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European, Eastern European, Ukrainian
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Reviewed March 11, 2020 via mobile

Nice interior and atmosphere, might be a little bit to loud if you have a table next to the live music. The restaurant has an open kitchen and an in credible range of both national and international dishes with reasonable prices.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020

I frequent this restaurant often for their delicious young Goat (Kozal) and most of the time,the meat just falls of the bone as was the case this time,but the food was not hot enough and the side of spinach was very cold,flet like just out...of the frig!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

Shouldn't leave Kyiv without going through this "secret" spot, accessible only with a "password" at the front door, you need to go through the tour of the place and the moving bar before heading to enjoy the great food, and very reasonable prices,

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

Very cozy secret bar-restaurant! We have enjoyed our nice cocktails, also tried some typical cheeses and meats. This place really has a good vibe.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 29, 2020

The restaurants in Kiev keep getting more and more amazing. I did not pick this lace out, but I am glad someone did to host our informal no-host ice-breaker event. This one offered guided tours to explain three revolutions in recent years to further the...quest for freedom and democracy. I find the menus in Ukrainian restaurants worth reading for history. This place offers free water, is pet friendly, and is eco-friendly too. All of us ordered a variety of cheeses to share. I then opted for the Borscht, my first ever, and the stewed young goat meat plate. The food was simply superb. I also enjoyed another Ukrainian dark beer. Someone ordered the meringue based cake which was light and tasty, but too much after such a great meal. Paul, our waiter, was wonderful and made several recommendations to our table.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 23, 2020 via mobile

Location isn’t that hard to find but I won’t spoil it. Saved this till the last day as it was my favourite out of the 3 I had booked. Read the very mixed reviews and chose to ignore the negative ones..... but they are right...it was pretty bad. Service: shocking, initially waited way too long to be asked if we wanted a drink. Ordered rum and coke came with no coke (they had no coke in the whole restaurant) then the next round I had to get up and ask where the drinks were it was that long. The waiter forgot to order them. All the staff just stand around chatting and one of the Chefs spent half the night on her phone. Great appearance to customers when they can see in the kitchen. Way to slow and sloppy overall. Food: Nice tasting I had the goose leg and my other half had the goat. Except it was luke warm at the very most. The Varenky we had was very average in comparison to the Varenky we had a previous night. The sausage for starter was actually good and hot. Luke warm goose and goat isn’t very nice We always generously tip and I couldn’t bring myself to tip the whole experience was just that poor. Our other two meals whilst in Kiev were amazing so when there is so much choice this would be at the bottom of my list never to return.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 23, 2020

We visited here quite a number of times during our visit to Kiev. The high standards were maintained at each visit. There is a varied menu that offers excellent food, cocktails, wines and beers at very reasonable prices. Having read about this place we though...that it would be difficult to find and were put off slightly by having to give a password in Ukrainian. It proved very easy to find, it's near the north western entrance, and no password was needed. Hint...seek a table in the back bar, it's like an old London Club!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Came across this quirky Restaurant which was a good finding. Attentive staff and relatively quick service. Only tried some desert and shots of flavoured vodka and whisky. It's a must do if like Vodka. Over all nice experience in a lovely underground quirky Restaurant.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

What a place - secret entrance and great decor. Good food and cosy settings but modern and stylish too

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 13, 2020

Before to find the place you had to know the exact place and the password, now the password is not needed. Prices are slightly higher than in other restaurants but it's worth a visit! The staff is extremely helpful in making a choice and their...recommendation was superb! I can definitely recommend the Kiev cake, the design for each dish is amazing :)More

Date of visit: February 2020
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password is the cite from UA poet Taras Shevchenko poem:"Boritesya - poborete" (fight & you will win!)
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