Restaurants

Top Choice Ukrainian in Sevastopol

Café Ostrov

Its name inspired by The Island of Crimea – a celebrated novel by dissident writer Vassily Aksyonov – Ostrov displays an elegance unseen elsewhere on the peninsula. The chef plays a virtuoso game with homegrown prod…
International in Yalta

Apelsin

It used to be just one 'Orange' in the park, now there are three – the best outlet has occupied a pier shaped as a Greek galley (built for a Soviet film about Argonauts). Definitely the best place for an early break…
Karaite in Yevpatoriya

Karaman

The former charity canteen in the kenassa houses this excellent cafe, which gives you a chance to sample Karaite cuisine. Similar to Crimean Tatar, it's arguably more Levantine than Central Asian. Try meat or cheese…
Tatar in Yevpatoriya

Kezlev Kyavesi

The gorgeous looking and tasting Tatar sweets and Turkish coffee served in this cafe, inside Gezlev gate, alone justify a visit to the town. The adventurous may try kypchak tea made with milk, pepper, salt and sugar…
Breakfast in Sevastopol

Kofein

No other Kofein outlet in Ukraine can boast such a scenic location – with a terrace perched above Yuzhnaya (Southern) bay, where Russian navy ships are moored. The smartly designed picture menu makes it easier to ch…
Ukrainian in Yalta

Khutorok La Mer

If this is a khutorok (a traditional Ukrainian farm), then designers must have salvaged it from the bottom of the sea. The menu is also a wild fusion of rural Ukrainian and marine themes. Nothing prevents you from o…
Russian in Simferopol

Grand Cafe Chekhov

In this beautifully designed oasis of whiteness and coolness, you can just imagine that Anton Pavlovich himself is treating you to classic Russian specialities, such as ukha fish soup and bliny (pancakes), at his Cr…
Tatar in Bakhchysaray

Aliye

Popular with locals and tour groups, this super-friendly cafe on the main drag has Turkish-styled rugs on the upper terrace surrounded by a garden, and European tables on the lower terrace, which features an artific…
Tatar in Feodosiya

Mercury

Behind the Krym Kino Teatr, this popular Tatar restaurant is just as famous for owner Sakine's ability to read your future in the grounds of your Turkish coffee as it is for its excellent cuisine. The basturma (pork…
Tatar in Yalta

Lilia

Popular with locals, Lilia is a no-nonsense Crimean Tatar eatery in Yalta's market – located left from the entrance. A typical lunch here would consist of lagman (Uzbek noodle soup), lyulya-kebab (barrel-shaped keba…