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“Oh..... the disappointment of the chicken kiev.....”
Review of Korifey - CLOSED

Korifey
Cuisines: Ukrainian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
San Francisco, California
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1,635 reviews
818 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,227 helpful votes
“Oh..... the disappointment of the chicken kiev.....”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

After lots of research into the best chicken kiev in Kiev, we decided to give this place a go. It's a small local restaurant near Independence square. Service was very friendly and after sitting down and ordering, I had high hopes for my meal.
We share a starter of dumplings, which to be fair were very tasty. We ordered the meat option and they came served in a little pot with a side of sour cream. I think there were 8-10 in total, which was a great size.
Then it came to the much anticipated chicken kiev, which I was so looking forward to, especially after reading good reviews about this restaurant. Oh the disappointment.....it was unbearable. The chicken looked perfectly shaped with a crisp coating. However upon cutting it, the chicken was not a proper chicken breast but some chopped and shaped chicken pieces mushed together. There wasn't an ounce of garlic butter inside, it was bone dry. It was quite unpleasant.
After that we just paid and left, the meal was a complete disappointment. The only saving grace were the dumplings.

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
  • Russian first
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kiev
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good traditional old Kiev cuisine”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

This restaurant is the best alternative to the traditional Ukrainian cuisine restaurants which are widely recommended to all foreigners visiting Kiev. It's situated in the very heart of Kiev centre, has well-schooled staff (which btw have been working in this venue more than half a year - unlike the most restaurants in Ukraine), with English knowledge, balanced and healthy menu and reasonable prices (in most fast food restaurants and cafés the prices are the same level but for "junk" food).
Among other advantages - it's quite, has cosy rooms for business meetings and small celebrations as well as for romantic rendez-vous.
Open hours are from 11 to midnight. There's modest but decent wine selection.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank young_ukraine
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Auckland
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67 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good food and good service”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

Three of us ate at this restaurant on Friday evening 15 September. Service was very good, waitress tried out her English on us and one of us spoke a little Russian so we got by without any problems. Dishes sampled were borscht, dumplings (these were excellent), rabbit, duck liver pate (also reportedly excellent) and stroganoff. Absolutely no complaints. A couple of families with younger children, otherwise diners appeared to be locals. Easy to find (we asked a taxi driver on Independence Square and he just pointed to it "on that corner.")

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank zambrosia
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