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Where to try dumplings in Irkutsk

Strolling along the most beautiful Irkutsk streets – Karl Marx Street – you will spot a funny signboard that will make you sing, “I wanna rock! I want to rock!”

a sign on the side of a building

And in no time you will make that gesture – your index finger and the little finger are upright and the thumb is clasped against the two middle fingers.

Now you won’t pass it by. You are wondering what the heck it is.

This is “Realny Zames” the best dumpling restaurant in Irkutsk. Come on in!

Please, take off your problems before entering. This is what the people working here want from you. You are immersing in the dumpling world. You are always welcomed with pleasant music, yummy-yummy dumplings and by friendly people.

There is a great variety of stuffing for you to come and try something new.

Tastes differ. That is why you can pick out dumplings with pork, deer, beef, vegetables, Siberian berries, potatoes and even more. All food is served in reusable dishes that meet Urban Adventures’ sustainability goals.

a bunch of different types of food on a table

You are unique. Your choice is unique. So are dumplings.

While waiting for your order, you have time to look around.

All over the sofa, you will see funny dumpling-shaped cushions.

a group of people sitting at a table

On the walls, there are some made-in-USSR telephones. You can’t help pretending to call someone you love. Don’t worry, in case you get drunk, it’s impossible to reach your ex on this phone.

The restaurant is pretty spacious with a high ceiling. And you feel like staying here as long as possible, enjoying your meal and maybe sharing your dumplings with your friends getting an opportunity to try more different types of them.

Dumplings are here. Mmm, what a mouth-watering smell! Let’s get started!

a person sitting at a table with a plate of food

If there are some Russian guys in your company, they will tell you a family story about making dumplings when they were children. You will feel like home away from home.

By the way, we visit this lovely restaurant on our Irkutsk city tour by night, join us on any day at 6 pm!

Written by Marina, a local guide