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“Nice place to have a taste of Ukrainian cuisine” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pervak

Pervak
str. Rognedinskaya, 2, Kiev 01004, Ukraine
235-09-52
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Ranked #30 of 869 Restaurants in Kiev
Cuisines: Ukrainian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Helsinki, Finland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Nice place to have a taste of Ukrainian cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Were invited for dinner in Pervak by some local biz partners/friends.

A very good local food with friendly service.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Do not visit this restaurant”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We visited Pervak recently. The evening was spoiled by the restaurant's refusal to accept payment by credit card despite prior agreement to do so. Unpleasant conversations, bully boy bouncers and intimidation did not work. We held our ground. I would not recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“I cannot recommend this restaurant”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I went with a business delegation of 15 people to Pervak. Sphere is basicly fine and was the main reason to go there. The food was however of poor quality and small portions were served. The service in the restaurant is really of very bad quality, even rude. The waiter even started discussion - in russian - about the tip, which I still had given despite the waisted evening. I really can confirm the bad experiences written in the reviews below. I cannot recommend this place: especially not for business delegations. I will never come back here again.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Pervak is not good anymore”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Our company annualy receives delegations from abroad. This year we hosted 14 business people from the Netherlands. Pervak was one of the restaurants we normally book for a collective dinner due to its nice interior and traditional cuisine. And we were never disappointed with the quality and amount of food we get. I say "amount", because for many people it is important to have a decent dinner after a long working day.
This time we ordered 8 salads (to share), 4 starters (to share), 14 soups, 14 main courses (to share) and 10 portions of garnish (to share). According to the experience of previous years the amount of ordered food should have been more than enough. But this time the portions were so tiny that everybody left the table with a feeling of hunger. Moreover white wine was warm and part of the table had empty glassed for a long time since the waiter didn't visit us so frequently.
It is a pity that fame makes some places go worse and obviously Pervak is going in the wrong direction.
We decided not to visit this place anymore.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Kiev, Ukraine
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“would not recommend this restaurant”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

While food was OK, the service was terrible. It all started with the waiter laughing at our choice of starter and telling us what he thinks we should better eat in a very rude manner. Also mentioning that in his opinion that would be too expensive for us (!) When we were asking to explain us more about the type of ingredients that were part of some dishes he was not bothering to answer our questions pretending he does not hear/understand us and answered with "yes" and "no". The best part was at the end when he demonstratively was waiting for the tip almost demanding it vocally. Needless to say he did not get any. Would not recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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