Rada and K

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    ( 11 reviews )

Gorokhovaya Ulitsa 36, St Petersburg, Russia

Western European and Indian foods with vegan options. Yeast-free bread, bakery, fresh-squeezed juices, smoothies and more. Near Sadovaya metro station. Open Mon-Fri 10:00am-11:00pm, Sat-Sun 11:00am-11:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, Western, Juice bar, Bakery, European

11 Reviews

First Review by Heurtebise

Tasty food served cold - Edit

Everything was tasty but served cold, including curry and soup! Did not find hard to locate, was pretty much exactly where Maps showed.

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Quite a nice place - Edit

For some reason it was a bit difficult to find this place by the map, even tho it's situated right on Gorokhovaya street (on the right side if facing Sadovaya street that is like 20 meters away).
There are some vegan options to choose from. I ended up ordering the olivier salad (it was okay, but the taste is a bit weird, and the vegan sausage wasn't yummy), chickpea 'meatball things' - they're called koftas and are denser than falafel - with buckwheat (pretty good but not warm), carob drink (tastes good when hot but tends to leave sediment on the bottom of the pot so make sure to stir it), and for dessert a fig energy ball (tasty, has little crunchy seeds inside) and an oatmeal cookie (delicious, my favorite part of the meal).

Updated from previous review on 2016-08-28

Pros: the staff is willing to help with choosing food, pretty cheap, quick (self-)service

Cons: not very cosy

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best place ever - Edit

Delicious cheap food, lots of vegan options, yummy tea, great atmosphere. loved it.

Pros: the food is really good and cheap, a lot of differ

Cons: only two vegan desserts, and both of them are not

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Nice, good and reasonable - Edit

This place has a lot of options to choose from, if you come early, because once it's finished, that's it. The menu changes per day, so if you go more often, you won't have to eat the same all the time. English is not spoken easily, but they try hard to help you. Because you can look at the buffet what you're getting, it's easier to imagine what you're ordering. Everything is weighted, so you pay exactly for what you get. Apart from cash, you can also pay by (Maestro) debit card. Not that it's expensive here, on the contrary.
The food tasted well, but unfortunately the buffet doesn't keep it really warm. They heat it up in the microwave for you, but it seems that this machine is either heavily underpowered, or just broken.
The entourage is modern, clean and yet also cozy. You can spend here some time. Some of the guests were singing softly while I was there, which added to the atmosphere.
This is a place that I definitely recommend.

Pros: Good food, Nice atmosphere, Reasonably prices

Cons: Food not very hot, Sold out menu items are not replenished

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Cheap and fast - Edit

Good option to eat quickly, seems like cantine, waitress are kind and speak english, vegan options. The food is not really good and was served cold but it’s cheap. Only the wraped nuts cake (desert) was delicious. We can also take away.

Ce restaurant est un bon compromis pour manger rapidement, sur le pouce. Atmosphère de cantine. Les serveurs sont très gentils et parlent anglais. Choix vegan. La nourriture n'est pas très bonne et est servie froide mais ce restaurant est sans prétention et le prix est TRES BAS. Le dessert roulé feuilleté aux noix était tout de même délicieux. Vente également à emporter.

Pros: inexpensive, fast, take away / kind waistress

Cons: not tasty, served cold

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Perfect Hare Krishna place - Edit

Good food, many options, you can always find something for your mood. All food is offered to deities. Tasty and cheap warm drinks. Sweets are not so cheap but very interesting. Perfect location, nice people and staff. WiFi, Discounts for students. Quite a lot of space, sometimes live relaxing music.
Summarily, the best veggie place in the city

The next door is the veggie shop where you can buy vegan sausages, cakes etc.

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A Great Place - Edit

I've eaten here twice, there is a good selection for vegans and they even had carob desserts. I had an eggplant/tomato salad, a stew made from TVP and chickpeas, a coconut/date dessert and fresh carrot juice. It was all delicious, well seasoned and not too salty. The bill was about US$14, very reasonable. Some English is spoken, and they will fill your water bottle with filtered water if you ask. Also, they have free wifi.

Pros: Selection, Quality, Price

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Plentiful Options But a Little Bland - Edit

This busy and large cafeteria-style restaurant mostly caters to a student crowd. They claim to offer Indian cuisine, and optically the dishes looked like Indian food, but it didn’t taste like Indian food in the least. No matter. If you don’t expect it to taste like Indian food, it tasted fine, if a little bland. As usual, the server had limited English capabilities, so navigating the cafeteria line wasn’t easy. I got a chicken “curry” with a large mound of kasha, a big bowl of “dal,” a potato pierogi (?) and a “curried” cous-cous salad. (I ordered so much food because this was both lunch and dinner). My taste buds didn’t sing, but the food was filling and satisfying, so I’d consider the meal a success. Cost for this two-meals-in-one was about $20.

Next door to Rada and K is Adi, a tiny vegetarian grocery store. I didn’t see any must-haves, but it’s a useful resource. Watch the hours—they closed promptly at 6 pm.

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all time visiting saint petersburg we eat there - Edit

Inexpensive, clean. Hare Krishna vegetarian (half dishes with dairy products) with good selection of vegan food. Soups!!! Soups are necessary in cold russian climate!)))

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A cheap and nice veggie restaurant - Edit

The newest veggie restaurant in town. Has A la carte -list but basically most of the a la carte is available also from the line - so you can choose to queue and get your dishes straight away (and see what you are ordering) or sit and wait. There are some vegan options in every food section from salads to desserts. Staff speaks some English but as everywhere in Russia, basic understanding and knowledge of Russian helps. Service is fast and friendly and the food is inexpensive and delicious - although in my opinion a bit too greasy. The yeast-free rye bread that you can buy home is excellent.

Pros: inexpensive, fast, friendly staff

Cons: greasy food, crowded, religious

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Cosy and inexpensive - Edit

I've been to this place twice, and, like everything in the world Rada and K has both positive and negative sides. To begin with good parts, i'd like to say, that this is really inexpensive and yet cosy place. It's a very popular little restaurant and therefore is always crowded, and it's nice to see so many friendly faces around. Lactovegetarians and Krishna lovers will definetely find Rada admirable, for the choice of lactoveg options is great. Unfortunately, vegan part of the Rada's menu leaves much to be desired, but i'm sure things will get better with this place. The only really negative thing about Rada i have to tell is that when i first checked it, it ended up with me having food poisoning. I ordered indian soup with mung beans and fake meat (soy) in tomatoe souce, which appeared to be tomatoe-and-sour cream souce. The meat was served cold, so i'm afraid it happened to be the reason of my poisoning. Still, cause i wanted to give this place a second chance, i visited it again and had vegan meals only. Everything was fine, no disasters, so i think i might want to go there again one day. But only if the vegan menu is increased and gets fancier, of course.

Pros: healthy cousine, friendly stuff, no smoking

Cons: small portions, limited options, poor food quality

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