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Reputedly the finest Ukranian chef in town. Tables arranged around a mock farmyard with real chickens, turkeys and geese. 24 hours.
Restaurant with a Ukrainian farmhouse inside. In the old days small taverns in Ukraine were called "shinoks". The modern Shinok Restaurant is situated in the famous restaurants’ row in Presnya Street, close to the White House and International Trading Center. The original interior of the restaurant corresponds well with its name. Outside and inside it is designed as a traditional Ukrainian peasant house with a thatched roof and a massive oak-door. The clay walls are adorned with embroidered towels, pots and pans stand on the shelves.
In the center of the restaurant there is a cozy courtyard with hens, ship, rabbits and even a cow. An old lady dressed in national clothes sits on the bank; she spins and looks after the animals. Around the courtyard there are six small halls, with four of them overlooking the inner yard. So the visitors can watch peaceful country life. For special guests there is a VIP-hall with tables for 6, 4 and 2 guests. The cozy atmosphere is complemented with pleasant background music that is naturally traditional Ukrainian songs.
The menu features traditional Ukrainian dishes such as borsch, pirozhki and vareniki (big Ukrainian exquisite ravioli with different feelings - curds, cherries and raspberry sauce, etc). The bottle of famous Ukrainian vodka, gorilka, and Kiev’s pork fat with garlic and pickled cucumbers are also available. The wine carte offers Crimean selection wines.
In the hall of the Shinok Restaurant there is a Grandmother’s Chest antique shop. So the visitors can not only dine but also make pleasant purchases.
Expensive Ukrainian hut with real horses, chickens, turkeys and rabbits. The animals reside in a small yard located in the center of the restaurant. The idea of a Ukrainian village attracts Moscow elite with its extensive choices of dumplings, borsch and real Ukrainian lard. The word “shinok” comes from a name of road-side marrows however when heading to the Moscow Shinok don’t forget to take a lot of money with you because this marrow is not that cheap. Ukrainian hospitality, marvelous cuisine and nimble waiters are known for its best qualities. Russian businessmen like eating out here with their foreign partners. The neighboring International Trade Center employees are also frequent guests of the restaurant because everybody likes to get a couple of glasses of gorilka as a night cap.