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Ukrainian East Village Restaurant

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Russian, Ukrainian, Eastern European
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140 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY 10003
212-529-5024
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very Authentic

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2014
jaybirdrcky
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Morristown, New Jersey
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Morristown, New Jersey
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101 reviews 101 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Hartford, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Haifa, Israel
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Excellent Ukrainian cooking. We ate there 3 people and enjoyed it very much. Especially good was the Borsht soup. but everything else was very good. There is small memorial wall outside of this restaurant with photos of those killed in the last revolt against their government, and many people light up candles and put there flowers.

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Pleasantville, New York
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328 reviews 328 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I have gone to this restaurant off and on for years. It is always enjoyable with a menu with many Ukrainian and Eastern European favorite dishes along with some Italian dishes. Tonight I had the beef strogonoff and cabbage soup. Both were very good but the soup really stood out. The bread seemed homemade, both the challa and a hearty... More 

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New York City, New York
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280 reviews 280 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

If you're interested in authentic Ukrainian cuisine - look no further. With a large menu selection of soups, salads, sandwiches and entrees, complete with a liquor license, this is the place to go. Even the wait staff speaks Ukrainian. The borsch is out of this world - you can have it with or without sour cream; there is a very... More 

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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, Ukrainian, Eastern European

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