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Restaurants in Kyiv (Kiev)

Kiev has a wide range of restaurants to suit every taste and pocket. While traditional Ukrainian food is currently enjoying something of a renaissance, places serving Italian, French, Chinese and American-style fast food are also well represented. Restaurants serving Japanese sushi are currently very popular, even if sushi is the only Japanese dish on an otherwise Russian/Ukrainian menu. Printed menus tend to list the selection of cigarettes and cigars on offer as well as items of food and drink.

The Kiev restaurants below have been grouped into three pricing categories:
Expensive (over UAH 700)
Moderate (UAH 150 to UAH 700)
Cheap (up to UAH 150)
Prices for these Kiev restaurants are per person for a three-course meal plus half a bottle of house wine and include tax and service.

Expensive

Bao Modern Chinese Cuisine

Cuisine: Chinese

The first Ukrainian restaurant of contemporary Chinese cuisine, Bao concentrates the powerful energy of the world's largest metropolises into an unforgettable dining experience. Thanks to an open kitchen detached from the restaurant's rooms with panoramic windows, each visitor can observe the mastery behind his or her own meal.

Address: , Mechnykova street 14/1, Kyiv, 01133
Telephone: +380 67 693 9898
Website: http://bao.ua/

Kanapa Restaurant Salon

Cuisine: Ukrainian

For a deliciously high-quality meal in Kyiv, head to Kanapa. This restaurant provides diners with authentic Ukrainian cuisine but with a modern twist and technologies - think molecular gastronomy. Make sure you sample something from their Ukrainian wine list and selection of local cheeses. On selected nights, diners may be treated to live music.

Address: , Andriivs'kyi descent 19, Kyiv, 01025
Telephone: +380 68 044 3050
Website: http://borysov.com.ua/en/kanapa

Under Wonder

Cuisine: Italian and French

You can find Under Wonder in the Lev Tolstoy Square, in the heart of Kyiv. This luxury restaurant offers delicious Italian and French meals that are presented beautifully and artistically. Their wine list features high-quality wines from countries around the world, including New Zealand, France, Argentina and, of course, Ukraine. If you want to start your day on a positive note, head to Under Wonder for a light, tasty breakfast. Breakfast options include an English breakfast and a traditional Ukrainian breakfast.

Address: , Velyka Vasylkivska Street 21, Kyiv, 01004
Telephone: +380 98 203 4394 
Website: http://www.underwonder.com.ua/eng

Moderate

Koza Dereza (Коза-дереза)

Cuisine: Ukrainian

Literally meaning ‘goat dessert’ in Ukranian, Koza Dereza is a cosy, friendly restaurant that serves traditional Ukrainian food using fresh, natural ingredients from nearby farms. The restaurant also functions as a farm shop selling organic Ukrainian produce.

Address: , Sichovykh Striltsiv Street 52А, Kyiv, 02000
Telephone: +380 44 486 0040
Website: http://www.kozadereza.kiev.ua

Mama Manana

Cuisine: Georgian

Traditional Georgian food served in a tapas style. Great for sharing with multiple people and experiencing a wide variety of fantastic Georgian cuisine in just one sitting. The cosy environment, moderately-priced meals and welcoming staff naturally make it a popular option among locals and tourists alike. Be sure to book ahead to ensure you’re seated.

Address: , Velyka Vasylkivska street 44, Kyiv, 01004
Telephone: +380 50 425 0404
Website: http://mamamanana.kiev.ua/

Cheap

Che Guevara Pub

Cuisine: International

This Cuban-themed pub serves tasty authentic Cuban food like BBQ ribs along with a decent selection of cocktails and imported beers. There is live music on weekend evenings and discounted prices on weekday afternoons.

Address: , Verkhiny Val Street 66A, Kyiv, 02000
Telephone: +380 44 463 7071

Puzata Hata

Cuisine: Ukrainian

This restaurant is just one of several of this chain of fast food outlets in Kiev. Puzata Hata serves classic Ukrainian dishes in a self-service canteen in a traditional Ukrainian peasant house. The service is quick and prices are low, which makes this an excellent choice for breakfast or a quick lunch. It is also a good place to sample traditional Ukrainian food at low prices.

Address: , Khreschatyk Street 15/4, Kyiv, 01001
Telephone: +380 44 391 4699
Website: http://www.puzatahata.ua/