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“Average food with little atmosphere” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Uzupio Kavine

Uzupio Kavine
Vilnius, Lithuania
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Ranked #160 of 384 Restaurants in Vilnius
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Eastern European, Bar, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Roeselare, Belgium
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Average food with little atmosphere”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The place looked very inviting from the outside with the nice terrace along the river. We had lunch there and were not thrilled by the quality of the food. The dishes looked well on the menu but lacked taste and depth. Most expensive meal we had in Vilnius but unfortunately not convincing

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Chesterfield
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Not so 'Alternative' but should be on the list.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We called in here for lunch and a beer on New Year's Day after exploring the republic. It was cold outside but the reception and atmosphere were warm and welcoming. The food and beer were tasty and good value - spicy beef stew and a wheat beer always work for me in winter.
The place was busy with groups, families and couples and we were lucky to get a seat because it's clearly on many people's tick list. The staff were efficient if a little impatient but knowing what you want helps. The staff were also very capable in dealing with English, Russian, Belorussian, German and Lithuanian so you can't help but admire their abilities.
It may not be the alternative centre of bohemian culture that some guide books might lead you to believe but I thought the location, menu, beer and atmosphere were all worth the visit.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Moscow, Russia
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624 reviews 624 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 188 cities Reviews in 188 cities
410 helpful votes 410 helpful votes
“I was missing the artsy atmosphere here”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Being located in the Uzupio "republic" and being presented as a kind of artsy cafe, I was expecting a unique atmosphere. Maybe it was because summer was over and summer terrace by the river was closed, but the place to me seemed quite ordinary without any kind of special feel. We only drank coffee, mineral water and whisky here co I can't really comment on food. I was a bit disappointed to have ordered an espresso and got this nasty large lungo-like long coffee, which I always thought was only a vice of cafes of my homeland, Slovakia. On the other hand, it was full and everyone was ordering food so I guess many people frequent it and enjoy it. From what I've observed, the waiters were nice and friendly.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds West yorkshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
“Best Gastro Experience over 5 nights”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Kavine Uzupio

Kavine Boras
1 Uzupio Gative
Uzupio Gative
(Independent State within Lithuania)
Kavine Uzupio

Day 3 and 5 meals. This place came recommended by a bar man in the Portobello Bar in Vilnius Old town. We were told that the Kavine Boras situated across the river is located in an independent state with its own written constitution . The guy also said it was a cheaper place to eat and the food not bad. What a gem of a find. Over looking the river , the mermaid and the bridge with all the padlocks on it.
Again we chose to eat indoors. Inside the place had a separate dining area but we chose to eat with the locals in a room that just resembles a traditional bar room you would find in the UK. We dine in a room full of locals and this added to the lovely experience of dining in this establishment. We were very pleased with both the service attitude of the staff together with both the food and drinks that were laid out in front of us. The fact that it was said to be cheap might have originally put us off going. But we were glad it did not.
We again sampled the local food and loved it. I sampled the dark beer loved it. From the bar men and the waitress ( and waiter on our second visit) they could not do enough for us. This place got it right. This place really restored our faith in Lithuanian hospitality. We enjoyed the food so much we had to go back especially after our experiences on both the first night and the fourth night in Vilnius restaurants.
Overall rating for food and service 8/10 Would recommend it to anyone and head there first when we return. If you go on this recommendation I hope you enjoy it as much as we did

Meanwood John

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Denmark, Vedbæk
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Christania?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed outside on the terrasse overlooking the river and the Mermaid statue. Service was slow but the local people were talkative and the atmosphere very nice. Berer was good and the salat too. Uzupio is a civilised Christatia in Copenhagen, but with a lot of artists. ..

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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