 3596. http://facebook.com/BurgerHeroes
Chicago Prime: A more upscale burger dining experience, Chicago Prime is not to be missed when in Moscow. A great place for a business dinner, or special night out with friends…Chicago Prime is a classy burger-steak house destination. The location is as central as you can get, right off Metro Pushkinskaya. The prices are very reasonable for the excellent service, food, and atmosphere.
Strastnoy Blvd, 8-а. Metro Pushkinskaya. +7 (495) 988 1717. http://www.chicagoprime.ru
Farsh: This is the go to burger spot in Moscow, with lines sometimes stretching half way around the block. A part of the Novikov Group of restaurants by Arkady Novikov, Farsh recently opened on the pedestrian friendly Nikolskaya Street. Prices are extremely affordable, for a burger that simply melts in your mouth. The service is super friendly, and the entire restaurant is jumping with energy and life. Farsh also serves delicious signature hot dogs, that are just as good as their amazing burgers.
12 Nikolskaya Ulitsa. Metro Lubyanka. +7(495) 258 4205. http://novikovgroup.ru/restaurants/farsh
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