Eastern Ukraine restaurants

Top Choice Ukrainian in Kharkiv

Plasticine Crow

If you've been to Lviv, this is one of those – ‘emotional restaurants’ – again. Hungry? Get some theatre for starters. To come in, you'll first have to confront a ‘janitor’ character who will be helping you to guess…
Top Choice Ukrainian in Dnipro

Café Myshi Blyakhera

There is an overcomplicated pun in the name involving mice and a retired Jewish gangster who allegedly left a handwritten book of recipes in this cellar place. If we are to believe the legend, this hardened man had …
Top Choice Ukrainian in Poltava

Komora

Halushky are inverted dumplings – cubes of baked dough mixed with whatever is used as a filling in conventional dumplings. Come here to sample the famous Poltava variety, served with chicken meat or liver, as well a…
Top Choice Eastern European in Chernihiv

Khryak

One level smarter than other restaurants in Chernihiv, this cosy establishment specialises in grilled meat and specifically in pork – think steak and shashlyk. The atmosphere is homey if a tad macabre, what with the…
Top Choice European in Donetsk

Yuzovskaya Pivovarnya

A tribute to the city founder John Hughes, this place is full of shiny brass – that of the mini- brewery pumping fresh brew into the pipes that take it straight to your table. All you need is to open the tap. A larg…
Georgian in Dnipro

Puri Chveni

Dark stone, aged wood and the smell of baking khachapuri (cheese pastry) – that's a combination which instantly carries one across the Caucasus range into Georgia's gastronomical Eden. A very modern take on the bimi…
Czech in Kharkiv

Stargorod

Rivers of beer cut through mountains of meat to the sound of um-pah-pah music in this Kharkivite version of a Czech pub. There is a microbrewery on the premises pumping out fresh lager and ale, which contributes to …
European in Dnipro

Reporter

Reporter has three wings: a ground-floor coffeehouse serving breakfasts and possibly the plumpest, tastiest homemade varenyky (stuffed, ravioli-like dumplings) in the land; a chichi restaurant upstairs; and a superb…
Cafe in Chernihiv

Sharlotka/Varenichna Baluvana Halya

Sharlotka is a laid-back coffeehouse, good for snacks and light lunches; adjoining Varenichna is an unexpectedly sophisticated but inexpensive cafe serving a refreshingly limited menu of Ukrainian dishes in a dining…
Ukrainian in Zaporizhzhya

Fishcafe

This lovely restaurant, with a wood-filled interior and many multicoloured fish-shaped objects adorning the walls, could have easily become our favourite in a more sophisticated city than Zaporizhzhya. The main spec…