In fickle Moscow dining trends come and go with lightning speed, so it’s a mark of Sirena’s overwhelming popularity that it’s been open for almost twenty years. The restaurant’s two rooms are designed to appear like the cabins of a ship, complete with waiters dressed as sailors that greet you upon your entrance. And it’s not only the menu that’s chock full of seafood: in one room, strugeon swin beneath the glass floor, and in the other the walls are lined with aquariums.
While the prices are somewhat eye-watering – especially for wine – the exceptional food justifies the loyalty of Sirena’s customers. The fish, displayed on ice in front of the kitchen, is incredibly fresh, and cooked with flair by chef Stefano Vomero. Complementary pastries at the end of the meal round things off to satisfaction.