Looking for an international cuisine? Need a break from Russian food? If so, read on and get ready to taste the world.
Visitors usually travel to St Petersburg to see the Hermitage and its treasure house of art, then they take a boat tour through the rivers and canals, or enjoy a walking tour on Nevsky Prospekt; and when is time to eat they end up in some Russian restaurants. Of-course that's fine!
But why limit yourself to a single country when you can also dip into food from around the world?
If you stay a couple of days in the imperial city, remember that there is also an incredible range and variety of international cuisines to be discovered. In fact you can find a lot of St Petersburg restaurants offering delicious dishes made from chefs who comes from their respective native country. From Italian, French and Spanish to Japanese, Indian or Mexican... ...you'll have plenty of choices to taste your buds.
So if you need a break from Russian cuisine or you just want to taste everything the world has to offer during your trip to St. Petersburg, then make sure you check out our list of international cuisine below.
We have made a list of what we think are the best restaurants in the city featuring colorful and tasty international dishes. So, choose a category below and enjoy each country unique flavor as much as we do, and have fun!☺
Hungry? If so, choose a category from the list below. Just click on the links or scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Tip: Please be sure to make a reservation before going out for dinner in any of these restaurants offering international cuisine, especially on the weekend.
Italian cooking is among the world's richest and most varied, with dishes perfect for every occasion. And as Italian myself, let me tell you that Italian food is the best in the world. So, if you love pasta and pizza as well as antipasti and wines or you would like to get a feel of Italy while visiting Russia's Northern Capital, then don't miss our top list of Italian restaurants in Saint Petersburg.
Without any doubt no cuisine says romance like French. Its mystique is as carefully crafted as the cuisine itself. From the simplest crusty baguette eaten
with ripe Brie to a beautiful Lobster bisque or hearty Beef Bourguignon, St. Petersburg can offer a bunch of good places to eat out for any French food lover. So, if you want to have dinner in a true French style and feel like dining in a Parisienne Bistro, then take a look at our top list of French restaurants in St. Petersburg.
Sure, the most popular cuisines all over the world are Italian and French, but what about other delicious and national cuisines such as Spanish, English, Greek, German, or Scandinavian? Well... No worries! When you'll be tired of Pizza, Borshch, Sushi or Ratatouille, you'll also find many other restaurants in St. Petersburg offering a wide selection of authentic European cuisine.
Sushi is more popular in Russia than in Japan. This is not a joke, but a matter of fact! Japanese cuisine grew and spread fast in Russia leading to a boom of sushi restaurants today available in any Russian city, included the beautiful Saint Petersburg. So if you fancy raw fish wrapped with rice and algae or batter fried shrimp, no worries... You'll find a lot of Japanese restaurants in St. Petersburg where to enjoy a variety of dishes and regional specialties, included the so beloved sushi.
Asian & Indian restaurants in St. Petersburg range from Chinese restaurants to Thai, Indian and Turkish restaurants as well as to noodle shops. They all are a real treat for anyone with interest in the variety and surprisise that Indian and Asian cooking can hold. If you are among those looking for a perfect combo of sweet, spice and savoury along with an oriental atmosphere, we are sure that in the imperial city you will find a lot of places to explore a little of East and have so a wonderful culinary experience.
Each South American country has a unique cuisine that was shaped by its history. The food is tasty, plentiful and diverse that almost anyone fall in love with it! Honestly St. Petersburg is not the best place to try authentic Mexican and Latin American food, but for those who have not yet explored this type of food or just want a break from other type of cuisines, we know a bunch of restaurants in the city that will not only satisfy your palate, but also let you forget that you are in Russia.
Get a taste of South American food
Written by Davide C.