A Tibetan Makeover

MTMexican Coyote has been transformed into Tibetan-Asian Sansara.
Sansara has opened in the former premises of the Mexican restaurant Coyote. Or more precisely, Coyote has been rebranded as Sansara, a Tibetan-Asian restaurant. The changes are fairly modest, to say the least, as much of the original Mexican-themed dОcor remains, including the wall murals. The new "Tibetanness" come in the form of some extra photographs of mountains and various souvenirs scattered about the place. Overall, the interior would best be described as colorfully eclectic, given the mishmash of various ethnic styles and the resulting psychedelic color scheme.

The menu pretty much runs the full gamut of Asian cuisines. Indian and Tibetan feature strongly, with dishes such as tarka dahl (380 rubles), vegetable samosa (210 rubles), vegetable moong-palak pakoda (290 rubles), chicken tikka masala (470 rubles) and butter chicken (440 rubles). Other cuisines include some Chinese such as Szechuan duck (580 rubles) and Japanese, such as yaki soba noodles (260 rubles) and teriyaki steak (460 rubles), South Asian biryani rice dishes (starting at 340 rubles for vegetable biryani) and a strangely Mexican-sounding dish called "fiery meat" with beef, vegetables, avocado and sour cream.

The selection of draft beer starts from 100 rubles for a half-liter of Sibirskaya Korona and also includes Lowenbrau (110 rubles a half-liter), Heineken (160 rubles a half-liter) and Erdinger (180 rubles a half-liter).

Sansara: 51 Prospekt Mira, Bldg. 1, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., M. Prospekt Mira.