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Tsarske Selo

#45 of 1,589 Restaurants in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Eastern European, Central European, Ukrainian, European
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42/1 Mazepy Str., Kiev 01010, Ukraine
+380 44 288 9775
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Kiev, Ukraine
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good restaurant in authentic Ukrainian style. What I liked the most was the atmosphere in the restaurant. Located not far from Lavra. Specially nice to visit in summer time.

Thank Oksana D
London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2014

Tsarskoe selo is one of the authentic restaurant with excellent ukrainian food and high prices. This restaurant is placed in the area where live the richest ukrainian people, very close to the Pecherska Lavra and Mystetskyi arsenal. The service and atmosphere is very good, food as well. I would recommend to visit.

Thank Tania_Kiltyka
Kettering, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

I visited with a small group on a weeknight. We travel periodically to Kiev for business and usually eat near downtown. Of the half dozen restaurants we have tried, this was possibly the best. Although in fairness, it was among the most expensive. The Ukrainian borsh was better than most, varenikyi were good, lamb and duck dishes were excellent. We... More 

Thank JamesDeLacy
Mannheim, Germany
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2014

Pretentious We visited this place in November 2013 and still deeply regret about it. I wanted to treat my friend from abroad with the best Ukrainian cuisine and hospitality, but we got totally opposite results. Although there were just two of us in whole room, stuff was extremely unfriendly and slow. Food was overpriced (also, based on German hip downtown... More 

Thank anna-off-austria
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126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2014

Very unimpressed and disappointed with all. The waiters were more focused on the football than service and the food was very poor and we left without finishing the meal. Six hours later my partner had wished we had left earlier or had not eaten here at all as she had the pleasure of diarrhoea Oh dear not a good place... More 

1 Thank AndyMPEngland
Los Angeles, California
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448 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 371 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

I felt as if this restaurant was created to attract tourists. The food was average and did not afford any options for vegetarians. After I ordered and my food arrived, I questioned what was in my vegetable dish to find out it was liver! Very busy and service was sporadic

Thank ZZMimi
Kiev, Ukraine
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69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2014

Well, yes..it's a bit touristic place.. being located in a cute place and cooking tasty ukrainian food, vut you shoyld agree - it's really good restaurant. Atmosphere and service are excellent. I do advise foreign friends to go to this restaurant and to enjoy ukrainian style dinner.

1 Thank Tatiana T
Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2014

I visited in May 2014 from recommendation of taxi driver and it was a great night, lots of very good food, good service and the staff sing which all added to a good night out . I would recommend you pay a visit. Really good Ukrainian food and vodka

Thank Mark H
Barcelona, Spain
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130 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2014

I was taken here by some local friends who wanted us to see some local places in Kiev. I guess is a bit of a tourist must see in the city since it may represent the culture and food from Ukraine. I found the food to be very good, the atmosphere very very funny, and the service outstanding. I had... More 

Thank Alkatrunk
Zagreb, Croatia
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142 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

If you visiting Ukraine for the first time, and want to experince the richness of the local cuisine, you should consider this place!! After my third visit, I came to appreciate the overall combo of great food, wines, vodka, hybiscus iced tea and varenyky. If in Kiev, consider this place for a local night out!

Thank Saša B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Eastern European, Central European, Ukrainian, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42/1 Mazepy Str., Kiev 01010, Ukraine
  • Location: Europe  >  Ukraine  >  Kiev
  • Phone Number: +380 44 288 9775

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?