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“Amazyng food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of gorchitsa cafe

gorchitsa cafe
Ranked #30 of 1,836 Restaurants in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
KievPetrovsky Port, Kyyivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazyng food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

Probably one of the best 5 restaurants in Kiev. The food is great to say the least, the decoration a bit outdated and the location central but bit out of the turisty areas. Not for the people looking for nightlife style dining experience which is common in Kiev ( With: sushi, models, music and music videos on TV) this is just a great small French restaurant.

  • Visited October 2012
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Odessa, Ukraine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,543 helpful votes
“Average - and not more”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

We visited GORCHITSA CAFE this evening because we were curious of the high TA ranking.

When we arrived the restaurant was very empty, just another table occupied by 3 persons. The atmosphere is "ok", a bit European.

The menu is quite small which normally is a sign for freshly prepared food.

The snails were good but the Mushroom Creme Soup was a bit slimy. Then we has the Medallion of Beef which was of good quality and cooked to the degree we ordered, as was the Duck breast. But the garnish was far below par. The Potato Gratin was dry and extremely tasteless, the vegetables overcooked.

But the worst was the dessert we had, a tart tatin. I have been already surprised that at the menu there was no sign that it will take 15 - 20 minutes. But the real surprise was that after 2 minutes the hot tart tatin (microwave?) was already standing in front of me. And it wasn't the real tart tat in, it was just a piece of apple pie! I told them that this is not what people would expect. She took it way but didn't remove it from the bill.

I've to say that Kiev offers much better restaurants that this one, such as BIGOLI, VELOUR, IKRA - just to name a few.

Be aware that this restaurant already closes 22-00, which is totally unusual for Kiev.

I will definitely NOT return.

  • Visited December 2012
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3 Thank HONkiev
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“Consistently good food at reasonable prices; great location, tourist friendly.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012 via mobile

I have visited this restaurant often and have always enjoyed it. A simple menu but yet a wide selection. Wine at reasonable prices. Pleasant and friendly staff.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great french cusine in hart of Kiev !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

Amazing location and atmosphere!
My advise is to go at the breakfest time and for sure dinner is very good,
try to book table in advance.
Wine and plate of main cusine for two not more than 30-50 usd.
Try that you like becouse all is very tasty!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Ievgensun
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paris
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“Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

I was so happy to get french food as good as back home in kiev. I am not fond of the atmosphere, which is good but not excellent. But I will sure go back there for I want to eat everything on the menu!

Visited November 2012
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Thank colin h
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