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“Disappointing food for an upmarket restaurant” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Grill Asia

Grill Asia
Ranked #224 of 1,793 Restaurants in Kiev
Price range: $11 - $32
Cuisines: Asian, Sushi, European
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Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Immediately as one steps into Grill Asia, two contrasting and yet sympathetic feelings are experienced - warm traditional hospitality and acute conceptual innovation. There are two bridges that lead to different parts of the restaurant, the contemporary design of this space draws in the guest with its unique charm. One feature that makes this comfortable and ultra modern restaurant so exceptional is the sleek open kitchen. There are a wood-burning oven and exposed grill for the preparation of European food, while original Asian dishes are cooked in two large woks and a special steamer. Acquiring the particular meat, seafood, vegetables or other rare and exciting ingredients, of the high quality essential for producing a meal worthy of such a restaurant, is not an easy task. However, with time and patience we are able to find what is needed to enable us to live up to our responsibility of providing the quality meal experience expected by our clients". Grill Asia is a place with something for everyone, from the Sushi Bar, Indonesian fried noodles and the very popular Nasi Goreng to a seafood grill and oyster bar, as well as delicious ways to end your meal, such as our famous white chocolate cheesecake.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Disappointing food for an upmarket restaurant”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

I have always been a fan of dining at Hyatt in Kiev. This May I had a lunch there for my birthday. The sir fry that I've ordered was excessively salty, which ruined the flavour and my enjoyment of the dish. Moreover a side dish, suggested by a waitress by the way, was served 20 minutes after I finished the main course. By that time I was already full and didn't want to eat it. The restaurant wasn't event busy at that time - most of the tables were free. It pains me to say that the restaurant has fallen way below expectations for an upmarket establishment and I hope the management could improve the quality of food and service again.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Manassas, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Outstanding Food, Even Better Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

As is consistent with the Hyatt Regency that this restaurant is attached to, everything about it is excellent. The food from the opening appetizers Minced Chicken Salad, Grilled Scallops and Spring Rolls, to the main courses, Turbot and Indonesian Mee Goreng to the dessert - all was excellent and impeccably served. The service level even exceeded the food with a warm attentive wait staff who were not just good at their jobs but even better human beings. Highy recommended. It is pricey - cost us about $210 U.S. including tip but it was worth it.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Paul G
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“great food.little pricey”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

Great fresh sushi..late night...It was great food on our first night in Kiev, but a little pricey. All in all, a nice Japanese style dinner at a very late hour (11PM).

Visited January 2013
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Thank stevethepoolman
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London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Absolutely wonderful meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

For a hotel restaurant .... Grill Asia is amazing!
I very rarely eat in Hotel restaurants & with good reason, as, they are frequently awful.
I had a business meeting & dinner in Grill Asia yesterday evening & the meal was just wonderful.
The waiter was so polite, the service could not have been better .... super-attentive.
I was especially impressed, when the Executive Chef came to our table, to enquire about our meal .... now, that never happens in Ukraine; but it should .... it shows that they really care.
Well done Grill Asia .... absolutely wonderful meal .... thanks!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Rob G
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Mahone Bay, Canada
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Always good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

Never was disappointed here. It is pricey but worth it. One of a few places where you can eat normal asian food without risk of poisoning, always fresh and tasty. Love Sunday brunch - unlimited Prosecco, oysters and a fantastic buffet!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank unick73
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