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“Good restaurant, but not so special” 4 of 5 stars
Review of gorchitsa cafe

gorchitsa cafe
Pylypa Orlyka, 6, Kiev, Ukraine
044 2537358
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Ranked #20 of 913 Restaurants in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Good restaurant, but not so special”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Nice small restaurant, good location - in a quiet street, nice terrace, nice food, wine list could be better...But in my opinion it does not deserve to be so high on the list of the best restaurants in Kiev

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 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
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Perfect place for a small company”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

Perfect restaurant!
Nice and small restaurant located in the centre of Kyiv with delicious food.
You can try everything you want and you'll get the best feelings about food and courses!
Tiramisu is probably the best and the tastiest in Kyiv!

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Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“excellent, easy going French spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Tastefully simple with excellent food at good value. Service and décor nicely European without being over-the-top (as is typical in Kiev). Easy place to return to often.

Visited February 2013
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Kiev, Ukraine
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“My favorite restaurant in Kiev, officially!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Despite seeming variety, Kiev has few restaurants with great food and service, and Gorchitsa is one of them. Even if they served nothing but their famous, mouth-watering ravioli with mushrooms and spinach in a foi gras sause, they would still be worth visiting.
I came there after a long break, and was amazed that the quality has not gone down after years on the market (as it is often the case in Kiev). Then, every dish that came was nothing short of wonderful. Each of them delivered on its promise, and more. The warm seafood salad was very good. The seafood delicate and nicely complimented by a dressing that had non-refined sunflower olive, and with a twist added by physalis berries. The sizzling snails were easy to eat because they were taken out of their shells (but lost a bit on presentation). The braised duck leg was fantastically tender, a joy for the senses in its rich wine sauce and contrasted against potato gratin. Even the vegetables that came as a garnish on the plate were absolutely perfectly shaped and cooked: the baby pea pods still emerald and crunchy, the carrot shaped into a classical oblong, etc.
The ravioli are beyond belief, as i have mentioned. And creme brulee is - and i swear it - one of the best i have tried. Real vanilla, smooth center, cool inside, with hot and crunchy caramel, and a surprise in the form of a thin bottom chocolate layer. I almost stormed into the kitchen to demand a recipe.
The interior is nothing to mention, though. But the focus is on food, and every mouthful is a delight.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Simply awesome food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We tried Gorchitsa's Cafe 2 nights ago and were impressed with everything. Awesome food, service, and atmosphere. We had the seared Tuna, Rib Eye for me, as well as starters of goose liver pate and wine. All were above the standard. We also took home the home made ravioli (spinach) and gnocchi dishes. The gnocchi was the best I ever had...My mother would be green with envy at this light wonderful dish!
Enjoy!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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