Top 10 restaurants in Kiev, Ukraine

September 2, 2017 Flossie Demartino

Having survived the Mongol Empire, WWII, Chernobyl, and Soviet rule, Kiev is the proud capital of the Ukraine. Filled with theaters, museums, religious sites, modern buildings and ancient ruins, the city of Kiev is the center of Ukrainian culture. The Monastery of the Caves, founded in 1015, and Saint Sophia Cathedral, founded in 1037, are both World Heritage Sites. The Museum of the Great Patriotic War, topped by the massive Motherland Statue, provides gorgeous views of the city below.
Things to do in Kiev

1. Pizzeria Napule

Mechnikova vul. 9, Kiev 01021, Ukraine Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$173 - HK$345 +380 44 495 9263
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 806 reviews

Pizzeria Napule

Reviewed By GTugushi - Tbilisi

I was in Napule number of times. For italian food and especially Pizza and Parmigiana di Melanzane it is one of the best places to go. I was there both times for lunch and it was enjoyable. Service is rather fast, food is excellent and you can always find a place.

2. Spotykach

Volodymyrska vul. 16, Kiev 01601, Ukraine Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Ukrainian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$235 - HK$392 +380 44 586 4095
Excellent
62%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 821 reviews

Spotykach

Yes, Spotykach really be proud! With such care together under one cover the most famous culinary hits of the Soviet era have not for everyone. Here is what restaurant critics over the years will be called "Ukrainian cuisine of the Soviet period," and the mere process of Reading the menu is wild appetite. Salad leaves traditional herring under a fur coat, Olivier, Mimosa Capital, salad with beans and a dozen names. Then begins an even more pleasant discoveries. Take, for example, herring with anchovies on potatoes with onions or perch with mushrooms, fried pancakes. Sated fangled delights metropolitan restaurants audience inevitably return to the simple joys that are certain to become trump card Spotykach.

Reviewed By travellerdavid

Called in for late lunch/early dinner on first night in Kiev. Extensive menu, many with pictures. Blend of traditional Ukrainian food and others with a modern twist. Well presented and served. Not quite as quirky as the guidebooks make out, but it looks/feels as though it has had a recent make-over.... Well worth a gisit

3. gorchitsa cafe

Orlyka Pylypa vul. 6, Kiev 01024, Ukraine Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi French, European, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +380 98 768 7605
Excellent
76%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 219 reviews

gorchitsa cafe

Reviewed By Anthony K

Gorchitsa Cafe was recommended highly to me by three friends, 2 Ukrainians and the other an Englishman who has travelled the world.
Gorchitsa Cafe exceeded my expectations 10 fold.
The Service was excellent with the maitre'd personally showing us to our quiet spot at a corner table near the window. The waitress was attentive to our every need and was always there when expected.
I chose the Veal with risotto and Morels in a light cream sauce. The veal was delicious and very tender, and supported by the ensemble, rather than overwhelmed. My date chose the Salmon and loved every bite.
Wine suggestions were compliments to the meal. I had expected a Merlot or a Cabernet with my veal, however our waitress suggested a Nero d"Avolo and it was the right choice. The chardonnay selected for my date's salmon was delicate and at the same time impressive.
I would definitely return to the Gorchitsa Cafe and commend the owner, Joel Frantz, on the excellent evening that we had.
Our reservation was for 6:30, and although we arrived late,6:50, they were able to accomodate us. Had it been later, we might not have fared so well, as the restaurant continued to fill up with customers as the evening progressed.

4. Whisky Corner

Sofiyevskaya St., 16/16, Kiev 01001, Ukraine Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks HK$78 - HK$392 +380 44 279 0215
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 266 reviews

Whisky Corner

Reviewed By Nicola F - Norfolk, United Kingdom

We had a lovely dinner in here, I had pie and my husband had Sunday dinner. The Yorkshire puddings weren’t great but I suppose that’s to be expected outside England. I sampled a few whisky cocktails and they were divine. Service was also great and...MoreDear Nicola, thank you so much for your review, our team appreciate this! And we promise that we'll improve the recipe of Yorkshire puddings, so looking forward to see you again!

