Harbuzyk

Ukrainian in Kyiv
Image by Pavlo Fedykovych
Image by Pavlo Fedykovych

This fun if slightly hokey eatery offers a great introduction to Ukrainian food without breaking the bank. Pumpkin is not just in the name, it's all over the menu – from the varenyky to the banosh (Hutsul polenta-like dish) to fresh pumpkin juice. Wash it down with horilka (vodka) – pure and pumpkin-free.

Set lunch served between 11am and 5pm is a great deal at 79uah.