All-singing, all-dancing Russian venue is worth a visit Reviews

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Tchaikovsky is the epitome of unconventionality in every respect, from the faux-opulent furnishings to the ballet and the doo-wop dancing. Book a table later rather than earlier unless you want to dine in an empty, surreal environment. The thick, leather-bound menu printed in English and Russian features page after page of Russian dishes, from traditional borsch to selyodka pod shuboy (a herring dish) and, of course, caviar. Though the black caviar might be tempting, consider the Dhs545 price tag before ordering.

A more affordable option is the ‘Russian Hunting Snack’ – halved boiled eggs stuffed with avocado and cream-cheese purée, dotted with red caviar, which is reminiscent of fashionable finger food from the ’80s – or the Tchaikovsky special, effectively two huge beef burger patties doused in melted cheese with a side of mash. Nil points for presentation, but the food’s actually not bad. The cabaret (the restaurant’s main draw) begins around 10.45pm – expect ballet, swing and goose-stepping to Russian marching music. Wonderfully bizarre and worth visiting at least once.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,

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  • Location: Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 448 8222
  • Travel: Jumeirah Beach Road
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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

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Posted by: Julia on 29 Nov ' 12 at 12:32
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

how i can get info regarding NY party?

Posted by: Alexandra on 26 Feb ' 12 at 05:39
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

First time to see such kind of place in Dubai!
Entertainment was nothing, but WOW with great musicians, very talented singers and amazing dancers! Food was great as it was one of those rare times when they get Russian food just RIGHT in Dubai. As for the service, staff is very friendly, polite and seemed to enjoy what they are doing.
Value for money was also great, considering that with average food and drink prices for Dubai restaurant, you get much more than a glass of beer and french fries: with all that entertainment up to 3 AM it is worth it!
Go try the place and bring your friends along, you will not regret it!

Posted by: Nate on 19 Feb ' 12 at 10:23
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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