10 Best Restaurants in Kiev according to TripAdvisor

There are lots of ways to have a great time in Kiev. One of them is going to a fancy restaurant. Here, in the Ukrainian capital, you have a great choice of restaurants and cafes offering both tasty food and cozy atmosphere. In February 2015 TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, made a list of the best restaurants in Kiev. Here they are, from the 10th to the 1st.

10. Lviv Chocolate Factory (or L’vovskaya Masterskaya Shokolada)

According to its website, Lviv Chocolate Factory is the only one of its kind in Ukraine — it offers all sorts of handmade chocolate sweets. Here you can taste exclusive chocolate candies and bars: Strawberry Kisses, Nutty Whirligig, mild and dark chocolate with different fillings. If you wish, you can even take a Chocolate Master class. For a virtual tour of the Chocolate Factory click here.

Where to find:

45 Gorkogo (Antonovycha) street (Olimpiys’ka metro station)

21 Khreschatyk street (Khreschatyk metro station)

2B Andriyivsky Uzviz (Kontraktova Ploscha metro station)

36 Taras Shevchenko Avenue (Universytet metro station)

Opening hours: 10:00–22:00


9. Café Gorchitsa (French cuisine)

Mushroom cream soup with foie gras, ravioli with mushrooms and spinach in a foi gras sause, beef medallions, grilled tuna with olive dressing, crepes suzett, creme brulee and tiramisu — are just some of the items on the menu. Besides, Gorchitsa offers a good choice of French and Italian wines. You can see the menu in English here.

Where to find: 6 Orlyka street (Khreschatyk, Klovs’ka or Palats Sportu metro station)

Opening hours: 8:00 weekdays/10:00 weekend – until the last customer leaves

8. Restaurant Shoti (Georgian cuisine)

Have you ever tasted Georgian cuisine? No matter what your answer is, while being in Kiev you should visit this great Georgian restaurant. It offers a great variety of Georgian cuisine: spinach pkhali, khinkali, ravioli with chicken and white mushrooms, veal-stuffed quail and many other dishes. The restaurant offers a decent choice of Georgian wines.

Where to find: 9 Mechnikova street (Klovs’ka metro station)

Opening hours: 12:00–23:00

7. Very Well Café

Very Well Café is a great place to spend some and taste great food. The menu is 50% Italian, the other 50% are cosmopolitan.

Where to find:

2A Levanevskoho street (Shulyavka metro station, Industrial Bridge)

26zh Dneprovskaya Naberezhnaya street (Osokorky metro station)

Opening hours: 11:00–00:00


6. Pizzeria Napule

Pizzeria Napule offers 20 kinds of pizza: Margherita, Positano, Bolognese, Lava del Vesuvio, Frutti di mare and others. Besides, here you can enjoys all kinds of Italian cuisine: cold cream of young green peas with parmigiano sauce, linguine sautéed with spinach and prosciutto cotto, grilled squids with tomatoes and other salads, starters, soups and desserts. You can see the menu in English here.

Where to find: 9 Mechnikova street (Klovs’ka metro station)


5. Terracotta Restaurant (Mediterranean and Ukrainian cuisine)

Located on the 8th floor of the five-star Premier Palace Hotel, the restaurant offers great food, cozy atmosphere and a fabulous panoramic view. For a virtual tour click here. The restaurant offers great food, for example grilled octopus with sundried tomatoes and sauce, and of course Ukrainian cuisine: borsch, vareniki and other.

Where to find: 5-7/29 T. Shevchenka Blvd / Pushkinska Street

Opening hours: 08:00–23:00


4. Slavutich Shato Pivovarnya

‘Pivovarnya’ can be translated into English as ‘brewery’. It is a great pub to watch football, drink beer and taste top notch Ukrainian food. As you might have guessed, Slavutich Shato has its own brewery which is open for tours. If you are interested, check the website.

Where to find: 24 Khreschatyk street

Opening hours: 24/7


3. Café Honey (confectionery)

The café offers a great variety of confectioneries: eclairs, macaroons, chocolate cakes and so on. Besides, you can order soup, salad and main courses.

Where to find: 19-21 Nizhniy Val street (Kontraktova Ploscha metro station)

Opening hours: 9:00–21:00


2. UK Café (European cuisine)

Greek salad, pancakes with Norwegian salmon, farfalle with fish, dumplings with Carpathian mushrooms, Bavarian cold cuts, Hungarian cake Esterkhazy, apple strudel are the items on the menu.

Where to find: 28B Druzhby Narodiv Avenue (Druzhby Narodiv metro station)

Opening hours: 9:00–23:00


1. Fiori il Ristorante (Italian cuisine)

Fiori il Ristorante offers a great choice of Italian food: carpaccio with veal and ruccola, salad with octopus and devilfish — these are just some of the items on the menu. The restaurant is located outside of the city.

Where to find: 101 Stolichnoye Shose street (5–6 km from Vydubychi metro station)

Opening hours: 9:00–23:00


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