Thinking of paying a visit to Ukraine’s capital city? Kiev is full of fabulous restaurants, but a few eateries stand out for their delicious food and outstanding service. Here are Kiev’s 10 most popular restaurants as ranked on TripAdvisor.com.
10. Al Faro
Al Faro serves authentic Italian cuisine such as lasagna, oven-baked pizza, spaghetti carbonara, and bistecca fiorentina. The restaurant also charms guests with its cozy atmosphere and attentive staff.
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Located near St. Michael’s Cathedral, Spotykach offers “Ukrainian food of the Soviet period,” including Mimoza salads, pickled mushrooms, herring with anchovy, home sausages, real Ukrainian borshch, vareniki, and legendary chicken Kiev cutlets!
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Goodman is a popular Russian steakhouse known for its delectable meat and mouthwatering sauces. The restaurant is so dedicated to “steak culture” that it conducts master classes for men and women wanting know more about the art of preparing exquisite steaks.
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If it’s an excellent brunch place you seek, Kiev's Oliva is sure to fit the bill. The restaurant is also open for lunch and dinner, serving everything from four-cheese pizza to pork chops and pasta. Carpaccio, risotto, salmon, veal, and chicken dishes are also available.
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6. Whisky Corner
If you enjoy whiskey, be sure to pay a visit to Whisky Corner, an upscale restaurant offering fine dining and an outstanding collection of its namesake liquor.
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5. Café Champagne
A French restaurant offering a range of authentic dishes and an expansive wine selection, Café Champagne is a popular date destination. The restaurant also provides a big European style breakfast for those craving something familiar.
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4. Lipsky Osobnyak
Lipsky Osobnyak specializes solely in Ukrainian Haute cuisine, offering such dishes as crawfish salad with pears, duck breast salad with raspberry sauce, homemade baked pies known as pirozhki, and fine cavier. Diners may also choose from hundreds of bottles of fine wine.
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3. Pizzeria Napule
Pizzeria Napule serves 20 kinds of delicious, handmade pizza in a casual, fun environment. Soups, salads, and pasta are also available.
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2. Gorchitsa Café
A French restaurant with a romantic atmosphere, Gorchitsa Café is famous for its mouth-watering ravioli with mushrooms and spinach in a foi gras sauce.
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1. Slavutych Shato Brewery
Top honors go to the Slavutych Shato Brewery, a 24-hour brew pub renowned for its great grub and impressive beer selection. Patrons can choose from one of four Slavutych brews – Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Bronsove - as well as an overwhelming amount of food. Pizza, wings, bread, crawfish, sausage, soups, desserts, and more are all available at Slavutych Shato Brewery.
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Want more restaurant recommendations? Take a look at TripAdvisor's list, or better yet, visit HRB and ask a woman in Kiev for her personal picks!