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“Excelent choice to have delicious dinner in the very center of the city” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Stare Zaporizhzhia Restaurant

Stare Zaporizhzhia Restaurant
Ranked #302 of 1,797 Restaurants in Kiev
Cuisines: European, Central European, Ukrainian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
1 review
“Excelent choice to have delicious dinner in the very center of the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012 via mobile

Excelent choice to have delicious dinner in the very center of the city

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Olga F
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Kyiv
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322 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,005 helpful votes
“Loveliest night on Podil…”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2012

I was in this restaurant on Podil many years ago, when it was, indeed, called Zaporizhzhya. It had been renamed and rebranded few years ago, and is now called Stare Zaporizhzhya and targets an upper segment.

An open air terrace is attached to the restaurant’s right. It faces noisy and busy Petra Sahaidachnogo Street, but is covered with curtains and stretches off the street. The indoor restaurant has few halls of various design located on several floors. We were accommodated in the non-smoking hall by the fireplace, and even offered a folding screen to ensure more privacy; just lovely!

The menus are bilingual, but the waiter didn’t make much attempt to speak English with my guest once I was translating. The menu is divided into Ukrainian and European pages, the latter seemingly more diversified.

Note that most of the main courses’ (fish/meat) prices are indicated per 100g in the menu, of which the waiter did remind. The grilled tuna with grilled vegetables was so sizeable that I must have taken away one third of it, even though it was very good. The dessert is by no means worth a special mention. Chocolate pudding filled with hot chocolate and served with ice cream and fresh mint was absolutely mouthwatering! The wine and bar lists are not too extensive, say, no local brandy in it.

Service was exceptionally good all evening. The waiter was very attentive, but non-intrusive, and provided appropriate recommendations. To be really picky I’d only mention some bread crumbs on the tablecloth when we arrived and the absence of fish cutlery (the regular one was given).

Since this is not a fast food eatery, it takes time for every next dish to arrive, so get ready for a long relaxed evening. The atmosphere is truly inviting for it, anyway! Stare Zaporizhzhya is equally good for a business meeting, a special occasion or a romantic evening. Also, they have large TV screens on the terrace and in the hall, so it should be fine to watch “big” sports events here, too.

The bill will rather be at the upper end compared to other restaurants on Podil, but I still believe it to be a very good value for the nicest evening with great food and attentive service. If I happen to be in Podil area again, I'm gladly coming back.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Kiev, Ukraine
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice and cozy place for business dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2012

Service was great. Order was excepted and served fast. Waiter was pleasant and attentive. Food was tasty. Perfect place for business lunch or dinner.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Lana S
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