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Arka Bar & Grill

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Bar, European, Contemporary, Russian, Vegetarian Friendly
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Bolshaya Konyushennaya St., 27, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
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+7 812 339-89-39
09:00 - 06:00
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have just had the most amazing meal at Arka, starter was a Russian version of tom yum soup which was excellent, followed by octopus on black risotto the mixture of flavours was fantastic, special thank you to Ivan for our first class service. A must in St Petersburg

Thank Layne E
Management response:

Layne, thank you for your review! We'll be happy to see you again (and special thanks from Ivan=) More 

Hannover, Germany
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Just a great bar! Bartenders are skilled, they offer a wider variety of drinks and cocktails, atmosphere is nice, music is great, prices are fair. Visitors/customers are mostly classy/stylish. Great place to start the evening or just end a longer working day. Recommended!

Thank cosmopolitan002016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great vibe, good prices, staff are friendly, a place to get the party started. Beer on tap is good priced and the cocktail menu are extended

Thank Francois K
Management response:

Francois, thank you for your review! We'll be glad to make of more cocktails;) More 

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375 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Popped in because we were staying across the road and because we had been told they serve good pirogi, or Russian pies. Not wrong, excellent as were their fresh juices.

Thank 165854
Management response:

Thank you for your review! We'll be glad to bake more pies for you=) More 

Moscow, Russia
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

2nd time here. We ate and drank. Very cool place to hang out. Not super busy so usually can get a seat at the bar or table. Not expensive and enjoyed the whole scene!

Thank Richard C
Hong Kong, China
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

I am having a quattro of tasty beetroot shooters : Beetroot syrup, pomegranate juice , currant infused vodka, topped with a rosette of beetroot chips. My cousin is having a birch juice lemon zest vodka martini. She says it probably the smoothest martini she's every had. And this is a very hip cozy comfy bar too. We gonna be here... More 

Thank Carolyn106
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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108 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Despite the fact that was not a very traditional russian restaurant, the place is cozy and trendy, central, and the food and the service is very good!

Thank Antony_Montecarlo
Bangkok, Thailand
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114 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This place looks intimidating from outside but young lady will escort you in. The decoration is amazing, contemporary and Scandinavian (I know...). Waiting staff was really professional, polite and they have English menu available. Food portions are bit smaller than average but more tastier than average. They have signature cocktails and good wine list. Beers are few foreign options like... More 

Thank SirRahikkala
Barcelona, Spain
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I went to Arka for a dinner a late night, an order a beef steak. It was fantastic good and tasty, the waiteress was very kindly, and i recommand this restaurant😀

Thank Håvard P
London, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

One day we were lazy staying in the opposite hotel. I'd seen people looking somewhat ott hanging around but when we went in as somewhat tired touritsts we were treated as we'd have liked without having to splash too much cash

Thank Nick H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, Contemporary, Russian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 06:00
09:00 - 06:00
09:00 - 06:00
09:00 - 06:00
09:00 - 06:00
09:00 - 06:00
09:00 - 06:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bolshaya Konyushennaya St., 27, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Northwestern District  >  St. Petersburg>  > Nevskiy
  • Neighbourhood: Nevskiy
  • Phone Number: +7 812 339-89-39
Among St.Petersburg’s new venues, Arka stands out by successfully combining a classy cocktail lounge, a restaurant serving great food late into the night, and an entertainment venue with DJ’s and a hip crowd of actors designers, journalists, and their culturally-forward ilk. Its central location, friendly English speaking staff, reasonable prices, and late hours make this trendy spot accessible. Next door to partner venue, Theater Café, Arka has its own sophisticated atmosphere (in a repurposed, glass-covered ark of an old historical building) The food menu includes both European and Russian cuisine (try the crème-soup with porcino mushrooms served with rye bread), kebabs, sandwiches, and cheeses that complement the drinks menu. The list of craft cocktails and wines is extensive. They also serve breakfasts, lunches, and a decadently long list of desserts.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?