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2148 S 900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
(801) 486-4952
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As a Russian-American, I miss the food from my homeland. Well, I can honestly say that while eating here, I didn't miss it at all! It was just like being in my grandmother's kitch...


That's Russian for ""In matters of taste and color, there are no friends"" basically meaning ""to each his own"". While I have no doubt that some Russian natives may like the rib...

Shut down by Local Authorities 2/13/2007

This business was finally shut down! The photograph is not representative of the decor, lighting, etc. The building was dark and had a dirty feel to it. One of the staff members confided in me after several years that she would place unwanted bodily objects in the food if she did not like a customer. Pros: Good location. Cons: Horrible parking, horrible service, pricey food, unhealthy conditions more

Na vkus i tsvyet, tovarishchei nyet. 9/30/2006

That's Russian for ""In matters of taste and color, there are no friends"" basically meaning ""to each his own"". While I have no doubt that some Russian natives may like the rib-stickin' homecooking of this place, this Uah boy felt it was somewhat wanting. I've eaten Eastern European cuisine before, gotten a taste for borscht, kasha, pirogis and all that, but Rasputin Restaurant's take on food was just about as austere and sinister as the gaze of the demented old monk himself. I ordered ""gowomki"" (mean's ""pidgeon"" - how appetizing!) because its one of my favorite Ruso-Polish dishes. What I received was something that was boiled to death and swimming in what might only be described as really watered down Campbells soup. Needless to say, not the Gowomki I was used to. And just so you know I had a cultural control variable during my dining experience there, my wife (Polish born and raised in Warsaw) who is very familiar with all this food thanks to Papa Stalin's grip on her homeland back in the bad old days, said she was far from impressed too. Oh well. The service was OK, a very nice man took our order. But someone I can only imagine was his mother or grandmother was glaring at us from the entrance way. At times I wasn't sure if I should wave and smile, or high tail it out of there. On the plus side, its excellent Soviet era decore. Lots of Lenin memorabilia makes you think you're taking a break from the working a Moscow factory during the Cold War. We need a restaraunt with this cuisine in Salt Lake, but unfortunately, I don't think Rasputin's rises to the bar. Pros: Good Soviet Era decore Cons: food, overall vibe. more

Authentic Russian 6/22/2006

As a Russian-American, I miss the food from my homeland. Well, I can honestly say that while eating here, I didn't miss it at all! It was just like being in my grandmother's kitchen. I got the chicken & rice soup and pehlmeni, my husband got the stuffed peppers. Both were fabulous. Pros: Great Authentic Food Cons: No A/C, Only cash/check more

Great Food! Lousy Service. 2/25/2006

Other than taking 2 hours to bring out our meal the food was most excellent. We had to pay with cash he stated that he doesn't accept credit cards but we saw the credit card machine in the back. Kind of shady. The food was made from scratch and very fresh. The soups and appetizers were amazing. more

What a great restaurant!!! 10/8/2005

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Rasputin. The food was delicious ( I HIGHLY recommend the borscht) and the atmosphere is great! The owner was very personable and really made us feel at home. I would recommend Rasputin's to anyone! more

Not a good value 7/22/2004

I ordered the cabbage rolls W/ the beef and potato soup. My wife ordered the meat dumplings W/ a green salad. My soup was a broth loaded with oregano, large pieces of potato and small but tender beef. I am not a expert in Russian food but thought this was a good begining. The salad was not only room temp but hot (the restaurant has no air conditioning). the entrees were the big disapointment. Both though not ""bad"" had no flavor, no appealing texture, and no attempt at presentation. I felt for what we recieved it wasn't a good value. I would not recomend Cons: , tasteless food, not a good value more

Ben Labrum 3/11/2004

I think this restaraunt is the best! I have eaten there many times and am very pleased with the service and the prices. The owners are from Ukraine, which makes them very knowlage able in the food they make. They also play Russian music, and you can buy the music and even movies in Russian. Pros: Russian music, Russian media, everything authentic more

Damn good food 12/28/2002

I love this place everything is great here. The service is great the food is better than words can describe its like being in Russia I LOVE IT more

a little touch of Russian! 12/19/2002

Rasputin is a wonderful restaurant! :) I have been going there over a year or two. Pros: GREAT food, Friendly, YUMMY! more

Speciba Comrade! 12/12/2002

This restaurant does not accept any sort of credit or debit card so please plan accordingly!!!! I had the borscht and the beef filled dumplings. The borscht was great! It was loaded with shredded veggies like cabbage and carrots and a dallup of sour cream. It wasn't some nasty beet soup like I had imagined--it was more like a vegetable/beef soup. Definitely give it a try! The beef dumplings were simple yet tasty. They were in a light broth and were hearty but not heavy. The owner, Olog, acts as the server and host and his mother does all of the cooking--so it is authentic. There's no better Russian cook than a babooshka! Pros: authentic, passionate, food Cons: no credit cards more

This place is amazingly russian!! 11/1/2002

This place is amazingly russian!! You walk in and feel that you are not in Utah, but in a small restaurant in Russia. The russian pop music and the blue walls are typical, even heart warming for someone that has been to the country. The food is as well. Don't miss out on the Zharkoe, a great russian stew, and the stuffed cabbage rolls are fantastic. It is a definite must try for anyone not in the mood for your TGI Fridays or McDonalds on a Friday night!! more

great food, great price 8/12/2002

I just loved this resturant. After having been to Russia, I was looking for a place that served Russian food. Rasputin was the only one in Salt Lake City surprisingly enough. I went there for lunch and had what was arguably some of the best food I have eaten since I moved to Salt Lake City. The service was a little on the slow side, but one of the things i learned from my trip to Russia was that every meal is an event and shouldn't be rushed. Spaciva Rasputin! more

A little Taste of Russia! 7/20/2002

The food is wonderful! I love their Dumplings! their Qt. Chicken is so good! All of their food is great! Its made when you order! my brother had his wedding party dinner held their, everything was made just for the party! Everyone enjoyed it! I will recommend Rasputin to anyone! Pros: homemade food, wonderful display, FUN! more

Try something new 6/12/2002

I'm always looking to try something new and had never had Russian before. The atmosphere was pretty simple but made it feel almost more authentic. Some of the dished seemed a little bland for my taste. Everything was hot and tasted great. We had wonderful service even though there was a large party there at the same time. No, the dinnerware doesn't look brand new and the decor isn't designer, but in my opinion it adds to the charm. It feels like your in a friend's grandmother's home, eating her homemade food. We will definitely be back and have recommended it to friends. Pros: Friendly service, Good food Cons: A little overpriced more
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  • The Scene
    Large scarves adorn blue walls, a cuckoo clock plays classical music on the hour, oversized plastic plants abound. Dowdy comes to mind. But the hospitable host ensures that you...

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  • Hours:

    Mon-Sat 11:30am-3pm and 5-9pm
  • Payments:

    Visa, Cash, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Sugar House

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