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Tolstiy & Tonkiy Restaurant

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 03/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 03/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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PRICE RANGE
$20 - $85
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews sushi rice filet salmon slow service very nice place great atmosphere sommelier denis design waiters
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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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  • Yes, Tolstiy & Tonkiy Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

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