Warmth and love served with every dish at Alyonka

Authentic Russian Comfort Cuisine

Alyonka Russia Cuisine is a small but mighty restaurant, serving up comforting classics like beef stroganoff, Russian crepes, and Pelmeni dumplings. Everything in our kitchen is made from scratch – with the highest quality ingredients.

Our Food Network Appearance

Experience flavors that wowed Guy Fieri at Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives! Our Pelmeni dumplings and Plov were featured on the show, with Guy raving about our Pelmeni: ‘It is so good, and you got to have sour cream on it. This is the best thing I have eaten last year.’
But that’s not all – Guy also couldn’t get enough of our Plov, saying, ‘Great ingredients cooked the right way could produce the right flavor. I am digging around for the lamb; it is my favorite part.’ At Alyonka, we take pride in using only the highest quality ingredients and preparing them with care to bring out the best flavors in our authentic Eastern European cuisine.
Don’t just take our word for it – watch season 45, episode 12 of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives to see Guy Fieri’s reaction for yourself!

OUR STORY

Elena DeYoung

At Alyonka, we’re more than just a restaurant – we’re a family. Elena DeYoung, affectionately known as Alyonka, born and raised in the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan, has been sharing her love of authentic Russian cuisine with the Treasure Valley since 2005. As one of the original founders of the Russian Food Festival, she has been delighting visitors with her incredible dishes for years. Her passion for cooking and her commitment to using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients are evident in every bite.

For Elena, cooking is more than just a job – it’s a way of life. Her diverse childhood growing up in a multicultural neighborhood inspired her to create a menu that reflects her heritage and the memories of her friends and family. From savory classics like beef stroganoff and pelmeni dumplings to sweet treats like honey cake and pavlova, every dish is made with love and care.

When you step inside Alyonka, you’re not just coming to a restaurant – you’re entering a world of warmth, comfort, and deliciousness. So come join our family and experience the magic of authentic Russian cuisine. We can’t wait to share it with you.

What People Say About Us

paul baerwald
paul baerwald
2023-06-29
Absolutely incredible quality food. Two girls in the kitchen cooking. So good. The smoked trout appetizer.. Can’t stop thinking about how good that was. The dumpling entree.. Just amazing broth, so clean, flavorful. The dough felt like it was from scratch, fresh. The tea was excellent as well. Can’t wait to come back.
Yulia Smolinski
Yulia Smolinski
2023-06-28
All my family love this Russian cousin! Very delicious food and very nice people who work there. 5++++
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
2023-06-27
Absolutely delicious!
Ethan Dillingham
Ethan Dillingham
2023-06-18
One of the most impressive restaurants I've ever been too, the quality of the food and dining experience was top notch. If you're ever in Boise this is a must visit.
David Kerr
David Kerr
2023-06-11
This place is great. First time I've ever eaten Russian food and I loved it. Phenomenal service. The gal helping us is worth her weight in gold.
Calvin Zito
Calvin Zito
2023-06-11
Patio dining with great food and service. They were a bit surprised by how busy they were going to be and were a bit short-staffed. The owner came out to apologize but we thought they did an amazing job under the circumstances. Will definitely be back.
Laurie Carr
Laurie Carr
2023-06-07
Wonderful little restaurant. Enjoyed trying new dishes and their pastries and coffee excellent. Also, tried their iced tea. Normally I don't care for florally, fruity tea, but their's was very refreshing and delicious. Definitely will return.
  •   What a cute and quaint  place. The lady server is so nice and welcoming. She seems like she really loves her job . The food tastes very authentic. The portions... read more

    thumb Gheorghina S.
    9/07/2023

      Easily in the top 10 best restaurants I've ever been to. Everything we tried was incredibly fresh and unique. The staff was incredibly kind and passionate. They clearly love their... read more

    thumb Henry H.
    9/10/2023

      This place is so special and deserves a Michelin star. The owner is always there, making sure her guests are given 5 star service. The design of the space and... read more

    thumb Megan N.
    10/22/2023
  •   Great food, great service! The beef stroganoff is excellent, but the dessert sampler is fantastic!

    thumb Josh T.
    1/28/2024

      So so good!  We tried a lot of different items from the menu and everything was outstanding.  And the service was equally as good.  I already have my menu choice... read more

    thumb Debra W.
    8/23/2023

      What a lovely and DELICIOUS place. It's very quaint, with wonderful staff and filled with flavor you'll be wanting a return visit to for. We wanted to taste as much... read more

    thumb Gabrielle T.
    1/21/2024
  •   Alyonka is one of my favorite places in Boise. We went there for my husbands birthday and enjoyed all of it. They have a nice drink selection (alcoholic and non-alcoholic),... read more

    thumb Mindy L.
    9/26/2023

      We walked in around 6:15 without a reservation, and we were seated despite the fact the table was reserved for a 7:30 reservation. We were very appreciative to be accommodated.... read more

    thumb Dudine J.
    12/23/2023

      Came into town  for a quick weekend  and the Thriple D came on with a special for a Boise Russian restaurant.
    It looked so good.
    We went the next night for... read more

    thumb Danielle K.
    8/05/2023
  •   I absolutely love this place!  If I lived in Boise I would go once a week!  I love the ambience and of course the food.  Lamb Plof was excellent!  So... read more

    thumb Karol C.
    11/04/2023

      I'm glad finally I try this place and I kind upset I did not try early. From the service to the food to the ambiance 5 stars or even more... read more

    thumb Luigina M.
    1/26/2024

      Stopped by for a lovely dinner here recently.

    I hadn't been to this building since it was State & Lemp and was excited to try Alyonka who took over the... read more

    thumb Ophelia M.
    11/21/2023

OUR GUESTS

Alyonka's Community

Alyonka is not just about the food – it’s about the people. When you visit us, you’ll feel right at home among our warm and friendly staff. We’re passionate about sharing our authentic cuisine and inviting our customers to be a part of our community. Elena and her team treat every customer like a member of their own family, taking the time to get to know each person and make them feel special.

Gift Card

Gift the joy of authentic cuisine and warm hospitality with Alyonka’s gift cards! Buy in our restaurant in person. Choose from various denominations and celebrate any occasion effortlessly. Redeemable easily, they never expire.

Alyonka's Family-Style Feast

Take the night off from cooking and order Alyonka’s family-style dinner to go! With plenty of delicious food for the whole family, ordering online in advance has never been easier.

Proudly Serving Award-Winning Cuisine

Book a Table

Due to the intimate size of our restaurant, we highly recommend making a reservation to ensure that you have a table waiting for you. Our cozy dining room features just 9 tables, and on especially busy nights, we may not be able to accommodate walk-ins without reservations. However, we also have a charming outdoor patio with a roof, blankets, and heaters to keep you comfortable in chilly weather. For outdoor seating, we operate on a first-come, first-served basis. So whether you prefer the cozy indoor ambiance or the fresh air of our patio, we have a spot for you at Alyonka.

Give us a call at (208) 344-8996 during our hours of operation to reserve your table and ensure a delightful dining experience

HOURS

TUE – SAT

12:00pm – 9:00pm

SUN

12:00pm – 5:00pm

MON

Closed

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