5. Imbir

Zhylyanska vul. 7, Kiev 01033, Ukraine Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +380 44 287 6180
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 175 reviews

Imbir

Reviewed By CA108 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This very pleasant restaurant is located just around the corner from the Olimpiiska metro station. It features a wide variety of wonderful vegetarian and vegan salads and entree. I prefer the upstairs Seating in what feels like a library. It is extremely comfortable and the food well worth the visit.

6. ODESSA Restaurant

Krasnoarmeyskaya St., 114, Kiev 03150, Ukraine Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, European, Russian, Eastern European, Central European, Ukrainian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch +380 44 238 2032
Excellent
70%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 600 reviews

ODESSA Restaurant

SlowFood restaurant at the Center of Kiev.<br>More details see on our Facebook page - look for OdessaRest

Reviewed By alex111ander - Kiev, Ukraine

Average is exactly the word which exactly describe this restaurant food and service. Based on restaurant name you expect the wide variety of local fish but offered 'cosmopolitan" salmon. Show-off ahead of gastronomy.Thank you for the review. We are sorry that your expectations were not succeed. Please, be so kind to tell us what did you have? Hope to see you again some day, we are sure our menu has a dish you will be satisfied with.

7. Restaurant Chachapuri

Shevchenka prov. 36A, Kiev 03169, Ukraine Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Georgian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night HK$39 - HK$157 +380 44 235 5546
Excellent
69%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 787 reviews

Restaurant Chachapuri

Reviewed By danilodachac

We planned our visit here at first. But we just walked threw Tarasa Shevchenka Boulevard and just saw the name.
Welcoming, nicely and simply decorated restaurant. Georgian cuisine is so tasty. Service is more than great and friendly. Ajdaruli Khachapuri is amazing, we tried it at few more places and here is the best without doubt. Location is more than good - near to the Universytet metro station and less than 10 min. walking from Khreshchatyk.
Try georgian rakia/vodka which we had for start.

8. Shoti

Mechnikova vul. 9, Kiev 01021, Ukraine Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Georgian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +380 44 339 9399
Excellent
67%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 603 reviews

Shoti

Reviewed By Scipion-Paris - Paris, France

Very original (or just not known enough) Georgian restaurant - delicious cuisine with good and tasty dishes: delicious rolls of eggplants stuffed with nuts, chachapouri - a bread with egg and cheese, much better eats and sounds -, and delicious grilled chicken. A nice choice of wine, including many from Georgia, to make a very ethnic and interesting meal.

9. Parovoz Speak Easy

Velyka Vasylkivska vul. 19, Kiev 01004, Ukraine Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards European, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner HK$78 - HK$785 +380 44 235 2413
Excellent
78%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 138 reviews

Parovoz Speak Easy

Speak easy cocktail bar

Reviewed By Антон В

This bar is a first "soldier" in Ukraine who established and brought "speak easy" culture in Kiev. Tiny bar with repeated guests, classy cocktails, well groomed staff, smell of good alcohol in the airI've tried Penicilin cocktail based on Tequila, the result was a bit other taste of ginger but in general 4 points out of 5. My friends enjoyed their drinks as well. We will be back ☝️

10. Musafir

Saksahanskoho vul. 57A, Kiev 01033, Ukraine Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$16 - HK$55 +380 99 409 4686
Excellent
78%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 420 reviews

Musafir

Musafir is a traditional Crimean Tatar kitchen place in down town Kiev. We serve Crimean Tatar soups, traditional meat pastry - chebureki and jantik, steam dumplings - manti and hanuma; meat pies - burma and kobete; grilled menu - shashliki, lula, steaks. We also serve a lot of green tea, and traditional Turkish coffee prepared on hot sand. The design is simple, slightly eastern, the service is great (we hope and we work very hard to make sure). The place is not pretentious, we have free wifi, and pretty democratic prices.

Reviewed By Valentyn_Onyshchenko - Kiev, Ukraine

Reasonable prices, nice service, delicious tatar food, actually there are some Uzbek dishes too. The place totally deserves a visit.

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