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“Nice place to spend time”

OK Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #789 of 1,963 Restaurants in Kiev
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Kyiv
Level 6 Contributor
325 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,039 helpful votes
“Nice place to spend time”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

This is not a place you come to eat. You come here to spend time. The interior, atmosphere and the particularly slow service are concurring to a lazy pastime.

We came to OK Bar for a breakfast, on a week-end morning when it was nearly empty. A hostess, waiters, just about everyone was smiling happily as if they were only waiting for us – and voila! It was very nice, but at the end of the day I would have forgiven less warmth in exchange for a speedier service.

Choosing between the restaurant hall and the famous window-wall terrace, we opted for the latter to enjoy a sunny late autumn day, and comforted on the coaches, facing the so-called “Police garden”. Too low to eat comfortably, unlike tables that were also there, the coaches were perfect for an unhurried conversation. If it only weren’t for one annoying fly circling around us as soon as the meals was served...

They have a new Chef now, hence the new menu. The menu is reasonably diverse, with an Italian touch. Meals sizes and prices are fixed now.

Portions were not extremely sizeable, but certainly not tiny. We managed to eat starters, main course and dessert. Each presentation was excellent, and the food was very good, yet not impressive enough to tempt me to come back here specifically to eat. But I’m certainly coming back to enjoy the atmosphere.

Prices are ok for this quality (we ended at about US$ 130 for two), and for what the OK Bar positions itself (higher-end). But get ready that wines served by glass come at about UAH 150-180 (US$ 19-22) for 150ml. Selection of drinks, be that liquors, cocktails, or hot and soft drinks, was very good. I have particularly enjoyed their berry teas.

There’s a street parking in front of the bar, free for the bar guests. On week-days it might be tough to find a place as this is a central busy street OK Bar sits on, between Olympic Stadium and St.Nicolas Cathedral - Organ Hall.

All major credit cards are accepted.

  • Visited October 2012
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Paphos, Cyprus
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“read good the menu”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

i went to ok bar & restaurant in 2011 with my girlfriend. the waitress couldn't speak english and i order a steak.in the menu said 100gr and it was about 11 euros.when they brought me it looks larger but i didnt suspected anything. when i get the bill it said steak 600gr 66 euros!!!!
i never ordered 600gr steak.i thought it was 100gr.and they charged me 66 euros!
i am writing this so if you are going to go there to not be as careless as me.
also the price of a glass of wine is for only 100ml and they bringing you 200ml and charges you double as says the menu.

  • Visited September 2011
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Boston, MA
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Expensive but worth it”
Reviewed April 7, 2012

Great food, great service.

Never had a bad meal here. I don't mind paying $200+ for a dinner for two here, the service is very good, the food quality and preparation is top notch and the other clientele and atmosphere is very interesting.

Currently still the 'in spot' in Kyiv.

  • Visited March 2012
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Киев
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“cool&tasty”
Reviewed March 30, 2012

summer terrace is open, it's nice :)
сute waiters, all boys, its nice too:)
incredibly tasty salad "Dragon with eel"

Visited March 2012
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Istanbul, Turkey
Level 6 Contributor
328 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Premium Atmosphere , Moderate Menu and Premium Prices”
Reviewed October 14, 2011

Still one of the most trendy restaurant & bar in Kiev. Limited menu but tasty and not suprising ... Wide variety of Wine and Malt Whisky selections . If you wish to have a nice dinner in a premium atmospher you can try once at least .

  • Visited September 2011
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