Shinjuku: Russian
Sungari (Shinjuku: Russian)
Open 11:30am - 2:30, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Sun: Open Sundays
no smoking: No smoking

Established in 1957, the main branch of Sungari has been serving caviar, Russian delicacies and vodka to several generations of Tokyo diners. This newer second branch (located in Shinjuku 3-chome since 2019) offers pretty much the same menu of both traditional and modern Russian cuisine, along with Russian beers, European wines and twenty types of vodka. The cozy dining room has a homey atmosphere, and service is friendly.

Meaty dinnertime fare includes dishes like Chicken Kiev, Beef Stroganoff, roast venison (in season), roast lamb, Georgian-style baked quail and kebabs of lamb and beef. Marinated salmon with blinis and sour cream is a popular appetizer. At lunchtime there's a much more abbreviated (and somewhat less exciting) menu of borscht followed by simple mains like mushroom-cream stew, rather creamy cabbage rolls or beef stew.

The extensive vodka list includes home-made flavored vodkas like "Earl Grey Candy," "Coffee Candy," anise, coriander and lemon. Regular lunches are priced from Y1000-1800, and dinner with drinks averages around Y4500.

Shinjuku-ku, Shinjuku 3-21-6, Shinjuku Ryuido Bldg B1F.
sVhVh3-21-6 Vhr B1F

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Venue listing from Bento.com4 Star Rating: recommended