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!


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

Toby Madden
Toby Madden
Overall great experience!
Kevin ferrell
Kevin ferrell
Excellent quality. Definitely go again
Sergei Nesterenko
Sergei Nesterenko
The best dinner place !
Deanna Johannsen
Deanna Johannsen
Fabulous food!
Angie Chevalier
Angie Chevalier
We ordered take-out, usually don't expect much when ordering togo but WOW! This food was delicious. All of it was amazing. The beef stroganoff was made with homemade noodles and the beef melted in your mouth. Honey cake was so flavorful, lemon mouse was to die for. Alyonka literally delivered 5 star dinner/dessert as takeout. This was our first time trying this restaurant and I will be back. I can only imagine how good it will be in person. I could taste the love cooked into every dish. Highly recommend!!
Joshua Wendt
Joshua Wendt
This restaurant was amazing! Such good food and the service is excellent. I highly recommend the borscht and desert.
Thaddeus Wendt
Thaddeus Wendt
Amazing food. I’ve never had Russian food before. I thoroughly enjoyed every dish. The employees are very friendly and attentive. I will definitely be coming back. This is one of my top three favorite restaurants in the Boise area.
  •   Great food, great service! The beef stroganoff is excellent, but the dessert sampler is fantastic!

    thumb Josh T.

      The borscht was delicious and addictive. It was rich in vegetables and creaminess. It's one of the best soup I've had! The stroganoff was tasty too- the beef was tender... read more

    thumb Bryan F.

      Excellent food and outstanding service here. The staff is happy to explain the menu and recommend selections, they are spot on in my experiences here. This is a small... read more

    thumb Michelle M.
  •   Awesome food and the environment is small and intimate, rather than a typical chain restaurant. Desserts are top notch and home made, and service is excellent!!

    thumb Tony B.

      Food and staff, which were the owners, made our night perfect. The dumplings were my favorite and I will go back just for them!!

    thumb Brenda D.

      This place is just outstanding in all respects. The perfect place for wonderful food served with a smile in comfortable, relaxing surroundings. We will be back.

    thumb Jon W.
  •   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.

      I don't think I could make it through the winter without this wonderful, high-quality lovingly created food. Might be the cleanest restaurant in Boise also 🙂

    thumb L C.

      This was a great little gem to discover in Boise. Very intimate space and the food was outstanding. Authentic Russian dishes and just really great food. Would definitely recommend... read more

    thumb Karen F.
  •   Great food and service. Atmosphere is nice. Give it a try, especially if you have never experienced Russian cuisine.

    thumb B H.

      Food, Service, Ambiance all get 5 stars. The food was fantastic. The waiter, Connor, was pleasant and knowledgeable about the cuisine. The restaurant is small and quiet! There was... read more

    thumb Sharon P.

      Everything on their menu tastes good. Soviet champagne just tastes like normal bottom shelf champagne to me. Also not a big drinker so.

    thumb Purple D.


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



12:00pm – 9:00pm


12:00pm – 5:00pm





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