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“perfect Ukrainian cuisine”
Review of Pervak

Pervak
Ranked #8 of 1,902 Restaurants in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $15
Cuisines: Ukrainian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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.
Kiev, Ukraine
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“perfect Ukrainian cuisine”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Moderate prices, good location in city center, friendly staff and, of course, perfect Ukrainian cuisine.

  • Visited October 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Average Ukrainian Fare but well located”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

I like this restaurant for its set lunches as these are good value and there are a few of them to choose from. Along with the home made compote this makes for a pleasant break in the middle of the day. A La Carte is varied and well cooked but nothing exceptional.

Nice decor and good enough service.

Good beer on tap and at some table in the back it is on tap at your table which is fun!

  • Visited September 2013
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Tbilisi
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6 reviews
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“Scammers. Make clones of credit cards!!!”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

ladies and gentlemen,

In January of this years have been in Kyiv (President Hotel). With Colleges 24th Jenuarry I went to "Pervak" for a dinner. I have paid by Visa card $ 92.31. On February 16, TBC Bank reported that the restaurant did clone my card and tried to pay 500 Euro in Thailand. Visa card was insured respectively, so scammers from the restaurant could not withdraw money. Don't go to this restaurant! Shame Kiev!

  • Visited January 2014
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Staines, United Kingdom
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“Nice atmosphere”
Reviewed December 22, 2013

Wanted to try typical Ukrainian food. Had the dumplings and the chicken Kiev. Waited a very long time for the food and they weren't busy. Food was good but small portions. Waitress made a point of saying service charge was not included.

  • Visited December 2013
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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“Tasty Ukrainian food in a great atmosphere”
Reviewed December 9, 2013

Experienced a wide selection of typical Ukrainian food as recommended by the waiter.
Lucky we were with some Ukrainian friends who reduced the volume of food by at least 50% as there was so much being recommended!
Everything was delicious - best Ukrainian food I've had

  • Visited December 2013
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