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Ukrainian East Village Restaurant

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140 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY 10003
212-529-5024
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Generous portions

Started with the $4.75 bowl of Borsch soup which tasted real good. Continued with their $12 brisket special. It was a giant portion of meat with two large yet light and very tasty potato latkes. The place is worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Haifa, Israel
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Shanghai Region, China
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81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

tango on M and F Pierogis and borscht every day it's on 2nd avenue can't miss it open late, reasonable prices, good service

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Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Started with the $4.75 bowl of Borsch soup which tasted real good. Continued with their $12 brisket special. It was a giant portion of meat with two large yet light and very tasty potato latkes. The place is worth a visit.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I've eaten at all the East European restaurants in the East Village, and this is probably the best. The Ukrainian food is excellent, as are the American sandwiches etc.. And most important, it is one of the quietest places to eat in Manhattan! People complain that it is hard to find, but I say thank God! That's what keeps it... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The place was a little difficult to find, set back into an entrance into a buildings foyer. Since I have never been to an Ukrainian Restaurant before I really did not know what to order. A lot of things on the menu looked familiar, but wasn't quite sure. The waitress was extremely helpful in helping us pick was we were... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Had beef stroganoff with noodles in a nice light brown sauce. The favors were not over powering. Also the combination plate with kielbasa stuffed cabbage 4 different pierogi - cheese ( slightly sweet ), spinach, sauerkraut, potato, and kasha. And their beer - Obolon. A little odd to find you have to walk down a hallway to the restaurant BUT... More 

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The entrance to the restaurant is through a pretty old building lobby. The bathrooms are old, but clean and down a steep flight of stairs. The food is good and moderately priced, but don't get the fried pierogies because they deep fry them. Gives it the texture of cardboard. The soups are home made and delicious. The restaurant would do... More 

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Astoria, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This restaurant has a simple sign ("Ukrainian Restaurant") and is tucked into a nondescript building in the East Village, but it was well worth the trip…the atmosphere and food here was amazing! The dining room is fairly small, but within 20 minutes of my party's lunchtime arrival, it was almost completely full. The decor is really cozy and homey; the... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

If you are in the East Village this is the best Ukrainian restaurant! It's as if your own mama cooked it! Be prepared to feel as if you have been transported out of the city once you walk down the long hallway into the restaurant. Service is a little slow at times but you are never rushed out!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Excellent Eastern European entrees served in an ethnic social club setting. You will find some of the most reasonable prices on lower second ave.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This place is a hidden gem! You will feel like you were brought back many years and shipped to Ukraine. The food is as if your grandmother cooked it. If you are in the East Village you must stop by and check it out.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 140 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY 10003
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: 212-529-5024

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Russian, Eastern European, Ukrainian

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