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16 Volodymyrska, Kiev 01601, Ukraine
+380 44 586 4095
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Ranked #7 of 787 restaurants in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Ukrainian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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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Kiev, Ukraine
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84 reviews 84 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you are into soviet greatness go to Lipsy Osobniak or for the kitch sense to Pervak. This place would be the third choice.!Food is simple but tasty and authentic with nice environment and service

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Kiev, Ukraine
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

As a former USSR citizen was surprized to find myself in such domestic atmosphere as 25 years ago. Very recommended place.

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Kyiv, Kyyivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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150 reviews 150 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

For me, as for former USSR-citizen it would be not so much interesting, just a kind of deja vu. Furnished not in 1960-s soviet style, but has rather collection of reminders on those times. The cuisine is an attempt to restore some soviet recipes. There is no historical soviet cuisine, you must clearly understand this. Soviet cuisine is anything what... More

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Leverkusen, Germany
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223 reviews 223 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

My business colleague took me to dinner at the Spotykach restaurant recently which was a slightly surealistic and wierd experience. We descended a short flight of stairs and were greeted by friendly staff in Soviet country style costume with a small glass of what I assume to be fruit flavoured vodka. We had the place more or less to ourselves... More

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Lviv, Ukraine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Friends advised to visit the restaurant. At the first opportunityI have come here. Service-is well, like a cuisine. Interesting interior, convenient location of tables and chairs. At the entrance I was given a bag of seeds. If you want to understand what it means to Ukrainian cuisine at its best, you must visit this restaurant

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Kiev, Ukraine
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Quite small and stuffy premises of restaurants furnished in the "socialist realizm" style. The food belongs to the same period of food deficite beciseds chief cook with an air of nonchalance. Due to central location and foreignrs' interest to soviet period this restarant is usually quite fully occupied so the waiter staff acts very slowly. The shot of vodka with... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

You definately wanna go there! 100% the best place in Kiev with quite a few delicious options and very traditional atmosphere. Service is unique and welcoming.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

If you're not familiar with the Soviet culture or didn't grow up in one of those countries during the 79/80's - this place is a must

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

From the moment you step in the door you are welcomed and know you are in for something special. They take your jacket and then hand you a lovely little shot of vodka before seating you. You just feel at home and you know you are in Ukraine. Very traditional and a warm atmosphere. Good wine list and the food... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Spotykach, on Volodymyrska St The most authentic Ukrainian setting, spotlessly clean. A good place, which plays up Old Mother Eastern Europe. Little doubt this experience was geared at the international tourist. Outside you can pick up a brochure which entitles you to -15%. As I was in the mood for a ‘Ukrainan experience in Kyiv’ I was happy enough Russian... More

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