Ukrainian in Kyiv

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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.