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“The best place in Kiev.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Opera

Opera
Ranked #495 of 1,829 Restaurants in Kiev
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: European, Eastern European, Central European, Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Englewood, New Jersey
1 review
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“The best place in Kiev.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

When we were going to Ukraine for vacation we wanted to try all the traditional food Ukraine has to offer. We went to several places and I think Opera was the best one. The food is great, nice personnel, warm atmosphere. If you want to enjoy Ukrainian food in the nice place I think you should go to Opera. We loved it!

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Jane D
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Евгений М, Управляющий at Opera, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Dear Jane!)
We, the friendly crew of «Opera» restaurant, are happy to recieve such a beautyfull review from you!) We are always glad to see you again!)
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English first
Denver, Colorado
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96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Ambience, View and Wonderful Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

Directly across from the stunning National Theater and Opera, this restaurant is a wonderful spot to enjoy a long summer evening. The view is breath-taking and the sidewalk seating is perfect. As with nearly all such restaurants in Kiev, there will be smoking and hookahs, but other than that, it is really a great experience. The menu offers everything from sushi to classical European and Russian fare. Our roast beef salad was unusually good. The wine list is quite good, offering whites ranging from pinot grigios, chardonnays and a sauvignon blanc from New Zealand at reasonable prices. We sat for more than three hours enjoying the scene and the food. At the end we enjoyed a cheese plate that was of an unusually high quality. We plan to return to sample more of the menu. Our server was incredibly attentive and helpful.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Jamie M
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Евгений М, Управляющий at Opera, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Dear guest!)
The team of “Opera” is very thankfull for your review! We are happy you appreciate the time, you spent here, at “Opera”!
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Moscow, Russia
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“Delicious cuisine and great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

We stopped here by chance for a light lunch and we charmed.
I will definitely look in again in my next visit to Kiev.

Cuisine: delicious - European and Japanese - meals are not big but made and served very carefully. Service: very attentive and polite.
Big advantage: great summer terrace with the view at Ukraine Opera House.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank blackcurrant_ekb
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Евгений М, Управляющий at Opera, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Dear guest!)
It was a great pleasure for us to know, that you really enjoy the time you spent in “Opera”!) Your high score is our biggest reward!) Thank you so much for the review!)
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“Authentic Entertainment: Try Opera and then Jazz”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013

We saw a sold-out ballet performance of two dances - - Quatro and Radiohead (utilizing the group's music) - - at the Opera House, a relic of a building, albeit not as ornate as other European venues. Nonetheless the building radiates history and the patrons reflect the trans-generational interest held amongst locals. There are few bad seats, with no need to spend the hefty-price for the orchestra-section, yet still the evening could run $75-$100/person. It's impossible to figure-out the website which is not user-friendly for purchasing tickets from abroad: best to go through your Concierge at your hotel and pay the extra fee for them to buy and pick-up the tickets. All in all, if you want a multi-cultural evening, do the Opera House and then walk 1 1/2 blocks downhill across the road, and catch a jazz set at Kiev's "The Cotton Club", which I have also reviewed.

Visited April 2013
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Thank cliff B
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Евгений М, Управляющий at Opera, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Dear guest!)

We are very glad you enjoyed the performance at our National opera theatre!) And also we are glad to invite you to visit our friendly restaurant just nearby the theatre!
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New York City, New York
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“summer memories”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

I went to this restaurant this summer while I was in Ukraine...and I love love love it!!! They have a great selection of teas and they have amazing pike caviar with cream. We had a great time. And I would totally recommend this place to my friends.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Tally P
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Евгений М, Управляющий at Opera, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Dear guest!)
Allow us to express our sincere thanks for your review! We are happy you loved our restaurant!)
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