Good food, plenty of (vegan) options!
Posted on 07 / 21 / 2013
Jagannath is a nice, big but cozy place with colorful Indian-inspired interior and plenty of vegan options at a reasonable price.
I doubt that it is still true that there is "Very little English spoken" as it says in the description here on Happy Cow, when I see other people's reviews here I think this info is out-dated. Even if it was still true there will always be other guests who are willing to help to find out what is what (this is my general experience in Moscow). Yes, the labels are still all in Russian and you will need some help to match them with the food you see if you don't speak Russian. But I believe language is not a big issue anymore.
While standing in the queue I asked a guy from the staff for advise on some items and he was very friendly and helpful. But very busy, too, so I did not ask him as much as I would have otherwise.
In general I am not too found of that type of self service restaurants where you have to move in one big queue along all the food and only when you reach the cashier you have seen it all. Nearly always I would have made different choices knowing it all up front, but, moving along with the queue, I tend to grab stuff which looks OK not knowing what type of good food comes after. Jagannath is such a restaurant and the day I was there it was quite busy. After several visits you probably get a better feeling of what is where along the queue. I have been there only once and I found it a bit stressful, also since I was carrying my laptop and some other stuff with me I was not too much into standing an a queue and balancing a tray.
But once I reached a table with my tray everything was fine and the atmosphere quite relaxing. I had some vegetables with wild rice and an Asian noodle dish, both with vegetables, a spring role, a little cake as dessert and - as take-away- a samosa. Both the rice and noodle dishes where not very hot, rather lukewarm. But still very tasty, as well as anything else I had here.
good food, plenty of vegan options, reasonable prices
one big queue