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Spotykach

#20 of 929 Restaurants in Kiev
#22 of 1,004 Places to Eat 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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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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For me it was "Back in USSR" evening. Food incredible, service very welcomed, atmosphere great (USSR, I told), prices for us, as tourist normal (actually, when I compare the price with Israeli they low). Really ukraine cuisine, as I still remember from me home. Like, like and like. If you in Kiev... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Ashdod, HaMerkaz, Israel
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  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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Ashdod, HaMerkaz, Israel
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

For me it was "Back in USSR" evening. Food incredible, service very welcomed, atmosphere great (USSR, I told), prices for us, as tourist normal (actually, when I compare the price with Israeli they low). Really ukraine cuisine, as I still remember from me home. Like, like and like. If you in Kiev - go! Otherwise, why you go to Kiev?.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Reading the great reviews, decided to try this place for dinner. Food was all pretty average. Started with potato dumplings and pancakes, followed by stroganoff (too creamy!), and mini chicken Kiev on a bed of noodles (not at all nice). Cake for desert I didn't even finish, wasn't tasty! No locals here, only foreign tourists, staff do speak good English.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

If you want to be sure you will be served Ukranian dishes Spotykach is the place to go. The prices for wester-europeans are very reasonable. You should definatly try Salo!

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Orange County, California
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The atmosphere is old Soviet style blended with modern kitsch. When you walk into this restaurant (located at vul Volodymyrska 16 in Kiev - closest Metro stop is ), you see modern art infused with old subjects and themes. You instantly feel welcomed by the staff. You are offered juice infused shots in tiny shot glasses as you enter (ours... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We vistited the Spotykach because it is advertised as a 'Soviet Era' themed restaurant. I think it must have been recently refurbished as there was nothing Soviet on display? We werent disapointed though. The restaurant is nicely decorated and very clean with contmporary graphic prints of famous Ukrainians on all of the walls. All of the tables seemed to be... More 

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I was recommended to go here for true authentic Ukrainian food. When I finally did go the service was alright but the food was super blah compared to other Ukrainian dishes I've had at other restaurants around town. The prices were also higher than other Ukrainian places so, to me, this is not worth coming back to.

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

The best borshch I tasted here. Very good service and national meals. Highly recommended. A bit expensive but costs it

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I visited with friends for a joint birthday celebration. The menu is great, with both traditional Ukrainian food as well as modern takes on national staples, the decor is quirky and cool and the staff were super friendly. Prices are very reasonable. I would definitely come back!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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Address: 16 Volodymyrska, Kiev 01601, Ukraine
Phone Number: +380 44 586 4095
Location: Europe  >  Ukraine  >  Kiev
Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
Cuisine: Ukrainian

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Ukrainian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine

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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