Pub Review

Satsang Czech Microbrews and Fine Vegetarian Dining on Krymská

   
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Satsang is all that; it’s a super trendy and hip interior, with a fine selection of beverages, and a delicious menu of vegetarian and vegan dishes that change seasonally. Have no fear, fellow omnivores, Satsang’s menu is full of tasty, delicious, and filling dishes that bring a whole new range of tastes to your palate.

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One tap pours a Czech craft beer, which changes every week. We’ve enjoyed Matuška’s Apollo Galaxy and California, and recently tried Nachmelená Opice’s IPA. All beers were served in fresh and good shape. But even for beer nerds, we were impressed with their extensive menu of natural wines (yes, as all things go bio, there’s a new trend to make wines without all the chemicals and nasty stuff that is conventionally in them). As for bubbly, they even have a tap dedicated to Prosecco (but it’s really frizzante).

You’ll find a huge variety to Satsang’s ever changing menu, which changes every 3 months with the seasons. During our visits, the continent of Asia provided most of the inspiration, including pad thais, noodle dishes, and rice pancakes (wow!). Daily specials also offer hard to find dishes like tajine, and a variety of pickled veggies, different kinds of hummus, and dips.

Service is extremely affable and knowledgable. You might even meet the chef, Martin, who often delivers dishes and happily chats to customers about his menu. With many years of experience working in California and New York, Martin has a more worldly vision to his restaurant and meticulously cares about his guests dining experience, from start to finish.

Reservations are a good idea. Even though Satsang is new restaurant, the word has spread fast. Currently, you can contact them on Facebook or give them a call after 5 p.m.

Once a former hipster bar, Satsang has really worked with the space and refined it, bringing out the bare brick and showcasing their beautiful open kitchen. Dimly lit and accented with rich finished wood, you almost think you’re in one of the various global Soho districts. But then you see how affordable the alcohol is, and you’re reminded of how much you love Prague. When considering the quality, size, and uniqueness of each dish, prices are more friendly on your wallet than what you’d find in the center.

In Prague, it’s not easy to find vegetarian food, and when you do, it’s rarely anything more than sufficient. Now superb beer is plentiful in this city, but to find it with equally great food is something of a challenge. And to find outstanding vegetarian food, with an equally impressive beer on tap, is well, out-of-this-Prague-world hard. Satsang is the anomaly.

A newcomer to the Krymská scene, Satsang is a very welcome addition. With unique atmosphere, great on tap beer, plus a spectacular menu, we’re hoping Satsang stays in the Vršovice hood for years to come. Take trams 22, 7, and 13 to the stops Krymská or Ruská, and Satsang is just a few minutes walk.

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Beers on Tap

Beer name Strength Brewery Style
Matuška California Ale 12° Matuška Ale
Matuška Apollo Galaxy 13° Matuška Ale
These are some of the different beers that Satsang had on tap on our visit.

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