There is only one place in Moscow where you can travel 30 years back and try the real, Soviet-tasting “Chebureki”.
Originating from Southern Russia, this deep-fried juicy pastry filled with minced meat, onions and spices, for years was a “national” Soviet middle-class fast food. It’s great with beer, portwine, or even vodka.
The Cheburechnaya Druzhba (for “Friendship” in Russian) never changed in the last 30 years, and all the renovations have kept the interior and feeling of a typical Soviet cafe. Even people at the standing tables inside look like they’ve used a time machine and traveled here from the 1980s. There is only one menu item you can order: The Cheburek. I recommend taking 2 or 3 of them at least, as they are pretty tasty, and I usually eat the first one in a second. They have some drinks as well (beers, vodka, hot tea, soft drinks).
Come here and find local students, engineers and workers (all from the ’80s era) chattering and drinking famous “Zhigulevskoe” beer and the proper “That Soviet” taste of Chebureki for an affordable price.