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“Well hidden treasure” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ukrainian East Village Restaurant

Ukrainian East Village Restaurant
140 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY 10003 (East Village)
212-529-5024
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Ranked #2,403 of 11,776 Restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: Russian, Ukrainian, Eastern European
Neighborhood: East Village
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Neighborhood: East Village
Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Well hidden treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This delightful restaurant is located on the east side of 2nd Ave, between St. Marks and 9th St, and down a long hallway. Don't give up, since the restaurant is a great snapshot from Eastern Europe and a useful diversion from the typical pizza, burger, sushi menus of East Village.

My wife and I had dinner there and both her chicken dinner and my soup (try the soup) + perogies + desert were very good.

The service was satisfactory and the meal did not require bank financing.

Enjoy

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Georgetown, Guyana
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Dooje Dobre!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Hadn'thad pyroghy in years and loved to introduce them to my girlfriend. The restaurant is good. The borshcht was AMAZING!!! The stuenatz was ok. But it was great to have some good Ukrainian food.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Authentic Ukranian Food and Good Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

This place serves excellent Ukranian food. We went on a Sunday evening, 6/9/13 at about 6 p.m. and were seated immediately, by 7 p.m. the place was packed. The cold borscht, perogies, beef goulash and stuffed cabbage were fresh and delicious with all the trimmings (applesauce, sour cream, onions). Service was prompt and efficient. Prices are very reasonable. Portions are generous. A good place for families, there were lots of large groups. The menu includes non-Ukranian food as well. Outdoor seating available.

Visited June 2013
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“This place used to be a lot better”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Didn't go there for a couple of years. Last week stopped by for dinner after the show in Lincoln Center. We were excited about having Ukrainian food. Salad and borscht were ok, vareniki were the biggest dissapointment. The place is very loud because of the music in the bar behind the thin wall. Besides people that go to the bar walk through the restaurant. There is no Ukrainian spirit at all any more. I am not going back, sorry.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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204 reviews 204 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
“Like you have walked into your grandma's kitchen!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Walked into this unassuming eatery only to find a large number of East Europeans enjoying their Sunday afternoon lunch. The first impression one gets of the décor is that you have walked into a traditional home...the wooden flooring, the old-time chairs, the drapes...We were quick to be seated but it was at least 10 minutes till someone could attend to us. However, once we had the attention of the server, the service was perfect till the end of the meal - complete with recommendations to guide us - since we were not familiar with Ukranian cuisine. We ordered the vegetable soup, some spinach, potato and cheese pierogi, some sausages with mash potato and vegetables. It was delicious! Finished off the meal with an apple strudel...a very satisfying meal! Can't comment on how authentic it was, since this was our first Ukrainian meal, but I can say for sure that the food was wholesome, flavourful and fresh! For anyone looking for a good Ukranian meal in the city, this is surely a great option!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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