5 Karetny Ryad
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||Tsvetnoy boulevard or Mayakovskaya
||Inside Hermitage garden Show Route
If like the idea of lying in a comfortable divan sipping aromatic tea while smoking hookah, head to Chaikhana #1. Situated at Hermitage Garden, this place is a luxurious version of an Uzbek tea house (chaikhona). A very good selection of teas (starting at $10 for a pot), eastern delicacies and sweets ($5-$10), and full meals (from $15). The waiters are friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed. Mix in house music infused with eastern motives and a large TV screen, and you will get the chill out Moscow style. The crowd may sometimes get a bit annoying, but at least you're getting the authentic experience.