TOP-10 Kiev restaurants in the opinion of KievInsiders

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2 October, 2017

We won’t be talking about tremendously expensive, bombastic restaurants where they like to work foreigners for money! It’s not an advertising or sponsored article! We just want to share with you the list of our favorite places which we ourselves love to visit. 

So, this list has been made for years based on our own experience and only the most respectable and tested restaurants are included in it. 

In each of these restaurants the following is available a priori: 

–  delicious cuisine

–  pleasant service

–  fashionable interior

–  convenient location

–  heartful atmosphere

And the prices are many times lower than in Europe 🙂

Let us tell about our favorite dishes and zest of these restaurants!


Hutorets on Dnieper

Cuisine: traditional Ukrainian

Address: 10A, Naberezhno-Kreschatitska Street

Special appeal of the restaurant: it’s the model of Ukrainian cuisine and hospitality. The restaurant
is situated on the water and has a wonderful view of Dnieper. It’s an excellent place for introduction to Ukrainian cuisine.

We recommend to taste: by the way, a huge choice of vodkas and fruit liqueurs is available here. 

Hutorets on Dnieper restaurant


Lyubimy dyadya (Beloved uncle)

Cuisine: European

20 Address: 20, Pankivska Street

Special appeal of the restaurant: very very tasty and beautifully served European cuisine. The chef permanently invents something new using some kind of original ingredients. The interior and lighting make you feel romantic. Nice furniture, books and birds twitter in cages.

We recommend to taste: houmus with meat, warm salad with veal, pumpkin soup, candied roasted nuts cake and for breakfast – poached eggs with spinach and salmon.

Restaurants - Lyubimy dyadya


Mama Manana

Cuisine: Georgian

Address: 44, Bolshaya Vasilkovska Street

Special appeal of the restaurant: a very heartful establishment in the very heart of the city constantly packed with Kievites and guests of the capital. That’s why we advise to reserve a table in advance.

We recommend to taste: assorted shashlik (a large dish weighing a kilogram, it’s better to order it for
a group), kebab, Adjarian style hachapuri. The beverages: traditional chacha and homemade wine.

Restaurants - Mama Manana


Ohota na Ovets (Sheep hunt)

Cuisine: Asian

Address: 10B, Vozdvizhenska Street

Special appeal of the restaurant: the major plus of this restaurant is its location. The Vozdvizhenka district is very picturesque and we love going for a walk here! And the restaurant distinguishes by its interior – the florist’s work deserves the “excellent+” mark.

We recommend to taste: black burgers with marmoreal beef, oysters, duck with curry. Also you definitely should come here when you feel like having the right steaks and rolls.

Restaurants - Ohota na Ovets


Ander Vander

Cuisine: Italian

Address: 21, Bolshaya Vasilkovska Street

Special appeal of the restaurant: magic atmosphere and pleasant service. Here all is impregnated with spirit of the close of the 19th century and mood of the books by Herbert Wells and Jules Verne. 

We recommend to taste: horse meat carpaccio, salmon tartare, sea bass and for dessert – cherry sorbet. 

Restaurants - Ander Vander


The Burger 

Cuisine: American

Address: 5, Bolshaya Vasilkovska Street

Special appeal of the restaurant: a hang-out place for youth. It’s open 24 hours, that’s why it’s usually called at on the way from discos to satisfy hunger with delicious burgers.

We recommend to taste: the branded burger – The Burger. Quesadilla is, by the way, also up to the mark. Here they mix fantastic cocktails and serve the most savory local beer. Our favorite one is made of wheat, unfiltered, having a sweetish taste.

Restaurants - The Burger


Zhizn’ zamechatelnyh lyudey (Life of wonderful people)

Cuisine: European

Address: 36, Bolshaya Vasilkovska Street

Special appeal of the restaurant: a new establishment from the founders of the “Lyubimy dyadya” restaurant. Here it’s also tasty and the place has immediately become awfully popular among Kievites. That’s why here it’s noisy, busy, crowded seating but the service is fast and very nice.

We recommend to taste: grilled artichokes with Feta cheese, guacamole, chicken and mushroom soup and for breakfast – omelet with houmus. 

Restaurants - Zhizn’ zamechatelnyh lyudey


Vino e Cucina (Wine and Cuisine)

Cuisine: Italian, wine bar

Address: 82, Sechevyh Streltsov Street

Special appeal of the restaurant: wine by the glass practically at the cost price and a cozy summer terrace.

We recommend to taste: salmon tartare, risotto with cepes, tiramisu and, of course, the fantastic wine list.   

Restaurants - Vino e Cucina


La Bodeguita del Medio (Little wine-vault of the block)

Cuisine: Cuban

Address: 21/20, Yaroslavov Val Street

Special appeal of the restaurant: the atmosphere of a Cuban holiday, live music, the walls are painted with a marker.

We recommend to taste: quesadilla, tomato soup, fried bananas and the tastiest mojito in the city.

Restaurants - La Bodeguita del Medio


Tres Francais (Very French)

Cuisine: French

Address: 3, Kostyolna Street

Special appeal of the restaurant: a piece of France in Kiev. Very ambient, serving deserves the “excellent+” mark. Here you’ll spend a pleasant and romantic evening. The terrace has a view to Maydan.

We recommend to taste: onion soup (highly recommended), duck fillet, pear cake of Normandy, fluffy croissants and dark chocolate fondant. 

Restaurants - Tres Francais


Well, let’s have a cup pf coffee now?

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