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Reviewed July 16, 2022

I loved the food in this restaurant. The decor is dark wooden, and the cuisine is local but also French style with homemade liver pate'. The meat is superb quality and well prepared. The wine list is adequate for the food offered. Lovely view from...the back terrace, albeit we preferred staying inside for the seating comfort.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 7, 2022 via mobile

When I visited this restaurant I was given amazing food and I was given an amazing service by the staff there and I was able to get a great experience here. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone who visit Kyiv.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Анна Б, Генеральный директор at Kanapa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2022

Thank you for feedback 🙏 We will do our best to impress you every time you visit us 💛💙

Reviewed February 5, 2022 via mobile

If you want to meet with friends or business partners, then this is not the place where you need to invite them. Likely, your partners will not come, and your deal will fail. And the cause for this will be a vulgar, ignorant and aggressive...man using obscene language. He is the head of the wardrobe of the restaurant. The first time in my life experience, I pushed myself so hard not to turn around and come away from such ugly place. There is no way even to think about returning to this restaurant or to recommend it to somebody. It is hazardous because if you answer this guy equivalently to his rudeness - you have to kick him.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Анна Б, Генеральный директор at Kanapa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2022

Thank you for feedback and fear comment. You are totally right, the atmosphere of the place begins for the front door. We had enough time to analyze all our mistakes and now trying to start all over again. So please give us a chance to...More

Reviewed February 4, 2022 via mobile

What l great experience we had last night. Food was absolutely great!! Place was cozy and warm. Daniel who served us was friendly, helpful and professional. Thank you so much guys. You are great!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Анна Б, Генеральный директор at Kanapa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2022

Thank you for feedback and waiting for your visit again 💛💙

Reviewed January 31, 2022 via mobile

The only reason I didn't give this restaurant 5 stars is because I only tried a couple of dishes. It has a beautiful view of Kiev, service is impeccable. Eastern European style of very extensive menu and wine list. I tried the borscht, which was...probably the best I ever had, and the dessert vareniki with mint sauce, excellent. Surprisingly decent Ukrainian wines. Reasonable bill. What's no to like?More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 1, 2022 via mobile

I was told that this is one of the best restaurants in Kyiv, but i was extremely dissapointed. The waiter gave us a “look” when we explained her that if she doesnt want to speak to us in Russian she has to speak in English...as we dont speak Ukranian. Hot “starter” came after we had already finished our main courses. The rabbit holodets was looking good in the pictures, but after they brought it, it only had traces of rabbit, generally too much jelly. So if you want to have a meat flavoured jelly without the meat just take it. Also, it is so strange when this class of restaurant cant provide hot water in the lavatory. So you have to wash hands with ice cold water. All in all customer service is 2/5, the best employee is the guy at the entrance 11/10, cheerful lad.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 20, 2021

Traditional food with a modern twist. Booked November 2021 from the U.K. we booked before we arrived in kyiv via Facebook , staff actually contacted me whilst still in the U.K. to confirm booking. The food is fantastic. The Borsch served in a cabbage highly...recommended . Its a lovely intimate cool restaurant . The chicken Kiev was delicious followed by the kyiv cake. Local beer lovely too . Good value compared to other city centre restaurants a total must to book if you are visiting Kyiv,More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 25, 2021 via mobile

Wow, what an extraordinary experience! Best local kitchen in Kyiv with a good and inspiring add on. Thank you very much for the amazing evening yesterday!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Анна Б, Генеральный директор at Kanapa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2021

Thank you for feedback and kind words ❤️❤️❤️ Always happy to see you!

Reviewed November 23, 2021 via mobile

Yesterday just visit kanapa and was feeling upset. Long time before it was one of favorite restaurant in Kiev cozy atmosphere, good Ukrainian food …now it’s about location and presentation. But not about food. Taste without any special flavor, just a food which we cooking...at home much delicious. Restaurant very popular between tourist. But sadly that they thinking that it is real taste of our cuisine! Presentation of dishes 5+ , taste 2. And I think owner have huge problems not just in this restaurant. Few weeks ago we get lunch at Ohota na ovets and service was very poor. Our food came at different timing and I was waiting with my Tom yam till they will bring a starter for my friend, stake was not that juicy how we was expecting. I understand it’s hard to run a business in different segments ( fast food and restaurants) but please be more patient to your restaurants! Because all of them have incredible cool location and interior, but restaurant also about food !!!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Анна Б, Генеральный директор at Kanapa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2021

