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Welcome to Alyonka!

Open Wed – Sat | 12:00 – 9:00 PM

Born and raised in the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan, Elena DeYoung has been bringing Russian food to the Treasure Valley since 2005. As one of the original founders of the Russian Food Festival, she served her incredible food to thousands of visitors every year. And each year she was asked the same question, “Where is the place where we can eat food like this year round?” And so – in 2019 – the time was right for Elena to open her restaurant!

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. Elena is also known for her incredible desserts, from the Honey Cake to the Pavlova. When asked where the inspiration for her dishes came from, Elena says, “Where I grew up, my neighborhood was diverse and multicultural. We had Germans, Armenians, Koreans, Ukrainians, Kazakhs, Uzbeks, Russians, etc. all living next to each other. So the entire menu reflects the diverse heritage of my childhood. Each menu item has a special story with fond memories of my friends and family.”

When you visit Alyonka, you’ll feel right at home among our warm hospitality. Elena and staff love each customer and treat them like family. Elena is often heard saying, “I absolutely love to feed people. It brings me such joy to watch people get happiness from eating my food. When someone tries something new… something they’ve never tried before and loves it? That’s an amazing feeling.”

Only the Best

Fresh Ingredient, Tasty Meals

We offer all the comfort foods that make your experience truly authentic: shish kebab, beef stroganoff, Russian crepes, piroshki, lots of desserts, and more.

Testimonials

What People are Saying

“Delicious!”

“Highly recommend. The restaurant was beautifully decorated and welcoming. The servers were very attentive. The food was outstanding. We had chebureki appetizer, carrot salad, stroganoff, pork kabob with rice and vodka balls for dessert. We left happily, but not overly, stuffed. We will be back again very soon!”

Angie

“Fabulous food & flawless service”

“The owner Elena is an amazing chef and the warmest hostess. I am so very excited that she is opening a restaurant. Boise area is so lucky to add this restaurant to its cultural offerings.”

Yulia

“Creative Cuisine”

“Celebrated a birthday here and had a fantastic meal and a wonderful time. We enjoyed several of the appetizers, they were all large enough to share and were unique and delicious. The kabobs, stuffed pepper, and stroganoff entrées were cooked to perfection and came with a marinated side salad complimenting the meal.”

Cindy

“Highly Recommend”

“The desserts were out of this world! The baklava and poppy seed ganache were devoured in spite of having stuffed ourselves. The service was perfect, the atmosphere was perfect. Highly recommended.”

Walker

Awards And News 

Idaho Statesman Article

Hours of Operation

WED – SAT
12:00pm – 9:00pm
SUN – TUES
We are closed