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Ukrainian East Village Restaurant

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Polish, Eastern European, Russian, Central European, Ukrainian
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140 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY 10003
212-529-5024
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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New York City, New York
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank switchbladexstiletto
Stockton, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank delriver1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

When you step inside you feel like having dinner with your big family. It can look like a noisy and even little chaotic but anyway its homely. The real and sipmle Ukrainian cuisine!

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Thank Ircha_S
Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Grandmas it is. The decor is somewhat more updated at my grandmothers house. The food is very tasty and homemade. Prices are reasonable. My only negative comment is that you will not be able to find anything healthy but that's how it is with comfort food.

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Thank MAMama100
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

The WORST Ukrainian food that I ever tasted. I have been to Ukraine many of times and familiar with food. Very overpriced for what they serve. Bread was served cold, food is low then average. Waitresses not friendly and our table was ignored for quite some time. Will never ever go again and will not recommend to any of my... More 

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Thank Lena V
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

I have been there only once and I plan to come back. Compared to other places, the food tastes like home-made and the ambiance is relaxed, like in a family eating house. Don't expect fancy, enjoy simple and more genuine. I cannot say the food is completely Ukrainian-style. It's hard to know if any international restaurant would make their living... More 

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Thank Linitof
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Perhaps Ukranian Cuisine is a very basic meal. But the prices for the selections here suggest something more going on. New York City is a haven of endless delectable delights and gluttonous indulgences. You can't sleep on your offerings if you want longevity.

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Thank alex p
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I had my first and only Ukrainian meal here and it was fabulous! After a long day of touristing around the city this place was a great way to unwind with some serious comfort food. The service was super friendly and helpful by making suggestions based on what kind of food I said I liked. Oh, and the beer. Don't... More 

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Thank Duncan K
montclair, nj
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

Maybe Ukrainian cuisine is like that but everything we ate at dinner here was alright but a little bland and underflavored, and very unadorned. Borscht was thin but reasonably flavorful, plenty of cabbage but little else identifiable. Staples like pierogies, potato pancakes and stuffed cabbage (the latter in no sauce of any kind) were alright but again a little bland.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Polish, Eastern European, Russian, Central European, Ukrainian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY 10003
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: 212-529-5024

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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