After shopping for clothes in a made-in-Ukraine store, the latest fashion trend, don't go home: Keep up the patriotic theme by taking in a hearty Ukrainian meal. There's much more to the national tastebuds than simply borscht and salo. The Kyiv Post rounds up the best Kyiv restaurants to feel the authentic taste of Ukrainian cuisine.
Kyiv restaurants tend to offer extensive wine menus that can confuse a novice diner. So the Kyiv Post gathered advice from experts to help guide them through the wine ordering process at venues.
A key to a good Saturday night out is picking a bar route. Here's a simple recipe that works: start with some filling food and drinks in a stylish eatery, go on to a trendy bar, and polish it all with a sunrise seen from an around-the-clock rooftop pub.
IVANO-FRANKIVSK, Ukraine – The restaurant’s doors open at 6 a.m. to greet the first visitors. It’s the exact time when one of the most popular passenger trains, the No. 43K from Kyiv, arrives in the regional capital situated in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains.
A 9-month old Pomeranian Bali puppy has already been to many of Kyiv's restaurants and cafes with her owner, Anastasiya Sergiyenko, a 28-year-old public relations manager.
Summer heat is upon us and it's time to trade hot coffees and herbal teas for cool lemonades and ice-cold beverages. Here's where to find the most refreshing drinks in Kyiv. All prices are by the glass.
A techno party held at an art club located in an old factory isn't exactly the kind of event that's aiming for mainstream appeal. However, queues out the door on a recent Saturday night affirmed that, if you’re a dance fan in Ukraine, Cxema party at Closer club is the place to be.
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Sofra, the Crimean Tatar takeout located next to the Zhytniy Rynok indoor market in Podil, has become a popular destination over the last few months. It sells chebureks and yantykhs, traditional deep-fried turnovers filled with ground meat, onions and spices. Lines here can last up to an hour at midday.
I ate a lot at Lucky Pub and Golden Gate Irish Pub, both part of the Mirovaya Karta chain in Kyiv, to earn my prized 15 percent discount card. But last November, when I flashed my card after another fine (if not exactly healthy) dinner of pepper steak, fries and beer at Lucky Pub, the waitress apologetically said that the chain had discontinued the cards.
“Love is in the cake,” proclaims the napkin of the newly opened venue in Arena City, Kyiv’s central shopping mall. It appears to be true, because The Cake confectionery makes visitors fall in love with their light tasty desserts at first taste. But not their wallets.
It's difficult for a random passer-by to miss an elegant yet bright yellow-colored door at Nyzhniy Val Street in Podil neighborhood. It looks like an entrance to a doll’s house but actually leads to a confectionery called Honey.
It is the season of diets in the Kyiv Post's Lifestyle section. We know first-hand how for dieters eating out can be torture, forcing the dieter to stare at forbidden offerings, such as pasta and cake on a friend‘s plate. We required an alternative and found it. Venues with healthy and low-calorie meals do exist on the Kyiv map. We tried two of them.
Once every two weeks Yaroslav Haladzhy, a 40-year old designer living in Kyiv, makes a rather expensive grocery run. He pays up to Hr 500 for a small bag of simple food – cereal, eggs, tea. The reason behind the high price is simple – all the items are sold as "organic".
While Kyiv doesn't lack restaurants and bars, the demand for quality venues is far from being fulfilled. Mr. Zuma, a relatively new restaurant on Kyiv's map, purports to be one of the best.
No matter how attached we are to our favorite restaurants, there is always a chance to find a new venue that will be even better. Especially, when it's Kyiv and it's fall.
So check out these cafes that have just recently opened in Kyiv.