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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Sing for a Sakha Supper

MTDuety's lower level has a sci-fi design and a high-tech sound system.
A karaoke bar is unlikely to be the first place you think of when searching for somewhere to eat -- especially if you're after exotic and rare cuisine.

The Duety art club is more than your average karaoke club, however. Sure, it boasts an impressive sound system, production equipment, recording studio and even backing singers. A club-like atmosphere prevails night and day, both in its Style Moderne first floor and futuristic basement level, where you can lounge on comfy sofas and sing. But the biggest surprise is in the menu.

At first glance, the menu may seem to offer just the standard range of Russian and Japanese dishes, but hidden toward the back is a pocket of exotica -- the Yakut section.

Yakut cuisine is a rarity in Moscow, found in only a couple of restaurants. The selection here may be small, but all the same it lists some interesting options if you're game to try horse meat or uncommon northern varieties of fish. Starters include three varieties of stroganina, or thinly sliced, frozen, raw meat: nelma fish (170 rubles), horse (210 rubles) and horse liver (450 rubles). Hot, meaty mains include the Sakha version of a blood sausage (300 rubles), horse ribs (500 rubles) and horse shashlik (500 rubles). The seafood options include a tender and beautifully presented fillet of nelma (400 rubles) and a tasty, baked whole crucian carp stuffed with herbs (450 rubles).

Adding to the club-like vibe is a huge cocktail menu, starting at 250 rubles for vodka with grapefruit juice and 280 rubles for a Bloody Mary up to an extravagant 890 rubles for a 240-milliliter Long Island Ice Tea.

The karaoke kicks off at 8 p.m., after which entrance costs 1,000 rubles but includes unlimited singing.

2/62 Sadovaya-Kudrinskaya Ul.,
380-1593, noon-8 a.m., M. Barrikadnaya.