Many Americans have never experienced a traditional Russian feast due to the distance between the United States and Eurasia and the difficulty of pronouncing "Dostoyevsky" with a mouthful of dumplings. Wrap your tongue around European eats with this Groupon.
$12 for $25 Worth of Russian Tea Fare
Breakfast blins (Russian pancakes) with sour cream and fresh fruit are $8.99, chicken-kiev cutlets are $13.99, and pelmeni dumplings stuffed with beef, veal, or chicken are $8.99. See the full menu.
Kalinka Tea House
Kalinka Russian Tea House celebrates the hearty flavors of Russian cuisine with authentic dishes of meaty dumplings, thin blinchiki pancakes, and wholesome soups and stews. Traditional Russian fare combines the earthy vegetables and savory cutlets of Slavic peasant cooking with the gentry's delicate French-influenced salads, desserts, and forks that won't work unless the pinky is pointed skyward. Eurasian feasts flourish when complemented with glassfuls of rye-based kvass imported from Russia, earthy cups of Turkish coffee, or fresh tea steeped in an authentic samovar.
We ordered the solyanka soup, beef pilmeni, cherry vareniki, beef stroganoff with fried potatoes, and mushrooms. The pilmeni were amazingNina B., Yelp, 6/7/11
Lovely ambience and friendly service.Victoria B., Yelp, 10/9/10
17200 Ventura Blvd.
Encino, California 91316Get Directions