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“Average food with little atmosphere”
Review of Uzupio Kavine

Uzupio Kavine
Ranked #100 of 766 Restaurants in Vilnius
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Bar, European, Eastern European, Central European, Grill
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Harelbeke, Belgium
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139 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Average food with little atmosphere”
Reviewed February 12, 2014

The place looked very inviting from the outside with the nice terrace along the river. We had lunch there and were not thrilled by the quality of the food. The dishes looked well on the menu but lacked taste and depth. Most expensive meal we had in Vilnius but unfortunately not convincing

  • Visited February 2014
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Chesterfield
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77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Not so 'Alternative' but should be on the list.”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

We called in here for lunch and a beer on New Year's Day after exploring the republic. It was cold outside but the reception and atmosphere were warm and welcoming. The food and beer were tasty and good value - spicy beef stew and a wheat beer always work for me in winter.
The place was busy with groups, families and couples and we were lucky to get a seat because it's clearly on many people's tick list. The staff were efficient if a little impatient but knowing what you want helps. The staff were also very capable in dealing with English, Russian, Belorussian, German and Lithuanian so you can't help but admire their abilities.
It may not be the alternative centre of bohemian culture that some guide books might lead you to believe but I thought the location, menu, beer and atmosphere were all worth the visit.

  • Visited January 2014
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Leeds West yorkshire
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Lovely food and service”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

one of the best places we ate at during our stay
Staff lovely and friendly and the place is out of the hustle and bustle of the old town well worth a try

Visited September 2013
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Moscow, Russia
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1,505 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 771 helpful votes
“I was missing the artsy atmosphere here”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Being located in the Uzupio "republic" and being presented as a kind of artsy cafe, I was expecting a unique atmosphere. Maybe it was because summer was over and summer terrace by the river was closed, but the place to me seemed quite ordinary without any kind of special feel. We only drank coffee, mineral water and whisky here co I can't really comment on food. I was a bit disappointed to have ordered an espresso and got this nasty large lungo-like long coffee, which I always thought was only a vice of cafes of my homeland, Slovakia. On the other hand, it was full and everyone was ordering food so I guess many people frequent it and enjoy it. From what I've observed, the waiters were nice and friendly.

  • Visited October 2013
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Leeds West yorkshire
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30 reviews
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“Best Gastro Experience over 5 nights”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

Kavine Uzupio

Kavine Boras
1 Uzupio Gative
Uzupio Gative
(Independent State within Lithuania)
Kavine Uzupio

Day 3 and 5 meals. This place came recommended by a bar man in the Portobello Bar in Vilnius Old town. We were told that the Kavine Boras situated across the river is located in an independent state with its own written constitution . The guy also said it was a cheaper place to eat and the food not bad. What a gem of a find. Over looking the river , the mermaid and the bridge with all the padlocks on it.
Again we chose to eat indoors. Inside the place had a separate dining area but we chose to eat with the locals in a room that just resembles a traditional bar room you would find in the UK. We dine in a room full of locals and this added to the lovely experience of dining in this establishment. We were very pleased with both the service attitude of the staff together with both the food and drinks that were laid out in front of us. The fact that it was said to be cheap might have originally put us off going. But we were glad it did not.
We again sampled the local food and loved it. I sampled the dark beer loved it. From the bar men and the waitress ( and waiter on our second visit) they could not do enough for us. This place got it right. This place really restored our faith in Lithuanian hospitality. We enjoyed the food so much we had to go back especially after our experiences on both the first night and the fourth night in Vilnius restaurants.
Overall rating for food and service 8/10 Would recommend it to anyone and head there first when we return. If you go on this recommendation I hope you enjoy it as much as we did

Meanwood John

  • Visited September 2013
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