Home » Best Places in Ukraine

Anthony Bourdain Explores Ukraine in “No Reservations”

24. August 2011 by Christy 0 Comments

Celebrity chef and author Anthony Bourdain visited Ukraine in a recent episode of his hit show No Reservations, featuring some of the nation’s famous (and not so famous) sites and restaurants. Here are a few locations featured on the show. Perhaps you'll visit them with a special lady one day?



An abandoned city near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Pripyat is perhaps the creepiest ghost town in the world. Though independent groups have offered tours of Pripyat for years, the Ukrainian government recently opened the area to tourists.


Balaklava Submarine Base

Nestled in the seaside hills of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, Balaklava served as base for nuclear submarines during the Cold War. The site has since been converted into a museum.


Khan Palace

Founded in 1532, Khan’s Palace, also known as Hansaray or Bakhchisaray Palace, was home to a series of Crimean Khans. The Muslim palace, one of three Muslim palaces in Europe, is located in the town of Bakhchisaray, Crimea, Ukraine.


Livadia Palace

Livadia Palace was a summer retreat of the last Russian tsar, Nicholas II. Today, the palace houses a museum, but it is sometimes used by the Ukrainian authorities for international summits. The Yalta Conference was held at the palace in 1945.



Bearing a striking resemblance to McDonald’s (and located right next door to the golden arches in Kiev), Ukraine’s McFoxy serves hamburgers, french fries, and something called McFoxy Balls.


Massandra Winery

Located near Yalta, the Massandra Winery is the oldest winery in Ukraine and houses some of the world’s finest Tokays, Pinot Gris, and Muscats.


The Ukraine episode of No Reservations airs again on September 5. Be sure to check out!