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Spotykach

#17 of 877 Restaurants in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence
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Ukrainian
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16 Volodymyrska, Kiev 01601, Ukraine
+380 44 586 4095
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: Yes, Spotykach really be proud! With such care together under one cover...
Yes, Spotykach really be proud! With such care together under one cover the most famous culinary hits of the Soviet era have not for everyone. Here is what restaurant critics over the years will be called "Ukrainian cuisine of the Soviet period," and the mere process of reading the menu is wild appetite. Salad leaves traditional herring under a fur coat, Olivier, Mimosa Capital, salad with beans and a dozen names. Then begins an even more pleasant discoveries. Take, for example, herring with anchovies on potatoes with onions or perch with mushrooms, fried pancakes. Sated fangled delights metropolitan restaurants audience inevitably return to the simple joys that are certain to become trump card Spotykach.
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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night
Private Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 121
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
So amazing ate there two times in a row

The food was amazing the staff was very helpful and kind. The many different options of new Kyiv cuisine or Old Kyiv cuisine were perfect. Prices were very reasonable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Jaytee1977
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The food was amazing the staff was very helpful and kind. The many different options of new Kyiv cuisine or Old Kyiv cuisine were perfect. Prices were very reasonable.

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Canberra, Australia
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This place has been done well, nice clean interior with lovely wait staff. Menu was in English and also had pictures which helps. Food was nice but nothing to write home about, they do a chicken Kiev, if you want to tick that box.

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Brussels, Belgium
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122 reviews 122 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Good Ukrainian food served by waiters dressed in typical clothes. Decoration is Soviet kitsch. Very enjoyable and fun experience not far from the Kiev business' district. The only "but" relates to the price which is a bit high.

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Harker Heights, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Ukrainian food with an American twist. Menu is in English, choices are plentiful and the food is tasty. Prices are average. My most recent meal including a beer, starter, and entrée cost under 200 Ukr, or about $23. I've eaten here twice and if I come back to Kiev, I'll stop by again.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Some good Ukrainian food presented in a fun way. The decor of the restaurant is fun too - Soviet kitsch - but a bit over priced. The food can be a inconsistent too.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

The food was good, and the service was friendly. It is in a safe location, and was nice and clean. It was pricey for the portions, but an enjoyable dining experience none the less.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Visiting the place end December with 6 people I need to say that they had big problems in serving the food and drinks systematically. Between serving the first meat and sides it took them ~ 35 minutes to get things prepared. No need to say that the first portions were already cold. Nevertheless tasty and value-for-money.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We were on August in Kiev and had dinner at this cosy restaurant in the heart of center! My husband is Italian and used to eat only "prelibatezze"! But he really appreciated this restaurant! He does love "dyruny", "vareniki" & "grechka with meat"! Very pretty place with truly tearful Ukrainian dishes !

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Amman, Jordan
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59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Loved this place. The interior is super quirky, interesting and cozy. They welcome you with a fruity little vodka shot and see you off with paper wrapped seeds. The menu is unique, from Ukrainian astronaut food in a tube to Ukrainian dumplings in the colours of the Ukrainian flag. The potato pancakes with sour cream were delicious, as was the... More 

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Kawasaki, Japan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I went to lunch with my colleague on Sunday afternoon. Had some nice local beers, and light snacks in very relaxing atmosphere. Food was prepared beautifully, and it was delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 Volodymyrska, Kiev 01601, Ukraine
  • Location: Europe  >  Ukraine  >  Kiev
  • Phone Number: +380 44 586 4095

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: Ukrainian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

Description

Yes, Spotykach really be proud! With such care together under one cover the most famous culinary hits of the Soviet era have not for everyone. Here is what restaurant critics over the years will be called "Ukrainian cuisine of the Soviet period," and the mere process of reading the menu is wild appetite. Salad leaves traditional herring under a fur coat, Olivier, Mimosa Capital, salad with beans and a dozen names. Then begins an even more pleasant discoveries. Take, for example, herring with anchovies on potatoes with onions or perch with mushrooms, fried pancakes. Sated fangled delights metropolitan restaurants audience inevitably return to the simple joys that are certain to become trump card Spotykach.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?