Occupying over three floors in two shophouses on Duxton Hill, Buyan serves traditional Russian food, ordered off of untraditional menus: iPads. Start out with caviar, farmed with a conscience, then move onto a main course of beef stroganoff or chicken Kiev, and end with one of their excellent desserts which are simply flavorful.
For the adventurous, there are many imported vodkas and beers to chose from. There is even a beer made specially for them! And while basking in old world Russian charm, you can finish off your day with one of their regular, prestige, or rare cigars. Owner, Julia Sherstyuk, created Buyan hoping to inspire local to develop an appreciation for Russian cuisine and we certainly were charmed and inspired. Even those with a discerning palate will not be disappointed. (Dec 2011)