A Little History About Us

Garnering his 25 years of cooking and kitchen management experience, Executive Chef and Owner Zumo Ashurov opened Vanka Vstanka a.k.a. Vanka Café in the summer of 2008 with a vision of creating the kind of eatery where everyone feels comfortable, satiated, and at home.

A Master of his craft, Chef Ashurov trained at three of the top Culinary Arts schools in Russia including the famed Plekhanov School of Culinary Arts in Moscow. Chef Ashurov started his career in the United States working in popular eateries and later in large catering halls. Eventually, perfected skills and passion for his work prompted the idea to go into business for himself and soon Vanka Café was born!

Chef Ashurov’s superb management skills and an affinity to always please his customers is nothing short of a guarantee that each time you step into Vanka Café, you will be greeted with the utmost hospitality and care. Vanka Café is committed to serving only the finest foods always prepared with the freshest ingredients.

Join us for a memorable dining experience!



Vanka Café
3810 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11235

(347)702-4023

Open Daily: 
Monday - Thursday 11am - 11pm 
Friday and Saturday 11am - 12am 
Sunday 11am - 11pm 

Free Delivery ($15 minimum purchase)