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16 Volodymyrska, Kiev 01601, Ukraine
+380 44 586 4095
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Ranked #11 of 812 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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Califon, New Jersey
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Wonderful atmosphere; excellent food; friendly, helpful, and prompt service. You really should make it a point to have dinner here while visiting Kyiv. The owners did a wonderful job of capturing the Soviet ambience but with a warm and friendly staff; in spite of the theme this was probably the best service we had in Kyiv. The layout makes for... More

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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133 reviews 133 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The food is great, really home made best tradition of Ucranian food. Service is fast and friendly. And of course what a cool job the designers did in re- creating the glorious Soviet time atmosphere. All componetnts together work perfectly.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Nice place with great service and attention to details. Would certainly recommend it for those who would like to try Ukrainian cuisine or as a place for negotiations. Almost forgot - they prepare Chicken Kyiv in the way it should be done)

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Stowe, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This place definitely had strong Soviet Russian theme. Live music was very entertaining. The place is kind of hidden in an alley but it was worth the visit.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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171 reviews 171 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
74 helpful votes 74 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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254 reviews 254 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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