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Village House Kalina

8302 Parkway Dr, La Mesa, CA
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Ranked #21 of 187 Restaurants in La Mesa
Cuisines: Ukrainian
Most recent review
- Jul 30, 2014
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English first
San Diego, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It is hard to find any Ukrainian food in San Diego, let alone good, authentic dishes. This restaurant is a lot more Russian than Ukrainian, but the similarities are close enough and the food is amazing! I've taken friends there for Ukrainian Christmas the last few years, so that they can "taste the food of my ancestors". I've also recommended... More

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San Diego, CA
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Five family members met for a late lunch at the Village House on Cinco de Mayo of all days! My husband had scouted out its location since it is somewhat off the beaten track. But what a find! As my daughter-in-law kept saying, "It's like being in someone's home!" We started with the salad sampler which included six different salads;... More

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La Mesa, CA
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126 reviews 126 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We just found this tiny restaurant tucked inside a small shopping center. They do not have a liquor license, but you can bring your own in with no corkage fee. That being said, they do carry an interesting variety of nonalcoholic drinks. We tried the pear soda which is light and refreshing, and not too sweet like American sodas. We... More

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Hicksville, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

I like to eat at differnt places to eat when i go away. Not chain places! So we found this places on this web site. So we tryed it! Like i said we cant stop talking about how great the food was. I had hot russian tea to drink and the b/f had russian soda. Both was very good. An... More

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Santee, California
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107 reviews 107 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

It's a little hole-in-the-wall between the 7-11 Store and a taco shop on the frontage road at Jackson and Fletcher Parkway -- easy to miss. But don't miss it. This Ukrainian restaurant is worth the drive. All of the waitresses seem eager to please, some with limited English, and the interior is like a large room in a country dacha.... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Very good and authentic Russian & Ukrainian restaurant. Well prepared and tasty. I speak Russian with the owner and employees. Try the Borjomi sparkling water.

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San Diego, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

Going to this restaurant is like going to someone's home. I say that in a good way, meaning the place has a homey feel to it. The plates, dishes, cups, silverware are all mis-matched. Heck, even the table and chairs were mis-matched (the table was too low, needed to lean over to eat). The food presentation is not there, but... More

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