Deli and Restaurant  

Owner Leo Malkow’s shop of native delicacies is open 365 days a year, even on Christmas. From Sweet Kiss cheese with raisins and Russian butter to pickled cabbage and sauerkraut, Babushka is our Russian Hill.

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Deli and Restaurant

Osen Menyu  

Osen Menyu…aka the ‘Fall Menu.’

September brings us the fall equinoxe, hearalding in Autumn.  This season gives us the hearty, more intensely flavored dishes.  Dishes that fill us with warmth, comfort, and pleasure to all of our senses.  The flavors of sweet spice, pungent sauces, heavenly roasts, indoor grilling, and so much more.

Chef Zoriy and Team Bab’s have delighted our palettes with carefully thought of and perfectly prepared dishes.  Not to say the least about our new cheese plate…but, we hit a home run with our trifecta of flavors for our first round.  To that…did someone say Stroganoff?  If I’m not mistaken…I believe that would be a definitive YES!  We have added this delight…by your resounding desire for us to make this a mainstay.  Chef has taken the extra effort to make the pasta!  Pappardelle at that!  Really sets this Russian staple a part from the rest.

The Russian Chicken Salad is a home run!  Oh yeah!  We thought that if China can do it and win the world over, so can we!  The dressing on this salad is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!  It’s Russian dressing and no, it’s not mayo and ketchup…this heirloom of a recipe is decades old and babushka didn’t fuss about the 9 ingredients needed to make this spectacular dressing for her salad.

What else is new?  Ah!  We’ve added a sides menu.  Go figure.  Chef’s Yukon gold potatoes…are you kidding me?!  Give me those and I’m set!  Thank you, have a nice day!  The buttered buckwheat…yes, buttered buckwheat!  Why not?!  It is a delicious starch worth giving a go around.  Great earthy flavor, sweet rich creamy butter, and a touch of kosher salt.  Simplicity is a GOOD thing 🙂  Give the potatoes a break.

Let’s keep it going…Dessert!  The dessert menu has two new additions.

One, we just love, love, love Pacific Bay Coffee Co cafe.  Seriously, these people truly care about their customers.  Outside of the gracious hospitality, Chris and team purvey some of the best beans in the area.  Constantly adding wonderful coffees and teas to their repertoire.  We have added their French roast to our menu.  We love it!  They know how to roast those beans 🙂  As the season kicks into high gear look for more of their brew to be added.  You can find Pacific Bay just a few doors down from our restaurant, on the corner.

Two, Le Gateau Elegant is a sugarholics dream fantasy come true.  This group of pastry artists and aficianodos of perfectly baked sweets, just can’t be passed up.  So, we decided to add one of their top cakes…The Swedish Princess Cake.  Now I know some of you may know of this cake but let me tell you something.  I am a proud sugarholic and love cakes but never has my impeccable palette come accross such a heavenly delight.  This cake has complexity, light yet rich, an intermezzo of cream, a perfect balance of raspberry, finished with aromatic nuance of marzipan.  Out of this world!  Le Gateau is located nextdoor to us.

Well, I think you get the idea.  Chef’s wooing us with his craft and he’s aimin’ to please.



Osen Menyu

Farm to Table – Rodgers Ranch

We've begun our Farm to Table push. Our goal of offering 100% organic produce is coming closer to reality. We'd like to thank John for the outstanding heirloom lettuces. They have brought our salads and sandwiches to a new level of delight and quality. Danielle, deer tongue, merlot, peppercress, and pinot are some of the varieties of lettuce that Rodgers Ranch grows. Not to mention their fabulous heirloom carrots and fresh herbs. As well, coming in the next month...heirloom legumes and tomatoes. So, join us during this spring and summer and enjoy the flavors of Rodgers Ranch. Please check them out at


Have you experienced what great catering can do for your get together or special event? This is the year to give us a try. We will work closely with you to provide just enough fantastic food for your soiree. Delivery, set-up and staffing all available. Pick up is a great way to provide your guests with a little bit of us, your way.

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Winner – Diner’s Choice 2015


Seasonal Menu

Supporting Local Farms means its time again for a upcoming seasonal change. As the days lengthen and warm, more in season produce becomes available through our Bay Area farmers. Look for our Summer Menu in July.

Reservations suggested
online...or call 925.210.0779

Did you know?

Healthy Non- GMO Safflower and Avocado Oil are our oils of choice. Being good for you and the planet is one of our goals to becoming more aware of our impact on the world we live in. Take a moment to really taste that dressing on your salad or the lamb in your Plov. Enjoy!
Osen Menyu

Babushka Russian Deli & Restaurant

At Babushka Restaurant we offer "Full Service" catering in our private dining space, as well as outdoor patio seating. Our "in-house" catering packages are tailored to create your perfect event, and can include:

  • Private Indoor Dining for 10 to 60 people (120 guest capacity with "Seasonal" outdoor seating)
  • Prix-Fixe and Three-Seven Course Menus, Floral Arrangements, Wedding Cakes, and Event Planning
  • "There is No Room Charge, and Low Corkage Fee ($10)"
  • Music & Dancing available with performance stage & sound system
  • Convenient surrounding parking lots, and adjacent public parking is close by.
A large selection of cuisines is available at affordable rates.

Babushka Russian Deli and Restaurant guarantees prompt delivery and high quality of delectable foods along with well-trained and experienced personnel committed to providing you with the highest level of satisfaction and service.