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Obraz Zhizni

#212 of 11,355 Restaurants in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
French, Israeli, Middle Eastern, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Bldg. 2 ul. Prechistenka 40/2 | Metro Kropotkinskaya, Moscow 119034, Russia
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+7 499 246-20-29
09:00 - 23:00
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 23:00
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Pordenone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Good, food, cozy place and nice waitresses! Only - the hummus was a bit "strange" compared to what I had in other places. Good, but different. Prices are OK. The only disappointing bit is I could not charge the tip on my credit card. In 2017 this kind of issues should be solved!

Thank Paolo M
YuliaGurevich, Владелец at Obraz Zhizni, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, Paolo! Unfortunately, in Russia still there is no service of tiping through the cc..Wish we have! A nice stay in Moscow! Waiting for you be back to our cozy place =) More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

its pretty place , Good food in general and good service im a israelian guy who came here and , Hamburger is good meat but worse bread ever they use for it :/

Thank NeMr S
Moscow, Russia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Don't be repelled by the title. Well prepared and designed food. Wide range of dishes including vegeterian. Nice staff. A bit remote location. Will come again surely. Thanks to TripAdvisor for this place.

1 Thank Nikolay M
Yorktown, Indiana
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101 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

We had the opportunity to eat at this romantic quaint cafe in downtown Moscow while our daughter was attending a cooking class there. The food is delicious. I had the pumpkin soup. My husband had the lemon pie. All of our friends also had very delicious food. Try the Ginger Lemonade. It is so refreshing and good non-alcoholic drink. The... More 

Thank lcsmith63
Moscow, Russia
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

The wide choice of good vines. Kosher, vegetarian and European cousin. Very tasty and for different choices. There's a live music after 7 pm. Very comfortable atmosphere. Try salmon tartar and beef stroganoff.

Thank Irinaakis
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

This was a lovely, fancy restaurant that served quite good vegetarian food. They advertise as a vegetarian restaurant, but in keeping with the traditional Moscow is a meat section. I ordered Shakshuka which came with several types of hummus and pita. Everything was good quality, though overall the flavors were a little flat. The prices were a little higher than... More 

Thank Sonya M
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

I used to visit this place quite a few times. For me it supposed to be a kind of nice local restaurant with nicely cooked Israeli food. But everything has changed recently. Last time I was here, shakshouka was disgusting, the famous Chicken Tabule was not a Tabule but just boiled kus-kus. For me, a fan of jewish cuisine it... More 

Thank Denis-from-Fulham
Yerevan, Armenia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

We gathered in this restaurant to celebrate my mum's birthday. The food was really nice and the waiters were so helpful and friendly that I just fell in love with this place. It's a children friendly place and even if the kids are making noise, the staff do not get irritated or ask parents to take their kids and leave... More 

Thank Anna C
Madison, Wisconsin
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

What a perfect spot! The food was outstanding and the atmosphere was magical. Eclectic decor but such a cozy, romantic ambiance. We had our hotel call before our arrival (reservations are definitely not necessary and not the norm) and they had a romatic table set up for us in the middle of the room with a couch as the chair... More 

Thank Mermaid06
Moscow, Russia
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Generally said, the food is great, the staff very friendly, the drinks good. Great place to spend an evening. I recommend to stick to the starters, simply because starters are great and they have a lot of them. Also had fish (seabass), which was very good. There are quite a few vegetarian and kosher (as you'd expect), as well as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 26
French, Israeli, Middle Eastern, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bldg. 2 ul. Prechistenka 40/2 | Metro Kropotkinskaya, Moscow 119034, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Central Russia  >  Moscow>  > Khamovniki
  • Neighbourhood: Khamovniki
  • Phone Number: +7 499 246-20-29

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Khamovniki

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Khamovniki could be considered a city of its own – here it’s possible to find some of Moscow’s most important cultural institutions such as the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, the Novodevichy Convent and Trubetskikh Estate, great sport locations such as Luzhniki stadium and aqua complex, and long and beautiful Luzhniki embankment. Pick your preferred form of transport to explore the area – bicycle or river cruise during the summer and taxi in winter as many of the great places are situated beyond a short walk.
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