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“Excellent and affordable restaurant with traditional Ukrainian food”
Review of Puzata Hata

Puzata Hata
Ranked #16 of 2,252 Restaurants in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Delivery, Takeout
Reviewed October 6, 2013

From the first time I visited Ukraine until now, Puzata Hata (which literally means the "Belly Hut" in English) is one of my all time favorite restaurants in Kyiv. The food is delicious and is a great way to sample the rich Ukrainian cuisine almost as good as "mom use to make it". It's setup as a cafeteria style place where you can choose from soups, mains, sides, deserts, drinks, etc. to your hearts content before sitting down. You won't have to worry much about limiting yourself to just one dish as the place is not expensive at all. There are two classics that I would recommend. To drink, take the "Kompot" which a red, fruit punch-style drink, and for desert, I always get the Varenyky (a dumpling) stuffed with cherries. For the soups, mains and everything else - there are too many to choose from. Be adventurous and come back often!
There are several locations around Kyiv and each one has it's own style of decoration. I personally would recommend the one at Baseina St. 1/2 - just around the corner from the main street of Khreshchatyk (at the opposite end of it from the Independence Square). It is decorated with big wooden beams like a traditional place in the country, and the staff is dressed in traditional cross-stitched shirts.
Hopefully this place will win your heart like it did mine, and each time when you go, you'll find the "Belly Hut" leaves you with a Happy Belly!

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Thank dontri
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Excellent variety of choices, self service so you can point with your finger what you want: all the traditional dishes that the locals like. Also really cheap dessert cakes and coffees, and a decent selections of local beers for lunch or dinner.

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Reviewed September 14, 2013

Excellent at all locations (Lviv and Kiev). Recommended to tourists. You can see everything that is on offer, and it includes traditional Ukrainian dishes, plus pastry as well.
Elsewhere in Ukraine, you can often find similar self service restaurants, they are generally not as nice, but they may be cheaper.

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Thank Pierre W
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

We loved Puzata Hata during our stay in Ukraine. Traditional food, fast service and ussually accepted credit card. We ate there about six time and two times was .

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Thank Michal F
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

I've spend in Kyiv 4 weeks and several times enjoyed to eat at Puzata Hata at 3 main locations.
Food is traditional, fat, cheap, my picky stomach did not send me any warning. Don't expect thai or mexican or non-fat meals served by waiter.
There is a sink in the front to wash hand before move to the table.
Luck of non so fat food and fruit.

Health Score: 66 out of 100
Takes Reservations: No
Parking: Street
Attire: Casual
Good for Groups: yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Take-out: Yes
Waiter Service: no
Outdoor Seating: no
Wi-Fi: yes
Alcohol: Beer & Wine
Noise Level: low
odor: no
Number of meals: 50 or more
Music: no national that correspond such traditional place

Don't miss Puzata Hata

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Thank vesna4
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