“Talleke ja Pullike” is a precious gem hidden among ugly multi-storey houses in the Õismäe district. You would never expect to find this kind of place that far away from center.
There is nothing interesting around to attract tourists – no sightseeings at all (except for City Zoo). Generally the district itself is a curious architectural phenomenon (one can consider this part of Tallinn an echo of the Cold War) – according to the general plan it was projected as a circle to provide anti-nuclear shelter to its inhabitants. Thus on the outer ring it has a bigger wall of 9-story buildings, the next line is smaller 5-story houses and in the center – kindergartens, high schools and a small pond (probably a source of water for firefighting crews). There are rumors about underground anti-nuclear shelters hidden around. It may be pretty convenient to live there but frankly speaking for the average person from elsewhere it’s a really boring part of town.
Considering all the above I was really amazed to find a really good steakhouse here. Compared to the famous (and much more expensive) Goodwin in the center of Tallinn, you can enjoy excellent pieces of meat without risking leaving with empty pockets. Moreover it’s one of the few restaurants in Tallinn where you can taste real Uzbek cuisine (and believe me, it’s really worth trying!). Keep in mind that some Uzbek courses (those taking hours to prepare) aren’t permanently available and tend to disappear very quickly once they’re ready.