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Tsarske Selo

#42 of 1,305 Restaurants in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence
European, Eastern European, Central European, Ukrainian, Russian
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Mazepy Ivana vul. 42/1, Kiev 01010, Ukraine
(+38044) 288-9775
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On positive side: the decoration is nice (though no windows) and the service was good. However, it is hugely overpriced, also the bill was much higher that we expected (the menu is complicated with prices per 100 gram, so you actually do not now the exact price for the dish). The starter was ok, but the main dish was poor... More 

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Thank Hypnotizer
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I always liked it, very nice quality Ukrainian food , beautiful area. If you need to show your friends what is Ukraine about - this is place to go!

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Thank AlexandraNorris
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of us visited this restaurant and we had a great evening. The setting is really interesting and follows a traditional style decor. Staff wear traditional old-style outfits and there were some traditional music singers which all added to a really good experience. We had a range of starters and mains and everyone was happy. The food was very... More 

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Thank King7Eric
Kiev, Ukraine
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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Sadly, this lovely place doesn't offer the quality food we used to have, except shashlik which is still lovely. We were really disappointed and now go to Khutorok which is by far the best meanwhile.

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Thank Martin P
Miami, Florida
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87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

If you want to feel like in an Uranian village setting, while sampling original Ukranian dished, this is the place. The food is pretty authentic, so go for the local "unhealthy" choices, such as cured lard, borscht Etc. The atmosphere and service are outstanding. It also near the Lavra (kiev's main church), and a great place to have pinch after... More 

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Thank misha m
Athens, Greece
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

nice restaurant and good atmosphere for the summer since there is a very nice garden. Live music with not only local songs. Food was good. Just good. nothing more and nothing less. So this is a risk-free place to go but not the "must go" place for Kiev

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Thank George L
New York City, New York
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Had high expectations based on the other reviews here. True, the place is nicely decorated in the Ukrainian traditional style, and the service was nice enough. The faux-Ukrainian music on the radio gets annoying after a while and the live musicians, as somebody already mentioned, were terrible. Also and most unfortunately, the food is nothing special, being from Ukraine myself... More 

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Thank 7Turns
Modiin, Israel
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

It has an authentic interior, excellent food and quick and friendly service. It is, however, the most expensive restaurant we've visited in Kiev, but it worth the price. And there's one thing I couldn't understand - the coffee/tea costs a lot and is actually near or even more expensive than in an average restaurant in western Europe, so pay attention... More 

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Thank zdorovenny
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I honestly couldn't tell you what authentic Ukrainian cuisine actually is. However, this place was recommended to us by our taxi driver when we first arrived in Kiev. I was at first a little hesitant because it looked a bit touristy but it is actually just based on a historical styling. The service was very good. The staff were all... More 

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Thank TPPhD
רמת גן
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Service was friendly (smiles and all), and our dishes were served relatively quick. The food was very delicious. Even got a dish as a compliment from the chef. Not a cheap place though!

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Thank Ave S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
European, Eastern European, Central European, Ukrainian, Russian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mazepy Ivana vul. 42/1, Kiev 01010, Ukraine
  • Location: Europe  >  Ukraine  >  Kiev
  • Phone Number: (+38044) 288-9775

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?