Thanks for your feedback. We will work on bugs and will bo our best to pleasantly surprise you nex time 🙏❤️

Reviewed November 13, 2021 via mobile

Beautifully presented and delicious.. An amazing tasty Ukrainian red borsh soup. A great atmosphere in the restaurant

Date of visit: November 2021
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Анна Б, Генеральный директор at Kanapa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2021
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Дуже дякуємо за теплий відгук ❤️🙌🏻

Reviewed November 8, 2021

High expectations, however disapointing reality. Came here to celebrate family event. The place was highly recommended. Recomendations seems to be based on nothing, because the staff was rude and incompetent. Cold and hot apetizers were sent to the table at the same time, it felt...that we were rushed to finish our food faster because they wanted to clean the table (it is worth mentioning there were no other customers at the time of our visit), in the end when everybody was finished the last portion of vareniky was brought go the table. Poor timing, no other comments here. Based on reviews and recomendations we were expecting extraordinary food and service, but together with the poor service we received even worse food. The meat jelly was supposed to be the cherry on top, however it was poorly excecuted, simple meat jelly (almost without meet, mostly felt gelatine) sliced in cubics and served on a pretty plate (totally not worth the money). Ordered a serving of herring, the only good thing is the serving plate which looked interesting, nothing special about the taste, simple herring from the store could taste better. Moving to borch, yes it looks fascinating having soup served in a whole cabbage, but the taste not good either, soup was too sweet, also served cold. Vareniky with potatos and mushrooms were the most disappoing of all, served cold, taste bland only felt potatoes with a hint of mushrooms. After telling our concerns to the server he not only did nothing about that, he just cleared the table and did not came back. A simple sorry could have improved the situation, but appearantly this place does not care about the service and customers. If you have a chance please avoid this place at any cost because it is not worth the money or your time.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Анна Б, Генеральный директор at Kanapa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2021
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Доброго вечора. Дякуємо за Ваш відгук. Відписали по даній ситуації відповід у попередньому відгуку. Приносимо Вам свої вибачення за зіпсований...More

Reviewed November 8, 2021

Visited this place with a family upon recommendation from friend. However I would call this place pricy McDonalds. Starters and main courses came at the same time, so if you are at the restaurant you expect to spend some time, however we received the bill...25 minutes after coming to the restaurant. People spends more time in fast food restaurants than here. So would not recommend this place to anyone. Taste is very average herring tastes the same as from the store, varenyki also seem like prepackaged from the store. Meat jelly is below average. Average food for high prices. Price does not reflect the quality. Service below average after receiving negative feedback did not reflected. Sadly I can give zero stars this place does not deserve to be operating or being recommended.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Анна Б, Генеральный директор at Kanapa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2021
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Доброго дня. Дякуємо за Вашу думку та зворотній зв’язок. Резервів у ресторані зазвичай дуже багато, тому багато столиків знаходяться на...More

Reviewed November 2, 2021

Came here with customers and for our corporate event again few weeks ago. Food is very good. Service also well trained. Almost no question they can not answer immediately. Kanapa is an institution in Kiew already working on high level for many years now. If...you want good Ukrainian food in nice atmosphere you are 100% right here. 100% recommendation from my side.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Анна Б, Владелец at Kanapa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2021

Good day. Thank you for feedback. It is a big pleasure for us to get such a good words from you ❤️

Reviewed November 1, 2021 via mobile

Started out great, upscale provencal decor, butter candle fun, Ukrainian hot wine interesting. The Ukrainian Borscht served in a cabbage head bowl is Outstanding! Then we waited & waited my varenyky served nearly cold, the flavors were there it could have been great, very disappointed....Her chicken Kiev served proper temp., perhaps cook held mine for her Kiev to finish but it was a dud, not even as good as frozen market versions. This one could have been much better, other reviews seemed to indicate a staff issue as well. I don't mind a wait for good food but cold doesn't work. This one is a hit or miss.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Анна Б, Владелец at Kanapa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2021

Good day. Thank you for your feedback. We will pay attention to your words and all comments. Hope to see you again and the next time we get 5 stars for your ❤️

Reviewed October 23, 2021 via mobile

One of the best Ukrainian restaurant in Kiev ! Just remember to book your table in advance . Hardly recommend for visit!!!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Анна Б, Владелец at Kanapa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2021

Thank you for kind words and your feedback 🙌🏻❤️

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Kanapa Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5