Restaurant: Yapona Mama
Address: 4 Smolensky Bulvar.
Phone: 246 9967
Average cost: $30-50
A casual Japanese restaurant with a slick, modern interior. This is the second Yapona Mama; the first is on Tsvetnoi Bulvar.
Japanese food is all the rage in Moscow - for the freshest and best quality ingredients, head for Yapona Mama. The sleek, modern interior is lit by natural light from a floor to ceiling wall of glass that leads out to the summer terrace. Japanese prints and wooden furniture ensure that the atmosphere is welcoming rather than austere. The atmosphere is lively; bookings are essential at weekends when a DJ plays to aid digestion.