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Pervak, one of the best folk Ukrainian restaurants in Kiev, and is located in the heart of the capital. It serves a wonderful range of freshly cooked dishes of Ukrainian cuisine. Pervak offers a wide range of traditional Ukrainian drinks and food which you can enjoy in either the big hall, or one of the small rooms decorated in Ukrainian style. Take a trip back in time to early 20th century Kyiv in one of restaurants in Kiev with great folk decor. The decor includes the showing of silent movies, and the restaurant itself is on the site of a famous merchant's house. A friendly staff in costumes serves up a variety of hearty Ukrainian dishes with inventive names, many interesting details wait
$2 - $35
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Bar, European, Eastern European, Central European, Ukrainian, Pub
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed August 17, 2020

We went for supper the other night excited for some great Ukrainian food, but the menu we received didn't have varenyky or borscht - exactly what we came for. We ended up having the fish and veal cutlets - which were delicious, just not what...we came for. The worst part? A few minutes later we saw a customer (seemed to be a VIP) ask for varenyky and get it :( That being said, the staff were lovely, the food was delicious, and the homemade tinctures are wow. I was just disappointed that the full menu wasn't available and we will check next time before we are seated.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 8, 2020

A regular place that I go to with friends when we meet in Kiev. Service has always been above average. Food is fantastic and so are favoured vodkas!!! The rabbit is my favorite.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 15, 2020 via mobile

Walked in and asked for a traditional Ukrainian afternoon meal. I was given an assortment of different foods of all which were explained to me by the waiter. All of it was beautiful and very tasty and very reasonably priced.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 9, 2020

We Were in Kiev this january and was exited about this restaurant. Very autentic with kind waiters, delicious food and good prices. Would like to say big thanks to waiter Sergej - he was just amazing, expalined to us all the menu, offered some specials,...recomended best dish and even bring a present to our birthday girl, he maid this evening unforgettble. I recomend this place to all, you will love the atmosphere, live music, cusine and Sergej =DMore

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed February 12, 2020

I was recommended this restaurant by a tour guide and it did not disappoint. lots of fun quirky decor, really friendly service, and the staff had a good grasp of English which made ordering easy. tried several Ukrainian dishes including Borsh,Verinicky and potato pancakes. All...very tasty and good value. Would recommend if you are in the areaMore

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 10, 2020 via mobile

Thanks to Alexsander and the A Team of Pervak , we had the best dinner in Kiev we ever had!!!! The place is amazing with a crazy internal design, the food is incredible and the service is outstanding!!!! Going back today and tomorrow! Thank you...Alexsander and thank you Pervaks team!!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 9, 2020 via mobile

I was recommended this restaurant for a relaxing date. It has a large selection of Ukrainian and international cuisine. The food is very tasty and very economical. The entire meal for two was roughly 40$. If you want atmosphere and a great meal I encourage...you to eat hereMore

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 3, 2020

We came twice within 3 days. Second time was the same impression as the first one: great location, design, food. Waiter Oleksander was very warm person with personal attention and highly professional. We were recommended this restaurant from local people. Prices are very reasonable. Oleksander...helped us to choose from the menu and we were very satisfied. Design is unique. Life music. Even life birds! Just come and see. Try their testing home liquors, especially gooseberry. We will try to come back next time.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 22, 2020

We went here for early dinner. It was not busy. We ordered our dinks and food it all came out good we did have to recall our waiter he did not do very good for service. We all ordered the chicken Kyiv. We had problems...with 2 of the 3 ordered. Mine had some kind of fries and onions and no mashed potatoes. The worse was not chicken Kyiv. But it was cordon bleu. We sent mine back but the other party said no but that it not the fact how do you get those two dishes mixed up. Our waiter was perhaps the worst one on this trip to Kyiv. My friends said the interior was old like 1990 Ukraine it need some refresh.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 21, 2020

As the name Pervak refers to a Traditional Ukrainian restaurant in the very center of Kiev,close to the famous Bessarabian Market ,with great selection of Ukrainian and International dishes.

Date of visit: February 2019
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January 4, 2020|
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Response from shewapelmeni | Reviewed this property |
‫I recommend Царская село it is much better Zarskaye silo‬
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April 30, 2019|
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Response from Footprints615948 | Reviewed this property |
I agree, we turned up without reservation. It is a huge establishment.
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Response from Balazs123456 | Reviewed this property |
i recommend you to call them, they are quite busy for 10
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