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!
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
Ate here with my Ukrainian mother-in-law and family. This place is fantastic and the food is superb. The veraniki (peirogi), shuba, borscht, and poppy seed cake were incredibly good. They... read more
We just had to give you guys a try after Triple D's episode! Absolutely amazing food. The dumplings were fantastic and the rice with lamb was superb! Thank you so... read more
The beef stroganoff and the pork tenderloin with golden potatoes were amazing. Highly recommend the dessert platter (Alyonkas Favorite, sampler) - the desserts have vodka and rum and delicate complex... read more
Absolutely a wonderful restaurant and staff. Super cozy environment and welcoming. We walked in without reservations on a busy Friday night and was able to be sat. The borscht is... read more
Great food and service. They explained to us some of the food and where it came from which was cool. Super friendly and the food was yummy. A bit pricey... read more
Excellent food! Loved the borscht! Friendly staff. They were willing to accommodate my request to assemble various items of my choosing to fit my plant-based diet.
We wanted to try out this restaurant as we had heard it was delicious. It was reminiscent of my mother in-law and grand mother in laws cooking. The veraniki and... read more
Amazing food and the honey cake desert was to die for!! Highly recommended.
Service was excellent. Atmosphere is not why you are there the food is!
Came here last night for the first time, greeted by the friendly server and I was sat immediately. My partner had been here before many times, but this was my... read more
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 the joy of authentic cuisine and warm hospitality with Alyonka’s gift cards! Buy online or visit 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
TUE – SAT
12:00pm – 9:00pm
SUN – MON