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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 06/22/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/22/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
BAO • Modern Chinese Cuisine - Ukraine's first Chinese restaurant with modern cuisine where powerful energy of the world's major cities concentrated. The acknowledged master and talented chef, businessman and broadcaster Hector Jimenez-Bravo became a founder and ideologist of BAO. Just in Asia Hector was inspired by local traditions to move eventually a piece of deep culture to Kyiv. Traditional DimSam and trendy Shu Mai, Oriental noodles and unsurpassed WonTons, authentic Peking Duck - it is only a small part of things BAO treats its guests. Due to the open kitchen which is disconnected from the restaurant halls only with panoramic windows, each visitor can observe the sacrament meals’ preparation.
PRICE RANGE
$30 - $45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Chinese, Seafood
FEATURES
Reservations, Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed December 15, 2021 via mobile

This is one of my most favorite places in Kyiv. I eat here many times a week. Excellent service, great menu. Healthy options and many amazing cocktails you will enjoy. Also good wines for pairing with food. Hookah/Kalian high end. I love this place

Date of visit: December 2021
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BAO_NAM_Restaurants, Владелец at BAO Modern Chinese Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2021

Thank a lot for your feedback, we are very pleased that you liked the gastronomic concept and that you enjoyed the atmosphere of our restaurant. We are always glad to see you!

Reviewed November 9, 2021 via mobile

Very good food and excellent service by Artem. Artem assisted us with the menu in English. Service is important to us and he was very attentive and helpful. Food was very good and the Argentinian Malbec was both reasonable and tasty. Rice with mixed vegetable...was a great side. The coffee was the best we had tasted in the three weeks in Kyiv. I hope Artem is rewarded for his excellent service!!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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BAO_NAM_Restaurants, Владелец at BAO Modern Chinese Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2021

Thank a lot for your feedback, and a high assessment of the service by waiter Artem, it is very pleasant for this, since we pay a lot of attention to this! We also very pleased that you liked the gastronomic concept and that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed November 6, 2021 via mobile

Very nice ambiance! Excellent service and very authentic food! Prices are a bit high but totally worth it! Definitely recommend this restaurant if you are in Kyiv!

Date of visit: October 2021
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BAO_NAM_Restaurants, Владелец at BAO Modern Chinese Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2021

Thank a lot for your feedback, we are very pleased that you liked the gastronomic concept and that you enjoyed the atmosphere of our restaurant. We are always glad to see you!

Reviewed October 30, 2021 via mobile

Fantastic Chinese food. Beautiful restaurant, friendly staff and amazing food and drinks. I will definitely come back here. Has already recommended they place to friends who’s going to Kiev. Don’t miss out this restaurant when you are in Kiev

Date of visit: November 2020
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BAO_NAM_Restaurants, Владелец at BAO Modern Chinese Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2021

Thank a lot for your feedback, we are very pleased that you liked the gastronomic concept and that you enjoyed the atmosphere of our restaurant. We are always glad to see you!

Reviewed September 27, 2021

Compared to all the other top restaurants we visited, we felt it was very pricy. The service was terrible, maybe we were unlucky though.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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BAO_NAM_Restaurants, Владелец at BAO Modern Chinese Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2021

Dear 548michalc, thanks a lot for your feedback, we bring our sincere ones for your negative experience of visiting our restaurant, let us give us another chance to change your opinion for the better and invite you to visit our restaurant again, we hope your...More

Reviewed June 8, 2021 via mobile

Excellent restaurant, spacious, indoors & outdoors seating, very delicious food speaks for itself. Starters, salads, soups and main courses were excellent and tasty, good service but the staff should take it easy when serving course after another, trimming is so important when dinning. perfect atmosphere,...mid to high price but worth it.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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BAO_NAM_Restaurants, Владелец at BAO Modern Chinese Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2021

Thank you for your feedback and recommendation!

Reviewed May 21, 2021

Went there today with my fiancee. We had no reservation on what seems to be a busy friday evening but the ladies on the reception were very pleasant and helpful and found a nice table for us. this is where our ambivalent expirience started. We...made our first order for drinks, starters followed by two other orders and a request for blankets since it became cold outside. positive: the food was amazing in presentation and taste. The prices are above avarage but the food is definitely worth it. negative: the waiter forgot things from every order and did not take any notes at all. we got the blankets only on the second request, and after our third order he ignored us completely. was not easy at all to get him to our table to pay the bill. we are not demanding at all but when it comes to a place with a kitchen like this, this kind of service is just not acceptable.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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BAO_NAM_Restaurants, Генеральный директор at BAO Modern Chinese Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2021

Thanks for your feedback. We are very sorry that this situation happened and you were disappointed in our service.Sorry for the inconvenience 🖤

Reviewed May 4, 2021 via mobile

I dreamt about visiting this place and was totally disappointed. Starter was brought after soup and salad. Tastes were not sufficient. Even we were not asked about having some water.

