ZIMA Russian Restaurant

4.7
617 reviews
£26 to £40
Russian
Zima is a Russian Restaurant located in the heart of Soho offering traditional Russian dishes with a modern twist.

Treat yourself to the best priced caviar in London alongside the favourites of Russian cuisine, welcoming atmosphere and sip on our homemade selection of infused vodka.

Zima’s seasonal menu draws inspiration in flavour and culture from our adventures and travelling across all regions of Russia.
Enjoy our signature dishes such as pirozhki (baked buns), pelmeni (dumplings) and seasonal specials alongside our selection of home infused vodka nastoikas.

In our three storey townhouse we also run our own Zima Picklery, where we ferment all our seasonal vegetables, fruit, and drinks.
A fine selection of world wines, craft beers and signature cocktails are also being poured at the restaurant and bar.

ZIMA. Escape from the ordinary!

Experiences

  • Shisha at Lazy Zima Shisha Lounge

    Multiple dates available

    1 shisha per 2 people Shisha is 40! Open from 5:00 till 22:30. Check Lazy Zima for more details. https://www.lazycaterpillar.com/zimasoho-shisha

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 617 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.6
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4.6
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Noble
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was excellent but the service was a bit disappointed, slow and lack of attention to the customers

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chardonnaie
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had shisha and it was great, great vibe and music in the shisha section plus service was great and pleasant. Prices for food are a bit on the higher level but it’s central London so it’s expected.

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KingaP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked a table for my boyfriend’s birthday dinner. Staff very friendly, amazing food. We got a cake with “happy birthday”, they sang happy birthday and that was very nice surprise for us!
Thanks again for making this evening so good, Will be back to try more food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is very tasty! Definitely will visit again

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SvetlanaS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, nice place in the centre of Soho

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RhysM
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent, food and drink was delicious, the only set back was that the service (although friendly and attentive) was a little slow.

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Oscar
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Amazing atmosphere and really nice service :)

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zgiebw
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one the best places for a nice east European food.Nice selection of dishes, desserts are just fabulous, my favourite are small cheesecakes with condensed milk
Service is in super high level even on busy days.
Selection of flavoured vodka shots will really positively surprise you

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TokyoTen
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for our family meal - good atmosphere, delicious food, friendly staff.

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DaveyC
London
9 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service. Good variations.

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KarolinaL
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, very nice service and so good shisha!

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Joshua
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Olivier salad was refreshing. Chicken kiev is a must.

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OksanaT
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the evening. Will come again soon. :)

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EmilieA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service was a little messy, the table was ready 30min after the booking time.
The food is very good, specifically the dumplings and the deserts (honey cake and cherry dumplings). A little disappointed with the side, the cauliflowers were cold and dry, with no dressing and no presentation: pieces of cauliflowers and 4 cherry tomatoes in a bowl.
Loved the bar downstairs, the ginger beer cocktail is delicious!

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EkaterinaZ
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated my birthday with the family at the restaurant. Food was delicious, service was perfect. Thank you!

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ElenaC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent authentic food
Great menu with variety of choices
Good wine
Very warm and professional service
A must to visit

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Anastasia
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food and cocktails. One of the best contemporary Russian restaurants in london

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food, the pilmeni was excellent, and Martin the Shisha guy was fantastic

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vipKathrynA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is really excellent. The blinis are homemade and the caviar is well priced. They have lots of excellent vodkas and staff are helpful and knowledgeable. Definitely highly recommended.

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DonataR
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Atmosphere and food been really nice but waitress could be more polite and smile bit more. Also while going to toilet heard one team member going downstairs I guess to kitchen and swearing in Russian language.. We also paid 6£ per person to serve our birthday cake which took long to be cut in peace.

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AnnaD
London
17 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great selection of Russian specials including delicious pickled vegetables, pierogi dumplings and lovely Georgian wine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall2food5service4ambience2

Hi, I don't want to say that it was bad, but I was disappointed that 6 people had to leave the table because someone was already waiting, I didn't order dessert and it was my birthday I asked for a plate. I was not offered anything, after I went down to the bar where I asked about shisha, to which the manager replied that he could not offer us because they were busy. we were 6 people and all disappointed. the food was good and nastoika!

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CharlotteN
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an ideal place for anyone looking for a good Russian restaurant in London. The staff are lovely and the food is great!

MJ
ManJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! the honey cake is such a delight. I will go again!

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JurijsS
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place to recall typical Russian and Ukrainian home food.

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AA123
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A nice place with good Russian food. There is also a nice shisha terrace with good quality shisha at a good price.

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IrinaI
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable meal, super delicious borsh soup and strawberry and orange tea

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CaterinaD
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place and great food!
All we tried was very nice and all the staff were kind and smiley.
I would definitely recommend it!

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ViktoriyaG
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you very much for service.
It was a nice atmosphere.

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vipKBear
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, nice staff, good ambience, we over ordered but better to have too much than too little.

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Jenny
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great nastoyka! We had a wonderful evening.
One more vegetarian main course would be good, to have a bit more choice.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is delicious as always. Got a free cake slice for my birthday - really pleasant surprise.

JC
vipJosephChiu
London
74 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The best Russian in town…..

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Yeltrab
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The for was amazing, but the service was too slow and items ordered were not delivered, Shane it would have been perfect otherwise

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Topher
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was delicious and the service very nice. I would definitely go again and it was a nice change to the standard restaurants.

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vipNATK
London
19 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

came to celebrate Birthday had some nostalgia for Russian food. Very nice atmosphere, very pleasant and polite waiters, decor. Its in a very noisy part of SOHO but once you enter you seem to be protected from it. Great "pelmeni" and Chai s Oblepihoi", excellent zakuski! but I would stay away from khachapuri as it is not what you are likely looking for if you had a Georgian one- our kids' were very particular about it. Yet overall a super nice evening

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was superb (Paulina). Friendly and attentive staff, the cocktails and food were delicious. Ambience fun and friendly, with contemporary Russian music. Good quality throughout.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I was looking forward to try the stuffed cabbage on the menu when I booked with open table. When we arrived we were told that they no longer served the stuffed cabbage dish and the menu were changed 2 years ago.

I am gluten intolerant and there are not many dishes I can have on their menu.

Very annoyed and disappointed. Will not go back again

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ZIMA is authentic Russian food. Definitely recommend! Don’t take it from me, take it from all the other Russian reviewers :)

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bahri
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very tasty food and drinks for a great value......

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from ZIMA Russian Restaurant using the Order Online button. ZIMA Russian Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Supper London and Uber Eats. ZIMA Russian Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7494 9111.

ZIMA Russian Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 617 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.