European Restaurants in Kyiv (Kiev) 2021
The Best Restaurants in Kiev
The best restaurants to eat European cuisine in Kiev
It's time to reset your premeditated ideas about Eastern European food. Kiev (Kyiv) in 2021 is a modern dynamic city and today Ukrainian cuisine reflects that modern progressive image. Ukraine has some of the most fertile soil on the planet (chernozem soil) and dishes are freshly made from high quality products. Not only is it possible to eat some fantastic food, but you will be surprised at how incredibly good value it is compared to almost anywhere else in Europe.
Restaurants in Kiev have been inspired to create European dishes with a unique Ukrainian twist. You will be pleasantly surprised at the diversity of food and the great customer service in Kiev (Kyiv).
It is always best to book a table in advance, especially if you plan eating on Friday and Saturday nights. Some restaurants have begun adding in the service charge so check your bill. Tipping is optional and usually about 10% is seen as normal.
The Best European Cuisine in Kiev (Kyiv)
Here you will find the Best European restaurants in Kiev (Kyiv)
Secret hidden gem
Restaurant Dash Kebab
The Best Turkish cuisine in Kiev (Kyiv).
Every now and again a local in Kiev will tell you about a great restaurant that not on the tourist map radar. Well Restaurant Kebab Dash is a gem of a restaurant tucked away unassumingly in the centre of Kyiv.
Dash Kebab is a halal restaurant serving the best traditional Turkish dishes in Kyiv.The meat dishes are cooked on an open fire, tender tasty aromatic chunks of deliciousness. There are lots of tasty dishes to choose from but we especially recommend Tavuk sis & Kuzu sis. This is a good place for lunch or evening meal. Great value super Turkish restaurant.
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Dogs & Tails - CLOSED
Economic victim of Covid19
If you have not worked it out yet - hotdogs and cocktails. Another new restaurant and bar hidden away in a courtyard on Shota Rustaveli Street. Dogs & Tails is fast becoming one of the best bar and restaurants in Kyiv. An American themed bar with a wide range of cocktails, drinks, and 12 types of hotdogs. It is not far from the Brodsky Central Synagogue. Not easy to find but look out for a small footbridge leading off of the main road and that should lead you into the courtyard. Great music and excellent friendly service. Gets busy but the best places always are. Book a reservation at weekends to save disappointment.
Restaurant Le Cosmopolite
Restaurant Le Cosmopolite is styled as a Belgian Beer café/restaurant with creaky wooden floors and comfy sturdy seats. It is centrally located near the Golden Gate metro station, the Hyatt hotel and the National Opera Theatre. It belongs to the Pees Boy Club chain of restaurants and works from 10 am in the morning till 11 pm in the evenings, only on Friday and Saturday evenings - till 2 a.m. The restaurant consists of 3 areas, smoker, non-smoker, and summer terrace and offers its visitors Belgian cuisine and some dishes from European cuisine. Extensive Belgian beers on tap and in bottles served with shelled sunflower seeds. Waiters and waitresses are efficient and English speaking (there is also an English menu), the prices are a little bit above average and parking in front of the restaurant. Similar to most restaurants in Kiev Le Cosmopolite also offers Wi-Fi.
Restaurant Smorodina is situated on the left bank away from the main tourist route which is on the right bank. This is a restaurant worth making a small journey for. Great location on an embankment by the riverside. The quality of the food is excellent and cooking takes place in an open kitchen so you can see your food being prepared. Nice relaxed atmosphere, attentive service and a perfect place to enjoy a romantic meal or a table with friends. Very nice terrace with a park view facing the river where smoking is allowed. Slightly expensive by local standards but very affordable compared to Western prices and worth paying the extra for.
Best Georgian restaurant in Kyiv. If you have never eaten Georgian food or drank Georgian wine then you are definetly in for a treat. The food here is delicious, fresh and tasty. And for sure you must try some Georgian wine. There is an extensive wine list but the attentive staff will be only to pleased to guide you to the right choice. It is situated in a central location not far from Taras Shevchenko national University of Kyiv. This is an authentic Georgian restaurant, friendly staff and great service. Prices are a little higher than the average for Kyiv, but you will not be disappointed.
So you fly all the way to Kiev (Kyiv) in Ukraine and decide to have a pizza. And why not, Ukrainian cuisine is on the whole very good, but it is always nice to have some food you are familiar with. There are many pizza restaurants in Kiev but differences in quality are extreme. Pizzeria Napule is quite simply the best Italian Pizza and Italian food restaurant you will find in Kiev. The restaurant speciality is the thin crust Neapolitan pizza which (my Italian friend tells me) is "just like mamma used to make". We found the quality of the ingredients outstanding, the salads and other dishes were well presented and the service was impeccable.
If I had to find something to criticise this restaurant it would be that it could feel a little modern and pretentious. But it is clean, well run and the service is extremely good. Reassuring note on the door in English requesting bodyguards leave guns outside.
Vapiano Restaurant in Kiev is part of a chain of restaurants that can be found worldwide. If you have ever been in one before then you will know what to expect. As you enter you are given a charge card. You then use this to purchase your food and payment is taken at the end of the meal on the way out. The great thing about this place is the high quality of food (all cooked in front of you in an open kitchen). The food is mostly tasty salads, pasta and pizza all prepared to a high standard. It is especially good at lunchtimes for a light afternoon lunch but occasionally gets crowded. It is situated inside the Arena City complex not far from the main street Khreschatyk.