I found a small, intimate Russian restaurant in my nieghborhood (Bunkyo-ku), and yesterday I finally went to it with a friend. It was quite tasty and inexpensive. It was festively decorated for Christmas as you can see in the picture above.
The borscht was really tatsy, recently I've come to the realization lately that I really, really like soup.
The pierogis weren't what I expected-I was tinking more pasta like, but they were sort of like stuffed bread. But I really liked the pumpkin (which was spicy) and the minced beef. The others (chestnut, bean paste, and blueberry) were much sweeter.