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“a very special restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Expedition

Expedition
Ranked #405 of 13,568 Restaurants in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$100 - US$1,000
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Delivery, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Haifa, Israel
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“a very special restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

We have never been in sybiria but when we visited Expedicia we felt like we are there, for the first course we had a block of ice, on the top there were almost frozen pieces of fish and two glasses of vodka in two holes, we dipped the fish into varied plates of sauce, it was beautiful and tasty at the same time. The atmosphere was great, the service was great and all the following courses were very special and delicious. In the first floor there was a little shop with items of the far north. The restaurant was very expensive but worth every ruble.

  • Visited July 2013
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West Hollywood, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A Wonderful "Bizarre Foods" TV Show Type Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

I'm a pretty adventurous eater, reasonably well traveled, and consider myself a "foodie." And I had a meal while in Moscow at "Expedicia" that featured no dishes I've ever seen before or tasted before. The entire meal was a new experience for me and I really enjoyed it. This is Siberian sort of hunter cuisine that evoked the excellent Werner Herzog film, "Happy People: A Year in Taiga." I've been to restaurants that use their decor to evoke a type of authentic menu that the kitchen never delivers. But in this case, the decor (hunter kitsch) is exactly matched by the adventurous dishes the kitchen is serving. The menu is pretty extensive. There are wonderful tasting platters for a whole table to share, and then plenty of individual offerings from soups to fish dishes to meat entrees. The meat served here is all "game" type stuff...venison, elk, and reindeer. The fish is pretty unique too: muksun, nelma, omul, pike and red salmon. There are also sea urchin and Kamchatka crab. Had a thick soup here made from elk meat and mashed vegetables and juniper berries that was truly unique and tasted like a brisket puree. They served it with a couple of pieces of fried reindeer heart. There's live Russian folk music being performed as you eat and it creates an entirely fun experience to match the wild dishes coming out of this kitchen. For most, you've got to be a pretty adventurous eater to experience this, but if you're up for it...I definitely recommend Expedicia. For visitors to Moscow I can't imagine a more unique dining experience. I'll remember mine for a long time!

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Rob_from_LA
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Expensive Good (Weird) Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

Staff was awesome--friendly, helpful, made the experience fun. Live traditional music was nice, too.
Food was exceptionally expensive (we shared three starters, one main course and one dessert--with 2 vodkas--and the total ended up $300) but was very tasty. Lots of unusual Siberian taste oportunities--raw frozen fish, elk, reindeer, horse...the list goes on and on.
We had an absolutely wonderful time, but the cost would prevent me from returning.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank HairyCarrie
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Milan, Italy
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Particular atmosphere”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013

This place has a particular atmosphere. Unfortunately the menu is not translated very good in english and staff was not very good in speaking it. We choosed two soups, one stroganina and one pelmeny and two beers. Total cost about 5000 rubles. Very expensive for me ! Food was particular and good even if not in large quantity.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Badu1
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Moscow, Russia
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98 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“lunch at a price of a flight tp St. Pete”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

fisrt thing which comes to my mind recalling this restaurant after a helicopter by the wall is crazy price tag! you should pay back all the expeditions and the decoration but not in such a way! nice service and quality food, but price kills it all. will hardly come back... ever...

  • Visited May 2013
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3 Thank SergioneMoscow
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