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“my first time trying Ukrainian food, and I loved it!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old Lviv

Old Lviv
2228 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-4832 (Northwest Side)
773-772-7250
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Ranked #1,549 of 8,264 restaurants in Chicago
Cuisines: Ukrainian
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Buffet
Neighborhood: Northwest Side
Charlottesville
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“my first time trying Ukrainian food, and I loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2011

this place is terrific. i had never tried ukrainian food before, and have only had russian a few times, and i absolutely loved this place. i went with a friend who's traveled a bit in Ukraine and swears this place is authentic. for me, having grown up eating a bit of polish food, i found it to be somewhat similar, at least for some of the dishes, like the stuffed cabbage, but other dishes were completely new for me. Old Lviv had at least five or six different meat-based dishes which were all outstanding. and some really good side dishes too. i think the thin cut, boness pork chops, which might have been pan fried after dipped in some kind of egg sauce, might have been my favorite dish. but the best part is that this place is very cheap (ten bucks for dinner, and even less for lunch) for an all u can eat buffet. inside it's small - only several tables and a small bar, but it seemed like a lot of their business was from people from the neighborhood (Ukrainian Village) stopping by for take out. most of the time we were there, we were the only sit down customers they had, so it was a great, quiet atmosphere. i would strongly recommend this place for anyone - whether you're a big fan of ukrainian food, or never had it before, it's worth the trip.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Chicago
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“wonderful Ukrainian meals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2009

Cozy space, with few tables. Has a bar and delicious authentic Ukrainian food. Locals and visitors have been eating here since the 1980's. Wonderful pink borscht with dill and sour cream garnishes. Other soups, chicken dishes, mashed potatoes, mushroom sauce, cheese nalysnyky, cabbage rolls, multiple salads and fresh fruit, e.g. watermelon, available in season on buffet. Quiet un-obtrusive service.
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    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“oh nazar thank you........”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2008

oh nazar thank you........

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“Very small place, home cooking, owners are very nice. Buffet.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2008

Very small place, home cooking, owners are very nice. Buffet.

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“great ukranian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2008

great ukranian food

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