We only dropped in to Tike due to its convenient location on Podil, in the middle of Sahaidachnogo Street, and following a colleague and a friend’s recommendation. But because of the mixed service quality and non-inviting atmosphere I’m hardly ever getting back.
The ground hall was extremely noisy because of the loud live music, but the table we booked was on the first floor. Sadly, it was no better.
The hall was small, packed with the tiny tables situated too close to each other. It rather looked like a typical sushi bar in Kyiv, but with pictures of ancient Istanbul instead of the Mount Fuji on the walls. We could hear the entire hall and the entire hall could hear us talking. And we had to talk loud because of a lady singing on a small stage in the corner.
The beginning was promising. We were met by a cheerful English-speaking guy who had immediately provided us with the English menus without us having to ask. But then we were served by various waitresses, some with short memory. Hence my average rating for service.
The main course was surprisingly served prior to the starters. Spicy chicken fillet with rice, flat bread and grilled vegetables was tender and tasted quite good. When the starters arrived, we asked for some sauce for shredded Zucchini, but none was ever served. Pancakes with sautéed chicken and lamb were okay, but nothing special. We were not even tempted to try the desserts.
For the money we paid it was not that bad, but there are surely many nicer restaurants on Podil.