Restaurants

Top Choice Ukrainian in Zaporizhzhya

Fishcafe

This lovely restaurant with a wood-filled interior and many multicoloured fish-shaped objects adorning the walks could have easily become our favourite in a more sophisticated city than Zaporizhzhya. The main specia…
Top Choice Ukrainian in Kamyanets-Podilsky

Kafe Pid Bramoyu

Located in the 17th-century casemates near the fortress, this is the town's most characterful place to fill the hole and a real treat in eatery-poor K-P. The small, dimly lit interior flaunts authentically period c…
Top Choice Eastern European in Lviv

Baczewski

Here's how you compress your Lviv cultural studies into one evening out. Start with Jewish forschmak (herring pate), eased down by Ukrainian nalivki (digestives) and followed by Hungarian fish soup. Proceed to Polis…
Top Choice Ukrainian in Dnipro

Café Myshi Blyakhera

There is an over-complicated 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 Kyiv

Spotykach

A tribute to the 1960s, this discreetly stylish retro-Soviet cellar will make even a hardened dissident shed a nostalgic tear. The menu is Kremlin banquet, but with a definite Ukrainian twist. Spotykach is vodka-bas…
Top Choice Ukrainian in Yaremche

Hutsulshchyna

Quite understandably the backdrop to many souvenir photos, this ornate log cabin, with its central spire and understated sprinkling of Hutsul colour, serves pretty decent food. The menu includes river fish, forest m…
Top Choice Ukrainian in Kyiv

Kanapa

Sneak away from the busy uzviz and you'll find yourself in what seems like a treehouse – a wooden terrace perched above the dense green canopy underneath. A unique place, Kanapa serves gentrified, 21st-century Ukrai…
Top Choice Ukrainian in Odesa

Tyulka

A clever take on Soviet nostalgia (no Lenins or red banners in sight), this cafe recreates the ambience of a 1970s working-class eatery, complete with authentic tablecloths, beer mugs and salads served in tall glass…
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…
Top Choice Ukrainian in Lviv

Trapezna Idey

An unmarked door behind the paper-aeroplane monument leads into the bowels of Bernardine monastery, where this lovely local-intelligentsia fave is hiding, together with a modern art gallery called the Museum of Idea…