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“Worth finding” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kureni

Kureni
4 Parkova doroga, Kiev, Ukraine
380 44 253 1724
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Ranked #134 of 778 restaurants in Kiev
Cuisines: Ukrainian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
new york
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Worth finding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Kureni is an enormous restaurant located right near the river. Despite its size, it was pretty full even early in the evening (5pm).

I ordered the vareniki (easily the best perogies I’ve ever had) and pickles and borscht. You can also order half portions, as the portions sizes are very large and meant for sharing.

The English speaking wait staff was very attentive and friendly. A great place to try Ukrainian food in a beautiful setting.

Visited September 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Moscow, Russia
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Beautiful and calm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

We spend a wonderful evening outdoors at Kureni. The weather was medium, with about 20 degrees and patches of rain. Se we ended up being the only people eating outside in their river-view pavillon. Service was very attentive, we got very good recommendations for Ukrainian potato pancakes and chicken stew. Food was delicious, the Ukrainian wine was ok but reasonably priced. International wines were priced too high, so we settled for the local one. Overall a very romantic evening in a beautiful setting. We will definetly come again.

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Kiev, Ukraine
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“If you go to Kiev you have to go to kureni”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

What a great location, you are in the city but you could be anywhere in the country side, very relaxing, great food. Spend a lazy afternoon eating shahlik outside in the small buildings or on the terrace in the main building. A lovely place highly recommended to all travelers.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lodz, Poland
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518 reviews 518 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 200 cities Reviews in 200 cities
298 helpful votes 298 helpful votes
“Nice place, but mind mosquitos”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2010

Very attractive place, especially if you reserve the table on the terrace on the higher floor, with the view on the river. The food is good and represents the national cuisine, but is not so exceptional, as we expected. The place is rather expensive.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London /Nice
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Worth Finding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2010

Not much more to say than to agree with the previous reviewers although we had the rabbit and the vareniki; agreed wine is expensive but no more than other restaurants in Kiev

Seemed to me to be more a lunchtime venue than evening but maybe that was because the sun was shining (burning) and the look out over the park and river was conducive to a memorable excellent lunch

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