Incredibly delicious and extremely cheap - restaurants in Kiev where you can eat homemade Ukrainian food like a local!
Those who first come to Ukraine do not believe their eyes that so much can be eaten for such a small amount of money. And then they try food and say that it's just like a dream.
Of course, for fans of VIP class, in Kiev there are many delightful restaurants (will be discussed in another article). But for those foreigners who want to understand the true Ukrainian spirit and feel themselves as locals in Kiev, we would like to share with you a piece of our ordinary life.
CapitaltoursKiev.com selected for you places where you can enjoy a delicious meal for a pretty prices. The average check in all presented restaurants - up to 10 euros, it's amazing! Many restaurants often present a seasonal menu, you can always try something original.
Puzata Hata - our favorite restaurant in all respects. Yes, this is not an expensive restaurant, there is self-service, but the atmosphere that reigns is Ukrainian in a special way. The main thing is that here you can try all dishes of Ukrainian national cuisine and feel like a local resident.
This is a universal cafe, both for a quick snack, and for a full dinner. Just believe in it! For example, a plate Ukrainian borsch costs as much as € 1! And dumplings with meat are also for 1 euro! And Chicken Kiev costs 1 euro too! We should also mention the varied and very tasty desserts presented in the network Puzata Hata. And so on in the approximate price ranges. Magically, is not it?
The Ukrainian fast food restaurant Zdorovenki Buli is similar in concept. The restaurant offers a wide range of home-cooked dishes, an extensive selection of salads, pastries and pizzas.
Dishes from the garnish bar, salad bar are presented at a single price - 10 and 20 UAH (0.3 euros and 0.6 euros!!!) Also the bonus is that after 21:00 and before closing (until 22:00) the discount is -20% for a self-service line meal.
Interior will allow every guest at the same time to visit several exotic countries of the world: India, China, Greece and Egypt. Large spacious halls with a huge number of seats allow you to come with families, companies of friends, sightseeing groups.
Varenichnaya Katyusha is a network of restaurants you can find all around the city. The restaurant's speciality is veriniki, traditional dumplings with various fillings. The menu with pictures and English description will help you better understand what you are ordering.
Very family oriented place, like a huge old sweet soviet family house. You need go here if you want to enjoy good old fashioned Ukraine food, waitress dressed in old-style uniform. For local residents, this situation in the restaurant reminds them, as if they came to the grandmother's dining room. Travel back to the 70's!
Refectory "Academy" located in a historic building of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy - one of the oldest High-schools of Eastern Europe. The interior in the spirit of the old Podil: light walls, hand-painted, high-quality furniture made of dark wood.
Academy is the European and Ukrainian cuisine home, the main advantage of it is that all dishes are prepared from natural products. On the one hand, it was a student canteen. But then this place turned into one of the favorite places of local people, where you can inexpensively eat tasty home-made food. Every day after 16:00 in the assortment there are fragrant Hutsul sausages, shpikachki, pizza - an excellent appetizer for fresh draft beer.
Hope there are no one doubts that Crimea is Ukraine?!
Well, then we want to advise you Musafir - is a traditional Crimean Tatar kitchen place usually with a folk music in down town Kiev. In the menu - huge portions of dishes of the Crimean Tatar cuisine, as it is prepared in the Crimea. The design is simple, slightly eastern, the service is great. Many people say that the best chebureks in Kiev are cooked here. Worth trying!
And of course, as a bonus - Kiev Perepichka!
It is a completely ordinary sausage in yeast dough, deep-fried. Nobody really can explain what is the success of this quite simple patty, but there is always a line of people! The kiosk is open from 9 to 21. There are also juices, tea, coffee, carbonated drinks and mineral water in the menu. But you do not have to wait long in any case - they serve very quickly. During this time you will have time to enjoy the view on Khreshchatyk and CUM.
The price for Perepichka has grown from 22 kopecks to 12 hryvnia (0.4 euros!) for 30 years. It remains popular to this day and is included in the list of the most iconic places to visit in Kiev, along with St. Andrew's descent, and even takes place in the ranking of Tripadvisor above many of the capital's cafes and restaurants.