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#55 of 1,416 Restaurants in Kyiv
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$20 - $85
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Steakhouse, Asian, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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0.3 miles from Saint Sophia Cathedral
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Reviewed December 1, 2021

Very nice place with delicious menu! We were here with customers from London. Great atmosphere, waitresses speak English.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 20, 2021

All is Amazing 🤩 nice service, very tasty food and fantastic atmosphere, i would definitely come here again

Date of visit: November 2021
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Tolstiy T, Владелец at Tolstiy & Tonkiy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2021

Thank you! waiting for you again!

Reviewed March 16, 2021

Now a pleasant visit, really slow service - 30 min waiting time for soup plus same for noodles. Soup was ok, noodles - taste of Asian spicy street food, no nuances or twist as you expect from the restaurant. Torturing atmosphere - due to tables...closeness and sound design I had to listen to all the conversations at nearby tables, felt like on train station at rush hour.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed October 5, 2020 via mobile

Very nice place, calm atmosphere, super-friendly stuff, exceptional kitchen. Top 5 places to visit in Kiev! The only drawback - you have to come with cash, tried to tip up waiters like 5 times via credit card - never worked (reminder, it is 2020). Try...their sushi and home made lemonades!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed February 14, 2020 via mobile

I’m happy to be here Again and again! Amazing cuisine, friendly and professional waiters! Management cares about long-term love relations with clients ☺️☺️ We were served by amazing Senya 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 He is a real Asset! If you want to get perfect service, unforgettable taste and...emotional harmony on dinner, IT IS the right place!❤️☺️More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 2, 2020 via mobile

We were surprised that the restaurant was more or less empty when we arrived, as it was amazing! The food was delicious, so rich and tasty, but just enough meaning you don’t feel too full or bloated. Service was polite and professional. The scenery and...decor was also lovely, very modern and contemporary.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 8, 2019

This place has the most important 2 elements that makes it one of the best in Kiev. The food is meticulously crafted and the service is impeccable. All take lace in a setting with beautiful ambiance and an interior design that paid attention to the...details. We walked to there after a Ballet show at the nearby Kiev Opera House and had a couple of seats by the window while a duo of musicians were playing their last set. I ordered a dozen Girardeau Oysters for the first course. They were perfectly chucked, presented and better priced than most other establishments in Kiev. Dima was an excellent waiter who helped me and my friend choose our second courses. I ordered the Lamb chops that was perfectly seasoned and prepared. Based on Dima’s recommendation, she ordered a warm salad for the first course and a fillet of Chilean Sea Bass that was out of this world for the second course. You can littrarly dissect the layers of juicy meat like you would an accordion as the level of preparation was on point where the fish was cooked yet the fat layers have melted just enough to add flavor without compromising the juiciness. This level of cooking does not come by chance. We wanted to accompany each course with the perfect wine pairing, so we ordered by the glass. We got help from the sommelier, Aleksey, who as we say in the US, really knows his sh**. I am a wine enthusiast myself and enjoyed chatting about our preferences with him. While they did not have my favorite Châteauneuf-du-Pape by the glass, he recommended a comparable alternative that was predominantly Grenache blended with the proper ratio of Syrah and Mourvedre. He even met the challenging task of recommending to my friend her perfect pairing as she prefers her wine on the semi sweeter side. What an unforgettable treat from Denis, Aleksey, the Chef and entire host staff that made us feel more at home than in a top notch restaurant. My trips to Kiev cannot be complete without a visit to this place. Thank You T+TMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed December 6, 2019

The place was empty when we walked in. The hostess asked us if we had a reservation. She had the biggest smirk on her face when she examined us from head to toe. The staff was pretentious, smug and disapproving of our choices for food...selections. They forgot to bring my sons beer they took away my chopsticks even though I had a noodle soup. I was left with only a spoon. The portion of my son’s crab cake was laughable. The taste was ok, presentation was nice. The atmosphere made it impossible to enjoy any of it. Save your time and money.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 6, 2019 via mobile

The building was nice a tucked away off a busy street. The food was overpriced and they had really slow and poor service. I ordered a beer and never got it. The owner came up to us since we were American and tried to get...us to order champagne. Then they offered us oysters. The wait staff was giving us grins the whole time. Out of the week stay and 15+ restaurants this was the worst. The bill came to $60 for two people. I was still hungry after leaving.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 24, 2019 via mobile

At Tolstiy&Tonkiy there are no mellow beats, just something lyrical involving pianos that sounds like the sea coming in and going out again. It’s full of people who happen to like quality food and great atmosphere and reckon this is it. Tolstiy&Tonkiy is a culinary...fashion in Kiev and highly recommended.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 14, 2019 via mobile

Excalent food and atmosphere. Quality all the way. Highly recommend for couples or family . Very original dishes.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 7, 2019 via mobile

Great dishes, fantastic service. More over the restaurant is stylish with great music, comfortable chairs. All.together a fantastic experience

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 2, 2019 via mobile

What I like: - what they serve is perfect. Even something as simple as rice is perfumed and tasty; the meat is excellent; - the sommelier knows his job and recommends wines that are appropriate for what you eat - the service is attentful, efficient,...and perfectly according to the rules - the (live) music and the whole design or style of the place is comfy lounge style and nice Obviously, one cannot expect to pay nothing for good quality and service. It is certainly not overpriced in my opinion. The only slightly enjoying point is that they somehow spray some perfume or or scent in the room that I don't like.too much, but that didn't ruin the overall positive experience.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 21, 2019 via mobile

I’m from Australia Stayed in motel close by and walked in and got a table Monday night , I had Ukrainian fillet with potatoes , just as good as Australian beef , wife had salmon with teriyaki all good , service was great , Denis...the waiter spoke great English , great wine he recommended, nice table talk , price was just the same as five star restaurant in Australia or Europe or cheaperMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 11, 2019

So basically you get below average quality dishes. Fresh, not bad products, but absolutely nothing exceptional. Rice in sushis is cold and sticky. No seasoning, dressed with mayonnaise, again, looks like any restaurants where you pay 200 uah per head, but here you end up...with 800... and the wine, cloudy bay sauvignon, is sold 675uah , paid here 2200 uah which is ok. So do not worth go there. Not recommended. Bet they ll close soon as we were just 2 tables. Not a full restaurat is always a signMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Tolstiy & Tonkiy Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5