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“Touristy - which can mean "pretty good"” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tsarske Selo

Tsarske Selo
42/1 Mazepy Str., Kiev, Ukraine
(+38044) 288-9775
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Ranked #152 of 913 Restaurants in Kiev
Cuisines: Ukrainian
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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“Touristy - which can mean "pretty good"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

A group of us (~10) dropped in without notice for a spot of lunch, on a way from Lavra to the war museum. What can I say - service was great, very attentive; food arrived pretty quickly, which was a good thing - we got a table next to the barbeque/grill, so there was a fair amount of salivating and dribbling in expectation. All the grill product were top class, and we could not fault the starters either. Good place; probably a bit pricey for many in Kiev, but not bad on the global scale.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A most charming friendly place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

as soon as my fiancee and myself walked in we were warmly greeted. The food was a masterpiece. I cannot fault the tsarske selo in any way. The staff were brilliant polite and friendly

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A great place to get to know Ukraine food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

i got recommended from a local friend and did build to much expectations...
when the door opened we discovered an authentic historicy
the place is designed like an old kozak home and there is 3 musicians that sing old songs
the food was GREAT i eat a "Kiev chicken" as a main dish and some red caviar as first.
we also ordered "PILMENY" which is a local kind of boild dumplinks filled with rabbit meat!
one of the best in KIev! recommended!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kiev, Ukraine
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“Ukrainian-style meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

The restaurant located on the street that goes down the hill past Lavra. It is a perfect place if you are looking for a traditional Ukrainian meal. The whole atmosphere of the restaurant will bring you into Ukrainian village with sunflowers, clay jars and fences. The place is a bit touristy. The quality of food is great and of a great value - I loved potato pancakes, varenyky and pear desert.
Tables on the terrace are spacious and could fit 10 people easily. Would recommend this place for a dinner with friends.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Traditional but touristy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Attention. This place is not the cccp as someone wrote and it is on lavrska street 22. Close to pechersk lavra.

It Is very traditional but clearly focused on big tourist groups. At the entrance they spoke English but our waiter did not. Inside the place is decorated in farm style. Looks really nice but the place is packed with tables. We had Borsch and pancakes. Both dishes were good.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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