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Top Places for Dining in Kyiv
If you happened to visit the capital city of Ukraine, you should definitely try the Ukrainian cuisine. You may visit one of the stylish restaurants described by destinations.com.ua, or feel yourself a real local citizen and have a meal in the place, where the Kyivans usually dine.
I hope that you prefer the second option. So, the following spots are for those who want to experience the peculiarity of Ukrainian dining establishments.
The traditional dish of Kyiv is represented by Сhicken Kyiv. It is a rissole stuffed with various ingredients such as boiled eggs, mushrooms, butter, greenery etc. Many restaurant and cafes in the capital city of Ukraine offer this dish. However, there is a dining establishment with a special approach to this famous dish and it is called in the name of the dish. Visit this place and enjoy the taste of Kyiv.
Varenychna means a dining establishment offering a variety of dumplings. Such establishments were rather popular in the USSR, and this particular place is a kind of back in the past thing. The dishes offered in “Katyusha” are not historically Ukrainian, but they became an integral part of cuisine of Ukrainian people. The prices are affordable, the personnel is welcoming, the dishes are mouth-watering. Do you need any more arguments?
The name of this place is translated as “bellied house”. This funny name reflects a humorous attitude of Ukrainians to almost everything in their lives. However, this dining establishment is one of the most popular places to have meal among the Kyivans. The range of dishes and beverages is enormous. Besides, the quality of servicing and cooking is top. Here you can taste not only the traditional Ukrainian cuisine, but also many dishes of European and Russian cooking traditions. One advice – this place is better to visit out of lunchtime, because it is usually overcrowded during this time.
Klukva and Brukva
Let me introduce the first Ukrainian restaurant that uses only original products grown in Ukraine. It is an interesting approach resulting in high popularity among local citizens. The interior of the restaurant will transfer you to a comfort and charming environment of homeliness. The restaurant offers a variety of traditional Ukrainian dishes served in authentic tableware. The menu of this dining establishment is seasonal, so you will have to visit Ukraine four times to taste everything offered in Klukva and Brukva.
This place comprises three in one. The first is restaurant. Actually, Ostannya Barykada is one of the best restaurants offering traditional Ukrainian dishes. Here you can try such famous cooking compositions as borsch, halushky (dumplings), as well as various authentic beverages.
The second interpretation of this place is museum. Here you can see the tableware, interior elements and many other peculiar features of old-time Ukrainian household.
And the third incarnation of Ostannya Barykada is cultural place. Enjoy your meal, experience Ukrainian traditions and learn more about the life and cuisine of Ukrainian people.