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“Ukrainian Food in a nice atmosphere”
Review of Pervak

Ranked #8 of 1,940 Restaurants in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $15
Cuisines: Ukrainian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Pervak, one of the best folk Ukrainian restaurants in Kiev, and is located in the heart of the capital. It serves a wonderful range of freshly cooked dishes of Ukrainian cuisine. Pervak offers a wide range of traditional Ukrainian drinks and food which you can enjoy in either the big hall, or one of the small rooms decorated in Ukrainian style. Take a trip back in time to early 20th century Kyiv in one of restaurants in Kiev with great folk decor. The decor includes the showing of silent movies, and the restaurant itself is on the site of a famous merchant's house. A friendly staff in costumes serves up a variety of hearty Ukrainian dishes with inventive names, many interesting details wait for you here in one of the best Ukrainian restaurants. Pervak has succeeded in creating the perfect restaurant for tourists and locals alike, yet has not sacrificed its Ukrainian identity. The exterior of the building is splendid, and behind the door beckons a restaurant full of surprises, smiling faces and tasty dishes. It consists of seven distinct dining areas decorated in its own unique style. The Pervak restaurant has been tastefully designed to give you the feeling of old Kiev from a bygone era. It is quirky and fun, full of interesting ornaments, pictures and curiosities. And if you need any further distraction then the attractive waitresses dressed in frilly low cut folk costumes may well get you reaching for that extra shot of vodka. The menu is always refreshed and gladdens with its newcomers, you will feel the rich variety of tastes in one of the best restaurants in Kiev. We dearly preserve the best traditions of the Ukrainian hospitality and create a unique atmosphere of comfort and friendliness to be enjoyed by each of our visitors. Ukrainian restaurant "Pervak" is ideal for business meals with spaces available for private hire or with friends and family. We are proud to invite you to Pervak, to one of the eldest restaurants in Kiev.
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“Ukrainian Food in a nice atmosphere”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

Pervak is almost a "must see" in Kiev. It Always keeps good standard. Interiors are very nice with lots of antiques. Service is efficient. With regard to food, I recommend Veal a la ancient Kiev. Of course restaurant serves Ukrainian meals.

Visited May 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Excellent - we had to go back....”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

You have to visit just to be amazed at the interior decor / ambience - plants, singing birds, bar stools with cow tails, live music,Charlie Chaplin silent movie clips, etc. We had two excellent meals, friendly and prompt service (restaurant was not too full) and wide menu - the ox tongue starter and duck main was excellent - and wine prices (185UAV) much better than other places. We even tried their own brewed Vodka - it had a real kick of horse radish?? and was most unusual, so we bought a bottle to take home !!

  • Visited February 2013
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Munich, Germany
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“Very stylish, pleasant, and not expensive”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

We've been recomended this restaurant for the business lunch. Very stylish restaurant. The halls are decorated in the local styles of the different Ukarainian cities.Well done! We walked round all the halls and chose a library in the Eastern Ukrainian city. Havind added a chocolate cake and a fresh boiled beer to the three course business lunch menu we've paid 15 EURO per person. It's nothing for the luxurious restaurant in the city centre.Highly cecommend!

Visited January 2013
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“disapointed night”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

i went there with 2 friends this month, february 2013. waited to long to make our order.
for food we were waiting 40 min , when arrives,was not test so good, and not fresh, we ordered Ukrainian local dishes.
the waitresses ignore few time when i wanted ask for extra order.
at the end when bill arrived was few mistake , 3 glasses of red wine for amount 200 UAH , we were not drinking wine ,just beer. so pay atention to the bill,or choose other place for dinner.

  • Visited February 2013
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Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Reviews are obviously very subjective based on experience, but I have no idea where the negative service reviews on here have come from. The staff we dealt with were amazing, from booking the reservation to the entire evening - attentive, patient, polite, generous (those complimentary bread stick things are to die for and they kept coming) - the works.

Honestly some of the best service and food I've ever had in a restaurant all served up in an amazing venue.

Hopefully the bad reviews were just a blip as I can't find a fault and would recommend this to anyone visiting Kiev.

  • Visited February 2013
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