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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Trying Thai at Guroo

MTIndian restaurant Guroo has introduced Thai dishes to the menu.
The Indian restaurant Guroo is a restless character, regularly undergoing redesigns and revamps. It's been bright orange, beige and now pinky-brown, having outgrown its loungey phase and returned to a more traditional mood.

These makeovers are not limited to the decor but also extend to the menu. Discontent with simply being an Indian restaurant, Guroo added a Middle Eastern section to the menu a couple of years ago. This Arabian flirtation has since ended, and Guroo is now dabbling in a new ethnic endeavor -- Thai.

Moscow's Indian restaurants have had a mixed track record when it comes to other ethnic cuisines on their menus. Some have added Chinese, others Japanese, but still the Indian dishes usually remain your best bet. This is very much the case at Guroo.

Guroo's range of Thai dishes is fairly large and the prices at first glance seem reasonable, compared to the usual prices of Thai food in Moscow: a spicy calamari salad for 159 rubles, Tom Yum Kung soup for 199 rubles, ground chicken with basil and chilli for 379 rubles and beef green curry for 349 rubles.

The impression of good value fades when you get your food, however: the servings are not just small, they are tiny, and the quality leaves something to be desired. The rice is pricy, at 129 rubles for a modest serving of the simple steamed white variety.

If you're looking for a Thai meal, then the thing to do is to head for one of the city's specialist Thai restaurants. When at Guroo, stick to the Indian.

20/30 Ul. Krzhizhanovskogo, Bldg. 1, 125-6276, noon-midnight, M. Profsoyuznaya.