Restaurants

Top Choice Ukrainian in Kyiv

Spotykach

Spotykach shed its retro-Soviet theme in 2014 and adopted a Ukraininan revolutionary theme, with pictures of Taras Shevchenko and Bohdan Khelmytsky (and Che Guevara) replacing Lenin. They do highly original takes on…
Top Choice Ukrainian in Kyiv

Kanapa

Sneak away from the busy uzviz into this beautiful old wooden house with sliding-glass doors overlooking a lush ravine out back. Kanapa serves modern cuisine largely made from its own farm's produce. Traditional it …
Top Choice Ukrainian in Kyiv

Ostannya Barikada

Hidden in a 'secret bunker' under maydan Nezalezhnosti, this is both a nationalist shrine and one of Kyiv's best restaurants. Everything – from the cheeses and horilka (vodka) to the craft beer and steaks – is 100% …
Top Choice Tatar in Kyiv

Musafir

One of Bakhchysaray's best restaurants, Musafir relocated to Kyiv in May 2015. The unmistakable scent of Crimean cooking wafts from the kitchen, where a plov (pilaf) master conjures a magic stew in the kazan (tradit…
Top Choice Italian in Kyiv

Osteria Pantagruel

Kyiv's best Italian restaurant has been around seemingly forever, churning out legendary homemade pasta and risotto in a whitewashed cellar smack next to Zoloti Vorota. The warm months see tables and chairs spill on…
Top Choice Georgian in Kyiv

Shoti

This is modern Georgian cuisine at its finest. Try the fork-whipped egg-and-butter khachapuri (cheese bread) and a shoulder of lamb or charcoal-grilled catfish, all served with fresh, complimentary, Shoti flat bread…
Top Choice Pies in Kyiv

Kyivska Perepichka

A perpetually long queue moves with lightning speed towards a window where two women hand out pieces of fried dough enclosing a mouthwatering sausage. The place became a local institution long before the first 'hot …
Top Choice Cafeteria in Kyiv

Puzata Khata

An upscale stolovaya, 'Hut of the Pot Belly' is an excellent place for budget travellers to sample traditional Ukrainian cuisine. There are plenty of soups and salads, cheap veggie options, delicious pastries and ev…
Vegetarian in Kyiv

Imbir

'Ginger' is a delightfully earthy cafe filled with books, Zen-inspired music and the scent of jasmine. The Asian and European menu is all-vegetarian, including plenty of vegan and raw options, and there's a cosy pat…
Ukrainian in Kyiv

Klyukva i Bryukva

Foodies will love this farm-to-table restaurant for its seasonal menu and locally sourced ingredients. Classic dishes are incorporated with different but complementary tastes, like sweet and salty, hence the name, '…