Date of visit: May 2021
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BAO_NAM_Restaurants, Генеральный директор at BAO Modern Chinese Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2021

Thanks for your feedback. We are very sorry that this situation happened and you were disappointed in our service.

Reviewed February 14, 2021 via mobile

Trash Chinese restaurant ??? Not Authentic At all Chi Chi place Not recommendable At all Nothing more to write Tea was fine !!!!

Date of visit: February 2021
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BAO_NAM_Restaurants, Генеральный директор at BAO Modern Chinese Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2021

We apologize about the situation, we are very sorry that you have received negative experience of visiting our restaurant I am always glad to see you in our restaurant!

Reviewed October 16, 2020 via mobile

Used delivery service 4 times during last 2weeks. 1st time it was just perfect. 2 nd time one of the dishes was a bit more spicy than the previous time, but still ok. 3rd time it was sooooo strong that we couldn’t eat it, so...had to throw it out. I called to the restaurant to give feedback and they didn’t even say they were sorry or smth, the girl just said “ok, I’ll pass your feedback to the cook”. Now, today, I have ordered the same but asked to watch the spices and not make it too spicy like last time. As a result I’ve got not spicy, not crispy, tasting absolutely different dish. When I called the restaurant the girl just said “ok, I’ll pass your feedback”. Moreover, on the website it’s said that the delivery is free if you live within 2km from restaurant, but this time courier said I should pay, and I didn’t have cash😀awful experience. Absolutely disappointed. I’m not a client anymore. Good luck bao.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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BAO_NAM_Restaurants, Маркетинг at BAO Modern Chinese Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2020

Thanks for your feedback! We're sorry you were disappointed in our delivery, we'll work on that. Please leave your contacts so that our manager will contact you and we will correct the situation. We really hope to correct your impression, sorry for the inconvenience.

Reviewed October 7, 2020 via mobile

Place itself very stylish and modern, tasty food, good service. Also there’s DJ sometimes, so you can enjoy good house music as well The only thing - prices are high. But it definitely worth the experience of nice dinner there One of my fav in...KyivMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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BAO_NAM_Restaurants, Маркетинг at BAO Modern Chinese Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2020

Thanks for your feedback! We're always glad to see you in our restaurant!

Reviewed March 14, 2020

The title says it all, stunning presentation to match the amazing taste. Made us feel welcome and were very attentive, really would recommend

Date of visit: March 2020
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BAO_NAM_Restaurants, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at BAO Modern Chinese Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2020

Thanks for your feedback! We're always glad to see you in our restaurant!

Reviewed March 3, 2020

This review is for the business lunch which was good value and very tasty. A good variety of dishes and good Dim Sum. My host has been here a few times and tells me that lunch menu changes regularly which is good. I also had...a very tasty and exotic Creme Brulee flavoured ice-cream. Plenty to eat and will come back to taste the "Kyiv" style Peking Duck about which everyone has mixed opinions.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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BAO_NAM_Restaurants, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at BAO Modern Chinese Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2020

Thanks for your feedback! We're always glad to see you in our restaurant!

Reviewed February 24, 2020

They had perhaps the best spring rolls that we had ever had. We ate here on our last night in Kyiv and it was a great place to have for the occasion. The service was good and the staff were considerate, professional and courteous.

Date of visit: February 2020
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BAO_NAM_Restaurants, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at BAO Modern Chinese Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2020

Thanks for your feedback! We're always glad to see you in our restaurant!

Reviewed January 13, 2020

Very stylish and sophisticated place, chic atmosphere! Food was delicious and service was pretty good. Menu has a decent variety so will come again to try more dishes!

Date of visit: January 2020
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BAO_Restaurant_Kyiv, Генеральный директор at BAO Modern Chinese Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2020

Thanks for your feedback. We are always glad to see you in our restaurant!

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You can find the price for most of the dishes on their website. Would suggest that you check it out and then convert the price to your currency. The website is available in English. bao.ua/menu.html
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I didn't see play facilities for children - fairly certain they don't. very beautiful modern restaurant.
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Frequently Asked Questions about BAO Modern Chinese Cuisine

Yes, BAO Modern Chinese Cuisine offers takeout services.

Yes, BAO Modern Chinese Cuisine is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

BAO Modern Chinese Cuisine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4