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Village House Kalina

8302 Parkway Dr, La Mesa, CA
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Ranked #33 of 186 restaurants in La Mesa
Cuisines: Ukrainian
Most recent review
- May 14, 2013
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6 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
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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120 reviews 120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Lakeside, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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