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Spotykach

#22 of 931 Restaurants in Kiev
#25 of 1,006 Places to Eat in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Eastern European, Ukrainian
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16 Volodymyrska, Kiev 01601, Ukraine
+380 44 586 4095
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations
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 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent creative New Kiev cooking

Food is the focus here, not the setting. The menu is very creative and aims at "molecular gastronomy" - eg borscht soup frozen in a Popsicle, dumplings in the colours of the Ukraine flag. Located in the city centre. Oddly, was empty on the Sunday lunchtime we visited.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Cambridge, UK
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  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Food is the focus here, not the setting. The menu is very creative and aims at "molecular gastronomy" - eg borscht soup frozen in a Popsicle, dumplings in the colours of the Ukraine flag. Located in the city centre. Oddly, was empty on the Sunday lunchtime we visited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This is a big favourite of mine in Kiev. Really tasty dishes. Some are traditional, most are traditional dishes with a modern twist. Can't express how much i love this place. It has fantastic service, as said the food is excellent and the prices are very low, considering the quality offered. A copiuos meal with salmon on bruschetta, herring op... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Good, polite service, with staff speaking English. The seating is in booths, so quite intimate and no neighbours sitting right on top of you. The restaurant offers both traditional Ukranian dishes as well as 'modern' versions of some dishes. A novel way of serving some dishes as well.......roast shin served on a shovel! The shin was, according to my husband... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Food is very good, and tasty. Sat outside on a pleasant summer mid-week evening. Was quite empty though and not much ambiance. Staff were nice and attentive. Price is not low. Not quite sure what is the theme (modern soviet meets western pop?)

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Ashdod, HaMerkaz, Israel
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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 41 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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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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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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Address: 16 Volodymyrska, Kiev 01601, Ukraine
Phone Number: +380 44 586 4095
Location: Europe  >  Ukraine  >  Kiev
Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
Cuisine: Eastern European, 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: Eastern European, Ukrainian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business

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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