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Ukrainian East Village Restaurant

$$ - $$$
East Village
Polish, Eastern European, European, Russian, Central European, Ukrainian
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140 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-8364
+1 212-529-5024
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The menu was so interesting and varied, it was difficult to choose. Finally settled on mushroom barley soup followed by the chef's special of 4 different kinds of pirogi, stuffed cabbage, sausage, and sauerkraut. My friend had potato pancakes. All was utterly delicious, portions generous and prices extremely reasonable.

Thank joyoftravel2016
Istanbul, Turkey
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Ukranian National House is really no frills, but their pierogies and nalashniki (eastern european crepes with jam filling) are the best, and the location is very convenient just off St. Mark's Place ... its just good inexpensive home cooking in a very basic setting.

Thank ceylanbaris
New York City, New York
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1,551 reviews
790 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 682 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

This part of NYC is the center of Ukrainian culture and this restaurant captures a certain vibe of that world. It is the only place where one can be sure to get Ukrainian beer, always served very cold. Service can be chancey -- there is usually only one waitstaff -- but the food is well prepared and very authentic according... More 

Thank robcurtross
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Start with their 16 oz bottle of Ukranian beer and move on to delicious authentic fare. One of the top 3 pierogi tastings we've had in the US (along with Pittsburgh (Pierogis Plus) and Naples, FL (Maria d'Anna)). Sublime blintzes, the lightest ones ever. Inviting service and warm old fashioned atmosphere will call us back. Delish!

Thank ilonajane
Dallas, Texas
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Several nights a week, one of the best tango milongas in NYC happen in the back room of this restaurant. Some nights with live music and some with a lesson followed by the DJ playing tango classics. Really good tango dancers and the instructors are awesome. Food is good, I guess, if you like Ukranian. Not my favorite. Been twice... More 

Thank JaneandAl
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Been going here for years.Old fashioned food is great and reasonably priced,but the service is lacking and often rude.Go next door to Veselka if you want to feel welcome!

Thank Joan F
New York City, New York
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707 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

It has an appearance of a small Italian trattoria. The food fairly good though nothing special. The service was good.

Thank Ron S
New York City, New York
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

We've been coming here for decades. Used to be the Ukrainian National Home and felt like a place your family would go after church or for special occasions. Now we usually come for tasty lunches. Always good food.

Thank 911didnotchangeme
Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

My boyfriend and I were on a quick road trip in NYC and seeing as how he is from Ukraine, I thought he might enjoy going to this restaurant... We both loved it! What we ate... Borscht - was great! We both personally prefer a bit more vinegar, but it was excellent none the less! Sample platter - We are... More 

Thank switchbladexstiletto
Stockton, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

Everything was just like mom used to make. It brought back memories of childhood. Meals are all home cooked and delicious.

Thank delriver1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Polish, Eastern European, European, Russian, Central European, Ukrainian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-8364
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-529-5024

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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