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
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
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
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
- Josh T.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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