Offers several different dishes that you can choose and combine. Simple and inexpensive food priced by weight. Also some salads and desserts. Menu also in German. Vegans needs to inquire as dairy is used. Address: Фурье ул., 4, Irkutsk, Иркутск, Russia, 664003. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, Hare Krishna, Buffet
Furye Street, 4, 2F (northern end, middle of Karl Marx's street)
Irkutsk, Russia

Mon-Sun 11:00am-8:00pm



First Review by iLodin
  • vegan


Posted on 04 / 06 / 2015

Went here once during my stay in Irkutsk, and found it easily using the address provided in another review. The place has a good vibe, and the staff were nice enough.

There was quite a variety of food to choose from, but unfortunately not many vegan options, and no vegan desserts. I had a cabbage and dill soup, roast potatoes, little potato balls and what I think was a nut meat patty, all of which was delicious. The other vegan foods available were rice and buckwheat. Make sure you ask the staff which dishes are vegan, as we thought some of the curries looked great but they all contained cheese.

Pros: Delicious
Cons: Weird payment system , Not many vegan options
  • mostly-vegetarian

Nice restaurant!

Posted on 10 / 13 / 2014

NB: The map marker at HappyCow is incorrect! Try googling the address in russian and you'll get the right place: Govinda, vegetarianskoye kafe, Фурье ул., 4, Иркутск.

Very cozy restaurant. The staff was very nice and friendly but didn't speak English, however we could just point at the food we wanted since it's all there at the counter and it's all vegetarian. We also had help from a friendly customer next to us in the line, so if you're vegan, maybe there's someone there to help you ask about ingredients. Since the restaurant is in the center and we lived pretty close, we even went back a couple of times during our stay in Irkutsk. The food was really good, I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
Updated from previous review on Monday October 13, 2014

Pros: Good food, Many choices of food, Friendly staff
Cons: No English


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Last updated: 2014/10/13


Added: 2011/08/11


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